Monthly Archives: February 2011

Obituaries 02-24-2011

February 24, 2011
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Margaret Costantini Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Margaret (Moscatelli) Costantini of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on February 22 at the Radius Healthcare Facility in Danvers. She was 76 years old. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Felicia Moscatelli. She grew up in East Boston and...

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Wind driven Fire Leaves 50 Homeless

February 17, 2011
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Wind driven Fire Leaves 50 Homeless

A fire in a home on Marlboro Street spread to a six-family building on Library Street around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Two hours later, both buildings were wrecks, with smoke pouring from them and thousands of gallons of water being poured on them. In all, 50 men, women and children were displaced by the rapidly...

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New Hotel gets Go ahead from City

February 17, 2011
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New Hotel gets Go ahead from City

The city’s Planning Board has approved initial plans submitted by officials of the Marriott Corporation for the construction of a Residence Inn to be located near to the Wyndham Hotel. Plans call for a full -fledged Residence Inn, exactly the type of structure and business housed inside as depicted in the photograph accompanying this...

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City looking into 9-1-1 changes

February 17, 2011
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Soon Chelsea residents might be dialing up Revere when they make an emergency 9-1-1 call. City Manager Jay Ash said the City is weighing a plan to regionalize the 9-1-1 dispatch center, combining efforts with Winthrop and Revere. Already, Revere has gone forward with the purchase of more than $1 million in updated dispatching...

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Police Briefs 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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Monday, February 7 Michael Cataldo, 45, 222 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person. Daniel Powers, 23, Homeless, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, improper turn. Marype Dessources, 31, 18 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Ramon Pagan, 49, 55 Pine St., Boston, was arrested for trespassing. Tuesday, February...

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Senator Brown Comes to Town

February 17, 2011
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Senator Scott Brown’s appearance at the Boys and Girls Club breakfast earlier this week was a big hit. Senator Brown’s comments were carefully listened to by the varied audience of community and business leaders which included City Manager Jay Ash. This was the second visit to Chelsea by the inheritor of the late Senator...

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The Fires on Library and Marlboro Streets

February 17, 2011
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The 3-alarm fire on Library and Marlboro Streets Tuesday morning might have ended up much worse than it did. Had it not been for the fast response and the professionalism of the Chelsea Fire Department, many more buildings might have been destroyed on a freezing cold windy day. Also, the response from our neighboring...

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The City’s Credit Rating

February 17, 2011
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Chelsea’s credit rating remains at a very high level – and considering the state of the local economy as a result of the recession – that is saying something mighty about the level of leadership this city enjoys and which it must do everything in its power to maintain. An A+ rating for the...

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Lady Red Devils Capture CAC Title

February 17, 2011
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It had been 12 long years in the making, but the Chelsea High girls basketball team finally can hoist a championship banner in the CHS gym. Coach Matt LaBranche’s Lady Red Devils clinched an outright Commonwealth Athletic Conference Small Division title with a 63-36 triumph over Essex Agricultural School last Thursday. “We knew coming...

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Obituaries 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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LeighAnn Zarrella Sony Corp. Executive and animal lover LeighAnn (Thomas) Zarrella in Revere, formerly of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, died on February 4 after a seven year long and valiant battle with breast cancer with dignity, strength, perseverance and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was 44 years old. She was a graduate...

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