Monthly Archives: July 2011

Senseless Shooting in Chelsea

July 21, 2011
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Senseless Shooting in Chelsea

It was 2 a.m. Sunday night on Central Avenue in Chelsea. Braulio Gomez, 38, a Chelsea man known as Easy-B was seated on his porch at 104 Central Avenue minding his own business, socializing on a hot summer night, when another Chelsea man approached. Santos Portillo, 21, came out of nowhere. He confronted Gomez....

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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate Will Begin in September

July 21, 2011
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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate Will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Courtroom Has New Appeal: Mass. School of Law is the Home of Historic Chelsea District Courtroom

July 21, 2011
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Courtroom Has New Appeal: Mass. School of Law is the Home of Historic Chelsea District Courtroom

The Massachusetts School of Law has a significant piece of Chelsea history situated right inside its institution on the law school’s campus in Andover. The now 115-year-old courtroom from the old Chelsea District Court, formerly located inside the Chelsea Police station building on Park Street, has been at the law school for the past...

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Central Ave, Shooting Leaves Local Man Dead

July 21, 2011
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Central Ave, Shooting Leaves Local Man Dead

State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and Chelsea Police are investigating an early morning shooting Tuesday that left a 38-year- old Chelsea man dead. Tuesday Chelsea Police got a call for a gunshot victim in front of 104 Central Ave. Officers arrived with emergency medical personnel and administered first...

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The Heatwave

July 21, 2011
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It used to be in the old days that neither heat nor snow and ice had much effect on us as a people. Whatever happened happened and how we dealt with it, inevitably, was a matter of how serious the weather conditions got. Sometimes there was sufficient warning about what was heading our way...

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Myra Kraft

July 21, 2011
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When the Chelsea Boys and Girls Club needed assistance in order to complete their fundraising for the new clubhouse, Myra Kraft and her husband Robert, owners of the New England Patriots, came up to bat in a big, big way and the project that serves so many Chelsea youths came to be. Mrs. Kraft...

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Police Briefs 07-21-2011

July 21, 2011
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Monday, July 11 Jeff Bosquet, 28, 223 Forest St., Medford, was arrested for possession of a Class E suspense and receiving stolen property under $250. Joseph Millette, 38, 280 Main St., Stoneham, was arrested for shoplifting. Justin Rich, 33, 1126 Saratoga St., Apt. 1, East Boston, was placed into protective custody for drunkenness. Bienvenido...

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Obituaries 07-21-2011

July 21, 2011
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Carmella ‘Ellie’ Gagliardi Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere Carmella E. “Ellie” (DeLuca) Gagliardi of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on July 11 at the Spaulding Therapy & Nursing Center of Boston’s North End following a valiant battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was 84 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she lived in Revere...

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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

July 14, 2011
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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

There may not be a better way to usher in the dreamy, fantasy world of sandcastles than by staging a parade on the Boulevard with eight-foot-tall puppets. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen this week. The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is ready for its official kickoff tomorrow, Thursday, though many sculptors...

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Governor Visits City; Brings $1 Million

July 14, 2011
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Governor Visits City; Brings $1 Million

Governor Deval Patrick came to town last Thursday with much more than his friendship for the city and the winning way that is so much a part of his persona. He brought $1 million in Federal Block Grant money for the city to be used in the Box District, near to the end of...

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