Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tobin Bridge Acting as a Grand Backdrop

April 26, 2012
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Tobin Bridge Acting as a Grand Backdrop

With the Tobin Bridge acting as a grand backdrop, Chelsea residents Margoth and Edwin Martinez share a conversation and then Margoth makes a wish as they tried to beat the heat on April 16 at Mary O’Malley Park. The two Chelsea residents were just two out of hundreds of people that took to the...

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Key Evidence in Major Turkish Trial Blown to Pieces by Chelsea Company

April 26, 2012
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Key Evidence in Major Turkish Trial Blown to Pieces by Chelsea Company

When Mark Spencer agreed to get involved in a new case earlier this year which involved a criminal trial in Turkey, he didn’t know what he was getting into. He was given just three CDs and later a computer hard drive; pretty small potatoes for a computer forensics company located on Commandant’s Way that...

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The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908

April 26, 2012
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The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908

Last week marked the 104th anniversary of the Great Chelsea Fire. It was a conflagration that changed forever the history of this city. In fact, the fire erased more history than it created. In doing so on a windy Palm Sunday at the beginning of the 20th Century, Chelsea became a new and modern...

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Georgia’s Not on Their Mind: Local Districts Defend Themselves in Light of Report in Atlanta Newspaper Suggesting Test Cheating

April 26, 2012
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Not too many people around Revere and Chelsea get down to Atlanta very often, but certainly news travelled fast this month from The Big Peach when it’s major daily newspaper alleged that both Revere and Chelsea Schools might be cheating on the MCAS standardized tests. It’s complete poppycock, though, say local and state school...

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The New Marriott

April 26, 2012
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Construction of the new Marriott Hotel is moving along swiftly and the structure itself has taken on a presence that will likely be here for the next 75 years or more. The hotel will be a giant generator of tax dollars for the city as the city charges a room tax, and the hotel...

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The Chelsea Housing Authority, Again

April 26, 2012
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One of the advantages of the recently ended receivership at the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) is that whatever favoritism existed in the system before has been expunged. The salary of the executive director is fair. The new CHA board is smart and aggressive, assertive, even and this will bode well compared to the old...

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Reyes’s Hit Gives Red Devils Walk off Victory

April 26, 2012
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The Chelsea High baseball team pulled out a dramatic victory in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday when Jason Reyes delivered a two-out, two-run single to give the Red Devils an exciting 4-3 triumph over Pope John. “It truly was a clutch win for us,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil. “We were...

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Police Briefs 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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4/16 Ramon Valdez, 27, 142 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating  motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license (criminal), reckless operation of motor vehicle (2 counts). Angelis Melendez, 29, 76 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for violation of abuse prevention order. Maria Roldan, 30, 24 Highland St., Revere, was arrested for assault and battery with...

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Obituaries 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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John Viarella East Boston Resident John F. Viarella of East Boston died on April 23. He was the husband of Ann (Tecci) Viarella; loving father of John Viarella and his wife, Kimberly of Virginia, Christine (Viarella) Gomes and her husband, Marcus of Revere, and Lisa Ferrara and her husband, Luigi of Saugus; dear brother...

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Smooth as Glass

April 20, 2012
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Smooth as Glass

A speedboat cuts through the glittering water of the Mystic River on Monday afternoon just off of Mary O’Malley Park in Chelsea, with its occupants presumably trying to get some respite from the hot temperatures. In the background is seen the Prudential Tower in Boston and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.

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