Monthly Archives: February 2013

City Digs out from Historic Storm: A Big One for Sure, but No Blizzard of `78

February 17, 2013
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This past weekend’s blizzard dumped 24.9 inches on Logan Airport, making it the 5th worst storm on record there. Meanwhile, an official National Weather Service (NWS) storm spotter targeted Chelsea with 23 inches of snow, showing the historic severity of the storm likely applied to Chelsea as well as Logan. “Historic, for certain, but...

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E. Coli Outbreak Was Worst on the East Coast

February 17, 2013
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The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens and was traced back to a produce supplier in Chelsea was one of the worst outbreaks on the East Coast in 2012 according to the CDC. The outbreak was linked to pre-packaged leafy greens produced by Chelsea based  State Garden. A total of 33 people were infected...

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More Questions Than Answers on Ethanol Trainsge

February 17, 2013
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Last Wednesday night’s MassDOT meeting at East Boston High School left residents from Chelsea with more questions than answers. First, at 6 p.m. a coalition of activists from Chelsea, East Boston, Revere and Everett briefed residents on Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week into their...

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Large Amount of Crystal Meth Seized in Valentine Package

February 17, 2013
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A Chelsea man was arraigned last week on drug trafficking charges after local, state, and federal investigators recovered about $10,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine from a Valentine’s-themed package sent to his home. Lawrence Ligocki, 62, was arraigned Thursday in Chelsea District Court on charges of trafficking in a Class B substance and possession of...

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Thank You Jordan Boys and Girls Club

February 17, 2013
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On the occasion of the 100th  meeting of the Jordan Boys and Girls Club Breakfast Series, we want to thank the club for providing so many wonderful programs and activities for our youth. Since its founding by Josh Kraft, the Jordan Boys and Girls Club has been an outstanding, vibrant organization that has grown...

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Remembering Robert Breau Sr. and Stanley Janiluinas

February 17, 2013
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We join the Chelsea community in remembering two men, Robert Breau Sr. and Stanley “Moose” Janiluinas. What these two men had in common was the support and guidance they gave to their children as they participated and excelled in sports. We remember Mr. Breau and how he would always attend Chelsea High School basketball...

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Red Devils Reach Tourney with Double OT Victory

February 17, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team turned in what will rate as one of the greatest victories in CHS hoop annals with a gritty, gutty, and exhilarating 60-54 win in double overtime at Shawsheen Tech Tuesday night. “What a game! What a game!” said an emotionally-drained CHS head coach Jay Seigal of his team’s...

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Obituaries 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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John Barooshian Of Chelsea John V. Barooshian of Chelsea died on February 11. He was the devoted father of Jon Barooshian and his wife, Lisa of Northborough; loving grandfather of John, Daniel and Nicholas Barooshian; dear brother of Prof. Vahan Barooshian of New York, Armen Barooshian of Newton, James G. and Berg V. Barooshian, ...

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Youth Basketball League Rolls Along: Michelle Lopez Leads Program for 270 Participants

February 7, 2013
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Youth Basketball League Rolls Along: Michelle Lopez Leads Program for 270 Participants

The Chelsea Youth Basketball League has a proud history in this city. Before Nestor Lopez, Richie Harris, Joe Smith, Chris Jones, Tommy Mims, Teddy Lim, Leo Chafin, and three-point king John Saunders led Chelsea High School to its last Greater Boston League championship in 1987, they all performed in the CYBL. Before Roy Valentin...

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Latino Business Owners Attend Casino Forum

February 7, 2013
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Latino Business Owners Attend Casino Forum

Saritin Rizzuto, chairwoman of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Division, said the group was pleased with the presentation delivered by Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Enrique Zuniga at a meeting Monday at the Wyndham Chelsea Hotel. Close to 70 people attended the forum that was organized by the planning committee of the Latino Business...

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