Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dream Come True

May 23, 2013
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Dream Come True

Nine-year-old Izabella (Izzy) Barr, of Chelsea, celebrated the cul­mination of her wish to learn to play the guitar by performing in her very own live concert at Berklee College of Music on May 9th. Izzy, who has Pulmonary Hypertension, a progressive heart and lung condition, had her wish granted by Make-A-Wish Massachu­setts and Rhode...

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Memorial Day:A Time for Soldiers to Cry

May 23, 2013
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Memorial Day:A Time for Soldiers to Cry

There are no tears on the warpath. In fact, soldiers aren’t allowed to cry or mourn in the slightest for their fallen fellow warriors for fear that it may compromise their mission or disturb their mental focus. That’s a pretty solid rule in the military, save for one exception. That exception is Memorial Day....

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Shootout on Shurtleff Miraculously Misses Everyone

May 23, 2013
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Shootout on Shurtleff Miraculously Misses Everyone

As police tell it, it’s a miracle that no one died last Thursday on Shurtleff Street as two men stopped in the middle of the street and broke up the sunny afternoon by spraying more than a dozen, large .25 calibre bullets throughout the crowded neighborhood. “We were very, very, very fortunate that no...

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School Committee, Council Take Pay Increase After Debate

May 23, 2013
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The City Council and School Committee – after long debate and measured opposition within their own ranks – have decided to grant themselves notable pay increases for the coming year. Recently, the City Council voted 9-2 to increase councillor pay from $8,000 per year to $14,000 per year – an increase of $6,000 a...

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Murray’s Resignation Mentioned in Same Breath as Mclaughlin

May 23, 2013
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The surprise announcement Wednesday of Lt. Gov. Tim Murray’s intended resignation next month from his post has frequently been mentioned in the same sentence as the upcoming sentencing of former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin. Murray has been tied frequently to the McLaughlin investigation, even once testifying before a Grand Jury in the...

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Honored:Teacher, Alumnae Mean Business at Chelsea High

May 23, 2013
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The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has honored Chelsea High School (CHS) teacher Catherine Doherty and former CHS student Jennifer LaSala as the student and teacher of the year for New England. A few years ago, Doherty began teaching an entrepreneurship class at CHS, and it was met with wild enthusiasm from the kids...

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Memorial Day

May 23, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2013

May 23, 2013
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May 13 Edward Lockett, 41, of 216 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. Asia Galvin, 27, homeless, was arrested for misdemeanor warrant default. Erin L. Sherwood, 37, of 128 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, was arrested for misdemeanor...

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Boys Track Team Takes Fourth in CAC Meet

May 23, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys outdoor track team finished in fourth place last Saturday at the Commonwealth Athletic Conference’s All-League Meet out of the nine teams at the meet. Ricky Maldonado earned the title of CAC champion in the javelin with a throw of 136′-7″. Ricky enjoyed an outstanding meet for the Red Devils, as...

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Obituaries 05-23-2013

May 23, 2013
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Kevin Piotrowski Car Salesman Kevin M. Piotrowski of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Lynnfield, passed away at the North Shore Medical Center at Salem Hospital on May 17 after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness. He was 61 years old. Born in Boston on May 12, 1952, Kevin grew up in Chelsea, attended St....

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