Monthly Archives: December 2014

Obituaries 12-25-2014

December 30, 2014
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Herbert King Retired meat cutter who worked hard all his life Herbert T. King died on November 26 at his home in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He was 85 years old. He was born October 18, 1929 in Chelsea to Nicholas and Marion (Peary) King. He grew up and attended schools in Chelsea and after...

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Police Briefs 12-25-2014

December 24, 2014
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12/15/14 Timothy Bennett, 47, 780 Albany St., Roxbury, was arrested for destruction of property, $250 malicious, multiple warrants. Timothy Ramos, 19, 20 Cary Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen mv, larceny of mv, operation of mv unlicensed, reckless operation of mv, speeding, stop sign violation, failing to stop for police, fail to signal,...

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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...

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Essex Street Man Fights for Life After Being Pulled from Burning Building

December 24, 2014
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There was a commotion at the back door of 77 Essex St. on Sunday night as fire crews battled a chaotic two-alarm fire on fire-prone Essex Street. Residents were yelling and trying to get in the back door to help a trapped man. Engine 2 Firefighter Angel Arrieta heard the commotion and ran quickly...

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Firefighters Pleased with Mill Hill Station Renovation

December 24, 2014
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Just a few years ago, the walls of the old Mill Hill Fire Station on Broadway seemingly made more sounds than the firefighters inside. Those noises were not just the creaking and cracking of a building built in 1887, but also the pitter-patter of mice running in the walls. That was just one of...

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Retirement Board Recovering Funds

December 24, 2014
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The Chelsea Retirement Board is looking to modify its procedures in checking deaths after a $7,000 fraud was discovered last October. A Revere woman allegedly had forged documents and checks after her grandfather had passed away so she could allegedly continue collecting retirement benefits from the Board. Board Chair Joe Siewko said the Board...

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Spence to Return for Non-Profit Forum on City Manager Process

December 24, 2014
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Another well known name from the receivership era will be coming back to Chelsea in January to participate in a panel organized by several local non-profits concerning how to give community input and stay involved in the city manager hiring process. Harry Spence, now an administrator of the Massachusetts Trial Court, was once the...

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Perlatonda Says He Will Vote for Robinson for President

December 24, 2014
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Councillor Joe Perlatonda returned from vacation this week and said he would be voting for Councillor Leo Robinson to be the next Council President on Jan. 5. “I think Matt Frank was a terrible president and I think Clifford Cunningham would be terrible as well,” he said. “I don’t think people want him as...

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Santa on Braoadway

December 23, 2014
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Santa on Braoadway

Santa Claus was shaking hands, waving to cars and generally bringing Christmas cheer to Broadway on Monday morning. Santa said he had a few hours to kill on his way up north, and decided there was no better place than the corner of Broadway and Everett Avenue.

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Chelsea Man Held Without Bail in Chester Avenue: Double Shooting, Murder

December 23, 2014
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Chelsea Man Held Without Bail in Chester Avenue: Double Shooting, Murder

A Chester Avenue home that has been a persistently problematic address for years was the setting for a double shooting last Sunday morning that took the life of one Chelsea man, Javier Ortiz, and seriously injured a second man. On Tuesday night, Chelsea Police and State Police narrowed down the search for the alleged...

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