Monthly Archives: February 2015

Obituaries 02-19-2015

February 23, 2015
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Beatrice Esparza Gold Star wife; active member of many organizations Beatrice (DeCosta) Esparza of Chelsea passed away at home on February 15. Born in New Bedford more than 100 years ago, Beatrice was a Gold Star wife. She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family. Bea was known to be a kind...

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Poppe hopes Superintendent Plans to Bring the Soldiers Home Back to the Center of the Community

February 12, 2015
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Poppe hopes Superintendent Plans to Bring the Soldiers Home Back to the Center of the Community

When Cheryl Poppe took the top office at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on a temporary basis last April, and then permanently last September, people kept calling her ‘Commandant.’ After all, that was and had been the proper title for the leader of the long-time veterans home. However, it didn’t sit right with Poppe. It...

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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue Trapped Occupant at 160 Broadway Fire

February 12, 2015
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Chelsea Firefighters Rescue Trapped Occupant at 160 Broadway Fire

Heavy flames were engulfing the third floor at 160 Broadway, and someone was trapped. With Chelsea firefighters beating back the flames, Firefighter Miguel Acosta began feeling around on the floor and found what turned out to be a soot-covered arm. He grabbed it, and pulled the trapped woman to safety. “I felt what I...

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Council Will Clear Backlog Tuesday…Hopefully

February 12, 2015
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The City Council has continued to deal with snowstorms and cancellations this week as yet another Council meeting on Monday went down to the snow, and now the Council hopes to tackle everything on Tuesday, Feb. 17. With several key votes within the City Manager search yet to be taken, the backlog would seriously...

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A Tribute to their Mother: Reggie and Trina Wilkerson to Host Benefit Fundraiser

February 12, 2015
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A Tribute to their Mother: Reggie and Trina Wilkerson to Host Benefit Fundraiser

When All-Scholastic quarterback Reggie Wilkerson was having one of the greatest seasons in Chelsea High School history in 1989, his mother was always in the stands cheering, “Get ‘em, Get ‘em. That’s my son.” When Trina Wilkerson was cheerleading, performing in a dance recital, or receiving her diploma at the CHS Class of 1991...

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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

February 12, 2015
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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is taking on MassDOT after receiving numerous complaints from East Boston residents on the time it takes for the Chelsea Street Bridge to be lowered. In a letter to Mass DOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola LaMattina expressed his concerns about significant traffic delays that the residents and business owners of...

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Police Briefs 02-12-2015

February 12, 2015
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2/4 Christina O’Connor, 38, 7 Lewis Mall, East Boston, was arrested on warrants. Janna Casali, 35, 18 Tucker St., Medford, was arrested for sexual conduct for fee.   2/5 Derrol Bond, 22, 27 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Regina Salguero, 44, 680 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Kelvin Vasquez, 34, 641...

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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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Sports 02-12-2015

February 12, 2015
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Bruins Beat Bruins and negativity When the Bruins began their recent three-game homestand last Saturday, the feeling was that with a solid home record of 16-6-4, the taste of home cooking would be a plus. They knew they needed to pick up some points and improve their hold on the eighth and final spot...

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Obituaries 02-12-2015

February 12, 2015
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Michelle Pizzano Persevered with lifelong challenges and needs and the love and devotion of a caring family Michelle B. Pizzano passed away on February 6 at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a very brief illness. She was 46 years old. Born in Everett, she was the beloved daughter of Olivette M....

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