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Sen. Galluccio involved in car accident on Sunday

October 7, 2009
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Sen. Galluccio involved in car accident on Sunday

Embroiled in another driving controversy, Chelsea’s State Sen. Anthony Galluccio (D-Cambridge) said on Tuesday afternoon that he panicked and fled following a car accident on Sunday in Cambridge because of his bad driving record. In a statement issued by e-mail on Tuesday, Galluccio did not indicate whether or not alcohol was involved, instead saying...

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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs residents about new bridge project

October 7, 2009
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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs residents about new bridge project

John Vitagliano, consultant for the Chelsea Street Bridge project was at last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting in East Boston to update members and residents on the progress of the bridge project. Construction is expected to begin in April 2012. Chelsea drivers will be greatly inconvenienced by this construction project. Although there...

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Pollo Campero hit by runaway auto

October 7, 2009
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Pollo Campero hit by runaway auto

Pollo Campero, the Park Square chicken king, had an unwanted visitor that roughed up the place last Sunday. At about 3:45 a.m., Marvin Villenueva, 23, a Chelsea resident, was driving into Park Square when he lost control of his automobile, sped into the Pollo Campero parking lot and smashed into the rear outside wall...

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Warm reception – Feinberg’s visits Juneau, Alaska and finds a former Chelsea resident

October 3, 2009
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Warm reception – Feinberg’s visits Juneau, Alaska and finds a former Chelsea resident

The story begins at a boxball reunion game on Revere Beach, and then takes a detour to the Chelsea Public Library, and begins anew in Alaska, the largest state in the U.S.A., by area – thousands of miles from Chelsea. Thus was the interesting and circuitous journey that Stuart Feinberg, the former Chelsea schoolteacher,...

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Talking trash

October 3, 2009
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Talking trash

Who in their right mind but City Manager Jay Ash could make a proposal to turn the city’s trash removal practices upside down and then host a talk about it with more than 100 people from throughout the city attending? Ash was at his – get everyone together – best Tuesday evening at the...

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Tobin Bridge road repairs completed ahead of schedule

October 3, 2009
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For those of us that use the Tobin Bridge on a regular basis, the 15 months of months of construction and traffic seemed like an eternity. However, the roadwork is over and the lower level of the bridge had been reopened to three lanes over the weekend and was ahead of schedule. Massport made...

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Conley’s office delivers $5K to Chelsea Youth Program

July 24, 2009
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Conley’s office delivers $5K to Chelsea Youth Program

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s Office awarded $5,000 in seized drug money to a Chelsea community group to provide support for a teen summer employment program, and a teen youth group dedicated to community and social justice projects. Members of Conley’s Community Relations unit delivered the $5,000 check, drawn from his office’s...

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Charlie Sherman hosts television show

July 24, 2009
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Charlie Sherman hosts television show

Former Chelsea resident Charlie Sherman has returned to television. Sherman, well-known sports anchorman and radio broadcaster, is the host of “Politics in Progress,” a new weekly television series that airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WzMY-TV (formerly WNDS-TV 50 in Derry, N.H.). The show can be viewed on Channel 18 on Chelsea cable television...

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Major successes at Excel Academy

July 24, 2009
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While some national statistics would suggest that minority students tend to fall behind white students when it comes to middle and high school test scores, students from East Boston’s Excel Academy charter school are bucking the trend. For the second year in a row, the students in Excel Academy’s Class of 2009 ranked first...

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Enter, stage left – Capuano positions himself as the natural successor to Kennedy

July 24, 2009
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Relying on his liberal stance on most issues and ability to maneuver the halls of Capitol Hill, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano officially announced his candidacy for Massachusetts’ open U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. In a speech that was delivered at the Omni Parker House in Boston, the same place...

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