Ruiz falls short in bid for heavyweight title

April 7, 2010
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John Ruiz lost his bid to become heavyweight champion of the world, losing his WBA championship fight to David Haye before 20,000 fans Saturday at M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. Ruiz fought gallantly for nine rounds before his trainer, Miguel Diaz, decided to stop the fight. Haye, 29, improved his record to 24-1, with...

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The harsh side of a real life loss

April 7, 2010
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It is one thing to look at Chelsea’s heavyweight fighter John Ruiz from the distance following his loss to British champion and now heavyweight champion of the world, it is another to consider John just like one of us and to appreciate the severity of what just happened to him in Manchester, England. He...

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Get out and vote

April 7, 2010
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Tuesday is the special senate election. We urge Chelsea voters to get out and to vote. All the candidates have let us know who they are and what they stand for – some more than others. It is our belief that Attorney Tim Flaherty and Everett’s Sal DiDomenico are the two major contenders for...

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Arrest Report 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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Monday, March 29 Hubert Mejia, 27, 88 Grove St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Lauren McSweeney, 23, 25 Watts St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, malicious destruction of property over $250 and resisting arrest. Nicole Wilson, 27, 28 Beacon St., Chelsea, was...

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Obituaries 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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Winifred Levko Chelsea resident Winifred E. (Bright) Levko passed away unexpectedly on April 1 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after a sudden illness. She was 83 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Crowley) Bright. She grew up on Williams Street in...

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Hundreds attend gala official opening of new real estate firm

March 31, 2010
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Hundreds attend gala official opening of new real estate firm

The FPCD Real Estate Group held their grand opening last week in their 100 Everett Avenue offices. It was quite a time, with hundreds from the real estate and business community attending a lavishly catered affair. The new group – a combination of the legendary Richard Clayman and John Dodge law firm and well-known...

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Louis Street fire deemed accidental

March 31, 2010
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Louis Street fire deemed accidental

The Chelsea Fire Department has determined as accidental a fast moving three-alarm fire that gutted a three family home on Louis Street two weeks ago. Following a full investigation by the fire department’s investigation’s unit, Chelsea Fire Captain Richard Parisie reported earlier this week careless disposal of smoking material was the cause of the...

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Senate race grows intense; less than 2 weeks remaining

March 31, 2010
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Senate race grows intense; less than 2 weeks remaining

With the Tuesday April 13 special senate election looming, Everett City Councilor Sal DiDomenico and Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty are locked in a heated race where both candidates are tending to throw all their resources into a final battle ending when the last vote has been cast on primary day. DiDomenico and Flaherty are...

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City Council looking into a residency clause for City Manager

March 31, 2010
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There is a palpable move going on at city hall among the city council to make residency a requirement for the city manager’s position. This has become obvious during the discussions – both public and private – between councilors about the efficacy of choosing names from a hat to determine who will serve on...

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Ruiz fights for the title on Saturday

March 31, 2010
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Chelsea’s favorite son, John Ruiz, will fight for the heavyweight championship of the world Saturday at MEN Arena in Manchester, England. Ruiz’s opponent will be current WBA champion David Haye. Ruiz will not only have to contend with Haye, but he’ll also have to deal with a crowd of 25,000 fans who will no...

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The Quiet Man returns

March 31, 2010
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Chelsea’s Johnny Ruiz – the first Hispanic heavyweight boxing champion of the world – is set to enter the ring in Manchester, England Saturday to fight David Haye, the British champion. The fight is for the heavyweight championship of the world. Those of us who have known Johnny and his family since he was...

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The Chelsea Fire Department

March 31, 2010
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There are fire departments and there is the Chelsea Fire Department. What do we mean? Chelsea is the only city to nearly burn to the ground twice in one century. That experience by itself helped to shape and to mold a fire department that does not simply pay lip service to the notion of...

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Anthony Columbo

March 31, 2010
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We were very sorry to learn of the death of Anthony Columbo, a well-known and well liked Chelsea businessman. Anthony was a quiet, unassuming, humble man who enjoyed his life and his children and his wife and family. He was only 60 when he died – much too young for a good guy with...

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Obituaries 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Robert DeVito Member of P.A.V. of Chelsea Robert S. DeVito passed away at the Annemark Nursing home in North Revere on Wednesday March 24 after a brief illness. Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Elvira (Puya) DeVito. He graduated from East Boston High School and...

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What a difference a week makes

March 24, 2010
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What a difference a week makes

The new Chelsea Street Bridge being constructed is going up rapidly before our eyes, taking on a new shape and form by the day. Most of the initial construction and engineering is occurring on the Chelsea side of the river, with main supports being tied together and appearing more formidable from week to week....

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Second debate pumps campaign

March 24, 2010
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Second debate pumps campaign

The second debate between candidates running to fill the empty seat left by Senator Anthony Galluccio’s resignation was held in Cambridge at the Senior Center last week. Chelsea remains a main player in this political contest. Michael Albano is the only candidate running from the city. It is believed Charlestown and Chelsea might very...

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The real Michael Albano emerges during run

March 24, 2010
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Those of us who have known Michael Albano for the past 15 years – or since he moved to Chelsea to make his life here – have come to know him in a peripheral way. We know he is smart. We know he is ambitious. We know he is an honest, good guy wanting...

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Arrest Report 03-24-2010

March 24, 2010
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Monday, March 15 Wilberto Colon, 28, 92 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with dangerous weapon, threat to commit crime, witness intimidation. Wilberto Colon, 28, 92 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for violating abuse protection order. Manuel Monterrosa, 43, 143 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for driving under the influence of...

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Health care for all; but at what cost?

March 24, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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Larry Hooker

March 24, 2010
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The recent death of Larry Hooker takes from the local scene a complex and fun loving man – a mans man so to speak – who loved his Chelsea friends, his Chelsea life and life itself with his beloved wife. His many, many friends, the great and wonderful Chelsea people and former Chelsea people...

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

March 24, 2010
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Sophie Siewko Chelsea resident Sophie B. (Budney) Siewko of Chelsea died on March 20. The beloved wife of the late Leon “Leo” J. Siewko, she was the devoted mother of Leona Haumann and her husband. William, of Peabody, Ronald Siewko and his wife, Julianne, of Foxboro, John Siewko and his wife, Dianne, Joseph Siewko...

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New bridge rising fast

March 19, 2010
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New bridge rising fast

The new bridge going up over the Chelsea River is rising fast. Twin main supports of the new all steel structure have been hoisted into place and screwed onto cement footings on the Chelsea side of the Chelsea Street Bridge. Another set of twin main supports will be hoisted into place on the East...

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Salt pile measure passes council

March 19, 2010
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Salt pile measure passes council

After separating a resolution defining the city’s memorandum of understanding with Eastern Minerals, the city council voted first to uphold the memorandum of understanding by a 6-5 vote and then voted separately on the loan order for $1 million. That measure passed 9-2 and will allow the loan order to remake Highland Park to...

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Chelsea man stopped from killing his wife

March 19, 2010
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A Good Samaritan coupled with extreme restraint from responding police officers averted a tragedy Monday night after officers responded to 391 Crescent Ave on a report of a man attempting to kill his wife at approximately 8:40 p.m. As officers arrived on scene they were met by a second floor tenant who told them...

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