Obituaries 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Edward Doherty Co-Owner of Eastern Express Car Wash of Chelsea Edward H. Doherty of Chelsea, a former 44 year resident of Newton, died on March 13. He was 82 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a life long member of the American Legion, George D. Carson Post 141,...

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Ash Signs New Contract; Council set to Accept it

March 10, 2011
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Ash Signs New Contract; Council set to Accept it

City Manager Jay Ash has made his decision. He will be remaining as the city manager for the next four years, assuming the city council Monday night agrees to accept the contract negotiated by Councillor Leo Robinson on behalf of the council. That vote is expected to be a near unanimous one among the...

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Marriott gets Go-ahead for Major Hotel

March 10, 2011
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Marriott gets Go-ahead for Major Hotel

The Marriott Corporation received permitting approval from the Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals this week, removing the last barrier to entry for the worldwide company to build a major hotel at the corner of Maple and Beech Streets.. Groundbreaking is expected sometime in June, according to City Manager Jay Ash. “We have spent almost...

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Windstill – The Windmill that doesn’t seem to Churn

March 10, 2011
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Windstill – The Windmill that doesn’t seem to Churn

In Mill Hill where the United States Government used to print its money, and visible in many parts of lower Revere, the blades of the gigantic Forbes Park windmill sit idle. The electricity-generating machine doesn’t appear to be working, and from what we gather, it never really had many days of operation. It’s been...

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Child Busing Owner Accused of Rape

March 10, 2011
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You have seen the vans outside some of Chelsea’s schools and day care centers picking up young children and transporting them home or to afterschool programs across the neighborhood. Now the owner of Maya Transportation is accused of raping one of those students. Sergio Lara, 54, of Quincy, who runs the local school transportation...

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CHS Girls Lose in Tourney, But Look Ahead

March 10, 2011
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Although the Chelsea High girls basketball team saw their season come to an abrupt end with a 62-31 loss to Arlington in the opening round of the MIAA Division 2 North sectional state tournament last Wednesday at the local gym, CHS head coach Matt LaBranche said that the outcome did not diminish his team’s...

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Ash Set to Stay; Council in Sync

March 10, 2011
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Council President Marilyn Vega-Torres and Councillor Leo Robinson have accomplished an important piece of work – getting City Manager Jay Ash to sign a contract that has him remaining here for the next four years at a higher salary. The higher salary is nowhere near the $200,000 figure that seemed almost inevitable last week...

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Mark Moschella

March 10, 2011
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The death of Mark Moschella at 48 is a terrible loss for all of us who knew him, who respected him, who played ice hockey with him and his brothers, and who knew his late father. Mark was a very nice man, a very likeable, upbeat, friendly guy always wearing a smile. He was...

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Obituaries 03-10-2011

March 10, 2011
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Mark Moschella Chief Investigator Mass. Dept. of Industrial Accidents, Chelsea activist and hockey official Mark E. Moschella of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 7. He was 48 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1980, he was born in Everett and was a resident of Saugus for less...

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Progress in Chelsea

March 3, 2011
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Progress in Chelsea

Congressman Michael Capuano poses for the photographer at the official opening last week of  Spencer Row which was developed by Chelsea Neighborhood Developers and financed by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership. The market rate apartment housing is expected to rent quickly. Shown in the background is the second part of the development now going up.

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Ash Considering State Development Position

March 3, 2011
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Ash Considering State Development Position

City Manager Jay Ash has applied to become the executive director of Mass Development, a state agency that  offers low cost loan and bond programs and a full range of real estate services that aids communities to redevelop commercial, waterfront, industrial or former real estate sites.   Ash made the revelation Friday with an...

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City Rejects 9-1-1- Merger with Revere

March 3, 2011
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It looks like 9-1-1 will still be a local call in Chelsea.   City Manager Jay Ash indicated this week that Chelsea has rejected a plan to merge 9-1-1 dispatch services with Revere and Winthrop – a three-city collaborative funded in part by state grants that would have been located in the Revere Police...

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Metro Credit Union Gaining Foothold in Boston Banking

March 3, 2011
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Citing the new federal financial services regulations, one of Boston’s biggest credit unions has announced that it will merge into Chelsea’s growing Metro Credit Union – giving Metro an immediate growth in assets and a significant foothold in the Boston banking market.   University Credit Union (UCU), based on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back...

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New Brewery on Its Way to Chelsea

March 3, 2011
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Mystic Brewery, LLC has signed a lease and begun preparations to bring a Belgian-style brewery to Chelsea. Mystic Brewery will focus on making pre-industrial style beers, like those from Belgium, but with a distinct New England agricultural influence.   The brewery will located at 174 Williams St. in the New England Produce Market area....

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Jay Ash Cannot Be Allowed to Leave

March 3, 2011
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The city council faces its most decisive moment in years when it meets to decide whether or not City Manager Jay Ash stays or goes.   Ash is being sought by the Deval Patrick Administration to head the state’s most important development agency, MassDevelopment.   The administration wants Ash because of his success in...

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Police Briefs 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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Sunday, February 20   Karla Carcamo, 17, 540 Beach St., Revere, was arrested for possessing firearm without FID card, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.   Alberto Cardoza, 30, 55 Pennsylvania Ave., Somerville, was arrested for possessing firearm without FID card, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.   Juan Vasquez-Umana, 25, 186...

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CHS Boys Fall to Classical in Tourney

March 3, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team took on Lynn Classical Tuesday night in an opening round contest of the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional state tournament Tuesday evening before a big crowd at the Chelsea High gym. The Red Devils were the number seven seed in the bracket with a 14-6 record and were...

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CHS Girls Play in Tourney

March 3, 2011
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team embarked on its Journey to the Tourney with a contest last night (Wednesday) against Arlington at the CHS gym as the Record was going to press.   The Lady Red Devils, who compiled a sterling 13-4 record this season under head coach Matt LaBranche and captured the championship...

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Obituaries 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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Francis Vasile US Postal Service Retiree   Francis Vasile of Chelsea died on March 1. He was 83 years old. A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea, he was employed as a Processor by the US Postal Service for 31 yrs. He was the dear brother of Mary DeSantis of Revere,...

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Fire on Library Street

February 24, 2011
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Fire on Library Street

Another fire on Library Street, the second in two weeks, was beaten down by Chelsea firefighters earlier this week. No one was injured in the fire which gutted a three story building.

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Capital Improvement Plan Filed by City Manager – $6 Million Available for Projects

February 24, 2011
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Chelsea Record Staff Twenty-two projects totaling nearly six million dollars  in expenditures have been approved for completion as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, City Manager Jay Ash announced Wednesday. The investment plan Ash has filed for FY’12 directs $5,971,000 to 22 various projects, and reduces borrowing impacting the City’s annual budget by...

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Excel given the Go-ahead to Open Two more Charter Schools

February 24, 2011
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The Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education has endorsed East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School’s application for two new charter schools in Chelsea and Boston. Commissioner Mitchell Chester endorsed Excel’s plan late last week and it will need final approval from the Massachusetts Department of Education on February 28. “Along with the expansion...

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Relay for Life Organizers Hold a Planning Session

February 24, 2011
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In the ballroom of the Orient Heights Yacht Club a group of residents from Chelsea, East Boston and surrounding communities came together last week to begin planning for the neighborhood’s third annual Relay for Life–one of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) signature fundraising events. Some in the room last Thursday night were cancer survivors,...

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Oil Prices Going Up as Fuel Subsidies get Cut

February 24, 2011
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The Republicans want to cut government spending. Translated simply – this means they want to stop giving poor people a break when they need it in order to get by among other initiatives they want to take to save money. Fuel assistance is one example of what the Republican House wants to cut away...

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