Everett man dies in Chelsea hit and run

December 16, 2010
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Julio Vaquerano, 36, of Everett was apparently struck and killed by a vehicle near to the intersection of Blossom and Maple Streets shortly after 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night, Chelsea Police reported. The car involved in the collision allegedly fled the scene, witnesses claimed. Police said they responded to a 911 call of a person...

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The heating oil scam

December 16, 2010
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A gallon of heating oil in today’s marketplace is $3.00 or more for consumers who heat their homes and properties with oil. Despite a near state of oversupply and little new demand beyond that which comes with exceedingly cold weather, oil should cost far less than it does today. It costs so much more...

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The recycling failure

December 16, 2010
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It makes sense that a city afflicted with a chronic and undifferentiated trash issue cannot come to terms with recycling. Chelsea is that place, big time. The city’s recycling rate is 5%,  an astounding 75% below the state average. In fact, if Chelsea’s recycling rate goes just a bit lower, it will entirely disappear....

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Chelsea Pride Spartans win Super Bowl 27-7

December 16, 2010
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Chelsea Pride Spartans win Super Bowl 27-7

On November 14 the Chelsea Pride Spartans (9-1) beat the Beverly Panthers (8-2) in a blowout 27-7. Chelsea out-played its opponent right from kick-off and ended up playing its finest game all season. For a team known for its offensive talent it was its fearsome defense that worried its opponents most. On this day,...

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Police Blotter 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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December 5 Michelle Guerrero, 37, 230 Central Ave., Apt. #5, Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering in the nighttime, evading taxi fare & malicious destruction of property of $250 or more. Lorraine Matos, 36, 32 Chestnut St., Lynn, was arrested for breaking and entering in the nighttime, evading taxi fare & malicious destruction...

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Obituaries 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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Leonora ‘Lennie’ Indrisano Winthrop resident Leonora A. “Lennie” (Repucci) Indrisano of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere on Friday, December 10 after a long illness. She was 87 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Adeline (Susa) and George Repucci, she lived in Winthrop for most of her...

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FBI coming to Chelsea

December 9, 2010
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FBI coming to Chelsea

Chelsea chosen as New England headquarters The FBI has chosen Chelsea to be the site of its New England headquarters, winning out over Boston for the agency’s plans to expand its operations. The announcement was made last week by City Manager Jay Ash and Congressman Mike Capuano. Neither the FBI nor the General Services Administration...

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City manager’s contract to be extended

December 9, 2010
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City manager’s contract to be extended

The city council voted earlier this week to offer a contract extension to City Manager Jay Ash. The council voted 10-1 to allow Ash another term. Only Councillor Kathleen Bishop voted against the measure offering Ash the extension. To that end, Ash and Council President Leo Robinson have begun a contract extension process. Under...

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Dockside Restaurant to open in Market Basket Mall

December 9, 2010
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Dockside Restaurant to open in Market Basket Mall

Dockside Restaurants is taking a stand in Chelsea. The well known, well run, well-attired sports restaurant chain with locations in Malden and Wakefield, is coming to Chelsea to the Market Basket Mall to the building now housing the AJ Wright outlet. The concept will be the same as its flagship location in Malden. It will offer...

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Hotel developer upping ante following FBI announcement

December 9, 2010
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Following the announcement of the FBI coming to Chelsea last week, developers negotiating with the city for a project adjacent to the FBI site contacted City Manager Jay Ash. “We are thinking about going larger than 100 rooms we have been estimating,” said officials for DMG, the group planning to build a Cambria Suites...

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ACS Development

December 9, 2010
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In a way, the FBI coming to Chelsea will be ACS Development’s mother of all developments. It isn’t every year or even every decade that Chelsea’s largest and most successful real estate developer gets the go ahead for a 250,000 square foot FBI headquarters to be located on about 50,000 square feet of land...

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The FBI comes to Chelsea

December 9, 2010
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In the old days right before receivership, it was always very bad news to a great number of people in this city, including elected public officials, city hall types and local bookmakers that the FBI is coming. That was then. This is now. The FBI is coming to a renewed Chelsea, to a gold...

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Police Blotter 12-09-2010

December 9, 2010
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November 29 Rigoberto Ramirez, 32, 23 Eleanor St., Chelsea, was arrested for witness intimidation, assault and battery (2 counts). Esther Muniz, 23, 106 Walnut St., Revere, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. Carlos Castro, 26, 3 Clinton St., Chelsea, was arrested for rape. Sergio Lopez,...

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Obituaries 12-09-2010

December 9, 2010
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Nicoletta Grace ‘LaLa’ LeClair Former Chelsea resident Nicoletta Grace “LaLa” (Caldarola) LeClair of East Kingston, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 5. She was 81 years old. A graduate of Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Dorcester, Class of 1946, she was a NE Telephone operator on Franklin Street in Boston and an AT&T...

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All-Chelsea Awards – A packed house celebrates some of Chelsea’s most valued and popular residents

December 2, 2010
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All-Chelsea Awards – A packed house celebrates some of Chelsea’s most valued and popular residents

The Ninth Annual All-Chelsea Awards Night has matured over the years. It has morphed from a legends/all-star type event into Tuesday’s extravaganza which featured lots of real emotion, some political edge, and a great deal of genuine good feeling among the honorees, and the large crowd that congratulated them with their applause and cheers....

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Deadly weekend – Authorities and residents are reeling after a pair of homicides over Thanksgiving holiday

December 2, 2010
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Deadly weekend – Authorities and residents are reeling after a pair of homicides over Thanksgiving holiday

Random violence resulted in two homicides over the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend causing local officials and residents great consternation. The first to die was Frederick Allen, 56, who lived at 170 Bellingham Street. He was found dead in his apartment with a belt tied around his neck and was apparently strangled, according to police...

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Is nothing sacred? Violence extends to courthouse

December 2, 2010
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The brother of a Chelsea man who was stabbed to death over the Thanksgiving weekend beat two men inside the rest room at the Chelsea District Court during the arraignment of his brother’s murderer. Rigoberto Ramirez was arrested November 29 for following two men into the restroom during a break in the arraignment. According...

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Helping residents prepare for winter

December 2, 2010
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Winter is bearing down on the northeast and that means that fuel bills for oil, gas and electricity will be greatly increasing for many residents. And what makes these bills even higher is that many homes and apartments are energy inefficient due to drafty windows and doors. However, the Chelsea Collaborative is partnering with...

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Roca benefit concert Friday night

December 2, 2010
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On December 3, 2010 Roca will host its  Third Annual Benefit Concert at the Club headquarters, 101 Park Street, Chelsea.. This year, Roca honors the musical talents of Roca participants and raises the awareness of youth violence.  Local and well known artists such as Jerry Rivera, a Latin Grammy Award winner; will perform to...

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Police Logs 12-02-2010

December 2, 2010
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Monday, November 22 Jonathan Moreno, 18, 3 Mill Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (3 counts), threat to commit a crime, witness intimidation. Adlai Torres, 21, 45 Spruce St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault and resisting arrest. Brian DeCourcey, 34, 20 Parkman St.,...

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Obituaries 12-02-2010

December 2, 2010
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Carol May Nurse’s aide Carol A. (Strong) May of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea and Malden, died on November 28. She was 71 years old. She was a retired nurse’s aide having worked at the Annemark Nursing Home in Revere for 20 years and was a former member of the Tontoquan Chapter 100 Order of...

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Navigating Rivers – Chelsea’s Sandiford quarterbacks prep school to title game at Gillette

November 24, 2010
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Navigating Rivers – Chelsea’s Sandiford quarterbacks prep school to title game at Gillette

Shaquor Sandiford displayed his enormous athletic potential at a young age, excelling in Chelsea Pop Warner, Chelsea Little League, and the Chelsea Youth Basketball League. But off the field, he looked for direction and guidance and a place where he could develop into a standout person to match the standout athlete he was becoming....

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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

November 24, 2010
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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

I first met Walter Cronkite in the early afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was 13 years old. We met briefly on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was a newly minted freshman at Ocean City High School, built high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic in 1912...

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Reducing runaway cost for city paid for health insurance

November 24, 2010
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Health insurance costs for cities and towns is rising so high so fast that there is the general understanding among those in leadership positions that maintaining this into the future is unsustainable. Employee unions have fought the cities and towns to maintain the health insurance situation as it is, which many leaders believe is...

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