Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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For those of you struggling in your marriages, the appearance of Tiger Woods on national television apologizing for his indiscretions was a quintessential American television moment. Was he sincere? We believe so – why else make an apology to the nation with your mother sitting in front of you. Problematic with his apology, however,...

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Arrest Report 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Monday, February 15 Christian Pagan, 21, 20 Ingleside Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and threat to commit crime. Yadira Pagan, 45, 229 Maddison St., East Boston, was arrested for shoplifting. Herbert Nelson, 50, 10 Yeaman St., Revere, was arrested for abuse prevention order violation. Gia Gaeta, 24, 11 George Ave., Revere, was arrested...

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Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Charles ‘Chuck’ Wilson Lifelong Chelsea resident Charles P. “Chuck” Wilson of Chelsea passed away on Thursday February 18th at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester after a long Illness. He was 43 years of age. He grew up in Chelsea, attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. He worked as a tow truck...

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O’Flaherty saves city $600K in revenues

February 11, 2010
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O’Flaherty saves city $600K in revenues

The value of an effective legislator may not be more evident than word that Representative Eugene O’Flaherty has managed to recover $600,000 a year for City services. With the transfer of the Tobin Bridge from Massport to the newly created Department of Transportation under the State’s transportation reform initiative, the annual payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) that...

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Red Devils capture Commonwealth Conference Conchampionship – Cesar Castro is named league MVP

February 11, 2010
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Red Devils capture Commonwealth Conference Conchampionship – Cesar Castro is named league MVP

The Chelsea High basketball team clinched an outright Commonwealth Conference championship with a 77-52 victory over Whittier Tech Friday evening. The title is the Red Devils’ first CAC crown since 1999. Chelsea came into the contest with Whittier two games ahead of Lynn Tech in the standings and with just two games left on...

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City activates forces to fight effects of snow storm

February 11, 2010
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The overnight snowstorm, whatever its dimension, will be an expensive one, according to City Manager Jay Ash. The city’s snow removal budget was wiped out in the last storm about two weeks ago and stood at $95,000 spent so far this winter. Ash estimated that the cost for snow removal for the current storm...

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Chelsea at 386

February 11, 2010
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It has been 386 years since Samuel Maverick settled here on the southern side of what we now call Admiral’s Hill. It was 1624 when Maverick arrived from England during a landing made at Dorchester Bay. When he stood atop Admiral’s Hill, where the flagpole is today, where once, there was an outstanding plaque...

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Arrest Report 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Monday, February 1 Osman Castro, 33, 82 Maverick St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and noisy & disorderly house. Anthony Clark, 36, 12 Oak Hurst St., Dorchester, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Jose Figueroa, 49, 62 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested...

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Obituaries 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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George Gonsalves Chelsea resident George Gonsalves, a 10 year resident of Chelsea, died on February 7 at Eastpointe Nursing Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Born in Somerville, for more than 25 years, until his retirement, Mr. Gonsalves worked in the parts department for Knox Bros. Dodge on Broadway in Somerville. He was the...

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Governor Patrick visits city; meets hundreds during tour

February 3, 2010
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Governor Patrick visits city; meets hundreds during tour

Governor Deval Patrick came to the city Monday morning and received a warm reception from hundreds of residents who came out to greet him at various locations that included Tito’s Bakery, Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and Centro Latino. Patrick, accompanied by Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash, did a complete tour of the...

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Coast Guard OK’s Yemen deliveries; – Mayor, local residents outraged

February 3, 2010
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Coast Guard OK’s Yemen deliveries; – Mayor, local residents outraged

Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash, Charlestown residents, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have expressed extreme disappointment with the Coast Guard’s decision to allow shipments of LNG on Yemen based tankers to arrive and off-load their product in Boston Harbor. With the tankers all having to come into the harbor and to sail under the...

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Catholic Schools Week sends strong message

February 3, 2010
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Pope Benedict XVI has shown how the Catholic Church is approaching the future by maintaining the excellence of its traditions. Catholic School education is the bulwark of Catholicism in America. The education of Catholic children all over the nation is benefiting from the church looking forward instead of back and from Catholic parents everywhere,...

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The race is on

February 3, 2010
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The race to fill former Senator Anthony Galluccio’s empty seat is beginning to take shape and form. Attorney Tim Flaherty, who ran against Galluccio the last time around, showed up at Tito’s when the governor visited Chelsea on Monday morning. Candidate Michael Albano was also there. As was Everett City Councillor and candidate for...

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Red Devils hoopmen crush two more foes, stand at 16-2

February 3, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team crushed two more opponents this past week and moved into prime position to claim a Commonwealth Conference championship. The Red Devils disposed of Northeast Regional Vocational School, 84-48, last Friday, and then dispatched Shawsheen Tech, 66-28, on Tuesday. Coach Jay Seigal and crew now stand at 16-2 on...

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The governor’s visit

February 3, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick’s visit to Chelsea Monday was a tour de force. He enjoyed himself here. We enjoyed having him here. Everywhere he went, he was greeted as a friend, as he should be greeted in Chelsea. After all, he understands the struggle against poverty and the need for education and social services. He...

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The LNG danger

February 3, 2010
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There is not a hint of doubt that LNG steaming into Boston Harbor on a Yemeni tanker might very well pose a terrorist danger. Yemen is presently the terrorist capital of the world – with no real government and Al Quaeda training camps in abundance. The case has been made by City Manager Jay...

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Arrest Report 02-03-2010

February 3, 2010
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Monday, January 25 Gisele Abril, 28, 73 Division St., Chelsea, was arrested for forgery of check. Felix Reyes, 43, 132 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, destruction of property over $250. Tuesday, January 26 Joel Quinones, 33, 154 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for larceny over $250. Elizabeth Barnes,...

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Obituaries 02-03-2010

February 3, 2010
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Victor Falta Quality Control Inspector Victor L. Falta of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 83 years old. He was born in Chelsea, the son of the late Vincent and Eva (Pajak) Falta and lived in Chelsea until moving to Peabody seven years...

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Dan Cortell elected District 8 councillor

January 28, 2010
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Dan Cortell elected District 8 councillor

An Admiral’s Hill lawyer and member of the Licensing Board was elected District 8 councillor following a four-ballot contest at city hall Monday night. Dan Cortell was sworn in immediately following the winning vote announced by city clerk Debbie Clayman. Moments later, he took his seat and joined the council for the scheduled meeting....

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A bit of Casablanca opens in Chelsea Square

January 28, 2010
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A bit of Casablanca opens in Chelsea Square

There is now a bit of North Africa in Chelsea Square with the opening last Friday of Casablanca – part bakery, part café, part grocery store and restaurant all wrapped into one. Located on the street level in one of Chelsea Square’s oldest buildings at 222 Broadway, Casablanca is definitely unique and tends to...

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Michael Albano enters senate race

January 28, 2010
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Michael Albano enters senate race

Progressive Democrat Michael Albano, a small business owner from Chelsea, announced today that he is officially a candidate for State Senate in the special election to fill the open seat vacated by Anthony Galluccio. Albano, 48, says that people in Massachusetts are looking for new leadership to help restore confidence in local government. "People...

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Red Devils win three of four, improve to 14-2

January 28, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team enjoyed a busy, but productive week, winning three of the four games that the Red Devils played in a seven day period. The stretch included two non league games which for CHS head coach Jay Seigal represented a bit of a trip to yesteryear for the former Red...

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A win for the city council

January 28, 2010
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The election process surrounding the city council’s selection of Attorney Dan Cortell as the District 8 councillor was a great success. The city council, led by its able president Leo Robinson, made the process pristine and absent of the kind of regressive quid pro quo politics that used to dominate this city in the...

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Dan Cortell

January 28, 2010
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Attorney Dan Cortell is now Councillor Attorney Dan Cortell. Councillor Ron Morgese’s replacement for the empty District 8 seat is a quiet, smart, humble, strong Chelsea guy who came here about ten years ago and wanted to get involved. During this decade of his life, he’s become a well-known and well-liked figure on Admiral’s...

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