Police Briefs 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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Monday, April 4 Jose Reyes-Prudencio, 58, 56 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, indecent assault and battery on retarded person. Laise Prado, 22, 1214 Salem St., Malden, was arrested for disorderly conduct. John Morales, 25, 155 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested on a default warrant....

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Obituaries 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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Anne Mazer Chelsea resident Anne (Shapiro) Mazer of Chelsea, born August 17, 1919, died April 4, 2011 surrounded by those who loved her dearly.  She was 91 years young. A vital, active young mind trapped in a frail, failing body, she was the daughter of Minnie and Joseph Shapiro, whom she never stopped missing; the...

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Tobin Bridge Repairs to Begin this Summer

April 7, 2011
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Tobin Bridge Repairs to Begin this Summer

The $40 million project to de-lead and repaint the Mystic portion of the Tobin Bridge and make structural repairs is set to begin this summer. The final design and scope of the project was approved in March and Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials will begin meeting with the affected communities of Chelsea and Charlestown...

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Weatherization Project Brings Jobs, Savings, and Better Air to Chelsea

April 7, 2011
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Weatherization Project Brings Jobs, Savings, and Better Air to Chelsea

Special to the Record Dozens of Chelsea residents, construction union members, utility representatives and civic and community leaders gathered at the Carmel Street home of Alejandrina Rodriguez to kick off Chelsea’s weatherization pilot project. The program will weatherize up to 130 units of housing, cut residents’ energy bills, improve air quality, and create six...

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Phunk Phenomenon Set for National Television Appearance

April 7, 2011
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Phunk Phenomenon Set for National Television Appearance

Tonight the Phunk Phenomenon dance team based out of the Everett studio led by Chelsea native Reia Briggs-Connor and her husband, Rick, will get some national exposure. The seven-member Phunk Phenomenon adult dance group will be appearing on the Music Television (MTV) show, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” that airs at 10...

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Chelsea Police going High Tech

April 7, 2011
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Smart phones and laptops will soon be required equipment at roll calls in the Chelsea Police Department as the force is about to begin fighting crime in a much more technical way. Chief Brian Kyes announced last week that he has shuffled his department around in a way that allows him to have a...

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Chelsea Architects Design New Social Center

April 7, 2011
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The award-winning Chelsea architecture and master planning firm the Architectural Team has announced the ribbon-cutting of New England’s largest new social services center, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. The 90,000-square-foot, $35 million brick-and-masonry building is another example of the Chelsea based firm’s long standing commitment...

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Jelena Ivanis

April 7, 2011
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The American Dream is alive and well in Chelsea with news that Chelsea High School senior Jelena Ivanis has been accepted to Harvard. Ivanis, a student supreme who has attended Chelsea Schools K-12, received the news last week. Her family came to Chelsea from Croatia in the 1990’s. According to Chelsea High School Principal...

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The Red Sox

April 7, 2011
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It is still a bit early and a bit cold, too, to be playing baseball. Perhaps it is the cold that is keeping the Red Sox from acting like the champions the sports writers predicted they were going to be. Before the season began last week, without so much as playing one game, some...

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Police Briefs 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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Monday, March 28 Jesus Zavala, 26, 116 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, leaving scene of property damage, lights violation, stop sign violation, reckless operation of motor vehicle. Leonel Castro, 25, 9 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Juan Ortiz, 20, 5 Jackson Sq., Boston, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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Louis Colombo Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Louis Colombo of Naples, FL, formerly of Chelsea, died on March 27. He was 59 years old. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal....

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What a View

March 31, 2011
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What a View

on a clear, bright sunny day before the warmth has come to spring, the view from Chelsea’s Aadmiral’s Hhill is gorgeous.

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Frank Kowalski Sr. Receives the 2011 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

March 31, 2011
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Frank Kowalski Sr. Receives the 2011 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award

Frank Kowalski Sr. received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award at the 2011 Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Installation and Officers’ Reception Friday night at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. Master of Ceremonies Allan I. Alpert paid tribute to Kowalski, owner of Val’s Flowers, in the award presentation ceremony. “Frank has not only served the...

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Office Building may Start to Hold Church Services

March 31, 2011
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Office Building may Start to Hold Church Services

Broadway has traditionally been a business district, but a new proposal to locate a church in the middle of that busy business district has some in the City wondering if such changes in use are a positive step forward for the downtown. Alex and Sandra Umana of 965 Broadway, Chelsea, have proposed locating the...

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Police Chief Kyes Leads Expanded Policing Effort

March 31, 2011
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Special to the Record A group of local police chiefs and city and town leaders led by Chelsea Chief Bryan Kyes have banded together to increase the value of their law enforcement efforts. In a scenario that seeks to give police more tools to attack crime in their various communities – which are contiguous...

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City Fears Loss of Funds from Census Numbers

March 31, 2011
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Census figures say one thing on paper, but the reality on the streets in Chelsea is a completely different thing altogether. In the wake of last week’s Census 2010 population release, City Manager Jay Ash said he believes thousands of Chelsea residents went uncounted and that it will result in a great financial loss...

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Development taking off at the Mystic Mall

March 31, 2011
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The Mystic Mall is an example of the way things are going in Chelsea. The supermarket itself is the leading example of a successful, capital-intensive development that has gone to plan. Also going according to plan is the old Demoulas store that is undergoing a reincarnation. Two weeks ago Home Goods opened its doors....

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Police Briefs 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Monday, March 21 Darwin Calderon, 24, 146 Union St., #1, Everett, was arrested for pick pocketing. Maura Sullivan, 25, 64 Francis St., Basement Apt., Revere, was arrest on a warrant. Rigoberto Gonzalez, 53, 57 Hawthorne St., was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Jose S. Castillo, 34, 48 Essex St., Apt. 1, was arrested...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Sybil Swartz Of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop Sybil Swartz of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 22 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 83 years old. Born in Boston and raised in Roxbury, shortly after graduating from high school, she moved to Winthrop where she raised her family. She was a...

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The Flagship

March 24, 2011
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The Flagship

There she is, the giant retail success story of all retail success stories, the Demoulas flagship, the Marketbasket, the great engine powering the development of the mall and causing so many from this city and outside of this city to talk about what’s going on in Chelsea. Since its opening almost 2 years ago,...

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Homegoods Opens with Large Crowd

March 24, 2011
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Homegoods Opens with Large Crowd

Chelsea’s HomeGoods store opened Sunday at the Demoulas’s Mall. A large crowd of shoppers attended the event, which featured good old fashioned shopping for much of the day. “This is one more sure sign that we are moving ahead with development plans that will change this mall in the years to come,” said City...

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T.j. Maxx Opening Sunday at Mall

March 24, 2011
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T.j. Maxx Opening Sunday at Mall

The grand opening for Chelsea’s T.J. Maxx store is Sunday, March 27 at 8 a.m. The doors will open to the brand new store in the Demoulas’s Mall. The retailing giant is offering stunning savings to shoppers on Oepning Day. Young men’s graphic t-shirt are $9.99 compared with $20 elsewhere. Girls’s top and bottom...

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Chelsea Police Cracking Down on Graffiti with Arrests

March 24, 2011
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The Chelsea Police Department in their continued aggressive crackdown on graffiti in the city has charged a 15 year old Chelsea juvenile with multiple counts of defacement of property. These charges included several counts of malicious destruction against residential properties. The investigation which is still on-going has resulted in damaged property throughout the city...

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The City Council at Its Best

March 24, 2011
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The Chelsea City Council’s recent vote to keep City Manager Jay Ash in Chelsea was a profile in courage for that board. It showed, above all else, that this city council is responsible, clear thinking, business minded and concerned about the residents and well being of this city. The unanimous vote the council gave...

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