DiDomenico bests Flaherty in close race

April 15, 2010
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DiDomenico bests Flaherty in close race

Everett City Councilor Sal DiDomenico won a razor sharp victory in the special senate election Tuesday to fill the unexpired term left by former Senator Anthony Galluccio who resigned earlier in the year. DiDomenico beat Flaherty by 120 votes in an unofficial tally. Less than 10,000 voters came out in the sprawling district, which...

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James Hansbury, founder of Chelsea Youth Baseball League, dies

April 15, 2010
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James Hansbury, founder of Chelsea Youth Baseball League, dies

James Hansbury Sr., who founded the Chelsea Youth Baseball League in 1963, died on April 9, 2010, at home after a lengthy illness. He was 82 years old. Mr. Hansbury recognized that there was no organized baseball league for youth who had graduated from Chelsea Little League and were now teenagers. With the assistance...

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Council considering various issues

April 15, 2010
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The Chelsea city council is looking at a charter review, a capital improvement plan (CIP), and the upcoming city budget. Recent hearing have revolved around charter review and the selection process as well as a look toward the future with a rising belief among some of the members that the city manager should live...

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Police make drug arrests after tenant landlord dispute

April 15, 2010
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Chelsea Police Officers confiscated several pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $10,000 and seized over $8,000.00 in U.S. currency after responding to a landlord/tenant dispute last week. Chelsea Officers were called to 110 Prescott Avenue at 4:50 p.m. last Tuesday by the apartment’s landlord who complained of loud music and an...

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Senator Sal DiDomenico

April 15, 2010
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We need a strong senator at this time in order to act as our voice on Beacon Hill. The down economy and the budget cutting and the diminution of state services and local services, too, demand a strong voice in order for this city to keep its head above the water during these difficult...

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Anthony Pedi

April 15, 2010
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The death two weeks ago of former Chelsea Police officer Anthony Pedi was a terrible loss for his family, so many of whom we know and it was a loss for this city. Mr. Pedi spent nearly a lifetime here. His work-life as a police officer spanned almost 30 years and so this is...

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Obituaries 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Helen Smith, 87 Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Helen J. (Nicewicz) Smith of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 7. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John and Antonina (Grodzka) Nicewicz. She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School in Chelsea. She married in...

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Arrest Report 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Monday, April 5 Luis Lopez, 32, 31 Watts St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Emanuel Kouragnon, 40, 19 Parker St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and on a felony warrant. Dereck Evans, 60, 10 Forsyth St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Stephen Caprarella, 51, 220...

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Governor visits Chelsea Clock for small business roundtable

April 7, 2010
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Governor visits Chelsea Clock for small business roundtable

Governor Deval Patrick sat down with a half dozen local small business owners during a visit to the Chelsea Clock Company last week and let them know point blank – he was holding up almost 300 health insurance premium renewals and not allowing them to be approved by the state because he felt the...

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Flaherty, DiDomenico neck and neck

April 7, 2010
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Flaherty, DiDomenico neck and neck

Last minute campaigning is being conducted fast and furious in the political camps of Everett City Councilor Sal DiDomenico and Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty throughout the sprawling senatorial district reaching from Saugus to Allston-Brighton. With substantial, multiple political mailings, newspaper advertising and high profile visibilities, both DiDomenico and Flaherty are like thoroughbred horses racing...

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Expanded gambling a done deal

April 7, 2010
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Expanded gambling a done deal

House Speaker Robert DeLeo detailed last week how expanded gambling might take shape and form in the next few months. The release of a detailed bill by the House of Representatives was received warmly by those believing that casino gambling and slot machines will raise new tax dollars as well as create thousands of...

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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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