Arrest Report 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
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Monday, December 28 Wilfredo Burgos, 29, 160 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested for violating abuse prevention order. Juan Galeas, 25, 41 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct and carrying dangerous weapon or knife over 4×1 inches. Orlando Anaya, 42, 18 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Marlon Barralaga, 27,...

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Chelsea Rotarian Realizes a Dream

December 30, 2009
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Chelsea Rotarian Realizes a Dream

Chelsea Rotarian, Juan Gallego, had a dream, and three years later, after months of talking, planning and fundraising, the dream has come true. In spring of 2006, Juan volunteered for a medical mission in Perreira, Colombia to provide surgery to children with cleft lips and cleft palates. The mission was organized by Rotary International....

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Out with the Old, in with the new

December 30, 2009
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It isn’t just the Year 2009 coming to an end. The decade is finished – a new decade is nearly upon us. The first decade of the New Millennium in political terms was the Jay Ash decade. As one decade ends and another comes to life, it is remains the Jay Ash decade. Ash’s...

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Red Devil hoopmen defeat Salem, 68-65

December 30, 2009
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The Chelsea High basketball team defeated Salem in the opening round of the Wakefield Christmas Tournament Sunday evening at Wakefield High. The Red Devils advanced to the championship round against the host team Wakefield Tuesday night as the Record was going to press. "It was not one of our better games this season," said...

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Happy New Year

December 30, 2009
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There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Janet Montminy, 68 Retired Homemaker for Intercity Corp. Janet F. (Norton) Montminy, former Revere resident, died in Dracut on December 21 following a long battle with lung cancer. She was 68 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1962 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Revere until moving to...

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Motivated – The Chelsea Boys and Girls Club background for Gerald Auguste’s first music video

December 17, 2009
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Motivated – The Chelsea Boys and Girls Club background for Gerald Auguste’s first music video

At the age of 17 a young Gerald Auguste realized that writing, creating a real sound, and making music people can relate to on a big stage was his passion. Five years later, and countless hours of hard work, Auguste is on the brink of his dream becoming a reality. This past Saturday Auguste,...

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Morgese resigns from council

December 17, 2009
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Morgese resigns from council

The economy has claimed another casualty at City Hall as District 8 City Councillor Ron Morgese, citing the travel demands of his full-time job, surprised many by announcing his resignation from the City Council.  Councillor Morgese, a three-term veteran of the Council who was unopposed for re-election this past November, will serve out the...

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Socket to ya – Why our electric rates are so high

December 17, 2009
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Socket to ya – Why our electric rates are so high

Leaving the porch light on, running an air conditioner at night or using a longer cycle on the clothes dryer are all decisions that, in Massachusetts, will cost users more than just about anywhere else in the country. As the cost of everything has risen in the last few years, electricity rates in Massachusetts...

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City retirees, current employees angry about cost for health insurance

December 17, 2009
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The Council Chamber was packed with retired Chelsea municipal employees and their counterparts still working for the city who descended upon City Hall Monday night to protest the raising their cost for their city paid health insurance. The city is short of money and is looking at almost doubling the rate that these present...

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Something has to give with city paid health insurance

December 17, 2009
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Municipal employees here and everywhere spend lifetimes building up pensions. Part of the promise of working for the city besides one’s pension has been cheap health insurance largely paid for by the city. However, the days of cheap health insurance are gone. Cities and towns stretched financially by the economic downturn are struggling to...

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Obituaries 12-17-2009

December 17, 2009
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Peter Bass Sr. Polaroid retiree, Active member of Masons Peter R. Bass Sr. of Lexington died on December 9. A Camera Technician Large Format Photography at Polaroid for 35 years, traveling worldwide, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Aleppo Temple Shriners, Royal Order of Jesters Boston Court...

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Chelsea votes with Capuano, but Coakley wins senate primary

December 11, 2009
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Chelsea votes with Capuano, but Coakley wins senate primary

By Joshua Resnek editor@chelsearecord.com Congressman Mike Capuano won Chelsea but lost the state to Attorney General Martha Coakley, who won the Democratic side of the special election senate primary by a wide margin and now faces Republican opponent Senator Scott Brown in the election final. A total of 1,979 Chelsea voters turned out Tuesday...

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NOAH 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting set for December 17

December 11, 2009
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), which has a significant presence in Chelsea, is getting set for its 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting and Holiday Party just as Governor Deval Patrick signs a new law to secure long-term affordable housing preservation efforts. NOAH’s party will take place on Thursday, December 17, at Spinelli’s Function...

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Robert Hightower – A tireless advocate for youth

December 11, 2009
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By Joshua Resnek editor@chelsearecord.com It wasn’t always easy being Robert Hightower. He was a complex Chelsea man who understood the trials and tribulations of life, and of his own life, which made it easier for him years later to serve as a mentor to younger people who benefited from his wisdom. Bobby Hightower, as...

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Arrest Report 12-11-2009

December 11, 2009
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Monday, November 30 James Tracy, 20, 160 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Christopher Rivera, 17, 58 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Luis Acevedo, 32, 15 Carroll St., Chelsea, was arrested on a default warrant. Tuesday, December 1 Samuel Ortiz, 22, 108 Newpark St., Lynn, was arrested for operating motor...

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Fighting for the People

December 11, 2009
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When an attempt was made recently by the city council to change the Minimum Residential Tax Factor in order to favor commercial property interests over residential properties, Councilors Stan Troisi, Mike MeKonnen, Roseanne Bongiovanni, Deborah Washington, Brian Hatleberg and Ron Morgese joined together to defeat the measure, which was spearheaded by Councilors Roy Avellaneda,...

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Chelsea for Capuano

December 11, 2009
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Chelsea voters can be proud of the vote they gave to our Congressman Mike Capuano. He won here, but lost nearly everywhere else. During concession remarks made at the Fairmont-Copley Plaza Tuesday night, Capuano said he was humbled by the support he received from his friends. His friends in Chelsea and throughout Suffolk County...

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Congratulations to AG Coakley

December 11, 2009
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Martha Coakley is one small step away from becoming Senator Edward Kennedy’s successor in the United States Senate. The Republicans don’t have the numbers to defeat her in the final election. So the primary was actually the real deal for her. This we know – Martha Coakley was a good prosecutor and a better...

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Obituaries 12-11-2009

December 11, 2009
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William Sullivan Educator William R. Sullivan died peacefully at home on December 2 surrounded by his family and closest friend, Ron Stiriti, after losing his courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 53 years old. A graduate of Worcester State College, he received his post graduate degree at The University of Massachusetts, Boston. He...

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Sheriff’s Department expands public affairs cable program to Chelsea

November 25, 2009
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Sheriff’s Department expands public affairs cable program to Chelsea

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently expanded the broadcast area of its public affairs television show, Common Ground to include Chelsea. Produced by the External Affairs Division of the Sheriff’s Department, Common Ground was created as a means to promote public awareness of the programming within and operations of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department...

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Fighting the good fight

November 25, 2009
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Fighting the good fight

From the start, Congressman Mike Capuano has insisted that the race to fill Senator Edward Kennedy’s seat would be a battle to identify one’s vote, to go after it and to bring it out on primary day. Capuano put his head down and with the energy and abandon of a football half-back, is plowing...

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Chelsea plays Charlestown on Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009
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Depending on what happens the night before, the Chelsea High football team may or may not be playing for a share of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference title on Thanksgiving morning. If North Shore Tech can beat the heavily favored Northeast Metro RVT on Wednesday, then Chelsea can put itself in a tie with Northeast...

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Layoffs hit City as deficit looms

November 25, 2009
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Like a forecasted Nor’easter that eventually dumps a foot of snow, the world-wide recession has finally taken its toll on the City’s municipal budget. This past week, 19.5 positions were eliminated, and City officials are scrambling for ways of plugging budget gaps created by historically low levels of local aid and development projects stalled...

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