Healthcare Change Could Save Taxpayers $1m

January 27, 2011
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A proposed municipal healthcare change unveiled last Friday by  Gov. Deval Patrick is getting good initial reviews locally – with most indicating that they like the plan, but hope that it moves quickly through the Legislature. Speaking to the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), Gov. Patrick – as promised – unveiled legislation that he plans...

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Another Snowstorm

January 27, 2011
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Just what we needed. Another snowstorm bearing down on us. Another likely snow emergency and parking ban. More and more snow. Higher and higher piles of snow. Greater inconvenience getting around our hilly, winding skinny, crowded streets. And continued cold that has strained our heating systems and our badly hammered pocket books. The winter...

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Watch What is Saved

January 27, 2011
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Now that the city can bargain in good faith with its employees to maintain their city paid health insurance and to save money on premiums that are coming close to bankrupting the city, watch what City Manager Jay Ash will be able to do for the next budget period. Chelsea may be able to...

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Red Devils Race Past Peabody, Northeast

January 27, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team proved it can run with the big dogs, defeating former Greater Boston League rival Peabody, 76-69, Monday evening. The final score was not a real indication of how the Red Devils dominated the contest as they avenged a defeat to Peabody earlier in the season. Chelsea jumped out...

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Police Briefs 01-27-2011

January 27, 2011
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Sunday, January 16 Anthony Burgos, 17, 161 Summit Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, wanton destruction of property over $250. Bayron Mejia, 25, 90 Shawmut St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Herlin Romero, 17, 72 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying dangerous weapon. Oscar Rosales, 18, 74 Marlborough St.,...

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Obituaries 01-27-2011

January 27, 2011
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Audrey Garbarino Retired LPN Audrey M. (Banks) Garbarino passed away on January 24 at the Greenwood Nursing Home in Wakefield where she has been receiving supportive care for the past two years.  She was 86 years old. Born in Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia, she was the beloved daughter of the late Aubrey J. and...

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Chelsea Community Celebrates the Legacy of the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

January 20, 2011
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Chelsea Community Celebrates the Legacy of the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

By Deborah Washington, MLK Committee Member On Monday, January 17th, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m the People’s A.M.E. Church and the Chelsea Community presented the Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration Breakfast at the Chelsea High School.  Everyone gathered with great anticipation around the theme “RAISING THE STANDARD –  DARE...

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Aj Wright Mall Store Reincarnated As A Tj Maxx

January 20, 2011
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Aj Wright Mall Store Reincarnated As  A Tj Maxx

The newly opened AJ Wright store in the Marketbasket Mall will be changed to a TJ Maxx, according to TJ Maxx officials. The popular nationwide retailer believes a TJ Maxx store at the location will best suit the needs of local shoppers drawn to the store. AJ Wright recently shut about 800 of its...

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Highland Park Reconstruction and New Field Set for March

January 20, 2011
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Highland Park Reconstruction and New Field Set for March

March will be the starting point for one of the city’s most ambitious open space additions in its recent history. Highland Park, for many years a largely underutilized and ill-kept public park, will undergoacomplete remake. This will include a new artificial turf field configured for soccer and the kind of 24/7 use that will...

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Metro Credit Union Employees Participate in Holiday giving

January 20, 2011
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Metro Credit Union Employees Participate in Holiday giving

Throughout the month of December, Metro Credit Union employees celebrated the spirit of the season by volunteering for several local non-profit organizations’ holiday giving programs. Metro employees took part in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program. They served as bell-ringers at Metro’s main location in Chelsea. The donations collected were distributed to local senior...

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The Marriott is on Its Way

January 20, 2011
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The Marriott Hotel Corporation is going to locate a Residence Inn in Chelsea. They filed papers at city hall last week of their intent – which turns out to be a rather ironic moment for the worldwide firm noted for its higher end accommodations and for its professionalism in the industry. This is a...

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Helen Cesareo

January 20, 2011
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The death of Helen Cesareo last week brings to mind the old days at city hall when she was a department head in pre-receivership Chelsea. She was a competent, well mannered, thoughtful lady, the type who was known by nearly everyone in the city who had business to do with city hall. Her death...

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Police Briefs 01-20-2011

January 20, 2011
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Sunday, January 9 Julio H. Reyes, 39, of 282 Old Main Street, Tewksbury, was arrested for assault and battery. Christopher Fuller, 18, of 3 Glauster Road, Worcester, was arrested for assault and battery and destruction of property. Monday, January 10 Otis Moore, 41, of 277 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Marie...

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Obituaries 01-20-2011

January 20, 2011
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Rosemarie McNeil Former X-Ray Technician’s Assistant Rosemarie McNeil of Chelsea, a former X-Ray Technician,  passed away suddenly on January 16 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after being stricken in her home. She was 52 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Marie (O’Keefe)...

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City Paralyzed by Snow Storm

January 13, 2011
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City Paralyzed by Snow Storm

Dig out goes into high gear Chelsea was turned into a winter wonderland by the heavy snow that virtually closed down the city Wednesday. Schools were closed. Many businesses did not open and government offices were closed, including Chelsea City Hall (except for emergency personnel). The Northeast storm dumped about 18” of snow on...

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Spruce Street Fatal Fire Alleged Arsonist has her Day in Court

January 13, 2011
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Spruce Street Fatal Fire Alleged Arsonist has her Day in Court

A Chelsea woman charged with murder and arson in connection with a Christmas Eve fire which took the life of 20 year-old Crystal Lynn Blanchard was arraigned in Chelsea District Court Friday where she maintained her innocence. Melissa Pfeiffer, 27, was held without bail following the arraignment. According to District Attorney Dan Conley, Pfeiffer...

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City Leaders Hope to find Big Savings in Health Insurance

January 13, 2011
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City leaders from Chelsea, Revere and Everett are lobbying hard this week to bring some healing to the budget buster that is municipal health insurance. Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash has been in close association over the past several weeks with Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino and Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria in lobbying Gov. Deval...

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Charter Review Progressing; Some Changes Possible

January 13, 2011
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Councillor Brian Hatleberg, chair the Charter Review Sub-Committee says the review required every 10 years and now ongoing is well underway. The concept of the review is not to examine the charter in order to make drastic changes if they’re not needed, he told the Chelsea Record during an interview last week. “The review...

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The Snow Storm

January 13, 2011
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We urge everyone shoveling snow to refrain from shoveling the white stuff into the streets that have just been plowed. We must move forward not backward and shoveling snow into the street is moving in the wrong direction. In a small city like ours, we need everyone’s cooperation to make it work. Let’s not...

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Obituaries 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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George Apt Former Shipping and Receiving Clerk George M. Apt, a former shipping and receiving clerk, passed away on January 6 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers where he had been receiving supportive care for the last few days. He was 74 years old. Born in Allston, he was the son of...

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The Patriots Versus the Jets

January 13, 2011
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It is coming to be the bet of the year – the Pats versus the Jets. The series is even at 1-1 and as all sports fans would agree, anything can happen in a given day in the National Football League. However, we believe the Patriots are a team of destiny this year. Against...

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The Tragedy in Tucson

January 13, 2011
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Like people all over the nation, Chelsea residents have been horrified by the tragic killings and shootings in Arizona. Six dead and 13 wounded innocents is a bit hard to grasp given their lives were eneded or dramatically changed because of the actions of a cold blooded killer. Some will argue that the gunman...

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A Rising Scholar-Athlete

January 13, 2011
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A Rising Scholar-Athlete

Gould excels in middle school football Jonathan Gould has been a football player his entire life. And he has excelled at every level. Gould, a 5-foot-8-inch, 160-pound eight grader, is coming off an outstanding season as the starting middle linebacker and left guard for the Noble Middle School football team in the town of...

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Police Briefs 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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January 2, 2011 Nijaz Okic, 20, 154 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct and on a warrant. Jesus Rivera, 25, 164 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. January 3, 2011 Erika Hinton, 38, 252 Revere Beach Pkwy., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Maisoun Aldakhlallah,...

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