Arrest Report 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Monday, May 10 Jammar Smith, 28, of 240 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of a Class B narcotic. Luz Lopez, 26, of 151 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Adan A. Lopez, 23, of 151 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Tuesday, May 11 Sharon Chafin,...

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Obituaries 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Stephen ‘Shalom’ Karp PhD Stanford Research Institute retiree Stephen “Shalom” Karp PhD of Adventura, Florida, died on May 6 after a long illness. He was 70 years old. He grew up in Chelsea, graduated from Tufts University and was in the US Navy where he served under Admiral Rickover. He then earned his Doctorate...

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Wind is the future

May 12, 2010
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Every time I pass the sight of the big wind turbine on the Forbes property I am pleased it is there. I wish there were hundreds of giant turbines like that one everywhere, generating clean, efficient energy all the time and causing us to use less foreign oil – which is draining this nation...

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City Manager Jay Ash files $120M City budget

May 12, 2010
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The city has filed a level funded $120 million budget proposal with the city council which contains no layoffs or program eliminations. “This is not a final document. There could be layoffs or program eliminations or both. It depends on how the final budget document turns out,” said City Manager Jay Ash. Ash said...

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Chelsea men murder trial sent to Jury

May 12, 2010
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The fate of the two Chelsea men charged with stabbing to death their mother’s boy friend in a fit of jealous rage in 2008 is now in the hands of Suffolk Superior Court Jury. The Chelsea home in which 25-year-old Shadeed “Cleo” Wiggins was stabbed to death was “dysfunctional,” with his alleged killers’ mother...

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Roland Palacios

May 12, 2010
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The shooting death of Chelsea High School student Roland Palacios is a tragedy of the first order. The 17 year-old Chelsea young man was shot on Suffolk Street last week in a homicide that Chelsea police detectives and state police investigators are trying to solve. Although the Chelsea Police are declining to speak about...

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The Chelsea budget

May 12, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash’s city budget for the coming year comes in at a cool and slim $120 million. There are no surprises in the city budget, which tends to mimic what came the year before. Copying what came the year before proves that magic is still a part of creative city budgets. There...

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Kenny Botticelli was a big star

May 12, 2010
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By Coach J. Barry Dwyer It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. That was a very fitting old adage often used by coaches to inspire athletes throughout the years. It never applied more to any of the runners I mentored than...

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Arrest Report 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Monday, May 3 Oscar Rivera, 33, 182 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possession open alcoholic beverage in public. Andrew Maier, 53, 201 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested on a felony warrant. Gregory Strunk, 47, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant, open and gross lewdness. Maura Sullivan, 24, 207 Shurtleff...

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Obituaries 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Charles Umanita Talented Oil Painter Charles J. Umanita, a talented oil painter, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness on May 7. He was 84 years old. A former resident of Chelsea, Malden and Peabody, he had been residing in Potomac, Maryland for the past 16 years....

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Successful cookie selling in Bellingham Square

May 8, 2010
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Successful cookie selling in Bellingham Square

It was a usual morning in Bellingham Square and the usual crowd there was doing their usual thing. That was, until a group of Chelsea Girl Scouts showed up and began selling cookies and brightening up the Square with their laughter and smiles. The usual crowd didn’t know what to make of it. The...

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Kayem Foods Inc. recognized by Family Circle

May 8, 2010
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Kayem Foods Inc. recognized by Family Circle

The country’s number one sausage product that is produced here in Chelsea at Kayem Foods Inc. was named Family Circle’s Best Product of 2010 and is now re-launching its branding of the sausage. Last week al fresco–known for its chicken sausage manufactured by Kayem–unveiled a brand new look and feel including a new logo,...

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Two shootings in Chelsea

May 8, 2010
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Two separate shootings over a two day period in Chelsea have left one teen in critical condition, another man wounded and one man in police custody. In the first incident Chelsea Police have arrested a 26-year-old Chelsea resident and charged him with a multitude of charges. Hector Vargas-Garcia, 26, of Chelsea was charged with...

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City closes down illegal dental operation

May 8, 2010
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In what police describe as a scene out of horror movie, Fire, Inspectional Service’s and Chelsea Police uncovered an illegal dental operation in a dirty Essex Street basement last Friday. City Inspectors and Fire Investigators acting on an anonymous tip made to police responded to 97 Essex St. to investigate the complaint. Once inside...

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“Bobby and Eddie”

May 8, 2010
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Through the years, many people have asked me about some of my outstanding runners.  Each one is a story in itself.  My most famous runner was a kid named Bobby Goss.  God sent him to me when he was in the 7th grade, and I was coaching the Chelsea Central Junior High School track...

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When tragedy strikes

May 8, 2010
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The Tuesday shooting of a 17 year-old Chelsea High School student on Marginal Street has caused widespread outrage and disbelief among many Chelsea residents. The outrage is caused by the knowledge that danger lurks just around the corner in nearly every city and town in this nation for our residents of all ages –...

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City’s reaction to water crisis

May 8, 2010
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In neighboring Revere, the water crisis produced inertia and confusion. The mayor was out of town. There were no reverse 911 calls and there was very little interaction between city agencies of a meaningful kind to deal with the crisis. Here, City Manager Jay Ash revved up the city government to a full, high...

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Arrest Report 05-06-2010

May 8, 2010
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Monday, April 26 Carlos Zelaya, 31, of 7 Central Square, Lynn, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Carlos Rodriguez, 21, of 12 Fourth Street, Chelsea, was arrested for wanton destruction of property. Nelson Bonilla, 34, of 139 Marlborough Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery and threat to commit a...

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Obituaries 05-06-2010

May 8, 2010
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Sarah Yeshilian Filene’s retiree Sarah B. Yeshilian of Melrose, formerly of Chelsea and Watertown, died April 26. She was 93 years old. She was active in the St. James Armenian Apostolic Church of Watertown for many years and was also active in promoting good schools and education for children. A former bookkeeper and retired...

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Volunteers Beautify the City

April 30, 2010
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Volunteers Beautify the City

More than 100 volunteers turned out on a spectacular spring day Saturday to spruce up the city and take care of the environment. The City’s ninth annual Keep Chelsea Beautiful cleanup coincided with the nation’s fortieth observation of Earth Day, resulting in more than a dozen projects being undertaken in Chelsea, from tree plantings...

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Ruiz retires from boxing; Chelsea legend coming home

April 30, 2010
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Ruiz retires from boxing; Chelsea legend coming home

Following his graduation from Chelsea High School he took up boxing – and over the next two decades of his life, John Ruiz was able to fight and to claw his way to the top of professional boxing. He became boxing’s heavyweight champion of the world. He stepped into the ring to battle boxing...

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Demoulas ready to expand

April 30, 2010
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The Demoulas Family, owners of the Mystic Mall, are moving ahead quickly on plans to further develop the site. According to City Manager Jay Ash, the Demoulas Family is ahead of schedule on presenting ideas for the future of the mall, as was evidenced during a meeting earlier this week of the Mystic Mall...

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Jealous rage may be reason for Chelsea man’s murder

April 30, 2010
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The Chelsea man who was stabbed to death by his girlfriend’s two sons in 2008 may have been killed in a fit of jealous rage. The Chelsea home in which 25-year-old Shadeed “Cleo” Wiggins was stabbed to death was “dysfunctional,” with his alleged killers’ mother choosing him over her own sons, a Suffolk County...

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Johnny Ruiz

April 30, 2010
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Now that he is retiring from the ring, we want to congratulate Johnny Ruiz on a job well done as the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He is the one and only Chelsea man to accomplish such a distinction – and frankly – he will always be addressed and be considered the...

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