Obituaries 02-03-2010

February 3, 2010
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Victor Falta Quality Control Inspector Victor L. Falta of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 83 years old. He was born in Chelsea, the son of the late Vincent and Eva (Pajak) Falta and lived in Chelsea until moving to Peabody seven years...

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Dan Cortell elected District 8 councillor

January 28, 2010
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Dan Cortell elected District 8 councillor

An Admiral’s Hill lawyer and member of the Licensing Board was elected District 8 councillor following a four-ballot contest at city hall Monday night. Dan Cortell was sworn in immediately following the winning vote announced by city clerk Debbie Clayman. Moments later, he took his seat and joined the council for the scheduled meeting....

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A bit of Casablanca opens in Chelsea Square

January 28, 2010
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A bit of Casablanca opens in Chelsea Square

There is now a bit of North Africa in Chelsea Square with the opening last Friday of Casablanca – part bakery, part café, part grocery store and restaurant all wrapped into one. Located on the street level in one of Chelsea Square’s oldest buildings at 222 Broadway, Casablanca is definitely unique and tends to...

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Michael Albano enters senate race

January 28, 2010
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Michael Albano enters senate race

Progressive Democrat Michael Albano, a small business owner from Chelsea, announced today that he is officially a candidate for State Senate in the special election to fill the open seat vacated by Anthony Galluccio. Albano, 48, says that people in Massachusetts are looking for new leadership to help restore confidence in local government. "People...

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Red Devils win three of four, improve to 14-2

January 28, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team enjoyed a busy, but productive week, winning three of the four games that the Red Devils played in a seven day period. The stretch included two non league games which for CHS head coach Jay Seigal represented a bit of a trip to yesteryear for the former Red...

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A win for the city council

January 28, 2010
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The election process surrounding the city council’s selection of Attorney Dan Cortell as the District 8 councillor was a great success. The city council, led by its able president Leo Robinson, made the process pristine and absent of the kind of regressive quid pro quo politics that used to dominate this city in the...

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Dan Cortell

January 28, 2010
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Attorney Dan Cortell is now Councillor Attorney Dan Cortell. Councillor Ron Morgese’s replacement for the empty District 8 seat is a quiet, smart, humble, strong Chelsea guy who came here about ten years ago and wanted to get involved. During this decade of his life, he’s become a well-known and well-liked figure on Admiral’s...

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Michael Albano

January 28, 2010
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We wish to call your attention to Michael Albano, the Chelsea resident tossing his hat into the ring in the political battle to fill the senate seat left vacant by the resignation of former Senator Anthony Galluccio. By officially announcing his intent to run for the senate seat, he has become an important voice...

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Arrest Report 01-27-2010

January 28, 2010
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Monday, January 18 Zamora Osmin Herrera, 34, 20 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Tuesday, January 19 David Murphy, 40, 60 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Mario Rosa, 23, 32 Arlington St., Everett, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle unlicensed/revoked, use of motor vehicle without authority....

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Obituaries 01-27-2010

January 28, 2010
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Marion Walczak Chelsea resident Marion E. (Deschuytner) Walczak of Chelsea died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on January 25. She was 77 years old. A graduate of St. Rose High School, she continued her education at the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston. In the mid 1960’s and early 1970’s, she was a day...

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A grand young man – Hoop star Cesar Castro scores his 1,000th point

January 22, 2010
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A grand young man – Hoop star Cesar Castro scores his 1,000th point

Chelsea High basketball star Cesar Castro continued his superlative senior season by reaching one of the most coveted individual milestones in high school basketball. Castro, a captain of the Chelsea High boys basketball team, scored the 1,000th point of his career in a 62-28 win over Shawsheen Tech Friday night before an appreciative home...

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Red Devils top Tech, in driver’s seat for title

January 22, 2010
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Red Devils top Tech, in driver’s seat for title

The Chelsea High basketball team defeated Commonwealth League arch rival Lynn Tech, 70-66, last Thursday to move into the driver’s seat for the 2010 league title. The Red Devils now stand at 8-0 in the conference and are two games ahead of Tech,. their nearest competition in the standings. The contest was a hot...

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Working the crowd

January 22, 2010
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Working the crowd

This year’s Chelsea tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Chelsea Senior Center on Riley Way had a political twist. Everett Councilor Sal DiDomenico and former Middlesex Assistant District Attorney Tim Flaherty added some luster to the event as they made their way around the crowd of dignitaries, officials and...

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District 8 candidates interviewed by city council and residents

January 22, 2010
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Five candidates are vying with one another to be Ron Morgese’s replacement for the District 8 seat that he vacated last month. Wednesday evening at city hall in the council chamber, all five candidates made presentations to the council. John O’Brien, Joe Roman, David Rudolph, Dan Cortell and Mike Nappo, all residents of District...

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Coakley carries Chelsea, Suffolk County but Brown wins U.S. Senate election

January 22, 2010
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Attorney General Martha Coakley showed great strength in Chelsea on Tuesday’s United State Senatorial election. Coakley carried the city with a 2562 vote versus that of Scott Brown, who scored 1501 votes. Although Brown lost Chelsea, he won the battle statewide, clobbering Coakley with an impressive victory of more than 100,000 votes out of...

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Haiti and Chelsea

January 22, 2010
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There is a close connection between the earthquake, humanitarian catastrophe in Haiti and the life that most Chelsea residents lead. The connection is that we are simple people when you boil it all down. We have homes or apartments, running water, heat and electricity and health care venues. We have roads and businesses, food...

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The people have spoken

January 22, 2010
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The political pundits, prognosticators, bloggers, Tweeters, et als will be having a field day for a long time to come as they try to discern some meaning from the election of Republican Scott Brown as our next United States Senator. We will hear all of the obvious reasons for the defeat of Democrat Martha...

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Arrest Log 01-22-2010

January 22, 2010
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Monday, January 11 Gesner Pierre, 29, 214 Middlesex Ave., Medford, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery. Tuesday, January 12 Samuel Segura, 18, 50 Parker St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Ronny Lee Morales, 20, 80 Garfield Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Eder Valencia, 23,...

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Obituaries 01-22-2010

January 22, 2010
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Helen Benevento Of Marshfield, formerly of Chelsea Helen A. (Daloia) Benevento of Marshfield, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston, died on January 16. She was in her 90th year. Wife of the late Nunzio J. Sr., she was the devoted mother of Nunzio J. Benevento Jr. and his wife, Marguerite (Webber), of Marshfield and...

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Heading to Hollywood – Rodriguez earns spot on American Idol

January 14, 2010
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Heading to Hollywood – Rodriguez earns spot on American Idol

Ashley Rodriguez is heading to Hollywood. Rodriguez, a Chelsea High School graduate and senior at the famed Berklee School of Music, earned a highly coveted spot on Season Nine of Fox Television’s “American Idol” after excelling at an audition held in Boston. Rodriguez wowed the four Idol judges – Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson, Victoria...

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Career criminals, troublemakers arrested in citywide sweep

January 14, 2010
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Career criminals, troublemakers arrested in citywide sweep

A series of raids conducted throughout the city last Friday by state, local and federal law enforcement officers, has led to the arrest of 16 career criminals. All the arrests were made without incident although an FBI Swat Team was used for the arrest of Rigoberto Ramirez on Federal drug charges. He was taken...

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Candidates lining up for likely special election

January 14, 2010
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One week has passed since former Senator Anthony Galluccio was sent to prison and resigned his senate seat after failing to comply with the stipulations of his probation. With State Senate President Therese Murray apparently on the verge of announcing a special election to fill Galluccio’s empty senate seat, a number of candidates have...

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Nowicki endorses Flaherty for Senate

January 14, 2010
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The Committee to Elect Tim Flaherty today announced that former Chelsea City Council President Paul Nowicki, who ran against Flaherty in the 2007 special election for the Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex state senate seat, has endorsed Flaherty’s candidacy. “It’s not often that running a political campaign against someone enhances your respect for them, but...

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Get out and vote

January 14, 2010
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The special election to fill the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s seat will be held Tuesday. We urge everyone to get out and to vote. Attorney General Martha Coakley and Senator Scott Brown are locked in a very tight race. Every vote will count. You vote especially counts. Get out and vote.

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