Chelsea, Boston Harbor and LNG

January 14, 2010
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Boston Mayor Thomas Menino does not want to allow tankers from Yemen carrying enormous amounts of LNG to pass through Boston Harbor on its way to a dockage in Everett. City Manager Jay Ash has joined Mayor Menino, the belief being that Homeland Security and all relevant anti-terrorism agencies including the FBI need to...

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Ashley Rodriguez

January 14, 2010
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There are some kids growing up in this city who are winners from the time they are very young and who will always rise to the top of whatever it is they are seeking for themselves. Such a young woman is Ashley Rodriguez – a singer, a dancer and artist who grew up here...

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Police Log 01-14-2010

January 14, 2010
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Tuesday, January 5 Freddie Torres Mojica, 46, 158 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, violation to conceal license plate. Joseph Santaniello, 55, 35 Hawthorne St. Chelsea, was arrested for violating the abuse prevention order. Tanika Harris, 31, 82 Cleveland St., Arlington, was arrested on a warrant. Marvin Ruano,...

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Obituaries 01-14-2010

January 14, 2010
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Warren Manning Sr. Retired City of Chelsea employee Warren R. Manning Sr. of Chelsea died on January 6 following a long and courageous battle. He was 76 years old. A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was born in Somerville and was a lifelong Chelsea resident, although he did spend a...

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City government sworn in at city hall ceremony

January 7, 2010
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City government sworn in at city hall ceremony

The 2010 Chelsea City Government was sworn in at inaugural ceremonies held inside a packed city council chamber Monday night. City Clerk Robert Bishop did the official swearing in of the city council and the school committee. Bishop had the special pleasure of swearing in his daughter Kathleen, who won a seat on the...

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Clayman is in; Bishop is out – City Clerk position changing hands

January 7, 2010
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Clayman is in; Bishop is out – City Clerk position changing hands

Former city clerk Robert Bishop is fighting to get his job back after being bumped by Debbie Clayman, a senior member of the Steel Worker’s union they are both members of. Six members of the city council rallied to his side with the motion, which seeks to impose a residency requirement on Clayman, who...

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Senator Galluccio jailed; resigns senate seat

January 7, 2010
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Senator Galluccio jailed; resigns senate seat

State Senator Anthony Galluccio was jailed Monday afternoon for violating the stipulations of the house arrest placed upon him for his involvement in a hit and run automobile accident in Cambridge in October, has resigned his seat. In a letter to Senate President Therese Murray he apologized for his actions and said he accepted...

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Hoopmen win Wakefield tourney on Reddick shot; beat Peabody, Minuteman

January 7, 2010
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The Chelsea High basketball team raised its record to a lofty 7-1 with a pair of wins this week over former GBL rival Peabody and Commonwealth Conference foe Minuteman Regional. The contest on Monday with Division 1 Peabody, which now plays in the Northeastern Conference, was a hard fought contest all the way, with...

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Homicide on Grove Street

January 7, 2010
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A 25 year-old Chelsea man has been arrested by Chelsea Police detectives in connection with a homicide that took place on Grove Street late Monday night. This is the first homicide of the New Year in the city. Marvin Garcia, a resident of Grove Street, pleaded innocent to murder charges when he was arraigned...

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Senator Galluccio’s fall

January 7, 2010
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He was a man who had come to be a senator and who was serving with distinction but was unable to control or to confront the demons residing inside. One of the terrible things about what is inside us, is that it ultimately comes outside. And so, when he was involved in a hit...

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Obituaries 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
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Frances Ash Chelsea resident Frances K. Ash of Chelsea died on December 28. She was the devoted mother of Jay Ash and his wife, Susan, of Danvers, William Ash and his wife, Keiko, of Rutland; the dear sister of Anne Surawski and her husband, Joe, of Lynn; cherished grandmother of Kevin and Brian Ash,...

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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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