Arrest Report 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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Monday, June 14 Walter Cacerea, 25, of 33 Suffolk Street, Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Carlos Jose Lebron, 32, of 122B Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Kenneth Stoddard, 45, of 14 Waverly, Everett, was arrested for warrant misdemeanor default. Santos Osorio, 27, of 19 Northern...

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Obituaries 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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Morris Smith Proud Lifelong Chelsea resident Morris L. Smith passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on June 22 after a heroic battle with overwhelming illness. He was 77 years old. He was the son of the late Leon M. and Ethel L. (Jackson) Smith. He was proud that he was born at the...

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Chelsea Art Walk great success; hundreds view local exhibits

June 17, 2010
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Chelsea Art Walk great success; hundreds view local exhibits

The annual Chelsea Art Walk once again revealed this city’s artful heart and soul. With exhibits displayed throughout the city, Chelsea’s budding local art community got to show off its best work. Eleven different venues – from oil paintings shown inside local galleries to music being played by performing artists at Chelsea City Hall,...

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Margolis Pharmacy closed following DEA intervention

June 17, 2010
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Margolis Pharmacy closed following DEA intervention

Chelsea’s oldest pharmacy in Bellingham Square has been closed following a visit to the landmark by Drug Enforcement Agency officials who ordered everyone to leave and who shut the place down earlier this week. The action followed an earlier visit by the DEA, sources close to the investigation told the Record. “There was unfinished...

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Xavier Ortiz, Decathlon

June 17, 2010
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Senior Xavier Ortiz of Chelsea competed in the New England Track and Field Championship last Saturday in New Britain, Connecticut.  The weather was cool and rainy but Ortiz ran well enough in the rain to finish tenth in the 200 meters.  Ortiz finished his race in a time of 23.16 seconds.  He was seventeen...

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Of Bunker Hill and battles to come

June 17, 2010
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It is a radically changed nation we live in today compared with the America of just three years ago. Since the national economy came close to collapse at the end of 2008, nearly everything about our lives and how we view the future has been altered. The job market has all but disappeared. There...

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Arrest Report 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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Tuesday, June 8 Bryan Overka, 18, of 117 Marlborough Street, Chelsea, was arrested for violation of an abuse prevention order. Ryan McNee, 34, of 33 Jacques Street, Somerville, was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct. Antonio Pinto, Jr., 34, of 12 9th Street, Medford, was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct. Wednesday, June 9...

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Obituaries 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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Alice O’Brien Retired Rehabilitation Aide Alice E. (Williams) O’Brien passed away peacefully in her Malden home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness on Sunday June 13. She was 65 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Williams and the...

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Boulrice treasures being a playwright – City official will present his plays at Chelsea Art Walk at Apollinaire Theatre

June 5, 2010
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Boulrice treasures being a playwright – City official will present his plays at Chelsea Art Walk at Apollinaire Theatre

By day Robert B. Boulrice is the treasurer and collector for the City of Chelsea, managing the city’s tens of millions of dollars and overseeing its valuable investments. But on nights and weekends, Boulrice dons his literary cape as a versatile playwright – whose comedic talent and writing skills will soon be on display...

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Keeping the lid on anger, vengeance and violence

June 5, 2010
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The shooting death of a 14 year-old Dorchester youth – he was riding his scooter when two men approached him and one held him and the other shot him several times in the chest – has once again shocked most civilized people living in Boston. It has also shocked those of us living outside...

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CORI reform passed; called ‘smart on crime’ bill

June 5, 2010
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Operating under the theory that good jobs and putting people to work here in Chelsea can break the cycle of poverty, depression, and crime in the community, the House passed CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) reform last week. “This legislation opens new doors for those who have served their punishment while keeping public safety...

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CHS Girls Track

June 5, 2010
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The Chelsea High Girl’s Track and Field Team won their third CAC Dual Meet Championship with an undefeated 8-0 record.  This is the third consecutive undefeated dual meet season for the girl’s track program.  The girls traveled to Greater Lowell Technical High School last Thursday for the CAC League Meet.  The team won their...

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Chelsea’s veterans

June 5, 2010
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Throughout the centuries, Chelsea’s men and women have served their country with valor and loyalty. Chelsea sent dozens of men to fight by General George Washington’s side during the Revolutionary War – when Washington garrisoned the Northern wing of the Continental Army at Washington Park in Prattville. During the Civil War, Chelsea sent hundreds...

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Lennie Lopes

June 5, 2010
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One of this city’s true sporting legends died last week. Lennie Lopes, for decades a force in local sporting circles, captain and player on some of this cities best softball teams to ever come down the line, was 88. He was one of the best known and best liked sporting personalities in this cities...

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Arrest Report 06-02-2010

June 5, 2010
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Monday, May 24 Cristian Oquendo Loaiza, 22, 29 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Nicholas Murphy, 32, 77 Spur Ln., Marston Mills, was arrested for trespassing and possession of Class B drug. Susan Linares, 46, 72 Campbell Ave., Revere, was arrested for being nightwalker. Jose Malave-Gonzalez, 32, 157...

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Obituaries 06-02-2010

June 5, 2010
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Susie Taylor Worked at Hood Rubber and Cool Ray Susie (Palladino) Taylor, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on May 28 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford. She was 90 years old. After an active working career which started first as an assembler at Hood Rubber in Watertown then as a glazier...

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Memorial Day Appreciation – George Weiner of Chelsea; a hero who kept it to himself

May 26, 2010
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Memorial Day Appreciation – George Weiner of Chelsea; a hero who kept it to himself

Memorial Day 2010 brings back memories of George Weiner. I knew George Weiner for 20 years. During the 1980’s, I worked out with him at the YMHA on Clark Avenue or played basketball with him – and he was friendly with my mother and my late father. Quite often they sat together in the...

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Massport told to fund health study

May 26, 2010
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The funding that had been cut for the state’s health study that would once and for all shed light onto how Logan International Airport is affecting the health of residents in a five mile radius has been re-established legislatively by Senator Anthony Petruccelli—and the best part is, he’s making Massport flip the bill. Due...

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City council coasting into summer

May 26, 2010
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Two weeks ago, the city council met for 15 minutes. Without a wide range of important matters to discuss, the meeting was shorter than most. This week, the council didn’t meet although there were various conferences held at city hall. On June 7, comes the most important council meeting in months. This is the...

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CHS Boys Track

May 26, 2010
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Last Thursday the boy’s track and field team traveled to Greater Lowell to defend their league meet championship.  The boy’s dominated the league meet and won by a margin of fifty points.  The Chelsea boy’s finished with 140 points, followed by Whittier at 90 and then Greater Lawrence (63), Shawsheen Tech (62.5), Greater Lowell...

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2010
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The weekend that signals the official beginning of the summer of 2010 is upon us. We have no idea what this summer will hold for all of us, for our nation, or for the community of man. After all, it is impossible to know what lies ahead. The holiday memorializing America’s battlefield dead as...

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Arrest Report 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Sunday, May 16 Lenyn Magin Mejia, 37, of 277 Brookdale Drive, Little Elm, TX, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer and threat to commit a crime. Edwin F. Flores, 21, of 123 Addison Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Julio C. Vasquez, 32, of...

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Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Pasquale ‘Pat’ Logiudice Retired State Parks and Recreation employee, World War II POW Pasquale P. “Pat” Logiudice, a retired State Parks and Recreation employee, passed away at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytono Beach, Florida on May 18. He was 84 years old. Born in Boston, the son of the late Antonio and Mary...

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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

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