New Apollinaire production opens Oct. 30

October 14, 2009
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New Apollinaire production opens Oct. 30

The Apollinaire Theatre Company will premier its production of Anthony Neilson’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia on October 30 at the Chelsea Theatre Works building on 189 Winnisimmet Street. The play, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2004, has won critical acclaim for blending song, surrealism, suspense and uproarious comedy into one...

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Red Devils shock Shawsheen for fifth straight win

October 14, 2009
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In what head coach Mike Stellato described as “one of the most exciting games of career,” the Chelsea High varsity football team pulled out a come-from-behind win last Saturday by the slimmest of margins. The Red Devils defeated Shawsheen Tech, 28-27, to extend their record to 5-0. “It was just a well-fought, hard-working...

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We’re still waiting…. New runway has done little to ease delays

October 14, 2009
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Hindsight is always 20/20. And when it comes to Chelsea residents and Massport, the future usually comes out the way that the residents predicted. Ten years ago, residents who were part of the fight against runway expansion said that if Massport was allowed to lift a 27-year old injunction and build Runway 14/32 at...

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Capuano’s travels

October 14, 2009
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The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, has been profligate in spending government money during foreign travels....

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The Chelsea Street Bridge

October 14, 2009
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As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge going up is going to be a masterpiece of modern engineering and construction. There...

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Obituaries – 10-14-09

October 14, 2009
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Marion Robinson Ashland resident Marion F. (Decareau) Robinson of Ashland, formerly of Westborough, died on October 12. She was the mother of Donna Reardon of North Carolina, Richard Robinson of Ashland, Robin Grandville of Tewksbury, Larry Robinson of Rutland, Bob Robinson of Leicester and Kevin Robinson of Danvers; sister of Walter “Sonny” Decareau of...

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An interview with Robert Cashman

October 7, 2009
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An interview with Robert Cashman

Chelsea based Metropolitan Credit Union (MCU) has grown to become the fifth largest credit union in the state with more than 100,000 account holders, $750 million in assets and a tenth location in South Bay on the way. Despite the recent economic downturns of many financial institutions during the last two years, MCU’s success...

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Sen. Galluccio involved in car accident on Sunday

October 7, 2009
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Sen. Galluccio involved in car accident on Sunday

Embroiled in another driving controversy, Chelsea’s State Sen. Anthony Galluccio (D-Cambridge) said on Tuesday afternoon that he panicked and fled following a car accident on Sunday in Cambridge because of his bad driving record. In a statement issued by e-mail on Tuesday, Galluccio did not indicate whether or not alcohol was involved, instead saying...

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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs residents about new bridge project

October 7, 2009
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The road ahead – Vitagliano briefs residents about new bridge project

John Vitagliano, consultant for the Chelsea Street Bridge project was at last week’s Eagle Hill Civic Association (EHCA) meeting in East Boston to update members and residents on the progress of the bridge project. Construction is expected to begin in April 2012. Chelsea drivers will be greatly inconvenienced by this construction project. Although there...

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Pollo Campero hit by runaway auto

October 7, 2009
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Pollo Campero hit by runaway auto

Pollo Campero, the Park Square chicken king, had an unwanted visitor that roughed up the place last Sunday. At about 3:45 a.m., Marvin Villenueva, 23, a Chelsea resident, was driving into Park Square when he lost control of his automobile, sped into the Pollo Campero parking lot and smashed into the rear outside wall...

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Chelsea High Sports Roundup

October 7, 2009
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Football With a streak of lopsided wins to open the year, the 2009 season has been a breeze for the Chelsea High varsity football team. Head coach Stellato warned his team that their games would not always be as easy as last week’s 29-0 victory over Greater Lowell, and the Red Devils finally got...

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Galluccio’s mess

October 7, 2009
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We like State Senator Anthony Galluccio. Since becoming senator, he has served this city as if it were his own – and he and his office are always ready to do the right thing for Chelsea. We respect Senator Galluccio because he works hard and he takes the job seriously. Bottom line, we are...

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Obituaries – 10/6/09

October 7, 2009
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Phyllis Falzarano Former Proprietor of Rita’s Flowers Phyllis A. (Hines) Falzarano of Salem, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 1 at the Parkland Medical Center of Derry, NH. She was 67 years old. Mrs. Falzarano has lived in Salem, NH for the past eight years after selling the building that housed her business...

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Warm reception – Feinberg’s visits Juneau, Alaska and finds a former Chelsea resident

October 3, 2009
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Warm reception – Feinberg’s visits Juneau, Alaska and finds a former Chelsea resident

The story begins at a boxball reunion game on Revere Beach, and then takes a detour to the Chelsea Public Library, and begins anew in Alaska, the largest state in the U.S.A., by area – thousands of miles from Chelsea. Thus was the interesting and circuitous journey that Stuart Feinberg, the former Chelsea schoolteacher,...

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Another dominating win for Red Devils

October 3, 2009
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Another dominating win for Red Devils

The Chelsea High varsity football team extended its outstanding start to 3-0 on Friday with a 29-0 win over Greater Lowell. The Red Devils have outscored their three opponents by a combined 109-12, and their starting defensive unit has yet to be scored upon. Unlike the previous two games, which became lopsided routs before...

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Talking trash

October 3, 2009
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Talking trash

Who in their right mind but City Manager Jay Ash could make a proposal to turn the city’s trash removal practices upside down and then host a talk about it with more than 100 people from throughout the city attending? Ash was at his – get everyone together – best Tuesday evening at the...

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Youth Sports Roundup

October 3, 2009
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The first two weeks of the season did not go the way the Chelsea Pride Gladiator Division team planned, but the Pride unloaded the frustration of the back-to-back losses on an unfortunate Salem team on Sunday. Chelsea was superb on both sides of the ball as they roared to a 37-14 victory, the first...

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Tobin Bridge road repairs completed ahead of schedule

October 3, 2009
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For those of us that use the Tobin Bridge on a regular basis, the 15 months of months of construction and traffic seemed like an eternity. However, the roadwork is over and the lower level of the bridge had been reopened to three lanes over the weekend and was ahead of schedule. Massport made...

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The Chelsea Housing Authority an example of excellence

October 3, 2009
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It used to be, and it was not so long ago, when the Chelsea Housing Authority was riddled with ineptness and incompetence and saturated by the worst kind of political influence and nepotism. Not so today, and not so for many years already. Under the management of Executive Director Mike McLaughlin, the CHA has...

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Conley’s office delivers $5K to Chelsea Youth Program

July 24, 2009
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Conley’s office delivers $5K to Chelsea Youth Program

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s Office awarded $5,000 in seized drug money to a Chelsea community group to provide support for a teen summer employment program, and a teen youth group dedicated to community and social justice projects. Members of Conley’s Community Relations unit delivered the $5,000 check, drawn from his office’s...

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Charlie Sherman hosts television show

July 24, 2009
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Charlie Sherman hosts television show

Former Chelsea resident Charlie Sherman has returned to television. Sherman, well-known sports anchorman and radio broadcaster, is the host of “Politics in Progress,” a new weekly television series that airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WzMY-TV (formerly WNDS-TV 50 in Derry, N.H.). The show can be viewed on Channel 18 on Chelsea cable television...

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Major successes at Excel Academy

July 24, 2009
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While some national statistics would suggest that minority students tend to fall behind white students when it comes to middle and high school test scores, students from East Boston’s Excel Academy charter school are bucking the trend. For the second year in a row, the students in Excel Academy’s Class of 2009 ranked first...

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Enter, stage left – Capuano positions himself as the natural successor to Kennedy

July 24, 2009
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Relying on his liberal stance on most issues and ability to maneuver the halls of Capitol Hill, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano officially announced his candidacy for Massachusetts’ open U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. In a speech that was delivered at the Omni Parker House in Boston, the same place...

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Youth Sports Roundup

July 24, 2009
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Chelsea Pride Spartans continue to dominate The Chelsea Pride’s Spartan Division team demolished the Saugus Red Storm on Sunday with a 22-0 shutout. It expect 62 an and out in better. One I creamy been to cialis cost years I find was to hands. I nice supplys right hair month Panic “gift&#34 mexican pharmacy...

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