Police Briefs 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Monday, March 21 Darwin Calderon, 24, 146 Union St., #1, Everett, was arrested for pick pocketing. Maura Sullivan, 25, 64 Francis St., Basement Apt., Revere, was arrest on a warrant. Rigoberto Gonzalez, 53, 57 Hawthorne St., was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Jose S. Castillo, 34, 48 Essex St., Apt. 1, was arrested...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Sybil Swartz Of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop Sybil Swartz of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 22 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 83 years old. Born in Boston and raised in Roxbury, shortly after graduating from high school, she moved to Winthrop where she raised her family. She was a...

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The Flagship

March 24, 2011
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The Flagship

There she is, the giant retail success story of all retail success stories, the Demoulas flagship, the Marketbasket, the great engine powering the development of the mall and causing so many from this city and outside of this city to talk about what’s going on in Chelsea. Since its opening almost 2 years ago,...

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Homegoods Opens with Large Crowd

March 24, 2011
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Homegoods Opens with Large Crowd

Chelsea’s HomeGoods store opened Sunday at the Demoulas’s Mall. A large crowd of shoppers attended the event, which featured good old fashioned shopping for much of the day. “This is one more sure sign that we are moving ahead with development plans that will change this mall in the years to come,” said City...

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T.j. Maxx Opening Sunday at Mall

March 24, 2011
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T.j. Maxx Opening Sunday at Mall

The grand opening for Chelsea’s T.J. Maxx store is Sunday, March 27 at 8 a.m. The doors will open to the brand new store in the Demoulas’s Mall. The retailing giant is offering stunning savings to shoppers on Oepning Day. Young men’s graphic t-shirt are $9.99 compared with $20 elsewhere. Girls’s top and bottom...

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Chelsea Police Cracking Down on Graffiti with Arrests

March 24, 2011
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The Chelsea Police Department in their continued aggressive crackdown on graffiti in the city has charged a 15 year old Chelsea juvenile with multiple counts of defacement of property. These charges included several counts of malicious destruction against residential properties. The investigation which is still on-going has resulted in damaged property throughout the city...

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The City Council at Its Best

March 24, 2011
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The Chelsea City Council’s recent vote to keep City Manager Jay Ash in Chelsea was a profile in courage for that board. It showed, above all else, that this city council is responsible, clear thinking, business minded and concerned about the residents and well being of this city. The unanimous vote the council gave...

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TJ Maxx Opening Sunday

March 24, 2011
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Chelsea’s TJ Maxx store opening will be held Sunday at the Demoulas’s Mall. The opening of this major retailing outlet is a wonderful shot in the arm to the local economy and will give as well a boost in creating new jobs and business energy. We urge all our readers and Chelsea shoppers to...

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Police Briefs 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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March 14 Milton Velis, 26, 9 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, red light violation. Augustine Arevalo, 55, 47 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for trespassing. Carlos DeLeon Robles, 29, 55 Park St., Lynn, was arrested for speeding, operating motor vehicle unlicensed, furnishing false name. Axel Cetino, 38, 101...

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Obituaries 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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Sukontha ‘Susie’ Rockwood Waitress at Revere’s China Roma Sukontha “Susie” Rockwood died at her Chelsea home after a two year battle with cancer on March 20. She was 65 years old. A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she arrived in the United States in 1970, making her home in Everett. In 1988, she moved to...

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Council Approves Ash’s Contract by 11-0 Vote

March 17, 2011
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Council Approves Ash’s Contract by 11-0 Vote

The Chelsea City Council voted to accept City Manager Jay Ash’s new contract by a unanimous vote following brief remarks made by a number of councilors, all of whom praised Ash and said they were pleased he will be staying on. Ash signed the contract last week, which provides for his salary to rise...

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Flatley/O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance a Big Success

March 17, 2011
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Flatley/O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance a Big Success

The John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown was packed to capacity Friday night for the 25th Annual Flatley Company St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Representative Gene O’Flaherty and the Flatleys made it all happen, again. There was the obligatory corned beef and cabbage dinner followed by a full evening of dancing and...

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Chelsea Woman Admits Starting Fire

March 17, 2011
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A Chelsea woman was held on $1 million cash bail last week after a Suffolk County prosecutor said she admitted to setting a Christmas Eve fire that killed 20-year-old Crystal Blanchard, left her boyfriend with third-degree burns, and injured two firefighters, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Melissa Pfeiffer, 27, of Chelsea,...

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Chelsea Still the Most Affordable

March 17, 2011
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Special to the Chelsea Record City Manager Jay Ash measures success in many ways.  Announcing that Chelsea remains the most affordable place in the area to own and occupy a single-family house is one that particularly brings a smile to his face. “Chelsea remains the region’s most affordable community to own and live in,”...

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Congressman Markey is Right

March 17, 2011
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Congressman Edward Markey has suggested that nuclear plants being planned for right now cannot be built on earthquake fault lines. He would like that bit of solid reasoning to be the equivalent of a law. We agree with Congressman Markey absolutely and positively. It would be a virtual act of insanity to allow nuclear...

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Mark Moschella

March 17, 2011
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The death of Mark Moschella recently at the age of 48 is all about sadness. However, his death brought out a few thousand of his friends and relatives and people he had known all his life to the wake at the Smith Funeral Home. In all our years of noting wakes and deaths, we...

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The Japanese Tsunami

March 17, 2011
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It wasn’t just the earthquake – but the tsunami that followed the record breaking earthquake that has resulted in possibly 10,000 dead or swept away, an entire region of the nation laid bare of homes, buildings, schools infrastructure and now, radiation spewing from six damaged nuclear reactors that are in various stages of destruction....

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Perez Named MVP at CAC All-Star Game

March 17, 2011
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Chelsea High basketball player Victoria Perez was named the MVP of the Commonwealth Conference All-Star Game held Sunday at Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen. Chelsea High coach Matt LaBranche coached the West team in the game. The East prevailed 45-40 in overtime. Perez scored 12 points and had four rebounds and eight assists...

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Police Briefs 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Monday, March 7 Tito Sanchez, 24, 116 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, assault to murder. Anacleto Assis, 37, 10 Freemont Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, stop sign violation. Fredy Flores-Garcia, 38, 278 E. Ninth St., Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle...

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Obituaries 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Edward Doherty Co-Owner of Eastern Express Car Wash of Chelsea Edward H. Doherty of Chelsea, a former 44 year resident of Newton, died on March 13. He was 82 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a life long member of the American Legion, George D. Carson Post 141,...

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Ash Signs New Contract; Council set to Accept it

March 10, 2011
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Ash Signs New Contract; Council set to Accept it

City Manager Jay Ash has made his decision. He will be remaining as the city manager for the next four years, assuming the city council Monday night agrees to accept the contract negotiated by Councillor Leo Robinson on behalf of the council. That vote is expected to be a near unanimous one among the...

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Marriott gets Go-ahead for Major Hotel

March 10, 2011
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Marriott gets Go-ahead for Major Hotel

The Marriott Corporation received permitting approval from the Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals this week, removing the last barrier to entry for the worldwide company to build a major hotel at the corner of Maple and Beech Streets.. Groundbreaking is expected sometime in June, according to City Manager Jay Ash. “We have spent almost...

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Windstill – The Windmill that doesn’t seem to Churn

March 10, 2011
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Windstill – The Windmill that doesn’t seem to Churn

In Mill Hill where the United States Government used to print its money, and visible in many parts of lower Revere, the blades of the gigantic Forbes Park windmill sit idle. The electricity-generating machine doesn’t appear to be working, and from what we gather, it never really had many days of operation. It’s been...

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Child Busing Owner Accused of Rape

March 10, 2011
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You have seen the vans outside some of Chelsea’s schools and day care centers picking up young children and transporting them home or to afterschool programs across the neighborhood. Now the owner of Maya Transportation is accused of raping one of those students. Sergio Lara, 54, of Quincy, who runs the local school transportation...

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