Coast Guard OK’s Yemen deliveries; – Mayor, local residents outraged

February 3, 2010
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Coast Guard OK’s Yemen deliveries; – Mayor, local residents outraged

Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash, Charlestown residents, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have expressed extreme disappointment with the Coast Guard’s decision to allow shipments of LNG on Yemen based tankers to arrive and off-load their product in Boston Harbor. With the tankers all having to come into the harbor and to sail under the...

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Catholic Schools Week sends strong message

February 3, 2010
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Pope Benedict XVI has shown how the Catholic Church is approaching the future by maintaining the excellence of its traditions. Catholic School education is the bulwark of Catholicism in America. The education of Catholic children all over the nation is benefiting from the church looking forward instead of back and from Catholic parents everywhere,...

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The race is on

February 3, 2010
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The race to fill former Senator Anthony Galluccio’s empty seat is beginning to take shape and form. Attorney Tim Flaherty, who ran against Galluccio the last time around, showed up at Tito’s when the governor visited Chelsea on Monday morning. Candidate Michael Albano was also there. As was Everett City Councillor and candidate for...

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Red Devils hoopmen crush two more foes, stand at 16-2

February 3, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team crushed two more opponents this past week and moved into prime position to claim a Commonwealth Conference championship. The Red Devils disposed of Northeast Regional Vocational School, 84-48, last Friday, and then dispatched Shawsheen Tech, 66-28, on Tuesday. Coach Jay Seigal and crew now stand at 16-2 on...

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The governor’s visit

February 3, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick’s visit to Chelsea Monday was a tour de force. He enjoyed himself here. We enjoyed having him here. Everywhere he went, he was greeted as a friend, as he should be greeted in Chelsea. After all, he understands the struggle against poverty and the need for education and social services. He...

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The LNG danger

February 3, 2010
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There is not a hint of doubt that LNG steaming into Boston Harbor on a Yemeni tanker might very well pose a terrorist danger. Yemen is presently the terrorist capital of the world – with no real government and Al Quaeda training camps in abundance. The case has been made by City Manager Jay...

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Arrest Report 02-03-2010

February 3, 2010
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Monday, January 25 Gisele Abril, 28, 73 Division St., Chelsea, was arrested for forgery of check. Felix Reyes, 43, 132 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, destruction of property over $250. Tuesday, January 26 Joel Quinones, 33, 154 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for larceny over $250. Elizabeth Barnes,...

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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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