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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NOAH 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting set for December 17

December 11, 2009
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East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), which has a significant presence in Chelsea, is getting set for its 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting and Holiday Party just as Governor Deval Patrick signs a new law to secure long-term affordable housing preservation efforts. NOAH’s party will take place on Thursday, December 17, at Spinelli’s Function...

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Robert Hightower – A tireless advocate for youth

December 11, 2009
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By Joshua Resnek editor@chelsearecord.com It wasn’t always easy being Robert Hightower. He was a complex Chelsea man who understood the trials and tribulations of life, and of his own life, which made it easier for him years later to serve as a mentor to younger people who benefited from his wisdom. Bobby Hightower, as...

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Arrest Report 12-11-2009

December 11, 2009
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Monday, November 30 James Tracy, 20, 160 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Christopher Rivera, 17, 58 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Luis Acevedo, 32, 15 Carroll St., Chelsea, was arrested on a default warrant. Tuesday, December 1 Samuel Ortiz, 22, 108 Newpark St., Lynn, was arrested for operating motor...

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Fighting for the People

December 11, 2009
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When an attempt was made recently by the city council to change the Minimum Residential Tax Factor in order to favor commercial property interests over residential properties, Councilors Stan Troisi, Mike MeKonnen, Roseanne Bongiovanni, Deborah Washington, Brian Hatleberg and Ron Morgese joined together to defeat the measure, which was spearheaded by Councilors Roy Avellaneda,...

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Chelsea for Capuano

December 11, 2009
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Chelsea voters can be proud of the vote they gave to our Congressman Mike Capuano. He won here, but lost nearly everywhere else. During concession remarks made at the Fairmont-Copley Plaza Tuesday night, Capuano said he was humbled by the support he received from his friends. His friends in Chelsea and throughout Suffolk County...

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Congratulations to AG Coakley

December 11, 2009
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Martha Coakley is one small step away from becoming Senator Edward Kennedy’s successor in the United States Senate. The Republicans don’t have the numbers to defeat her in the final election. So the primary was actually the real deal for her. This we know – Martha Coakley was a good prosecutor and a better...

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Obituaries 12-11-2009

December 11, 2009
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William Sullivan Educator William R. Sullivan died peacefully at home on December 2 surrounded by his family and closest friend, Ron Stiriti, after losing his courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 53 years old. A graduate of Worcester State College, he received his post graduate degree at The University of Massachusetts, Boston. He...

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Sheriff’s Department expands public affairs cable program to Chelsea

November 25, 2009
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Sheriff’s Department expands public affairs cable program to Chelsea

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently expanded the broadcast area of its public affairs television show, Common Ground to include Chelsea. Produced by the External Affairs Division of the Sheriff’s Department, Common Ground was created as a means to promote public awareness of the programming within and operations of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department...

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Fighting the good fight

November 25, 2009
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Fighting the good fight

From the start, Congressman Mike Capuano has insisted that the race to fill Senator Edward Kennedy’s seat would be a battle to identify one’s vote, to go after it and to bring it out on primary day. Capuano put his head down and with the energy and abandon of a football half-back, is plowing...

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Chelsea plays Charlestown on Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009
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Depending on what happens the night before, the Chelsea High football team may or may not be playing for a share of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference title on Thanksgiving morning. If North Shore Tech can beat the heavily favored Northeast Metro RVT on Wednesday, then Chelsea can put itself in a tie with Northeast...

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Layoffs hit City as deficit looms

November 25, 2009
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Like a forecasted Nor’easter that eventually dumps a foot of snow, the world-wide recession has finally taken its toll on the City’s municipal budget. This past week, 19.5 positions were eliminated, and City officials are scrambling for ways of plugging budget gaps created by historically low levels of local aid and development projects stalled...

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Thanksgiving 2009

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Louis Shapiro, 85 Night Club Owner and Gourmet Chef Louis N. Shapiro of Chelsea died on November 23 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 85 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was born in Chelsea, lived here for most of his life and attended Chelsea schools and high...

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Arrest Report 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Monday. November 16 Steven Hescock, 33, 71 Neponset St., Revere, was arrested on a felony warrant. Oscar Gonzalez, 19, 87 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, breaking & entering nighttime for felony, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest. Tuesday, November 17 Angelo Lonardelli, 47,...

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Local business makes top five of Forbes contest

November 20, 2009
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Local business makes top five of Forbes contest

After an intense round of voting in September and a meeting with Forbes Magazine executives last month, the owners of a local business, Audissey Guides, have made it into the top five in Forbes’ “Boost Your Business” Competition. Audissey, a company that produces audio walking tours for iPods and smartphones, has its best shot...

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Pagliuca moving up in the polls for senate seat

November 20, 2009
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Pagliuca moving up in the polls for senate seat

Some would say there’s such a thing as over exposure. But when you have money to spend and no time to waste over exposure is just what has pushed U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Pagliuca to an unofficial second place in the polls, behind Attorney General Martha Coakley but just ahead of U.S. Congressman Michael...

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Newsmakers in Chelsea

November 20, 2009
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Kathleen Bishop Kathleen Cronin Bishop has taken a page from her father’s political scrapbook and can now begin one of her own by winning recently the District One Councillor seat. Her victory shows that in some ways, old Chelsea still exists, at least enough to elect a young woman from a good family with...

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