Charter Review Progressing; Some Changes Possible

January 13, 2011
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Councillor Brian Hatleberg, chair the Charter Review Sub-Committee says the review required every 10 years and now ongoing is well underway. The concept of the review is not to examine the charter in order to make drastic changes if they’re not needed, he told the Chelsea Record during an interview last week. “The review...

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The Snow Storm

January 13, 2011
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We urge everyone shoveling snow to refrain from shoveling the white stuff into the streets that have just been plowed. We must move forward not backward and shoveling snow into the street is moving in the wrong direction. In a small city like ours, we need everyone’s cooperation to make it work. Let’s not...

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Obituaries 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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George Apt Former Shipping and Receiving Clerk George M. Apt, a former shipping and receiving clerk, passed away on January 6 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers where he had been receiving supportive care for the last few days. He was 74 years old. Born in Allston, he was the son of...

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The Patriots Versus the Jets

January 13, 2011
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It is coming to be the bet of the year – the Pats versus the Jets. The series is even at 1-1 and as all sports fans would agree, anything can happen in a given day in the National Football League. However, we believe the Patriots are a team of destiny this year. Against...

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The Tragedy in Tucson

January 13, 2011
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Like people all over the nation, Chelsea residents have been horrified by the tragic killings and shootings in Arizona. Six dead and 13 wounded innocents is a bit hard to grasp given their lives were eneded or dramatically changed because of the actions of a cold blooded killer. Some will argue that the gunman...

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A Rising Scholar-Athlete

January 13, 2011
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A Rising Scholar-Athlete

Gould excels in middle school football Jonathan Gould has been a football player his entire life. And he has excelled at every level. Gould, a 5-foot-8-inch, 160-pound eight grader, is coming off an outstanding season as the starting middle linebacker and left guard for the Noble Middle School football team in the town of...

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Police Briefs 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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January 2, 2011 Nijaz Okic, 20, 154 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct and on a warrant. Jesus Rivera, 25, 164 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. January 3, 2011 Erika Hinton, 38, 252 Revere Beach Pkwy., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Maisoun Aldakhlallah,...

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Foreclosure-auction Sale Put off Following Angry Protest

January 6, 2011
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Foreclosure-auction Sale Put off Following Angry Protest

The auction of a two-family home on Sixth Street was put off until February 7 following an angry protest Tuesday morning in front of the property. About 20 people, including members of the Chelsea Collaborative, joined Jose and Olga Becerra in front of their 17 Sixth Street home minutes before the 10:00 a.m. auction...

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Looking at Violent Crime

January 6, 2011
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Putting 2010 behind us The New Year is almost one week old and Chelsea hasn’t tallied a homicide, yet. The disaster of 2010 is hopefully behind us. Thirteen homicides in a city this size was extraordinary. It got many of us wondering. Was Chelsea becoming the wild west? “Absolutely not,” said Chelsea Police Chief...

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City Seeking Volunteers for Local Boards

January 6, 2011
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Record Staff City officials are calling upon  residents to get more involved in the community.  Specifically, the City is seeking volunteers to join standing boards and commissions, as well as committees that are working on a variety of local initiatives. “A key to the great success our community is enjoying is the participation of...

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Police Briefs 01-06-2011

January 6, 2011
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Tuesday, December 28 Randy Rivera, 35, of 44 Summit Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle with suspended license. Whitney Baskin, 25, of 21 Gerrish Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Maureen Y. Simone, 57, of 7 Park Avenue, Revere, was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault and battery on...

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The Foreclosure Nightmare

January 6, 2011
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Chelsea is among the hardest hit communities when it comes to homeowners being foreclosed upon. This is not a surprise. When the real estate market was soaring, Chelsea soared with it, though not as fast as in higher income communities. When the real estate market collapsed three years ago, Chelsea’s collapsed with it –...

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Stacee Monkiewicz

January 6, 2011
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We know how the entire Monkiewicz family has been sent into a state of deep despair by the death of Stacee Monkiewicz. She died on December 22 of a catastrophic sudden illness at her home. She was 41. She leaves four children and her husband, Matt. We did not know Mrs. Monkiewicz but we...

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Red Devils Roll Past Gr. Lowell

January 6, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 4-0 in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference with a 68-53 triumph over Greater Lowell Tuesday evening. The Red Devils led all the way, grabbing a 16-4 lead after one period and never allowing Greater Lowell to bring the margin under double figures. Chelsea featured a balanced scoring...

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Obituaries 01-06-2011

January 6, 2011
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Adra Ellen Fleming Worked at Emerson Textile Adra Ellen (Fredericks) Fleming of Chelsea, formerly of Boston, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on December 31 following a long and courageous battle with overwhelming illness. She was 68 years old. Born and raised in Boston, she was the daughter of the late...

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Two Fires Mar Christmas Holiday Weekend

December 30, 2010
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Two Fires Mar Christmas Holiday Weekend

A Christmas Eve fire on Spruce Street took the life of a young Chelsea woman and led to the hospitalization of a 33-year-old man who remains in stable but critical condition. Twelve occupants lost their apartments and everything in them. Earlier in the day, a fire on Bellingham Street sent four families into the street. The...

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Snowstorm Met With Organized Response Throughout City

December 30, 2010
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The dumping of snow the region experienced Sunday and Monday caused a short term paralysis citywide. Chelsea received a 18” covering of wind driven snow, with some heavy drifting for the full term of the storm from 3 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Monday. However, with a full force of snow removal and salting...

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Ash Looks Backwards/Forwards

December 30, 2010
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By Chelsea Record Staff From the euphoria of burgeoning economic development activity to the despair of a deadly year in the city’s neighborhoods, there has been plenty of news coverage of the good and bad in Chelsea this past year.  If ever there has been a man with a plan, City Manager Jay Ash...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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12/20 Judith Forte, 42, 44 Erwin St., Winthrop, was arrested on felony warrants, and misdemeanor warrant. Sharon Chafin, 45, 100 Boatswains Way, Chelsea, was arrested for being common nightwalker. 12/21 Mary Sackor, 24, 25 Staniford St., Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Samuel Holder, 31, 375 Columbus Ave., Boston, was arrested for assault and...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 30, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Red Devil Hoopmen Defeat Whittier, 62-47

December 30, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 3-0 in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (3-1 overall) with a 62-47 victory over Whittier Tech last Wednesday in the CHS gym. Although the Red Devils were unable to pull away decisively from Whittier, Coach Jay Seigal’s squad grabbed a nine point lead at the intermission and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Harry Scibilia Revere resident Harry F. Scibilia of Revere died on Christmas Day, December 25. He was the former husband of Helen Kennedy; loving father of Paul and David Kennedy and Gladys, Eugene and Patrick Wiswall; dear brother of Matt of Revere, John of Chelsea and the late Dorothy, Liza and Andrew Scibilia. Funeral...

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Chelsea Store May Become Marshall’s

December 23, 2010
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Chelsea Store May Become Marshall’s

Two months ago, the new AJ Wright store at the Marketbasket Mall opened with great fanfare following an expensive and esthetic build-out in the old Marketbasket store. It was a great moment during a down economic time. AJ Wright’s new store was creating jobs, new business opportunities and was  a great new addition to...

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City Suspends Street Sweeping Up to Christmas

December 23, 2010
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The city’s rather vigorous and extended street sweeping program has been suspended and with it, the enforcement that accompanies the sweeping as well has been suspended. The sweeping program had been extended into December by earlier actions. This led to an additional three weeks of street sweeping in December as opposed to no street...

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