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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Chelsea High Sports Roundup

July 24, 2009
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One week after opening the season with a 42-6 rout of Pope John XXIII, the Chelsea High varsity football team served notice that the debut gem was no fluke by polishing off Brighton High, 38-6. The game was every bit as lopsided as the final score would indicate, if not more. Chelsea scored the...

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Primary Day Blues

July 24, 2009
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There was a time, and it was not so long ago, when primary day in Chelsea was the near equivalent to a modern Patriots game or a Red Sox playoff game. There were banners and excitement, crowds everywhere, and battles brewing in all the wards. Signs were everywhere, which hundreds of people held throughout...

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Zelda Baskies

July 24, 2009
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The death of Zelda Baskies is a great loss for local dentist Dr. Robert Baskies. Dr. Baskies and his mother always had a special relationship, and he could quite often be seen eating with his mother in local restaurants at lunchtime for a lifetime. As for Mrs. Baskies, she was always involved in the...

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Obituaries

July 24, 2009
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Rev. Anthony Giang Nguyen, 70 Long associated with the Cambodian and Vietnamese communities of Chelsea Reverend Anthony Giang Nguyen, a resident of Lowell and a parochial vicar at St. Patrick Church, Lowell, died peacefully September 21 at the Kindred Hospital in Waltham surrounded by family and members of his church community. He arrived at...

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Forty years of magic and memories – Genevieve’s Dance Studio celebrates 40th anniversary

July 12, 2009
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Forty years of magic and memories – Genevieve’s Dance Studio celebrates 40th anniversary

Genevieve Spinelli began her dancing career specializing in “Tap” under the tutelage of Veronica Zunino. Her first awards came early, winning first place honors for Best Dancer at the Chelsea Youth Commission Talent Show, along with a free scholarship to the Futurette School of Dance. Her reputation blossomed after performing on Community Auditions –...

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Capuano appears ready to make a run for Kennedy’s seat

July 12, 2009
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Capuano appears ready to make a run for Kennedy’s seat

All signs are pointing to U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano throwing his hat into the race for Senator Ted Kennedy’s vacant seat. On Tuesday, Capuano pulled nomination papers, and he has been busy making phone calls to friends, political allies and confidants across the state, trying to garner support or gauge his chances for a...

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