Arrest Report 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Sunday, May 16 Lenyn Magin Mejia, 37, of 277 Brookdale Drive, Little Elm, TX, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer and threat to commit a crime. Edwin F. Flores, 21, of 123 Addison Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Julio C. Vasquez, 32, of...

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Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Pasquale ‘Pat’ Logiudice Retired State Parks and Recreation employee, World War II POW Pasquale P. “Pat” Logiudice, a retired State Parks and Recreation employee, passed away at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytono Beach, Florida on May 18. He was 84 years old. Born in Boston, the son of the late Antonio and Mary...

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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

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Police arrest three after standoff in Chelsea home

May 19, 2010
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Police arrest three after standoff in Chelsea home

The three men that caused pandemonium in Chelsea Sunday on Spruce Street were arraigned in Chelsea District Court Monday. The three men were held on high bail following their arraignment for armed robbery that prompted a standoff with Chelsea Police and Boston Police SWAT team. Edward Funes, 35, of Revere, Jose Parada, 19, of...

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Chelsea fugitive apprehended

May 19, 2010
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Chelsea fugitive apprehended

The Chelsea fugitive arrested in Rhode Island on an attempted murder warrant but who later escaped Chelsea Police custody back in April has been caught. The U.S. Marshal Service and Boston Police acting on a credible tip that was received Monday morning by Chelsea Police Detectives arrested Joel McDonald, age 20 of Chelsea in...

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Chelsea man sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter

May 19, 2010
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One of the two Chelsea men accused of stabbing their mother’s boyfriend to death inside her Chelsea home was sentenced last week to serve up to 13 years in state prison. Eugene Teixeira, 23, was convicted last Thursday of manslaughter for the April 29, 2008 stabbing death of 25-year-old Shadeed “Cleo” Wiggins in the...

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Chelsea boys track team improves record to 5-0

May 19, 2010
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The boy’s track and field team improved to 5-0 with a 110-26 win over Mystic Valley.  The highlights of the meet were Xavier Ortiz qualifying for the state meet in the 400 meters with a time of 52.4.  Ortiz also anchored the 4×400 meter team that also qualified for the state meet in a...

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Thank you, Chief Kyes and CPD officers

May 19, 2010
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The hostage crisis on Spruce Street turned out to be something less than it might have been, with the suspects captured by Chelsea police and taken into custody with no one hurt. However, it is the what might have been, which caused such a well intentioned fuss to be made over it. From start...

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Suffolk Downs means jobs

May 19, 2010
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Over the past 75 years, thousands of Chelsea residents have found steady employment at Suffolk Downs. If Suffolk Downs receives a license to build a casino on its property – while maintaining the horse racing venue as well – more Chelsea residents than ever before will likely find a job there in the future....

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Arrest Report 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Monday, May 10 Jammar Smith, 28, of 240 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of a Class B narcotic. Luz Lopez, 26, of 151 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Adan A. Lopez, 23, of 151 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Tuesday, May 11 Sharon Chafin,...

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Obituaries 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Stephen ‘Shalom’ Karp PhD Stanford Research Institute retiree Stephen “Shalom” Karp PhD of Adventura, Florida, died on May 6 after a long illness. He was 70 years old. He grew up in Chelsea, graduated from Tufts University and was in the US Navy where he served under Admiral Rickover. He then earned his Doctorate...

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Wind is the future

May 12, 2010
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Every time I pass the sight of the big wind turbine on the Forbes property I am pleased it is there. I wish there were hundreds of giant turbines like that one everywhere, generating clean, efficient energy all the time and causing us to use less foreign oil – which is draining this nation...

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City Manager Jay Ash files $120M City budget

May 12, 2010
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The city has filed a level funded $120 million budget proposal with the city council which contains no layoffs or program eliminations. “This is not a final document. There could be layoffs or program eliminations or both. It depends on how the final budget document turns out,” said City Manager Jay Ash. Ash said...

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Chelsea men murder trial sent to Jury

May 12, 2010
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The fate of the two Chelsea men charged with stabbing to death their mother’s boy friend in a fit of jealous rage in 2008 is now in the hands of Suffolk Superior Court Jury. The Chelsea home in which 25-year-old Shadeed “Cleo” Wiggins was stabbed to death was “dysfunctional,” with his alleged killers’ mother...

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Roland Palacios

May 12, 2010
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The shooting death of Chelsea High School student Roland Palacios is a tragedy of the first order. The 17 year-old Chelsea young man was shot on Suffolk Street last week in a homicide that Chelsea police detectives and state police investigators are trying to solve. Although the Chelsea Police are declining to speak about...

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The Chelsea budget

May 12, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash’s city budget for the coming year comes in at a cool and slim $120 million. There are no surprises in the city budget, which tends to mimic what came the year before. Copying what came the year before proves that magic is still a part of creative city budgets. There...

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Kenny Botticelli was a big star

May 12, 2010
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By Coach J. Barry Dwyer It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. That was a very fitting old adage often used by coaches to inspire athletes throughout the years. It never applied more to any of the runners I mentored than...

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Arrest Report 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Monday, May 3 Oscar Rivera, 33, 182 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possession open alcoholic beverage in public. Andrew Maier, 53, 201 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested on a felony warrant. Gregory Strunk, 47, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant, open and gross lewdness. Maura Sullivan, 24, 207 Shurtleff...

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Obituaries 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Charles Umanita Talented Oil Painter Charles J. Umanita, a talented oil painter, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, following a brief illness on May 7. He was 84 years old. A former resident of Chelsea, Malden and Peabody, he had been residing in Potomac, Maryland for the past 16 years....

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Successful cookie selling in Bellingham Square

May 8, 2010
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Successful cookie selling in Bellingham Square

It was a usual morning in Bellingham Square and the usual crowd there was doing their usual thing. That was, until a group of Chelsea Girl Scouts showed up and began selling cookies and brightening up the Square with their laughter and smiles. The usual crowd didn’t know what to make of it. The...

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Kayem Foods Inc. recognized by Family Circle

May 8, 2010
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Kayem Foods Inc. recognized by Family Circle

The country’s number one sausage product that is produced here in Chelsea at Kayem Foods Inc. was named Family Circle’s Best Product of 2010 and is now re-launching its branding of the sausage. Last week al fresco–known for its chicken sausage manufactured by Kayem–unveiled a brand new look and feel including a new logo,...

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Two shootings in Chelsea

May 8, 2010
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Two separate shootings over a two day period in Chelsea have left one teen in critical condition, another man wounded and one man in police custody. In the first incident Chelsea Police have arrested a 26-year-old Chelsea resident and charged him with a multitude of charges. Hector Vargas-Garcia, 26, of Chelsea was charged with...

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City closes down illegal dental operation

May 8, 2010
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In what police describe as a scene out of horror movie, Fire, Inspectional Service’s and Chelsea Police uncovered an illegal dental operation in a dirty Essex Street basement last Friday. City Inspectors and Fire Investigators acting on an anonymous tip made to police responded to 97 Essex St. to investigate the complaint. Once inside...

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“Bobby and Eddie”

May 8, 2010
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Through the years, many people have asked me about some of my outstanding runners.  Each one is a story in itself.  My most famous runner was a kid named Bobby Goss.  God sent him to me when he was in the 7th grade, and I was coaching the Chelsea Central Junior High School track...

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