Shortfall requires sacrifice

November 10, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash has worked wonders with the city budget. The city is sitting with more than $10 million in its account which is known as free cash. But the slowed economy has caused an erosion in tax receipts. The city was expecting more income than it will receive due to assessments for...

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Arrest Report 11-10-2010

November 10, 2010
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Monday, November 1 Raul Zelaya, 30, 94 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for one-way violation, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Hugo Collaguazo-Plaza, 36, 173 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Issam Rhadfour, 30, 15 Freeman St., Malden, was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer,...

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Obituaries 11-10-2010

November 10, 2010
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Adolfo ‘Fito’ Ramirez Semi-retired barber, former owner of Frank and Fito’s Barber Shop Adolfo S. “Fito” Ramirez, former owner and proprietor of Frank and Fito’s Barber Shop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 4 following a heroic battle with overwhelming illness. He was 75 years old. Born, raised and educated in Laredo,...

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Chelsea goes for Patrick; and all democrats

November 3, 2010
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Chelsea goes for Patrick; and all democrats

More than 5,000 Chelsea voters came out on Election Day to have their say. When all was said and done, the entire Democratic slate were winners. Governor Deval Patrick, who has visited here so often and whose administration has done so much for this city, came out of Chelsea big winner. Patrick scored 3,198...

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Fifth Annual Family Literacy Day is set for Saturday at Chelsea Public Library

November 3, 2010
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Fifth Annual Family Literacy Day is set for Saturday at Chelsea Public Library

You know your community event has attained a significant level of interest when attendance grows each year and children and their parents excitedly anticipate its arrival each year. That’s what the organizers of the Annual Family Literacy Day: “Chelsea Reads” have been able to accomplish with their annual educational and fun event held at...

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Development on the move in the down market

November 3, 2010
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The city appears to be continuing its development miracle despite the down market that finds investment in new developments at a virtual standstill all over the nation. The Chelsea Economic Development Board has adopted an agreement with developer Chelsea North for the development of 200+ units of market rate housing in the City’s urban...

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Red Devils fall to Whittier, 20-7 – CHS gridsters host No. Shore Tech Friday evening

November 3, 2010
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The Chelsea High football team played well for almost their entire game against Whittier Tech Friday evening. But three key breakdowns directly resulted in all three of the Whittier touchdowns as the visiting Techmen handed the Red Devils a 20-7 defeat. An indication of the sorts of tricks that Chelsea would encounter on this...

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Boys soccer team wins CAC D-1 title

November 3, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team captured the Commonwealth Athletic Conference’s Division One championship with a 3-1 win over Northeast Regional Vocational School last Thursday and a 3-0 triumph over Greater Lowell Monday. The two wins left the Red Devils in a tie for first with Northeast, but Chelsea earned the title thanks to...

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CHS soccer girls win last two games

November 3, 2010
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The Chelsea High girls soccer team ended its season on an upbeat note with victories in the final two games of the year this past week. Coach Jen Gulko’s squad defeated Lynn Tech 2-1 on Monday with goals scored by Quinnee Valenzona (assisted by Sarah Bourouis) and Zuleima Castillo (her first goal for the...

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Cross country teams win season finale

November 3, 2010
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The CHS boys and girls cross country teams returned to their winning ways and finished off the regular season last Thursday with victories against Greater Lawrence, 24-33 for the boys and 19-40 for the girls. The boys finished the regular season with a 7-1 record and were the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Lower Division champions....

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The election

November 3, 2010
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The city’s voters came out in great numbers Tuesday. More than 42% of all those registered to vote cast a ballot. The outcome, which seemed to hang in the balance, was predictable in the end. After all, Chelsea and all of Massachusetts is a Democratic stronghold. It appears that way more so than ever...

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Development in Chelsea

November 3, 2010
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How this city can continues to swim against a downward tide when it comes to new development is an extraordinary story of perseverance, smarts and knowing how to get a project done. City Manager Jay Ash has shown time and again, and continues to show today, great skill in the art of putting together...

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Arrest Report 11-03-2010

November 3, 2010
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Monday, October 25 Luis Ramirez-Aguilar, 19, 186 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing/drinking open alcoholic beverage in public. Elias Pizarro Jr., 39, 21 Walnut St., Taunton, was arrested for assault and battery on a disabled person +60. Rigoberto Gonzalez, 53, 57 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant and drinking/possessing open container...

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Obituaries 11-03-2010

November 3, 2010
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Grace Hutchins Retired Chelsea Library Clerk Grace F. (Davis) Hutchins of North Reading, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 1. She was 93 years old. A retired clerk for the Chelsea Library, she was the wife of the late Carl E. Marshall Sr. and the late Fred Hutchins; mother of the late Carl E....

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Eastern Avenue project brings Lt. Governor Murray to Chelsea

October 27, 2010
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Eastern Avenue project brings Lt. Governor Murray to Chelsea

Chelsea residents have 500,000 reasons to give the governor a vote on Election Day. That’s how much money the Patrick Administration gave to Chelsea to aid in making happen a stunning project on Eastern Avenue that is turning one of the city’s worst half-blocks into a $20 million success story. When all is said...

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Chief’s departure underscores local union turf battles

October 27, 2010
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It was fairly well known in local firefighting circles that the Chelsea Firefighters Union did not see eye to eye with Chief Chuck Fothergill. Fothergill threw in the towel two weeks ago when he announced his retirement – a sudden move – but not entirely unexpected. Chief Fothergill wasn’t one for petty dramas, name-calling...

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Chelsea police investigate Monday morning shooting

October 27, 2010
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Chelsea Police Detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that was reported in the hallway of 61 Shurtleff Street Monday. Chelsea officers responded to a call of a gunshot victim at that address. Officers found Rigoberto Herrara, 39, of the same address who was conscious and alert after being shot twice in the arm...

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Devils demolish Minutemen 32-6 – Martinez runs for 220 yards, scores two TDs;Chelsea hosts Whittier Tech Friday evening

October 27, 2010
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Juan Martinez rushed for 220 yards on eight carries, including runs of 84 and 82 yards, and scored two touchdowns, to lead the Chelsea High football team to a 32-6 victory at Minuteman Tech in Lexington Saturday afternoon. The win raises the Red Devils’ record to 3-4 overall, but more important, to 2-0 in...

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Erin Kelley named MVP, Ceccherini Coach of the Year

October 27, 2010
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The Chelsea High volleyball team received all of the major accolades in the Small Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference at Monday’s coaches meeting. Lady Red Devils senior captain Erin Kelley was named to the All Star team and was selected as the Small Division MVP. Her coach, Lisa Ceccherini, was honored by her...

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Boys soccer team wins two more games

October 27, 2010
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The tournament-bound Chelsea High boys soccer team raised its record to a sterling 9-1-2 mark with a pair of victories this past week over Greater Lowell and Greater Lawrence. The twin wins set up a likely showdown today (Thursday) with Northeast Regional Vocational School for the championship of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference’s Division 1....

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CHS cross country teams suffer first loss

October 27, 2010
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Both the Chelsea High boys and girls saw their perfect seasons come to an end with losses last Wednesday in Billerica against Shawsheen Tech. Coach Don Fay’s boys now stand at 6-1 and the girls at 7-1. In the boys’ race, a 25-32 defeat, Red Devil Ugo Cvjetan was the overall winner of the...

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CHS girls soccer team defeats Lynn Tech

October 27, 2010
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After dropping a 5-0 decision to undefeated Shawsheen Tech last Thursday, the Chelsea High girls soccer team rebounded for a solid 2-1 triumph over Lynn Tech Monday. “We played a fantastic first half against Tech, which really showed how much we’ve improved over the course of the season,” said CHS head coach Jennifer Gulko,...

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Be sure to vote Tuesday – It’s the best way to influence our government

October 27, 2010
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Newspaper editorial writers routinely exhort their readers to “get out and vote” on Election Day. We typically write that in a democracy, voting is not merely the right of every citizen, but an obligation. It is the best means each of us has of demonstrating both to our elected officials and to our fellow...

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Vote “No’ on question 2 – A No” saves jobs & affordable housing — and limits “snob zoning”

October 27, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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