When tragedy strikes

May 8, 2010
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The Tuesday shooting of a 17 year-old Chelsea High School student on Marginal Street has caused widespread outrage and disbelief among many Chelsea residents. The outrage is caused by the knowledge that danger lurks just around the corner in nearly every city and town in this nation for our residents of all ages –...

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City’s reaction to water crisis

May 8, 2010
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In neighboring Revere, the water crisis produced inertia and confusion. The mayor was out of town. There were no reverse 911 calls and there was very little interaction between city agencies of a meaningful kind to deal with the crisis. Here, City Manager Jay Ash revved up the city government to a full, high...

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Arrest Report 05-06-2010

May 8, 2010
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Monday, April 26 Carlos Zelaya, 31, of 7 Central Square, Lynn, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Carlos Rodriguez, 21, of 12 Fourth Street, Chelsea, was arrested for wanton destruction of property. Nelson Bonilla, 34, of 139 Marlborough Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery and threat to commit a...

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Obituaries 05-06-2010

May 8, 2010
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Sarah Yeshilian Filene’s retiree Sarah B. Yeshilian of Melrose, formerly of Chelsea and Watertown, died April 26. She was 93 years old. She was active in the St. James Armenian Apostolic Church of Watertown for many years and was also active in promoting good schools and education for children. A former bookkeeper and retired...

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Volunteers Beautify the City

April 30, 2010
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Volunteers Beautify the City

More than 100 volunteers turned out on a spectacular spring day Saturday to spruce up the city and take care of the environment. The City’s ninth annual Keep Chelsea Beautiful cleanup coincided with the nation’s fortieth observation of Earth Day, resulting in more than a dozen projects being undertaken in Chelsea, from tree plantings...

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Ruiz retires from boxing; Chelsea legend coming home

April 30, 2010
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Ruiz retires from boxing; Chelsea legend coming home

Following his graduation from Chelsea High School he took up boxing – and over the next two decades of his life, John Ruiz was able to fight and to claw his way to the top of professional boxing. He became boxing’s heavyweight champion of the world. He stepped into the ring to battle boxing...

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Demoulas ready to expand

April 30, 2010
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The Demoulas Family, owners of the Mystic Mall, are moving ahead quickly on plans to further develop the site. According to City Manager Jay Ash, the Demoulas Family is ahead of schedule on presenting ideas for the future of the mall, as was evidenced during a meeting earlier this week of the Mystic Mall...

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Jealous rage may be reason for Chelsea man’s murder

April 30, 2010
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The Chelsea man who was stabbed to death by his girlfriend’s two sons in 2008 may have been killed in a fit of jealous rage. The Chelsea home in which 25-year-old Shadeed “Cleo” Wiggins was stabbed to death was “dysfunctional,” with his alleged killers’ mother choosing him over her own sons, a Suffolk County...

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Johnny Ruiz

April 30, 2010
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Now that he is retiring from the ring, we want to congratulate Johnny Ruiz on a job well done as the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He is the one and only Chelsea man to accomplish such a distinction – and frankly – he will always be addressed and be considered the...

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Arrest Report 04-28-2010

April 30, 2010
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Monday, April 19 Jose Romero, 31, 150 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Tuesday, April 20 Roberto Ramos Santiago, 21, 44 Hancock St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, carrying dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation. Francis Loud,...

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Chelseas Boys Track News

April 30, 2010
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The Chelsea High School boys track team won 83-53 against Greater Lawrence. They are now 3-0. Personal bests by David Romero shot put 37 feet 8 inches for first place. Luis Hernandez 5 feet 4 inches for first place in the high jump. Diego Reyes remained undefeated in the jumping events winning the long...

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Obituaries 04-28-2010

April 30, 2010
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Moses Maltzman Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea Moses Maltzman of Deerfield Beach, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 27. He was the son of the late Jacob and Bessie Maltzman; loving brother of the late June Gross, Harry Tanar, Philip Maltzman, David Maltzman and Charlotte Zeitsiff; dear uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces...

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DiDomenico bests Flaherty in close race

April 15, 2010
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DiDomenico bests Flaherty in close race

Everett City Councilor Sal DiDomenico won a razor sharp victory in the special senate election Tuesday to fill the unexpired term left by former Senator Anthony Galluccio who resigned earlier in the year. DiDomenico beat Flaherty by 120 votes in an unofficial tally. Less than 10,000 voters came out in the sprawling district, which...

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James Hansbury, founder of Chelsea Youth Baseball League, dies

April 15, 2010
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James Hansbury, founder of Chelsea Youth Baseball League, dies

James Hansbury Sr., who founded the Chelsea Youth Baseball League in 1963, died on April 9, 2010, at home after a lengthy illness. He was 82 years old. Mr. Hansbury recognized that there was no organized baseball league for youth who had graduated from Chelsea Little League and were now teenagers. With the assistance...

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Council considering various issues

April 15, 2010
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The Chelsea city council is looking at a charter review, a capital improvement plan (CIP), and the upcoming city budget. Recent hearing have revolved around charter review and the selection process as well as a look toward the future with a rising belief among some of the members that the city manager should live...

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Police make drug arrests after tenant landlord dispute

April 15, 2010
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Chelsea Police Officers confiscated several pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $10,000 and seized over $8,000.00 in U.S. currency after responding to a landlord/tenant dispute last week. Chelsea Officers were called to 110 Prescott Avenue at 4:50 p.m. last Tuesday by the apartment’s landlord who complained of loud music and an...

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Senator Sal DiDomenico

April 15, 2010
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We need a strong senator at this time in order to act as our voice on Beacon Hill. The down economy and the budget cutting and the diminution of state services and local services, too, demand a strong voice in order for this city to keep its head above the water during these difficult...

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Anthony Pedi

April 15, 2010
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The death two weeks ago of former Chelsea Police officer Anthony Pedi was a terrible loss for his family, so many of whom we know and it was a loss for this city. Mr. Pedi spent nearly a lifetime here. His work-life as a police officer spanned almost 30 years and so this is...

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Obituaries 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Helen Smith, 87 Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Helen J. (Nicewicz) Smith of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 7. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John and Antonina (Grodzka) Nicewicz. She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School in Chelsea. She married in...

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Arrest Report 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Monday, April 5 Luis Lopez, 32, 31 Watts St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Emanuel Kouragnon, 40, 19 Parker St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and on a felony warrant. Dereck Evans, 60, 10 Forsyth St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Stephen Caprarella, 51, 220...

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Governor visits Chelsea Clock for small business roundtable

April 7, 2010
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Governor visits Chelsea Clock for small business roundtable

Governor Deval Patrick sat down with a half dozen local small business owners during a visit to the Chelsea Clock Company last week and let them know point blank – he was holding up almost 300 health insurance premium renewals and not allowing them to be approved by the state because he felt the...

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Flaherty, DiDomenico neck and neck

April 7, 2010
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Flaherty, DiDomenico neck and neck

Last minute campaigning is being conducted fast and furious in the political camps of Everett City Councilor Sal DiDomenico and Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty throughout the sprawling senatorial district reaching from Saugus to Allston-Brighton. With substantial, multiple political mailings, newspaper advertising and high profile visibilities, both DiDomenico and Flaherty are like thoroughbred horses racing...

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Expanded gambling a done deal

April 7, 2010
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Expanded gambling a done deal

House Speaker Robert DeLeo detailed last week how expanded gambling might take shape and form in the next few months. The release of a detailed bill by the House of Representatives was received warmly by those believing that casino gambling and slot machines will raise new tax dollars as well as create thousands of...

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Ruiz falls short in bid for heavyweight title

April 7, 2010
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John Ruiz lost his bid to become heavyweight champion of the world, losing his WBA championship fight to David Haye before 20,000 fans Saturday at M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. Ruiz fought gallantly for nine rounds before his trainer, Miguel Diaz, decided to stop the fight. Haye, 29, improved his record to 24-1, with...

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