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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Ten Homicides in 2010

December 23, 2010
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Those of us always trying to convey the message to outside world about the Chelsea miracle are finding this a bit harder to do during this year of carnage. Ten people have been murdered here during the year – and the year isn’t over, yet. Young people have executed other young people with close-up...

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Tenth Homicide of Year Caused by Stabbing Death

December 23, 2010
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An Allston man was stabbed to death near the MBTA commuter rail stop on Sixth Street over the weekend. It was the city’s 10th homicide of the year and word of it sent shock waves throughout the city. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Joaquin Aguilar. Chelsea Police Captain Keith Houghton said police were...

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CHS Girls Improve to 3-0 with Pair of Wins

December 23, 2010
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a pair of important victories over key Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) rivals this past week. The Lady Red Devils traveled to Minuteman Regional Friday night and came home with an impressive 50-41 triumph, marking the first Chelsea victory over Minuteman, which...

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Red Devil Hoopmen Roll Past Minuteman

December 23, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) with a dominating 72-38 victory over Minuteman Regional Technical Friday evening in the CHS gym. The contest was a runaway from the opening tip and the Red Devils never looked back as they continued to...

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Christmas 2010

December 23, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Police Blotter 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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12/13 Carmelot Pierre, 29, 37 Broadway, Somerville, was arrested for violating the abuse prevention order. Aisling Sutton, 31, 7 Rowell St., Dorchester, was arrested for larceny over $250, warrants. Franklin Rassi, 52, 2 Neptune Rd., East Boston, was arrested for possessing open container of alcohol in public, and warrants. Bienvenido Moni, 52, 284 Washington...

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Obituaries 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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Thomas Rossetti Independent Residential Painter Thomas P. Rossetti, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away after a long illness in his home early Monday morning December 20. He was 63 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Michael and Edith (Tolman) Rossetti. “Tommy” supported himself working...

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Oil Squeeze

December 16, 2010
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Oil Squeeze

Winter oil price predictions aren’t encouraging There are numerous concerns this heating season for those who heat with fuel oil, but chief among those concerns is the price – which is very high and doesn’t appear to be going down anytime soon. Though November was quite warm, December has brought cold nights and chilly...

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Tax rate up 4.1%

December 16, 2010
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Chelsea’s tax rate for commercial and residential properties has been set. The new tax rate is $12.92 per thousand of assessed value for residential property and $30.60 for commercial/industrial properties. Overall, this represents an $0.83 cent raise which translates into a 4.1% increase in the average single family tax bill. The average single family...

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Cleaner street are on the way

December 16, 2010
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Cleaner street are on the way

The persistent, pernicious, sometimes overwhelming nature of the trashproblem in this city has defied the best efforts of leadership here for decades. Chelsea’s streets and sidewalks, some of its major arteries and its many side streets are often used as trash receptacles by the unwitting and those who don’t know any better. Trash day,...

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Everett man dies in Chelsea hit and run

December 16, 2010
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Julio Vaquerano, 36, of Everett was apparently struck and killed by a vehicle near to the intersection of Blossom and Maple Streets shortly after 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night, Chelsea Police reported. The car involved in the collision allegedly fled the scene, witnesses claimed. Police said they responded to a 911 call of a person...

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The heating oil scam

December 16, 2010
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A gallon of heating oil in today’s marketplace is $3.00 or more for consumers who heat their homes and properties with oil. Despite a near state of oversupply and little new demand beyond that which comes with exceedingly cold weather, oil should cost far less than it does today. It costs so much more...

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The recycling failure

December 16, 2010
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It makes sense that a city afflicted with a chronic and undifferentiated trash issue cannot come to terms with recycling. Chelsea is that place, big time. The city’s recycling rate is 5%,  an astounding 75% below the state average. In fact, if Chelsea’s recycling rate goes just a bit lower, it will entirely disappear....

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Chelsea Pride Spartans win Super Bowl 27-7

December 16, 2010
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Chelsea Pride Spartans win Super Bowl 27-7

On November 14 the Chelsea Pride Spartans (9-1) beat the Beverly Panthers (8-2) in a blowout 27-7. Chelsea out-played its opponent right from kick-off and ended up playing its finest game all season. For a team known for its offensive talent it was its fearsome defense that worried its opponents most. On this day,...

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Police Blotter 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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December 5 Michelle Guerrero, 37, 230 Central Ave., Apt. #5, Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering in the nighttime, evading taxi fare & malicious destruction of property of $250 or more. Lorraine Matos, 36, 32 Chestnut St., Lynn, was arrested for breaking and entering in the nighttime, evading taxi fare & malicious destruction...

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Obituaries 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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Leonora ‘Lennie’ Indrisano Winthrop resident Leonora A. “Lennie” (Repucci) Indrisano of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere on Friday, December 10 after a long illness. She was 87 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Adeline (Susa) and George Repucci, she lived in Winthrop for most of her...

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FBI coming to Chelsea

December 9, 2010
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FBI coming to Chelsea

Chelsea chosen as New England headquarters The FBI has chosen Chelsea to be the site of its New England headquarters, winning out over Boston for the agency’s plans to expand its operations. The announcement was made last week by City Manager Jay Ash and Congressman Mike Capuano. Neither the FBI nor the General Services Administration...

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City manager’s contract to be extended

December 9, 2010
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City manager’s contract to be extended

The city council voted earlier this week to offer a contract extension to City Manager Jay Ash. The council voted 10-1 to allow Ash another term. Only Councillor Kathleen Bishop voted against the measure offering Ash the extension. To that end, Ash and Council President Leo Robinson have begun a contract extension process. Under...

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Dockside Restaurant to open in Market Basket Mall

December 9, 2010
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Dockside Restaurant to open in Market Basket Mall

Dockside Restaurants is taking a stand in Chelsea. The well known, well run, well-attired sports restaurant chain with locations in Malden and Wakefield, is coming to Chelsea to the Market Basket Mall to the building now housing the AJ Wright outlet. The concept will be the same as its flagship location in Malden. It will offer...

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Hotel developer upping ante following FBI announcement

December 9, 2010
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Following the announcement of the FBI coming to Chelsea last week, developers negotiating with the city for a project adjacent to the FBI site contacted City Manager Jay Ash. “We are thinking about going larger than 100 rooms we have been estimating,” said officials for DMG, the group planning to build a Cambria Suites...

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ACS Development

December 9, 2010
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In a way, the FBI coming to Chelsea will be ACS Development’s mother of all developments. It isn’t every year or even every decade that Chelsea’s largest and most successful real estate developer gets the go ahead for a 250,000 square foot FBI headquarters to be located on about 50,000 square feet of land...

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The FBI comes to Chelsea

December 9, 2010
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In the old days right before receivership, it was always very bad news to a great number of people in this city, including elected public officials, city hall types and local bookmakers that the FBI is coming. That was then. This is now. The FBI is coming to a renewed Chelsea, to a gold...

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