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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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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