Swan story continues on Mill Creek

June 30, 2010
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Swan story continues on Mill Creek

The story has continued with the pair of mating wild swans who call Mill Creek on the Chelsea/Revere line their home. The male swan, Gus, arrived at the Creek nearly two years ago, and neighbors on the Chelsea and Revere side befriended the swan (or maybe it was the swan that befriended them). In...

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Boston Paintball may move to the Putnam building

June 30, 2010
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Boston Paintball may move to the Putnam building

If things go as planned, the number of shootings in the new Parkway Plaza will increase tremendously next year. Those shootings, though, will be with paintballs, and they’ll all be in good fun. Boston Paintball Inc. of Everett is in the process of negotiating a deal with the owners of the Richie’s Home Furnishings...

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DiDomenico’s first victory a Big Win for Chelsea

June 30, 2010
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During his special election campaign earlier this year, then candidate Sal DiDomenico ran on a platform of having the experience as a Chief of Staff in the Senate to “hit the ground running” as a freshman Senator.  That experience paid off during his first several weeks in office, as not only has Senator DiDomenico...

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Thoughts on the coming of July Fourth

June 30, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Arrest Report 06-30-2010

June 30, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22 Osmin Castro, 34, of 20 Reynolds Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Shannon McGrath, 44, of 928 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle with suspended license. Vikki Wommer, 28, of 135 Chelsea Street, Chelsea, was arrested for common streetwalking. Jose Morales, 22, of 203 Congress Avenue, Chelsea,...

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Obituaries 06-30-2010

June 30, 2010
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Edward Landers Worked at Santagate Supermarket Edward C. Landers of Haverhill, formerly of West Peabody, died on June 22 at the Wingate at Haverhill Nursing Home after a long illness . He was 81 years old. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 24, 1928, the son of the late Benjamin and Frances...

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Lifetime Achievement Robert Verrier, AIA

June 23, 2010
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Lifetime Achievement Robert Verrier, AIA

Robert Verrier, the president and founder of the Architectural Team on Admiral’s Hill – one of the leading architectural firms in Boston – turned 70 this week. It is a birthday to note not just because he designed Admiral’s Hill, but rather, because his career as an architect has been exemplary in every way....

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Camacho’s murder trial is underway

June 23, 2010
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Camacho’s murder trial is underway

The trial of the East Boston man accused of killing a 27-year-old Everett man inside King Arthur’s Lounge in Chelsea began last week and jurors visited the crime scene on Monday. Camacho, 23, of East Boston, who went by the moniker "Fat Jesse" is charged with first-degree murder for the January 24, 2008, shooting...

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Casino at Suffolk would mean jobs for Chelsea residents

June 23, 2010
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Chip Tuttle, chief operating officer of Suffolk Downs, said a casino project at the East Boston venue would mean hundreds of jobs for residents of Chelsea and area communities. Tuttle made his remarks at the June Breakfast hosted by the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at the Wyndham Chelsea Hotel. City Manager Jay Ash,...

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Northeast Regional softball team completes successful season

June 23, 2010
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The Northeast Regional softball team enjoyed another successful season under the direction of head coach Al Generazzo. Generazzo is well known in the city. He is a physical education teacher at Chelsea High School and his father, the late Al Generazzo Sr., was a Chelsea High star athlete who was inducted into the CHS...

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Representative Gene O’Flaherty

June 23, 2010
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The years come and go. Politics change from time to time but our Representative Gene O’Flaherty has remained on Beacon Hill where he grows stronger and stronger as time goes by. His recent fundraiser at Anthony’s Pier Four on the Boston waterfront, an annual affair for longer than a decade, brought out a wide...

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Ed Fish

June 23, 2010
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When the city bought back the Naval Hospital site from the US Government more than 30 years ago, the Fish Construction Company was hired to tear down the old and to build the new and to rehabilitate certain of the historic buildings on the 50 acre waterfront site. Here we are more than 30...

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Arrest Report 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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Monday, June 14 Walter Cacerea, 25, of 33 Suffolk Street, Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Carlos Jose Lebron, 32, of 122B Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Kenneth Stoddard, 45, of 14 Waverly, Everett, was arrested for warrant misdemeanor default. Santos Osorio, 27, of 19 Northern...

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Obituaries 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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Morris Smith Proud Lifelong Chelsea resident Morris L. Smith passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on June 22 after a heroic battle with overwhelming illness. He was 77 years old. He was the son of the late Leon M. and Ethel L. (Jackson) Smith. He was proud that he was born at the...

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Chelsea Art Walk great success; hundreds view local exhibits

June 17, 2010
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Chelsea Art Walk great success; hundreds view local exhibits

The annual Chelsea Art Walk once again revealed this city’s artful heart and soul. With exhibits displayed throughout the city, Chelsea’s budding local art community got to show off its best work. Eleven different venues – from oil paintings shown inside local galleries to music being played by performing artists at Chelsea City Hall,...

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Margolis Pharmacy closed following DEA intervention

June 17, 2010
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Margolis Pharmacy closed following DEA intervention

Chelsea’s oldest pharmacy in Bellingham Square has been closed following a visit to the landmark by Drug Enforcement Agency officials who ordered everyone to leave and who shut the place down earlier this week. The action followed an earlier visit by the DEA, sources close to the investigation told the Record. “There was unfinished...

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Xavier Ortiz, Decathlon

June 17, 2010
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Senior Xavier Ortiz of Chelsea competed in the New England Track and Field Championship last Saturday in New Britain, Connecticut.  The weather was cool and rainy but Ortiz ran well enough in the rain to finish tenth in the 200 meters.  Ortiz finished his race in a time of 23.16 seconds.  He was seventeen...

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Of Bunker Hill and battles to come

June 17, 2010
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It is a radically changed nation we live in today compared with the America of just three years ago. Since the national economy came close to collapse at the end of 2008, nearly everything about our lives and how we view the future has been altered. The job market has all but disappeared. There...

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Arrest Report 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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Tuesday, June 8 Bryan Overka, 18, of 117 Marlborough Street, Chelsea, was arrested for violation of an abuse prevention order. Ryan McNee, 34, of 33 Jacques Street, Somerville, was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct. Antonio Pinto, Jr., 34, of 12 9th Street, Medford, was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct. Wednesday, June 9...

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Obituaries 06-17-2010

June 17, 2010
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Alice O’Brien Retired Rehabilitation Aide Alice E. (Williams) O’Brien passed away peacefully in her Malden home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness on Sunday June 13. She was 65 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Williams and the...

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Boulrice treasures being a playwright – City official will present his plays at Chelsea Art Walk at Apollinaire Theatre

June 5, 2010
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Boulrice treasures being a playwright – City official will present his plays at Chelsea Art Walk at Apollinaire Theatre

By day Robert B. Boulrice is the treasurer and collector for the City of Chelsea, managing the city’s tens of millions of dollars and overseeing its valuable investments. But on nights and weekends, Boulrice dons his literary cape as a versatile playwright – whose comedic talent and writing skills will soon be on display...

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Keeping the lid on anger, vengeance and violence

June 5, 2010
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The shooting death of a 14 year-old Dorchester youth – he was riding his scooter when two men approached him and one held him and the other shot him several times in the chest – has once again shocked most civilized people living in Boston. It has also shocked those of us living outside...

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CORI reform passed; called ‘smart on crime’ bill

June 5, 2010
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Operating under the theory that good jobs and putting people to work here in Chelsea can break the cycle of poverty, depression, and crime in the community, the House passed CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) reform last week. “This legislation opens new doors for those who have served their punishment while keeping public safety...

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CHS Girls Track

June 5, 2010
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The Chelsea High Girl’s Track and Field Team won their third CAC Dual Meet Championship with an undefeated 8-0 record.  This is the third consecutive undefeated dual meet season for the girl’s track program.  The girls traveled to Greater Lowell Technical High School last Thursday for the CAC League Meet.  The team won their...

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