Police Briefs 12-30-2014

December 30, 2014
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12/22 Juan Socarras, 51, 88 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Mark Rivera, 43, 123 Bowdoin St., Malden, was arrested on a warrant. Jessica Boyd, 44, 680 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant. Jaime Rivera, 18, 2 Paul Dore Terrace, Jamaica Plain, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon, carry loaded...

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High School Students Donate Pajamas and Books to Children

December 30, 2014
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Northeast Metro Tech’s Early Childhood Education program has collected more than 50 bedtime essentials for children in need. “It is an important cause to all of us and as a school community,” says senior Yesenia Montijo. Earlier this semester, students and teachers at the Wakefield school gathered books and pairs of pajamas as part...

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Workers Reach Agreement at Whidden Memorial Hospital

December 30, 2014
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As part of an ongoing effort by the national Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to raise the wages of workers from fast food clerks to hotel housekeepers, healthcare workers represented by a local branch of the SEIU have ratified a contract with the Whidden Hospital to raise their base wages to $15 – the...

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Winter Open House at The Estates on Admiral’s Hill Assisted Living Residences

December 30, 2014
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The Estates on Admiral’s Hill, part of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation (CJF), will hold a winter open house for its two assisted living residences on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 3-6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the executive team at The Estates, tour the spacious apartments and discuss the available...

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Ring Out The Old….

December 30, 2014
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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Obituaries 12-25-2014

December 30, 2014
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Herbert King Retired meat cutter who worked hard all his life Herbert T. King died on November 26 at his home in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He was 85 years old. He was born October 18, 1929 in Chelsea to Nicholas and Marion (Peary) King. He grew up and attended schools in Chelsea and after...

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Police Briefs 12-25-2014

December 24, 2014
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12/15/14 Timothy Bennett, 47, 780 Albany St., Roxbury, was arrested for destruction of property, $250 malicious, multiple warrants. Timothy Ramos, 19, 20 Cary Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen mv, larceny of mv, operation of mv unlicensed, reckless operation of mv, speeding, stop sign violation, failing to stop for police, fail to signal,...

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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...

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Essex Street Man Fights for Life After Being Pulled from Burning Building

December 24, 2014
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There was a commotion at the back door of 77 Essex St. on Sunday night as fire crews battled a chaotic two-alarm fire on fire-prone Essex Street. Residents were yelling and trying to get in the back door to help a trapped man. Engine 2 Firefighter Angel Arrieta heard the commotion and ran quickly...

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Firefighters Pleased with Mill Hill Station Renovation

December 24, 2014
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Just a few years ago, the walls of the old Mill Hill Fire Station on Broadway seemingly made more sounds than the firefighters inside. Those noises were not just the creaking and cracking of a building built in 1887, but also the pitter-patter of mice running in the walls. That was just one of...

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Retirement Board Recovering Funds

December 24, 2014
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The Chelsea Retirement Board is looking to modify its procedures in checking deaths after a $7,000 fraud was discovered last October. A Revere woman allegedly had forged documents and checks after her grandfather had passed away so she could allegedly continue collecting retirement benefits from the Board. Board Chair Joe Siewko said the Board...

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Spence to Return for Non-Profit Forum on City Manager Process

December 24, 2014
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Another well known name from the receivership era will be coming back to Chelsea in January to participate in a panel organized by several local non-profits concerning how to give community input and stay involved in the city manager hiring process. Harry Spence, now an administrator of the Massachusetts Trial Court, was once the...

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Perlatonda Says He Will Vote for Robinson for President

December 24, 2014
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Councillor Joe Perlatonda returned from vacation this week and said he would be voting for Councillor Leo Robinson to be the next Council President on Jan. 5. “I think Matt Frank was a terrible president and I think Clifford Cunningham would be terrible as well,” he said. “I don’t think people want him as...

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Santa on Braoadway

December 23, 2014
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Santa on Braoadway

Santa Claus was shaking hands, waving to cars and generally bringing Christmas cheer to Broadway on Monday morning. Santa said he had a few hours to kill on his way up north, and decided there was no better place than the corner of Broadway and Everett Avenue.

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Chelsea Man Held Without Bail in Chester Avenue: Double Shooting, Murder

December 23, 2014
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Chelsea Man Held Without Bail in Chester Avenue: Double Shooting, Murder

A Chester Avenue home that has been a persistently problematic address for years was the setting for a double shooting last Sunday morning that took the life of one Chelsea man, Javier Ortiz, and seriously injured a second man. On Tuesday night, Chelsea Police and State Police narrowed down the search for the alleged...

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Local Skater Jessica Caprio Set to Perform in Disney on Ice Show at Agganis Arena

December 23, 2014
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Local Skater Jessica Caprio Set to Perform in Disney on Ice Show at Agganis Arena

Jessica Caprio played high school hockey in nearby Burlington and attended UMass/Lowell. “I played hockey at Burlington High for three years and I was on the dance team all four years,” said Caprio. “I also skated at the Winchester Figure Skating Club out of the Burlington Ice Palace.” That combination of talents is serving...

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Dauwer Family Still Seeking Answers One Year after Murder

December 23, 2014
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Dauwer Family Still Seeking Answers One Year after Murder

One year has gone by, but the clock seemingly hasn’t moved for Revere’s June Dauwer since she picked up the phone and found out her daughter, Michelle Dauwer, had been murdered on the streets of Chelsea. June got the call on a cold night last Dec. 10, 2013. The voice on the other side...

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O’Regan Announces Chelsea Little League Sign-ups

December 23, 2014
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Chelsea Little League President Shawn O’Regan announces registration sessions for the 2015 season on the following dates: Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m. All registration clinics will be held at the Williams School. The registration fee is...

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Political Poker Ends Council Meeting

December 23, 2014
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It was the meeting that never got started Monday night as the City Council was scheduled to choose its incoming leadership team, but encountered a quorum block as five councillors remained in the hallway and refused to assemble for the meeting in a move to push the decision to a final vote on Jan....

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Councillors Seek Meeting with Police Chief

December 23, 2014
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City Councillors voted unanimously Monday night for an order by Councillor Giovanni Recupero to have a discussion with Police Chief Brian Kyes about the state of violence on the City’s streets – an order that was directly related to the murder and stabbing that took place last weekend. “Most people tell me they don’t...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 23, 2014
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We want to wish Jewish residents in Chelsea a Happy Hanukkah in honor of the “Festival of Lights” holiday that began Tuesday at sundown and continues for eight days and nights. There are many traditions associated with this holiday, notably the lighting of the Menorah for eight consecutive nights. Children enjoy playing dreidel games...

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Thank You, Shawn O’Regan for Your Work with Chelsea Little League

December 23, 2014
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The Chelsea Little League concluded a successful 2014 season under president Shawn O’Regan, a member of the School Committee. O’Regan has worked hard to raise funds for the league and keep this important sports program running in our city. So many Chelsea residents played in the Chelsea Little League through the years. It’s nice...

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With Rising Electric Prices, Consumer Caution Urged

December 23, 2014
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Marilyn Murphy, Energy Director at Community Action Programs Inter-City (CAPIC) in Chelsea, has managed low income energy programs for decades. In late September, when National Grid announced rate hikes of 37% for the upcoming winter, she was not surprised to learn that competitive electricity providers were going door to door, promoting their products as...

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Obituaries 12-18-2014

December 23, 2014
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Nicole Alas Medical Assistant of Georgia, Formerly of Chelsea Nicole Alas passed away on Sunday December 14 at the Memorial University Medical Center in Savanah, GA. She was 27 years old. Nicole was born in Malden on October 16, 1987. As a devoted Army wife, she traveled with her husband to posts and bases...

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