CHS Girls Track Remains Undefeated

May 10, 2012
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The Chelsea High girls track and field team remained undefeated with an 80-56 triumph over Mystic Valley last week. Coach Kim Huffer’s Lady Red Devils now stand at 4-0 on the season Chelsea standouts included Thien-Ly Che, who finished first in the 400 low hurdles, breaking the CHS school record for the second meet...

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Obituaries 05-10-2012

May 10, 2012
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James Stevens Auto Mechanic, Member of American Legion    James E. Stevens of Chelsea died on May 3. He was 60 years old. A US Army veteran who served in Viet Nam, he was an auto mechanic and a member of the American Legion Post 19 in Somerville. He was the husband of the...

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Voters Crush Pro-casino Candidates in Foxboro

May 10, 2012
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In a stunning development, Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn, vying with Suffolk Downs for a casino license, have pulled out of the competition following the town wide vote taken in Foxboro Monday. In Monday’s election,  Foxboro, voters elected two candidates to the town’s Board of Selectmen who did not favor considering casino development, bringing...

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Projecting a New Image: as Port Park/Salt Storage Project Nears, Designer Has Already Gotten Attention in More Ways Than One

May 3, 2012
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Projecting a New Image: as Port Park/Salt Storage Project Nears, Designer Has  Already Gotten Attention in  More Ways Than One

For some time now, Chelsea has been projecting a new image of itself, but at the anticipated PORT site on what is now an old oil tank farm, such projections are happening in the most literal sense. As a prelude to the upcoming development – for which demolition of the tanks will begin next...

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Big Digging: Major Project to Begin Monday on Washington Ave; Smoother Sailing Ahead

May 3, 2012
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Big Digging: Major Project to Begin Monday on Washington Ave; Smoother Sailing Ahead

There’s no discounting the conditions of Washington Avenue these days. Right now, it’s darn near impassable, but thankfully, not for much longer. The Washington Avenue Reconstruction Project – already underway right now – will become more disruptive beginning next week, but City officials say it will be for the right reasons. Starting on Monday,...

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When Independence Means Everything

May 3, 2012
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There is a dramatic and growing need for safe and affordable housing that allows the elderly to retain their independence and to live their lives with as few impediments as possible. This type of housing provides seniors with a number of services and amenities to continue living by themselves with the option of choosing...

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Applications Sought for Simboli College Awards

May 3, 2012
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The Simboli Family’s generous scholarship opportunities for Chelsea High School graduating seniors heading to college are legendary locally. No one comes close to passing out as many scholarships as the Simbolis have done for quite some time. From those who have a lot a lot is expected. In fulfilling those words which the Simbolis...

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FBI Coming to Chelsea City Manager Ash Insists

May 3, 2012
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Rumors appearing to establish that the FBI is not moving into Chelsea are just that – rumors, according to Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash. “A long and very expensive lease has been entered into by the General Services Administration for the FBI. I don’t believe the GSA could reasonably get out of that lease...

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CHS Baseball Team Tops No. Shore Tech

May 3, 2012
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The Chelsea high baseball team parlayed some timely hitting and clutch pitching to earn a 9-6 victory over North Shore Tech last Wednesday. Odonys Urbaez went all the way on the mound for Chelsea. Though he was touched for runs in a few innings, he saved his best for last when he fanned the...

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Obituaries 05-03-2012

May 3, 2012
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Bowden ‘Bob’ Twombly World War II Purple Heart Recipient and DAV Member Bowden E, ‘Bob’ Twombly died on April 23 at the Glenridge Nursing Home on the Malden/Medford line where he had been receiving skilled supportive care for the past three years. He was 90 years old.  Born and raised in Chelsea, he was...

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Sheriff: Hennigan Fails to Comprehend Her Duties as Clerk

May 3, 2012
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In the wake of comments last week from Superior Court Criminal Clerk Maura Hennigan, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Dan Conley are swinging back – and they’re not throwing friendly jabs. In a story last week, Hennigan deflected some of the blame that was focused on her office for the accidental...

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Tobin Bridge Acting as a Grand Backdrop

April 26, 2012
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Tobin Bridge Acting as a Grand Backdrop

With the Tobin Bridge acting as a grand backdrop, Chelsea residents Margoth and Edwin Martinez share a conversation and then Margoth makes a wish as they tried to beat the heat on April 16 at Mary O’Malley Park. The two Chelsea residents were just two out of hundreds of people that took to the...

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Key Evidence in Major Turkish Trial Blown to Pieces by Chelsea Company

April 26, 2012
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Key Evidence in Major Turkish Trial Blown to Pieces by Chelsea Company

When Mark Spencer agreed to get involved in a new case earlier this year which involved a criminal trial in Turkey, he didn’t know what he was getting into. He was given just three CDs and later a computer hard drive; pretty small potatoes for a computer forensics company located on Commandant’s Way that...

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The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908

April 26, 2012
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The Great Chelsea Fire of 1908

Last week marked the 104th anniversary of the Great Chelsea Fire. It was a conflagration that changed forever the history of this city. In fact, the fire erased more history than it created. In doing so on a windy Palm Sunday at the beginning of the 20th Century, Chelsea became a new and modern...

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Georgia’s Not on Their Mind: Local Districts Defend Themselves in Light of Report in Atlanta Newspaper Suggesting Test Cheating

April 26, 2012
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Not too many people around Revere and Chelsea get down to Atlanta very often, but certainly news travelled fast this month from The Big Peach when it’s major daily newspaper alleged that both Revere and Chelsea Schools might be cheating on the MCAS standardized tests. It’s complete poppycock, though, say local and state school...

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The New Marriott

April 26, 2012
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Construction of the new Marriott Hotel is moving along swiftly and the structure itself has taken on a presence that will likely be here for the next 75 years or more. The hotel will be a giant generator of tax dollars for the city as the city charges a room tax, and the hotel...

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The Chelsea Housing Authority, Again

April 26, 2012
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One of the advantages of the recently ended receivership at the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) is that whatever favoritism existed in the system before has been expunged. The salary of the executive director is fair. The new CHA board is smart and aggressive, assertive, even and this will bode well compared to the old...

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Reyes’s Hit Gives Red Devils Walk off Victory

April 26, 2012
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The Chelsea High baseball team pulled out a dramatic victory in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday when Jason Reyes delivered a two-out, two-run single to give the Red Devils an exciting 4-3 triumph over Pope John. “It truly was a clutch win for us,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil. “We were...

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Police Briefs 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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4/16 Ramon Valdez, 27, 142 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating  motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license (criminal), reckless operation of motor vehicle (2 counts). Angelis Melendez, 29, 76 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for violation of abuse prevention order. Maria Roldan, 30, 24 Highland St., Revere, was arrested for assault and battery with...

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Obituaries 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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John Viarella East Boston Resident John F. Viarella of East Boston died on April 23. He was the husband of Ann (Tecci) Viarella; loving father of John Viarella and his wife, Kimberly of Virginia, Christine (Viarella) Gomes and her husband, Marcus of Revere, and Lisa Ferrara and her husband, Luigi of Saugus; dear brother...

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Smooth as Glass

April 20, 2012
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Smooth as Glass

A speedboat cuts through the glittering water of the Mystic River on Monday afternoon just off of Mary O’Malley Park in Chelsea, with its occupants presumably trying to get some respite from the hot temperatures. In the background is seen the Prudential Tower in Boston and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.

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Young at Heart: Chelsea Resident Sheldon Young Wrote a Song to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park

April 20, 2012
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Young at Heart: Chelsea Resident Sheldon Young Wrote a Song to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park

Sheldon Young, who grew up on Arlington Street in Chelsea, has written a song to commemorate the 100th anniversary of historic Fenway Park in Boston. While the Red Sox and Yankees will be playing a game Friday afternoon to mark the date the park opened in 1912, Young will be preparing to debut his...

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Washington Park Redevelopment Draws Criticism, Questions from Some Residents

April 20, 2012
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Washington Park Redevelopment Draws Criticism, Questions from Some Residents

An $850,000 planned redevelopment of Washington Park is drawing the attention of Councillor Paul Murphy and a number of local residents as well as the owner of area businesses fearing the redoing of the park will not only destroy a historical masterpiece of sorts but would make parking impossible and traffic congestion a way...

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DeLeo Leads House in Call for Reining Back Ebt Welfare Program

April 20, 2012
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With what he is describing as broad support for the effort, House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) has pushed for further reforms on the infamous Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) welfare system. While a legislative committee recently identified some reforms, DeLeo said he wanted to push for more reforms to be included in the House Budget...

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