Police Briefs 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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6/04 Katie Jergens, 27, 32 Whitman St., Somerville, was arrested for accessory before the act. Maria DeSimone, 39, 15 Maggie Rd., Revere, was arrested for accessory before the act. Douglas Bergeron, 30, 7 Eastman St., Medford, was arrested for attempting to commit a crime, possessing burglarious instrument, malicious destruction of property over $250. Derren...

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Obituaries 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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Ellython Morales Of Chelsea, formerly of Chile Ellython Morales of Chelsea formerly of Santiago Chile, died at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Moniea (Vargas) Morales with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; loving father of Estaban and Carolina Morales, both of Chelsea and Andres Morales of Georgia;...

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Temple Yard Sale 6/17

June 14, 2012
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Temple Emmanuel  will hold a Yard Sale this Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The temple is located at 60 Tudor Street, Chelsea. View Larger Map

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Suffolk Downs Billion Dollar Casino Plan Unveiled

June 7, 2012
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Suffolk Downs Billion Dollar Casino Plan Unveiled

The casino plan that Revere residents will soon have the opportunity to vote for or against was unveiled Tuesday by owners of Suffolk Downs. While dramatically different from plans touted back in 2010, the proposal by Suffolk Downs’ principal owners and Caesar’s Entertainment includes a $1 billion investment to build a 300 room hotel,...

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A Proud Return: U.S. Navy Corpsman Daniel Libby Receives Medal for His Heroic Action in Afghanistan

June 7, 2012
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A Proud Return: U.S. Navy Corpsman Daniel Libby Receives Medal for His Heroic Action in Afghanistan

Daniel Libby was the guest of honor at a gathering at the family home on Harvard Street Saturday afternoon. Libby, a former hockey standout at Northeast Regional where he graduated in 2009, had returned from a seven-month stint in Afghanistan as U.S. Navy corpsman (medic) serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in the field....

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Residency for City Employees: The Time Has Come or Not?

June 7, 2012
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In the pre-receivership era, there was a local politician who quite often got up at public meetings when job seekers from out of town were trying to gain a position with the city. “Chelsea jobs should be for Chelsea people,” that old time politician used to tell them before he suggested they get out...

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Gravestone Returned to Chelsea After 35 Years

June 7, 2012
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In a dark corner of the evidence room at the Milford (CT) Police Department, an unsettling and unsolved mystery sat for 35 years until last Friday. The mystery was a gravestone – an old stone belonging to an 18-month-old baby girl that was found in 1977 by three young boys in some weeds on...

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Grand Jury Stepping Up McLaughlin Matter

June 7, 2012
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Media reports this week indicate that after many months of virtual silence in the investigation into former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin, a Grand Jury has begun stepping up its inquiry into the matter. Though a Grand Jury proceeding is secret, many sources have told media members about an uptick in activities....

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Graduation Slated for Sunday

June 7, 2012
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Some 250 students are set to walk across the stage on Sunday as part of the Class of 2012 graduation ceremonies at Chelsea High School (CHS). The ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m. inside the gymnasium at CHA, and Principal Joe Mullaney said that for the first time, there will be a collation afterward...

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Suffolk Downs Rolls out Casino Plans for Track

June 7, 2012
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Tuesday afternoon, the owners of Suffolk Downs finally released a development proposal to a throng of media, local officials, residents of surrounding cities and towns as well as track employees and union representatives of exactly what they are planning. Chelsea, as a designated surrounding city, will be a beneficiary of a casino coming into...

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Police Briefs 06-07-2012

June 7, 2012
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May 28 Jose Padilla, 33, of 224 Cherry Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery. John Lewis, 36, of 24 Moore Street, Quincy, was arrested for shoplifting, default warrant felony and default warrant misdemeanor. Luis Claudio, 30, of 42 Clark Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing. Isaura...

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McLaughlin Grand Jury Examining Evidence

June 7, 2012
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Disgraced former Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Michael McLaughlin is being investigated by a grand jury. That same grand jury has asked Lt. Governor Tim Murray to testify and possibly this week. McLaughlin, who resigned before Governor Deval Patrick had the chance to fire him, was being paid $360,000 a year by the CHA....

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Obituaries 06-07-2012

June 7, 2012
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Winifred ‘Winnie’ Dyer Member of Revere Womens’ Club and Devotee of ICC Parish Winifred R. “Winnie” (Dixon) Dyer of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died at her home on June 2. She was 86 years old. “Winnie” was born and raised in Chelsea. She was a member of St. Rose Parish and a...

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Memorial Day Enhanced by Parade, Weather and Meaningful Ceremony

May 31, 2012
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Memorial Day Enhanced by Parade, Weather and Meaningful Ceremony

No one knew quite what to expect on Monday morning around 8:15 a.m. when the new Memorial Day Girl Scout parade pushed off from the parking lot of Welsh’s Funeral Home on Broadway. There was a healthy crowd of participants waiting to take the first march down the City’s main thoroughfare – the first...

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McLaughlin Pension Investigation Continues

May 31, 2012
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The Chelsea Retirement Board reported last week that it continues trying to investigate the pension request of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) director Michael McLaughlin, but the Board is not get unfettered cooperation in the task. Board Chair Joe Siewko reported at last Thursday’s meeting that the local Board had sent out nine letters...

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City Credit Rating Shines Despite Gloomy Economy

May 31, 2012
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While many communities have had to sacrifice their credit ratings by raiding Rainy Day Funds in order to stay afloat during the last several lean financial years, Chelsea remains trustworthy and financially strong according to Wall Street credit agencies. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) reaffirmed the City’s credit rating at “A+” after an extensive review...

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Looking at the City…

May 31, 2012
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Watching the old rusting steel oil tanks lining Marginal Street by the salt pile coming down is absolutely extraordinary. Twenty-five years ago if anyone around here had been asked if those tanks could come down, you would have been laughed at. Soon, they will all be down and the plans for reclaiming some of...

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Memorial Day, Again

May 31, 2012
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Memorial Day has again come and gone and with it, the growing sense, we believe, that the holiday is experiencing a significant rebirth as Americans come to understand more clearly and in deeply personal ways, the sacrifices being made by our sons and daughters in uniform around the world and especially in Iraq and...

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Lady Red Devils Win Freshman-Sophomore Meet

May 31, 2012
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A contingent of Chelsea High freshman and sophomore members of the CHS girls track team brought home the first place prize at the annual Freshman and Sophomore Meet of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. Coach Kim Huffer’s squad edged out their closest rival, Mystic Valley by a score of 163-153. Top finishers for the Lady...

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Police Briefs 05-31-2012

May 31, 2012
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May 21 Nelly Coto, 46, of 32 Francis Street, Everett,  was arrested for assault and battery. Jody Lassiter, 49, of 39 Vernal Street, Everett, was arrested for warrant felony default and straight felony warrant. John F. Sullivan, 32, of 28 Reynolds Avenue, Everett, was arrested for assault and battery and being a fugitive from...

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Obituaries 05-31-2012

May 31, 2012
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James Zorbas Melrose Resident James M. Zorbas of Melrose died on May 27. He was 64 years old. He was the devoted son of the late Arthur C. and Anne M. (Smole) Zorbas, caring brother of John Zorbas and his wife, Janet of Roslindale, Mary Lacourciere and her husband, Paul of Chicago, Rosann Zorbas...

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Fox 25 Zip Trip Hits Admiral’s Hill Friday

May 24, 2012
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Fox 25 Zip Trip Hits Admiral’s Hill Friday

All of Greater Boston will be watching Chelsea on Friday morning as the Fox 25 Zip Trip Morning Show pays a live visit to Admiral’s Hill, and they’re calling on all Chelsea residents to come down and get involved in the show. Every Friday morning during the summer months, the morning news team on...

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Memorial Day 2012

May 24, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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CHS Girls Track Team Wins CAC League Meet

May 24, 2012
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The Chelsea High girls track and field team pulled out a narrow win in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference All-League Meet last week, barely edging their nearest rival, Mystic Valley, by a score of 121-119.33. Four CHS school records were set during the meet: – Senior co-captain Thien-Ly Che ended the season by bettering her...

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