Clark Avenue School Building Project Ramping Up Efforts

November 8, 2012
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Clark Avenue School Building Project Ramping Up Efforts

City and School officials are about to enter a strange new place – the state’s new School Building Authority (MSBA). After building several new schools some years ago under the old state program, Chelsea has not embarked on a school building project for more than a decade. However, officials are just now ramping up...

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One Dedicated Voter: 98-year-old Resident Makes It to the Polls on Tuesday

November 8, 2012
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One Dedicated Voter: 98-year-old Resident Makes It to the Polls on Tuesday

It’s not every day that 98-year-old Geraldine Piva gets out of the house. It’s not so easy to get around when one is just a few steps away from triple digits. But on Election Day this past Tuesday, there was no stopping the Suffolk Street resident from getting to the polls. Piva is a...

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Chelsea Man Arrested in Drug Bust

November 8, 2012
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Chelsea Man Arrested in Drug Bust

A major drug bust in East Boston last week has removed 42 lbs. of heroin worth $5 million from the streets and landed a Chelsea man behind bars. Miguel Antonio Rivera, 35, of Chelsea was arraigned on charges of trafficking in more than 200 grams of a Class A substance in a school zone...

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Council Action Could Save Homeowners $1,856 or More

November 8, 2012
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If a plan being advanced through the City Council is adopted, average single-family owner-occupants could save $1,856 on their property taxes this year. That savings rises to $2,084 for two-family and $2,486 for three-family owner occupants. “That’s obviously a huge savings that translates into about a 46 percent reduction on property taxes,” said Councillor...

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Speaking of Sandy

November 8, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the decimated coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category...

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Zipcar Adding Two Cars and a New Location in Chelsea

November 8, 2012
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Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, is expanding its presence in Chelsea with a new Zipcar location at the municipal surface lot on Fifth Street under Rt. 1. The increased availability of Zipcar in Chelsea will provide residents and businesses with increased access to affordable, convenient transportation options that help reduce congestion and...

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CHS Boys Soccer Team Falls in Tourney

November 8, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team’s 2012 season, which saw Coach Mick Milutinovic’s Red Devils compile an undefeated 14-0-2 record and capture the championship of the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference, came to an end Saturday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium with a 2-0 loss to Methuen in the first...

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Democratic Sweep in Chelsea Defeats Brown, Boosts Obama and Warren

November 8, 2012
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It was a Democratic sweep on Tuesday in Chelsea, as one of the largest voter turnouts in some time overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama and Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren. Some 60 percent of voters officially turned out for the election, meaning that 8,594 ballots were cast. However, City officials are contending that the turnout...

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Police Briefs 11-08-2012

November 8, 2012
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10/29 Marco Lemus, 46, 51 Grove St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Jose Aguilar, 45, 23 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Bonafacio Aguilar, 42, Pine St. Inn, Boston, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Joel Monteagudo, 19, 1 Marlborough...

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Obituaries 11-08-2012

November 8, 2012
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Richard Charles ‘Rick’ Serio Master Electrician Richard Charles “Rick” Serio, a Master Electrician and resident of Reading, formerly of West Peabody and Saugus, passed away on November 2 following a brief illness. He was 55 years old. Born in Chelsea he was the beloved son of Richard A. and Lillian (Cassell) Serio.  He grew...

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Democratic Sweep in Chelsea defeats Brown, boosts Obama and Warren

November 7, 2012
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Democratic Sweep in Chelsea defeats Brown, boosts Obama and Warren

It was a Democratic sweep on Tuesday in Chelsea, as one of the largest voter turnouts in some time overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama and Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren. Some 60 percent of voters officially turned out for the election, meaning that 8,594 ballots were cast. However, City officials are contending that the turnout...

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Halloween in Chelsea

November 1, 2012
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Halloween in Chelsea

Kevin Flores (below), dressed as Captain America, and Azucarin the Clown (above) enjoyed a Halloween party Monday at the Plaza Mexico Restaurant on Washington Avenue. For more photos from the Halloween celebration.  

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Chelsea Police Investigate Shooting

November 1, 2012
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Chelsea Police Investigate Shooting

Chelsea and State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting homicide Monday on Clark Avenue. On Monday evening, during the height of Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the city, police got a call for shots fired in the area of 48 Clark Ave. at about 7:30 p.m. On arrival they found a 35-year-old...

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Alexiss Earns International Playboy Model Status

November 1, 2012
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Alexiss Earns International Playboy Model Status

Ashley Alexiss has a new title next to her name: international Playboy model. Alexiss (Ashley Smith), 21-year-old daughter of Velvet Walsh Smith of Chelsea, is featured in Playboy magazine’s South Africa edition. Alexiss earned her photo spot on the pages of Playboy by winning the magazine’s “Girl Next Door” contest with 40,000 votes from...

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Question 2 Brings Contentious Campaign in Complex, Morality Issue

November 1, 2012
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Question 2 Brings Contentious Campaign in Complex, Morality Issue

Proponents and opponents in the Question 2 (so-called physician-assisted suicide) campaign are so divided on the issue that they cannot even agree on what to call it. For those against the question, they refer to it as Physician-Assisted Suicide. For those in agreement with the question, they call it Death with Dignity. And therein...

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Vote Nov. 6

November 1, 2012
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Chelsea voters will go to the polls Tuesday and cast their ballots in two of the most exciting elections in history: the U.S. Presidential Election and the U.S. Senate Election. Voters have been inundated with television ads featuring President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the national level and U.S. Sen. Scott...

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Council Looks to Talk About Potential Medical Marijuana Stores

November 1, 2012
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Council President Leo Robinson has some serious concerns if the Question 3 Medical Marijuana bill passes in the Nov. 6th election, and those concerns revolve around the possibility of having numerous marijuana dispensary stores pop up throughout the City’s business districts. At Monday’s Council Meeting, Robinson called for a meeting with the Council’s Rules...

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Police Briefs 11-01-2012

November 1, 2012
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October 22 Exequiel Flores-Garcia, 34, of 245 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery and witness intimidation. Michael Dwyer, 58, of 225 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for three counts of warrant misdemeanor default and warrant felony default. Gerardo Loza, Jr., 19, of 19 Louis Street, Chelsea, was arrested for operation of...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

November 1, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Chelsea Weathers the Storm with Minor Damage

November 1, 2012
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The wind howled and the rain poured down as Hurricane Sandy swept into Chelsea and the neighboring communities on Monday leaving little damage. For residents, inconveniences were many as schools were closed for two days and about 15% of the city was without power at one time or another. During the storm, city officials...

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Girls Soccer Team Ends Season with 4-0 Victory

November 1, 2012
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The Chelsea girls finished off their season last Wednesday in fine fashion, defeating Greater Lawrence, 4-0.  Chelsea took an early lead with a breakaway goal on the right side by Senior Nuria Arevalo in the 15th minute.  The Chelsea girls held tough in defense, not allowing the Greater Lawrence forwards to break through the defensive...

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Obituaries 11-01-2012

November 1, 2012
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Dorothea Olszyna Retired Telephone Operator Dorothea R. (Hurley) Olszyna, a retired telephone operator, passed away on October 27 at Sunrise of Cohasset Assisted Living. She was 85 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nora (Ryan) Hurley. She attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea...

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One Heroic Commute CFD Capt : Saves a Life on the Way to Work

October 25, 2012
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One Heroic Commute CFD Capt : Saves a Life on the Way to Work

A funny thing happened to Chelsea Fire Capt. Edward McGarry on the way to work Monday, he became a hero again. Chelsea Fire officials told the Record that McGarry was on his way to work Monday when he ran across a car in Rockland that had wrecked and burst into flames. McGarry apparently rushed...

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A Positive Energy Day : Family Literacy Day Set for November 3 at Chelsea Public Library

October 25, 2012
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A Positive Energy Day : Family Literacy Day Set for November 3 at Chelsea Public Library

It has become one of the most anticipated days on the fall calendar and it draws one of the largest turnouts of any event in the city. Dr. Mary Bourque, superintendent of Chelsea schools, will be there. Police Chief Brian Kyes, Sergeant David Flibotte, and Officer Sammy Mojica will be there. And State Representative...

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