State Aid Cuts

December 13, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns for the current fiscal year.  However, according to...

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CHS Boys Drop Season Opener

December 13, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team opened its 2012-13 season against Minuteman Regional, dropping a 59-54 contest Tuesday evening at the CHS gym. Senior center Carlos Vega led the Red Devils in the scoring department with a fine 19 point effort. “Carlos played a very good game for us,” said CHS head coach Jay...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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12/03 Elmer Ramos, 37, 91 Sagamore Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Reza Malekian, 59, 463B McGrath Hwy., Somerville, was arrested on a warrant. 12/04 Mackenson Bonasse, 27, 96 Bellingham St., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Catia Correia, 42, 55 Lambert St., Revere, was arrested for violating marked...

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Obituaries 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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Ronald Bennett Retired Lithographer, Saugus School Custodian and Excellent Athlete Ronald P. Bennett of Saugus died in Blueberry Hill Nursing Home on December 10 after a long illness. He was 83 years old. Born in Chelsea, the husband of Florence (LeBlanc) Bennett and son of Walter and Stella (Marchand) Bennett, he was raised in...

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Christmas Breakfast

December 6, 2012
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Christmas Breakfast

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce held their annual breakfast at the Williams School on Saturday. Hundreds of local children enjoyed their visit with Santa Claus. Helping out were members of the Chelsea High School Interact Club.

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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

December 6, 2012
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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

If last year’s mild winter was a gift from God for those who pay close attention to their heating bills, one can certainly not expect another such generous gift this year. Projections for a much colder winter this year, along with high heating oil prices that aren’t budging, have homeowners a bit anxious about...

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Dennis K. Burke Sends Fuel to Help New York After Sandy

December 6, 2012
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Dennis K. Burke Sends Fuel to Help New York After Sandy

In the two weeks following Superstorm Sandy a Chelsea based company did their part to help communties ravaged by the storm. Fuel distributor Dennis K. Burke, Inc. assisted in FEMA’s efforts by sending  fuel and resources to New York and New Jersey. Initially, Burke started sending fuel trucks to support the utility trucks traveling...

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Fiscal Cliff in D.C. Has Chelsea Implications

December 6, 2012
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The Fiscal Cliff discussions that seem to be dominating federal politics and just about every news network right now, seem to be a world away from Chelsea. However, that precipice might be closer to several Chelsea businesses than many might expect. At least five local business had Defense Department contracts in 2011 that ranged...

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Fuel Aid is Up but Lacking

December 6, 2012
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What happens when low-income families run out of Fuel Assistance and can’t marshal up about $800 to fill their oil tank? The live in the cold. CAPIC Executive Director Bob Repucci said his agency – which serves Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere for Fuel Assistance – has seen time and again where people have gone...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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November 26  Angel Ortiz, 27, 9 Vallar Rd., East Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license (criminal) Josued Padilla, 21, 63 Shawmut St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, attempted murder.   November 27  Ricardo Lopez, 22, 18 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for violation of abuse...

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Red Devil Boys Hoop Opens Season on Tues.

December 6, 2012
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What may rate as the youngest Chelsea High boys basketball team ever, and certainly in recent memory, will take to the floor Tuesday for the 2012-13 season opener when the Red Devils host Minuteman Regional. Tip off time is 5:30. However, despite his team’s youth, CHS head coach Jay Seigal said he is looking...

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Fuel Assistance Program Benefits Must Continue

December 6, 2012
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We have admired the outstanding work that Bob Repucci, executive director of Community Action Programs Intercity (CAPIC) has done for so many years on behalf of low-income residents in Revere and the neighboring communities of Chelsea and Winthrop. In a story in the Journal this week, Mr. Repucci expresses his concerns that the state...

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Obituaries 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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Janice Ruth Mugford Of Chelmsford, formerly of Chelsea Janice Ruth (Gillette) Mugford  of Chelmsford, formerly of Chelsea , passed away on November 30. She was 78 years old. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was born in Chelsea on September 7, 1934 and has lived in Chelmsford since 1966. She graduated...

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Temple Emmanuel Holds Italian Night

November 30, 2012
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Temple Emmanuel Holds Italian Night

Sara Lee Callahan, president of Temple Emmanuel, welcomes Leon Weinstein and his brother, Carlie Weinstein, to the Temple’s Italian Night Dinner held Nov, 17 at the Temple. Leon and Carlie grew up in Chelsea, attended the Carter School, and were outstanding football players at Chelsea High School.

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Chelsea and Revere Officials Combine Efforts on Planning : Revere Mayor Rizzo, City Manager Ash Share Meetings, Perspectives on Issues Affecting Both Communities

November 30, 2012
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Chelsea and Revere Officials Combine Efforts on Planning : Revere Mayor Rizzo, City Manager Ash Share Meetings, Perspectives on Issues Affecting Both Communities

Communities across the country, and especially here in Massachusetts, have had a reputation for operating with silo mentalities – that is, not sharing information or resources and only worrying about issues within their own municipal boundaries. Over the last 15 years or so, that has begun to change, in part out of necessity. As...

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Wynn Tests Casino Waters in Everett : Potential Outcome Will Not Affect Chelsea’s ‘surrounding Community’ Status

November 30, 2012
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Wynn Tests Casino Waters in Everett : Potential Outcome Will Not Affect Chelsea’s  ‘surrounding Community’ Status

It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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CHS Football Team Enjoys Thanksgiving with 22-8 Win

November 30, 2012
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The Chelsea High football team made its Thanksgiving Day feast a happy and fulfilling one as the Red Devils defeated Matignon, 22-8, in a Turkey Day battle last Thursday morning at Chelsea Stadium. Coach Mike Stellato’s Red Devils combined a defensive effort that got tough when it had to and a young offense that...

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Police Briefs 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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November 19 Anthony McCormack, 28, 29 Dots Ln., Onset, MA, was arrested on a warrant. Mariano Ibanes, 27, 92 Grove St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Deborah Perito, 41, 99 Riverside Ave., Medford, was arrested on a warrant. Cristina Medeiros, 30, 125 Central St., Somerville, was arrested for shoplifting. Niza...

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Our Opinions Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...

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Deadline Aproaching for Enforcement of Chelsea’s New Trans Fat Regulation

November 30, 2012
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When the Chelsea Board of Health voted at the end of last year to ban all artificial trans-fats in the city, that meant no trans-fats – truly zero. It is a groundbreaking, strict regulation and one that no other community in the nation has yet instituted. The fat-free regulation was effective immediately for new...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Doris Felt Of Peabody, formerly of Revere Doris E. (Freedman) Felt of Peabody, formerly of  Revere,  died on November 25. She was the devoted mother of Peter and his wife, Patricia Hurley-Felt of Winthrop, Charles E. and his wife, Catherine of Milton NH and the late Joseph Felt; dear sister of Phyliss Dignan of...

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Black Friday : No Need to Gas Up the Car and Drive Far Away for Good Deals This Weekend, Many Are Just Right Around the Corner

November 21, 2012
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Black Friday : No Need to Gas Up the Car and Drive Far Away for Good Deals This Weekend, Many Are Just Right Around the Corner

During the shopping frenzy that the Thanksgiving holiday has become, one doesn’t need to go far to find great deals. In fact, savvy shoppers will find that they can save a tank of gas, avoid the mall and find great deals just around the corner. Local retailers and businesses are preparing for some major...

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Great Scott : Former CHS Football Star Scott Leonard Opens New Marketplace in Rutland, MA

November 21, 2012
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Great Scott : Former CHS Football Star Scott Leonard Opens New Marketplace in Rutland, MA

Scott Leonard received the Thom McAn Award as the Chelsea High football team’s most outstanding scholar athlete in his senior year in 1982. As a sophomore running back, he scored a touchdown in a 34-26 victory over Everett that many consider the program’s greatest come-from-behind win on Thanksgiving. Leonard has never forgotten those glory...

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Chelsea Residents Join Neighboring Communities Opposing Ethanol Trians

November 21, 2012
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A coalition of activists from Chelsea, Revere, East Boston and Everett joined together last week to ask state officials to join the communities in opposing ethanol trains from coming into the area. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) went to Boston to hand deliver more than 850 postcards to Massachusetts Department of Transportation to...

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