Obituaries 09-13-2012

September 13, 2012
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Edward Gillooly GE Retiree and Horseracing Fan Edward Gillooly, a resident of Westborough, formerly of Salem and Chelsea, died on September 7. He was 89 years old. Born in Chelsea on August 1, 1923, the son of Charles and Rose (Capistran) Gillooly, he was raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea High School before enrolling...

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Chelsea Restoration Targets Two More Properties with Receivership Rehab Program

September 13, 2012
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There are some homes that nobody can seem to salvage. And when those homes appear, Chelsea Restoration has routinely stepped up to the plate. Now, with a hefty state grant in their coffers, they are ready to salvage two more Chelsea properties. Helen Zucco of Chelsea Restoration said that the non-profit recently got a...

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Low Turnout : Primary Vote Less Than 10 Percent; Democratic Ballots Top All Others

September 13, 2012
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Not many registered voters in Chelsea cast a ballot last Thursday. A total of 1,311 voters cast ballots here in a primary that was more like a shadow than anything else. Democratic ballots cast totaled 1,155 while Republicans cast 155 ballots. Congressman Mike Capuano was the largest vote-getter. Eight-hundred and eighty-four  Chelsea voters gave...

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Promotion

September 6, 2012
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Promotion

Brian Dunn was promoted by Chief Brian Kyes to the position of Acting Sergeant. Brian is long time Chelsea resident who played Chelsea Little League Baseball for his father, Jack Dunn. Brian also played in the Pony League.

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Chelsea Community Garden Busy Harvesting

September 6, 2012
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Chelsea Community Garden Busy Harvesting

The Chelsea Community Garden on Hawthorne Street has been busy harvesting this past weekend, with tomatoes, squash, herbs and other fresh delicacies coming off the vines. Here a busy bee buzzes the center of a gigantic sunflower in the garden, while avid gardner and City Treasurer Bob Boulrice hoists up three red, ripe Roma tomatoes....

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Chelsea Auction Solves Old Issues, Aids City’s Bottom Line

September 6, 2012
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Chelsea Auction Solves Old  Issues, Aids City’s Bottom Line

The list of seven properties going on the block at the City Auction last Thursday appeared to most people as nothing more than a short list of addresses. Addresses for homes that had been neglected and taken through the state-defined tax title foreclosure process. Six of the seven properties that went up for sale...

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FBI Development Plan Certain After Lawsuit Dismissed

September 6, 2012
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All along, city leaders, primary among them City Manager Jay Ash, knew that the FBI move to Chelsea was a certainty. The deal had been years in the making. Unbelievably, the city went head to head with Boston as a finalist for the project and won. Despite the fact the FBI move to Chelsea...

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Welcome FBI

September 6, 2012
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The FBI regional office will be built in Chelsea, as expected. A lawsuit questioning the Chelsea development has been dismissed. The sour grapes of another developer who wanted the project were not enough to derail it from coming here. The net result is a massive development of the first order and the addition of...

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West Nile Virus Alert

September 6, 2012
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The Chelsea Board of Health has issued a West Nile virus alert. All Chelsea residents are urged to be as careful as they can and to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes which carry the sometimes deadly disease. The hours from dusk to dawn are the peak biting times. Applying insect repellant is the most...

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Red Devils Open 2012 Season Saturday Night at Lynn Tech

September 6, 2012
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The Chelsea High football team will kick off its 2012 campaign Saturday when the Red Devils travel to Commonwealth Athletic Conference rival Lynn Tech for a Saturday Night Lights contest at 7:00 at Manning Field. “Lynn Tech is a good team and will be a very tough opponent,” said CHS head coach Mike Stellato....

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Police Briefs 09-06-2012

September 6, 2012
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Monday, August 27 Adriana Calderon,  19, 76 Clark Ave. Apt. #1, was arrested on a warrant. Carlos E. Murcia, 41, 738 Broadway, was arrested for possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Justin Robinson, 26, 8 Arlington St., Everett,...

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Obituaries 09-06-2012

September 6, 2012
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Thomas Barton White MD Lived An Outstanding Life Thomas Barton White, MD of Ipswich, formerly of Chelsea, died at home surrounded by his family and friends on August 30. He was 94 years old. Born in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, while in high school he excelled both in the classroom...

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First Day of School at Mary C.Burke Complex

August 30, 2012
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First Day of School at Mary C.Burke Complex

Students line up for the first day of school.

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City Calls for Artist to Paint Boxes

August 30, 2012
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City Calls for Artist to Paint Boxes

Chelsea Painted Box, a new program calling for artists to paint utility boxes throughout the city, has begun. Painted Box is part of Chelsea’s effort to deter graffiti and promote art. The program is being  administered by the Chelsea Cultural Council. “The Arts have always been important to our city,” said City Manger Jay...

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Labor Secretary Salis Visits City; Helping to Get the Country on Track

August 30, 2012
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Labor Secretary Salis Visits City; Helping to Get the Country on Track

US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis came to Chelsea late Tuesday afternoon. The first Hispanic Labor Secretary from East Los Angeles appointed by President Barack Obama – and a former congressman – met with about 100 members of the Chelsea Latino business community as well as other local officials. With brief remarks which were...

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Planning Board Recommends Veterans Housing Plan

August 30, 2012
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The Chelsea Planning Board gave a positive recommendation for a plan by The Neighborhood Developers (TND) to locate a veterans services group home at 215 Shurtleff St. – the former American Legion building. The 10-unit home with veterans services on site and a common kitchen in the basement, got the recommendation from the Planning...

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LaMattina Versus Campatelli for Suffolk County Register of Probate

August 30, 2012
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Chelsea residents going to the polls next Thursday have two options when voting for Suffolk County Register of Probate. Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina is one possible choice. Patricia Campatelli is the other. The Register position race is one of Suffolk County’s best kept secrets. The expectation when all is said and done is...

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Park Cleaners Under Agreement as Beer and Wine Store

August 30, 2012
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A plan to convert the long-time Park Cleaners store on Park Street into a convenience store that sells beer and wine would be the first such plan to come under new zoning laws enacted earlier this year. The building is under agreement with the proponent, Anwar Hakam, and a plan has been presented to...

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Thank You for Caring Labor Secretary Solis

August 30, 2012
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It isn’t very often that a presidential cabinet secretary visits Chelsea. Yet this is exactly what happened this week when the city was visited by U.S.Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. What we learned from her visit is that Hilda Solis is a very bright, very devoted public servant doing her best to turn things around....

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The Great Reggie Wilkerson : CHS Football Star Had a Season for the Ages in 1989

August 30, 2012
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Reggie Wilkerson had one of the greatest seasons in Chelsea High football history in 1989. He threw for 1,644 yards and 13 touchdowns, rushed for six more and made 63 tackles at linebacker. At season’s end, Wilkerson was named Commonwealth Conference MVP and selected to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team. But Reggie – humble...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2012

August 30, 2012
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Monday, August 20 Maria G. Desimone, 39, 15 Maggi Rd., Revere, was arrested on a warrant. Tuesday, August 21 Daniel Rossetti, 20, 107 Norwish Cr., Medford, was arrested for assault and battery and a warrant. Wednesday, August 22 Karl Becker, 47, 33 King St. Apt. #1, Swampscott, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Marco...

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Obituaries 08-30-2012

August 30, 2012
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Robert Caggiano Boston College Retiree Robert T. Caggiano of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on August 17. A US Army veteran, he was employed for 44 years as Stationary Engineer at Boston College. He was the beloved husband of Annelies (Anke) Caggiano, the loving father of Brenda Caggiano and Susan Marie Caggiano, both...

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Artie Eells July Fourth Celebration 35th Anniversary

August 24, 2012
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Artie Eells July Fourth Celebration 35th Anniversary

Artie’s July Fourth Celebration had its 35th anniversary on July 4, 2012. The party started in 1977 when Ells received a flag flown over the Capitol Building in Washington on July 4, 1976. Over the years many family and friends have enjoyed games, swimming, and all the great food. President Bush and President Clinton...

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Great New Park

August 24, 2012
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Great New Park

Just a few years ago, Gabby Alejandro (left) and Jenny Oseguera would have been sitting in a weed-strewn lot full of all kinds of undesirable items, but now they are coloring sidewalk chalk on a beautiful new park at the corner of Gerrish Avenue in the Box District. City officials, state officials, residents and...

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