Obituaries 10-29-2015

October 29, 2015
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Barbara Bruce Devoted to her family and St. Rose Parish Barbara L. (Clark) Bruce of Chelsea passed away on October 26 at the Hancock Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Quincy where she was receiving supportive care as her illness progressed. She was 79 years old. Born in Boston, she spent her first 24...

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Paint and Grammar Update

October 22, 2015
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Paint and Grammar Update

The Chelsea Soldier’s Home water tower – an iconic symbol for Chelsea and seen by thousands along Rt. 1 – received a paint job on the upper portions of the tower last week. The red-and-white tower had been vandalized some time earlier this year, with vandals climbing trees and scaling fences to get at...

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Bellingham-Cary House Harvest Supper

October 22, 2015
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Bellingham-Cary House Harvest Supper

Eileen Manning and her father, George Ostler, Curator, with Alve Erickson at the head table during the 4th Annual Harvest Supper at the Bellingham-Cary House on Saturday night, Oct. 17. The unique candlelight fundraiser looks to recreate what a dinner might have been like when the home was built in the 1600s.

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Swearing In

October 22, 2015
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Swearing In

New Lt. Miguel Sanchez Sr. – the first Latino police officer to make lieutenant in the history of Chelsea – has his badge pinned on by his son, Miguel Sanchez Jr., during a swearing in and promotion ceremony held at the City Council meeting on Monday night. Sanchez said he is still in shock...

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Values,Tax Bills Expected to Rise Substantially:Ambrosino Calls on City Council to Implement Savings for Elderly, Disabled

October 22, 2015
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After about a year of visiting homes, commercial buildings and apartment buildings all over Chelsea, the City’s Assessing Department has finished it’s comprehensive property value assessment and it appears that values are way up and tax bills will be too. City Manager Tom Ambrosino made an elaborate presentation to the City Council on Monday...

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Chelsea Record,Collaborative to Sponsor Candidate Forum Oct 26

October 22, 2015
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The Chelsea Record and the Chelsea Collaborative have agreed this week to sponsor a candidates’ forum at the Burke Complex auditorium on Monday, Oct. 26, for City Council and School Committee candidates. The forum will seek to include all candidates and to ask questions of candidates in contested races. The goal is to familiarize...

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‘We Need a Plan’ Robinson,Council Call for a Master Planning Effort

October 22, 2015
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City councillors unanimously passed an order Monday night proposed by Council President Leo Robinson calling for an entire Master Planning process for Chelsea. The call comes on the heels of the 692-unit, two-building apartment complex being approved on Everett Avenue in the space where Chelsea Clock once existed. Developer William Thibeault was approved for...

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Ambrosino said It’s Time To Invest in City Services

October 22, 2015
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino said this week that he believes it’s time for the City to invest in everything from Broadway infrastructure to more firefighters. Ambrosino said the City has been very conservative in its financial approach over the years, and thus, the finances are in tremendous shape. Now, he said, it might be...

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Police Briefs 10-22-2015

October 22, 2015
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Monday, 10/5 Alexander Santana, 28, 461 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle unlicensed, unregistered, ininsured Jude Cutone, 48, 207 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants. Marlon Rodriguez, 31, 94 Erving St., Everett, was arrested for improper turn, operating motor vehicle unlicensed, furnishing false name. Angel Quilan, 25, 45 Winter...

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Letters to the Editor

October 22, 2015
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Good things are taking place As most of you know by now, this year’s City Council elections included the need for a preliminary in District 5 and for the three at-large seats for the first time in nearly a decade and that seats in nearly every District and all three At-Large seats are being...

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Sports 10-22-2015

October 22, 2015
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CHS Roundup Boys soccer remains undefeated, now 13-0-2 The Chelsea High boys soccer team emerged from its toughest stretch of the season with its undefeated record intact, winning two of three contests and tying another. The Red Devils now stand at 13-0-2 on the season with three contests remaining on their schedule. Coach Mick Milutinovic’s...

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Obituaries 10-22-2015

October 22, 2015
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Myrtle Loretta (Pye) O’Regan Long time Chelsea resident Myrtle Loretta O’Regan of Chelsea passed away October 14 at the Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield. She was 98 years old. Born in Georgetown, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of the late Eben and Annie (Milley) Pye, Myrtle came to the United States when she was a...

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Sgt.Christopher Young Vars of Chelsea MIA/POW Remains Buried at Woodlawn

October 16, 2015
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Sgt.Christopher Young Vars of Chelsea MIA/POW Remains Buried at Woodlawn

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Arthur Vars had always heard about his uncle, Sgt. Christopher Young Vars but no one ever knew what became of him after his troop battled in North Korea and was overrun by Chinese forces near the Chosin Reservoir. General MacArthur was in Japan and told the troops they’d be home...

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Behind the Scenes:A Day When Racing Returned at Suffolk Downs

October 16, 2015
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Behind the Scenes:A Day When Racing Returned at Suffolk Downs

By Joe Prezioso Empty barns and buildings line the back lot of Suffolk Downs. Birds and bees have made their nests and hives; and plants grow where horses once trained. Some buildings look like they haven’t been used in a long time, some might have been, but not last weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 3,...

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ZBA Approves Special Permit for Everett Ave

October 16, 2015
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The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a special permit for a planned development of 692 apartment units in two high-rise buildings on Everett Avenue across from the high school during its meeting on Tuesday night, Oct. 13. The project has been kicking around City Hall at the Planning Board and ZBA for many...

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TelexFree Meeting Attracts Hundreds,Expectations Tempered

October 16, 2015
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TelexFree Meeting Attracts Hundreds,Expectations Tempered

Hundreds of disgruntled former investors in the TelexFree scam from Chelsea packed into the Burke School Complex last Wednesday, Oct. 7, and heard some rather disappointing news. The disappointing news came in that no one should plan to get all their money back that was invested, and recovering what they do get will take...

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Police Briefs 10-15-2015

October 16, 2015
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MAJOR ACCIDENT ON EASTERN AVE Chelsea Fire and Police responded to the area of 128 Eastern Ave late last Wednesday, Oct. 7, evening after receiving several calls for an accident. Units arrived to find the aftermath of a two-car collision. The accident involved a sedan and a pickup truck that were operating in the...

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Letter to the Editor

October 16, 2015
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I Care about Chelsea As a Chelsea resident, I am energized by the campaign for City Council.  But, at the same time, I am saddened by the surge of negative campaigning.  Beginning on primary day, I have witnessed some dirty tricks including racist remarks about candidates as well as vicious gossip.  On primary day,...

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Sports 10-15-2015

October 16, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS football team seeks first win at Minuteman The Chelsea High football team battled hard through all four quarters Friday evening against Whittier Tech, but ultimately came out on the short end of a 42-20 decision. Despite the outcome, CHS head coach Jack Halas was pleased with many aspects of his team’s performance....

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Obituaries 10-15-2015

October 16, 2015
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Theresa Rose ‘Terry’ Borgatti Of Virginia Theresa Rose ‘Terry’ Borgatti of Vienna, Virginia died at home surrounded by her family on September 30. She was the beloved wife of 64 years of Robert A. Borgatti, Sr., loving mother of Donna (Mostafa) Aghabeh, Robert Christina) Borgatti, Jr., Pamela Jones and Denise Bogatti; daughter of the...

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Lobster Man

October 8, 2015
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Lobster Man

First mate Mark Florentino leans over with a hook to pull up the buoy attached to a set of lobster traps in Boston Harbor.

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Sixt Rent A Car Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

October 8, 2015
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Sixt Rent A Car Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Sixt Rent A Car held its ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at its new offices located at 123 Eastern Ave., Chelsea. Sixt president, CEO, and owner Paula Vercollone and vice president and owner Jack Vercollone led the ribbon-cutting ceremony and were joined by local dignitaries and Chamber of Commerce officials, from left, D. Bruce Mauch, Sixt...

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Displaced Tenants at Broadway Glen Worry about Apt. Conditions

October 8, 2015
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Displaced Tenants at Broadway Glen Worry about Apt. Conditions

Long before a flood inundated several floors of the Broadway Glen low-income high rise apartment building on Sept. 12, tenants said owners had allegedly sat on reoccurring problems that plagued the building, and tenants who are now displaced from the building are worried about what their apartments will look like when they return later...

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Councillors OK Hotel Renovation Agreement

October 8, 2015
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City Councillors unanimously approved a tax incremental financing (TIF) agreement with XSS Hotels that would help them enter into an ownership partnership with the Wyndham Hotel – a partnership that would be for the purpose of renovating the 15-year-old hotel. The renovations are said to be just short of $10 million. The Council voted...

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