Obituaries 12-22-2011

December 23, 2011
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Karen LaPierre John Hancock Retiree Karen L. (Dion) LaPierre of Haverhill, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on December 18. She was 63 years old. A retired employee of John Hancock Insurance Co. of Boston and a member of the Massachusetts Alliance for Children, she was the wife of William F. LaPierre and mother of...

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Mystic Brewery’s First Product out in Time for the Holidays

December 15, 2011
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The first batch of beer from the new Chelsea Brewery hit shelves recently and the reviews have been positive. The Mystic Brewery, LLC’s signature beer Saison can now be found a local liquor stores like Fernandez Brothers and restaurants like Larry’s House of Q on Broadway. The owners of Mystic Brewery, who signed a...

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Chelsea Court Program Prevents Repeated Criminal Behavior

December 15, 2011
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Chelsea Court Program Prevents Repeated Criminal Behavior

Probation officers Olga Lattarulo, Carolyn Shannon, Debra Cerundolo and Christine Thomas were tired of seeing the same women come before the Chelsea District Court in a pattern that just never seemed to end. The same Latina women – as well as English-speaking women – seemed to be involved in a circle of crime that...

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Senate Hopeful Visits with the Salisbury’s

December 15, 2011
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Senate Hopeful Visits with the Salisbury’s

Elizabeth Warren came to Chelsea, again, recently. She appeared at a political time given in her behalf by noted local writer Luke Salisbury and his wife Barbara – who served as the state’s budget chief under Governor Michael Dukakis many years ago. Warren is running against Republican Senator Scott Brown who achieved an extraordinary...

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Chelsea Winter Fest this Saturday

December 15, 2011
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While unseasonably warm weather has kept winter away, the City’s first Chelsea Winter Fest will give the hundreds who are expected to attend a reminder of how much fun the colder season can be. With games like Frosty Toss and Snow Shovel Croquet, entertainment featuring the Chelsea High School Drama Club and many holiday...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Visits Here

December 15, 2011
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The Harvard law professor turned senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren has shown real chutzpah in coming to Chelsea twice in the past month. This shows, we believe, her interest in the ongoing, unending struggle so many Chelsea residents have as a way of life. Chelsea is one among a number of significant immigrant cities where...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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12/05 Mario Martinez, 52, 166 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person. Hector Padilla, 46, 237 Spruce St., Chelsea, was arrested for failure to stop for school bus, child passenger under 8 without restraint, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, Sending text. Stacey Foreman, 28, 120 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested on a...

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Sports 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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Boys hoop team opens with 71-59 triumph The Chelsea High boys basketball team opened its 2011-12 season in fine fashion with a runaway 71-59 triumph at Minuteman Regional Tuesday night. The contest was not as close as the final score might indicate, inasmuch as the Red Devils led by as many as 35 points...

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Obituaries 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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Miguel Toro, Jr. Miguel Toro, Jr. of Chelsea died unexpectedly at home on December 7. He was 47 years old. Born in New York, he came to Chelsea as a child in 1967. He was employed by Securitas Security Services of Boston for over 12 years and previously worked at Restaurant Depot for five...

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Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

December 8, 2011
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Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

A Sunday, November 20, auction at Crown Auctions in Medford displayed an extraordinary piece of Chelsea’s history.  It was the top section of an elaborate soda fountain manufactured by Chelsea’s Low Art Tile Company in the 1890’s. An undisclosed buyer made a top bid of $17,000 (hammer price). The fountain piece, in excellent condition,...

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Santa and the Chamber

December 8, 2011
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Santa and the Chamber

Santa Claus came to town this week and found quite a few familiar faces and friends in Chelsea. Welcoming Santa to Chelsea were State and City officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce at the annual tree lighting ceremony in Chelsea Square. The event, which was sponsored by the Chamber and supported by...

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Chelsea’s Lawrence Lyons,Jr. Died at Pearl Harbor

December 8, 2011
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Lawrence Lyons, Jr. awakened very early at Hickam Field in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 as though it was just another day. He took his breakfast. He reported in for duty with his company, part of the 11th Bombardment Group. It was 7:30 a.m. Hawaii Time and he was well into his duties. It...

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House Passes Tougher Repeat Offender Laws

December 8, 2011
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House Judiciary Chair Eugene O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing legislation that modifies current law governing cases of repeat criminal offenders – bringing habitual criminals to justice and ensuring the security of our Commonwealth. “With the passage of this legislation, the House has insured that repeat violent recidivists will...

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Suffolk, Kraft/Wynn Pitch Own Casino Plans

December 8, 2011
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In the midst of Suffolk Downs making a big splash this week with their official intentions to seek a casino license, the New England Patriots are apparently throwing a chop block their way. With a major casino developer visiting Patriots owner Bob Kraft at last Sunday’s football game, casino gaming in Greater Boston has...

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Fair Fight Turn Deadly

December 8, 2011
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As they often say, don’t bring a pair of fists to a gunfight, and that was especially true in the case of a murder on Central Avenue last year according to law enforcement officials. Luis Raul Rodriguez was shot to death after agreeing to a “fair fight” with a rival outside his Chelsea home...

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CHA Saga Settling Down

December 8, 2011
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Except for Mike McLaughlin and a few others,  investigators reviewing the records of the Chelsea Housing Authority will be sorely disappointed in the end to find out that massive sums of money weren’t stolen, others weren’t enriched and the CHA had very little to do with Chelsea city government or our city manager or...

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Department Wins Praise at Hanna Awards Ceremony

December 8, 2011
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Everyone wearing a badge in this city or any other does so with the possibility of being beaten, shot, stabbed and at the worst, losing one’s life in the line of duty. Being a police officer in Chelsea today is a dangerous job, often thankless, and when you serve in the CPD, nothing is...

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The Chelsea Time in Florida

December 8, 2011
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The 27th annual Chelsea Reunion in Florida will be held in Boynton Beach, Florida on March 4. The event is being chaired, once again, by Chelsea’s Leona Grell, one of our best known and beloved citizens. The Chelsea Time or reunion as it is officially called, has been a big hit since it first...

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Post-season Laurels for Cross Country Teams

December 8, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys and girls cross country teams played a prominent role at the  Commonwealth Athletic Conference cross country banquet at Whittier Tech last Friday.  The boys received their dual meet championship trophy for finishing undefeated at 9-0.  Joseph Arroyo, Francisco Colindres, and Edgar Ocana received All-Conference plaques for finishing in the top...

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Obituaries 12-08-2011

December 8, 2011
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Gerald Moltedo Everett Resident Gerald P. Moltedo of Everett died on December 6 surrounded by his loving family and his beloved wife of 49 years Janet M. (Butler). He was the loving father of Kelly Ann Moltedo of Everett, and the late Cheryl Ann Sacramone; brother of Robert of Chelsea; grandfather of Justin and...

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Maloon at the Saloon

December 2, 2011
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Maloon at the Saloon

Suzanne Maloon is the Dockside’s bar manager. Dockside opened this week at the Marketbasket Mall. Dockside is open 7 days a week with a full menu, great drinks, and a friendly and knowledge­able staff. Check out the Dockside at the mall. And if you like sports, there are plenty of wide screen televisions inside...

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Officers Rivera and Capistran Receive the State’s Highest Honor for Bravery

December 2, 2011
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Officers Rivera and Capistran Receive the State’s Highest Honor for Bravery

It was an early summer night in 2010 when Chelsea Police Officers Felix Rivera and Joseph Capistran were dispatched to Marlboro Street for a breaking and entering call. It was the kind of call they’d probably responded to without incident hundreds of times before, but that June night was quite different. As they entered...

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Grell Invites Residents to 27th Annual Reunion in Florida

December 2, 2011
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Grell Invites Residents to 27th Annual Reunion in Florida

Leona Grell is one of Chelsea’s most well-known and beloved citizens. Known for her great work with the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Grell was recognized by city officials at the All-Chelsea Awards ceremony. Grell is busy these days planning a very special event for Chelsea residents. It’s the Grand Chelsea Reunion in Florida and...

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Billboard Proposal Moves Forward

December 2, 2011
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A billboard that will rise 70-feet into the air and tower over a local middle school has passed muster with the City’s Planning Board after a presentation by the proponent, Boston Outdoor Adventures, on Tuesday night. The billboard is proposed to be placed at 214 Arlington Ave., which is on top of the New...

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