Sports 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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Red Devils fall to Gr. Lowell Fumbles prove costly in 16-9 defeat It is said that a glance at the turnover statistic in a football game box score often will be as indicative of which team won the game as the final score. Friday night’s football game at a wet Chelsea Stadium between the...

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Obituaries 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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Hannah Marcinkowski Dorchester resident, formerly of Chelsea Hannah Marcinkowski of Dorchester, formerly of Chelsea, Shrewsbury, East Boston, Enosburg Falls, VT and Beachmont, died on October 16. She was 38 years old. Born on September 22, 1973, she was the cherished daughter of Carl Marcinkowski and her stepmother, Cynthia Marcinkowski and the late Annette Sala...

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Toxic Mold Ravages Subject of Admiral’s Hill Lawsuit: District Councillor Concerned

October 20, 2011
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The alleged contamination of a condo unit with toxic mold apparently caused by water infiltration into the unit has caused a lawsuit to be filed against Admiral’s Flagship Condominium and its manager Lundgren Management Group, Inc., and Construction Design, Ltd., by the owner of the unit. By all appearances, this may turn into a...

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Boston Hides and Furs Building Damaged by Fire Razed

October 13, 2011
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Boston Hides and Furs Building Damaged by Fire Razed

First the Boston Hides and Furs building on Marginal Street burned. Then came the tropical storm a few weeks back and the building’s roof collapsed. Company officials said the building was largely unused during the past 20 years. Earlier this week, the building was torn down and its major wooden support beams salvaged by...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Revere’s Marta Rosa, a Latina Pioneer in Chelsea, Keeps Her Hispanic Heritage Close to Home – and Her Heart

October 13, 2011
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Revere’s Marta Rosa, a Latina Pioneer in Chelsea, Keeps Her Hispanic Heritage Close to Home – and Her Heart

When it comes to passing on her Hispanic heritage to her children and grandchildren, Chelsea native Marta Rosa said she and her family take a very intentional approach. Her grandchildren know about Christmas, but they also know about Three Kings Day – a traditional after-Christmas celebration on Jan. 6th that’s common in Hispanic countries...

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La Niña Opens Its Doors on Washington Avenue

October 13, 2011
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La Niña Opens Its Doors on Washington Avenue

Columbus Hospitality Group, the same restaurateurs that brought you the Theater District’s Teatro, the South End’s authentic French Bistro Mistral, and several other acclaimed restaurants in Boston has recently opened up their newest venture, a tortillería, just off Broadway Chelsea at 181 Washington Ave, La Niña. The idea to open a tortillería in Chelsea...

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CND Looking to Make Changes to Gerrish Ave Headquarters

October 13, 2011
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CND Looking to Make Changes to Gerrish Ave Headquarters

The Chelsea Neighborhood Develpers (CND) have made a proposal to the City to make some changes to their headquarters on Gerrish Avenue in order to accommodate a new local collaborative training center, called the CONNECT center. CND submitted a packet to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals looking for a special permit and variance...

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The Protests Against Unemployment, Et Al

October 13, 2011
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Chelsea is a city populated with working class people and the working poor. There are also many, many thousands living here who exist perpetually in a state of poverty. There are many thousands as well who have achieved the American Dream over the decades who still call this place their home. Unemployment is at...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Monday, October 3 Abraham Portillo, 37, of 150 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Luis Santiago, 47, of 123 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of open alcoholic beverage in public, and disorderly conduct. Eliseo Guerra, 22, of 64 Hawthorne Street, Chelsea, was arrested for drunkenness. Brenda C. Duran, 50,...

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ZBA Approves Major Change to Crescent Court

October 13, 2011
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a major change to the Crescent Court development project on Sixth Street Tuesday night. Due to a lagging economy and some new design preferences, the developers had petitioned the ZBA to allow them to scale back the project somewhat and add a few wrinkles in the...

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Sports 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Red Devils roll past Shawsheen, 26-14 Juan Martinez scored three touchdowns as Chelsea improves to 3-1 The Chelsea High football team roared back from early deficits of 7-0 and 14-7 to come away with a 26-14 triumph at Shawsheen Tech Saturday afternoon. “This was a great win for us and a total team effort,”...

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Obituaries 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Anthony DiPietro, Jr. Of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea Anthony R. ‘Butchie’ DiPietro, Jr. of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 10. He was 68 years old. Mr, DiPietro grew up in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He was the beloved husband of 24 years of Barbara L. (Monk) DePietro;...

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District 4 Candidate Sandoval Withdraws from Race

October 6, 2011
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District 4 Candidate Sandoval Withdraws from Race

Mike Sandoval, a popular resident of this city and a can­didate for the District 4 coun­cil seat has told the Chelsea Record he is pulling out of the race due to family consider­ations. He officially withdrew from the race on October 3rd. Sandoval, a Grove Street resident notified City Clerk Debbie Clayman that he...

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Literary Lights for Children Awards Ceremony

October 6, 2011
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Literary Lights for Children Awards Ceremony

The Associates of the Boston Public Library (BPL) presented the thirteenth annual Literary Lights for Children awards ceremony and tea party on Sunday, September 25 at the BPL.  The award winners – M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Gareth Hinds, and Pam Muñoz Ryan – were honored for their extraordinary contributions to children’s literature. The authors...

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Like Son, Like Father

October 6, 2011
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Like Son, Like Father

As a 55-year old Giovanni Recupero stands on the front porch of his Essex Street triple-decker and stares down the street he has come to know and love, his emotions are mixed. “I’ve raised 13 children here,” he says, referring to his neighborhood, a place he often speaks about with great reverence. “But a...

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FBI Moving to Chelsea; Official Word Forthcoming

October 6, 2011
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Sources close to the General Services Administration and ACS Development of Chelsea say that the GSA has finalized, approved and signed a contract with the Chelsea development firm to build the FBI’s Northeast Regional headquarters in Chelsea. Official word is expected from the GSA and ACS in the next few days, according to those...

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Face of the Law: U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Gives a Rare Look into Her Life

October 6, 2011
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Face of the Law: U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Gives a Rare Look into Her Life

One doesn’t often get a look into the personal lives of judges and top prosecutors. Most often, one sees a federal prosecutor out front, on the podium, during major cases and after breaking news. Such has been the case with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who has most recently been the figurehead in major cases...

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The FBI is Coming to Chelsea

October 6, 2011
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With final approval of the General Services Administration to contract with ACS Development of this city to build a 200,000 square foot facility in Chelsea, the FBI is coming to town. The FBI’s Northeast Regional Headquarters is going to be located here and approximately 500 FBI agents and employees will be working the Chelsea...

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Sports 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Red Devil gridders return to action The Chelsea High football team will swing back into action after a bye week, traveling to Shawsheen Tech Saturday afternoon for what promises to be a rugged encounter. Coach Mike Stellato’s Red Devils stand at 2-1 on the season, having defeated Trinity Catholic and Greater Lawrence on successive...

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Police Briefs 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Monday, September 26 Demond Steele, 32, of 38 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for unarmed robbery. Jason S. Englen, 29, of 109 Marlborough Street, Chelsea, was arrested for two counts of unarmed robbery. David Hurtado, 21, of 725 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Manuel Chavez, 44, of 62 Chester Avenue, Chelsea,...

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Obituaries 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Patricia Ostergard Life Long Chelsea resident Patricia J. Ostergard, a life long Chelsea resident, also known as Pat Harkins, died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on October  3 surrounded by family and friends who love and adore her. She was 67 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the...

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EPA Awards Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space and Recreation Committee Clean Diesel Air Quality Grant

September 29, 2011
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EPA Awards Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space and Recreation Committee Clean Diesel Air Quality Grant

On Monday, September 19, the New England Regional US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a press conference at the Conley Terminal in South Boston to announce funding for four Massachusetts projects to improve air quality through clean diesel technologies.  The Chelsea Collaborative’s (Collaborative) Green Space and Recreation Committee was awarded $280,000 as part of...

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Peter A. Zaksheski Re-elected to the Board of Directors of the MFDA

September 29, 2011
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Peter A. Zaksheski Re-elected to the Board of Directors of the MFDA

Peter A. Zaksheski of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes in Chelsea was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association.  Installation Ceremonies were held at the organization’s annual banquet, which took place in Brewster, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association represents over 500...

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Chelsea Walk for Living

September 29, 2011
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Chelsea Walk for Living

Hundreds of people turned out on a warm and sunny  day for the Walk for Living, which was held last Sunday morning on Admiral’s Hill at Mary O’Malley Park. It was a jaunty and hopeful two mile walk throughout Admiral’s Hill benefiting ALS and MS residences at the Leonard Florence Center for Living, which...

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