Thank You Herb Chambers and Everyone Else…

September 29, 2011
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The Walk for Living held last Sunday at Admiral’s Hill speaks well of the organizers of the event and of its chief sponsor, Herb Chambers. Mr. Chamber’s exploits in the automobile business have almost no equal in the nation. He stands atop an automobile empire unlike any other and he goes to work everyday...

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Sports 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Red Devils defeat Greater Lawrence 10-6 for second straight win The Chelsea High football team posted its second win of the young season with a solid 10-6 triumph over a good Greater Lawrence squad Friday evening under the lights at a wet Chelsea Memorial Stadium. The contest was dominated by the defenses on both...

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Police Briefs 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Monday. September 19 Corinne Constantino, 45, 158 Maple St., Malden, was arrested on a warrant. Juan Ortiz, 20, 5 Jackson Sq., Dorchester, was arrested on a felony warrant. Esther Muniz, 24, Homeless, was arrested on warrants. Steven Spolidoro, 35, 51 Cottage St., Everett, was arrested on warrants. Kristal Baker, 32, 128 Crescent St., West...

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Obituaries 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Beatrice Sacherska Smithcraft Lighting Retiree Beatrice Sacherska, a former lifelong Chelsea resident, died peacefully without illness on September 25 at the Don Orione Home in East Boston where she has been convalescing for the past seven years. She was in her 93rd year. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of...

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Chelsea Excel School in Good Hands

September 22, 2011
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Chelsea Excel School in Good Hands

On Second Street, in the unlikeliest of settings, the Chelsea Excel Charter Academy has opened for business – that is – the business of education for 56 fifth grade Chelsea kids lucky enough to have been chosen to attend the school which, frankly, is a grand experiment. There were more than 100 applicants for...

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Police Asking for Publics Help in Dog Attack

September 22, 2011
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Police Asking for Publics Help in Dog Attack

The Chelsea Police Department is asking for the publics help in identifying the two young men who lost control of a pit bull that attacked a two-year old child Tuesday on Grove Street. The victim, a 2 ½ year old girl was in front of her home with her mother when the unprovoked attack...

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Open Mic

September 22, 2011
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Open Mic

Professional comedian Larry Lee Lewis (right) will host a monthly open Microphone Comedy night starting on thursday, sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. at the Brown jug, 1014 revere Beach Parkway in the home Depot Plaza between McDonald’s and CVs. Lewis is pictured with Brown jug owner Michael Matrinko outside the popular restaurant. There is...

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Most Chelsea Liquor Stores Pass ASAP Test

September 22, 2011
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Most liquor stores passed the test in an undercover sting involving young people from Chelsea ASAP and detectives from the Chelsea Police Department. Only one of 13 establishments targeted by the sting sold alcohol to an underage young person working undercover. That establishment, the Chelsea Liqour Mart at 182 Broadway, will likely be summonsed...

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Pit Bull Attack Reminder of Danger

September 22, 2011
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The attack Tuesday of a young resident – a two-year old – by a pit bull that got away and which sent the Chelsea girl to the hospital reminds us all of the dangers of these dogs, who are trained as fighters and who remain capable of being vicious despite efforts at domesticating them....

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The City Manager’s Expanded Gambling Stance Makes Sense

September 22, 2011
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City Manager Jay Ash has been making the rounds in support of the state’s expanded gambling bill which recently passed the House and is now in the Senate. It is likely this bill will be approved by the Senate at the end of the month and sent on to the governor for his signature....

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Red Devils Roll in 41-0 Rout: Chelsea Tops Trinity, Hosts Greater Lawrence Friday Night

September 22, 2011
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The Chelsea High football team notched its first victory of the season in a big way with a 41-0 triumph over Trinity Catholic of Newton Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium in a non league encounter. The Red Devils wasted little time in establishing their control of the contest, marching 60 yards...

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Police Briefs 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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Monday, September 5 Kirk Crowley, 43, Address Unknown, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property over $250 (2 counts), malicious destruction of property, assault and battery on a police officer, breaking and entering nighttime for felony. David Brissette, 31, 87 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for incapacitated person. Robert...

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Obituaries 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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William Orcione Retiree of Sears & Roebuck and Budweiser Breweries William P. Orcione, formerly of Revere and Rockland, died on September 13 at the Annemark Nursing & Rehab. Center of Revere following a long illness. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class...

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Ward 1 Contest Heats Up

September 22, 2011
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Ward 1 Contest Heats Up

Paul Murphy and a supporter share comments in front of Dunkin Donuts in Prattville last Saturday.

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Eastern Minerals Dock Hosts Ship Delivering Huge Turbine Blades

September 22, 2011
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Eastern Minerals Dock Hosts Ship Delivering Huge Turbine Blades

The ocean going transport Lady Claudia pulled into the dock at Eastern Minerals on the Chelsea waterfront earlier this week. But there was no salt aboard. Instead, the ship was loaded with huge wind turbine propellers made in China and transported by boat across the seas to Chelsea where they were being off-loaded for...

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Ruth Jarmak, Chelsea Resident and Mother of Former Record Photographer Dies at 93

September 22, 2011
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Ruth Jarmak, Chelsea Resident and Mother of Former Record Photographer Dies at 93

During the last year of her life, Ruth Jarmak lived on Pembroke Street with her son, Arnie. At 93, it was time for her to join her son and together, they enjoyed one of the great years of their lives. Arnie moved to Chelsea in 1977. He worked for the Chelsea Record until 1991....

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Twenty Years and Counting

September 22, 2011
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On September 12, 1991, the city of Chelsea collapsed under the weight of social, moral, and economic bankruptcy. After decades of falling into the ground, its population fleeing to the suburbs, its housing stock tired and old, its politics hopelessly out of control, the city went broke. The city, which had its greatest moments...

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Tortilla Factory Gets Approval to Open

September 22, 2011
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The controversial Cinco de Mayo tortilla factory has finally found a home in Chelsea, scoring approval Tuesday night from the Zoning Board to locate within a building at the northern end of Crescent Avenue. The proposal was first unveiled this spring for a location on the Chelsea Waterfront, but it was vigorously opposed by...

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New Congressional Maps Could Result in Changes Locally

September 22, 2011
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Drawing the new Congressional redistricting map has not been an easy process for State Rep. Michael Moran (D-Allston), and many times he said he has grown dizzy from the multitudes of numbers and scenarios thrown at him during the discussion. There is no manual for the process. There is no way to make everyone...

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A Positive Reflection 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 16, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people,. It was also a day...

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The Expanded Gaming Bill: Legislation Should be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gaming bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gaming bill will help Chelsea and every city and town in this...

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September 12, 1991

September 16, 2011
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This was Chelsea’s Day of Infamy, the day receivership was imposed upon us because the city had become impossible to manage. During the past 20 years, Chelsea has changed in a 1000 ways and it is a far different place than it was when the state swooped down on us and took the city...

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Police Briefs 09-15-2011

September 16, 2011
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Monday, August 5 Kirk Crowley, 43, address unknown, was arrested for breaking and entering at night time, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property under $250, destruction of property under $250 and assault and battery on an officer. David Brissette, 31, 87 Pearl St., Apt. 2, was placed into protective custody for public drunkenness. Robert Alvarado,...

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Red Devils Gridsters Drop Opener

September 16, 2011
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The Chelsea High football team dropped its season opener under the lights at Chelsea Memorial Stadium Friday night to Lynn Tech, 32-8. Costly turnovers and big scoring plays by Tech proved fatal for the Red Devils. After Lynn Tech grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 60 yard scoring drive, capped...

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