Appreciation: Philip D. Fixman Set a High Standard of Excellence as a Constable

March 14, 2013
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Appreciation: Philip D. Fixman Set a High Standard of Excellence as a Constable

Philip D. Fixman, who served as a constable in Chelsea for 53 years and established the standards of professionalism by which constables do their jobs today, died on Feb. 25 following a brief illness. He was 89. Phil moved to Fremont Avenue in Chelsea more than 60 years ago and lived in a home...

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Tracy Syverain, That’s Who

March 14, 2013
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?:  Tracy Syverain, That’s Who

Chelsea resident and Chelsea High graduate Tracy Syverain was announced this week as a contestant on the popular ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ game show – with her appearance coming today, March 14th. The show with Syverain will appear on WCVB Boston (ABC) at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14th. While the details couldn’t...

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Former Planning Board Member Gets Long Prison Sentence for Fraud

March 14, 2013
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White collar criminals beware, the U.S. Attorney’s Office isn’t playing around with investment scammers. That was proven on Tuesday with the sentencing of Chelsea investment advisor, and former Planning Board member, Gary Martel to more than 7 years in federal prison and $6.5 million in restitution and forfeiture payments. The news came just weeks...

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After 25 Years, ROCA Focuses in on Stats and Outcomes

March 14, 2013
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Nearly seven years ago, ROCA founder and CEO Molly Baldwin gathered her staff in a conference room and decided to address a question that had been nagging her for some time. While everyone in Chelsea, Revere and other nearby locales loved and praised ROCA for its work with gang members and local youth, the...

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On Mike McLaughlin

March 14, 2013
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We were hoping that our outrage would die down after hearing that former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Mike McLauglin might walk if he turns out to be a good helper and offer up some other politicians to the U.S. Attorney’s office. We are very disappointed in this deal by the US Attorney’s office. In...

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Police Briefs 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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3/4/13 Charles McCarthy, 18, 112 Wells Ave., Boston, MA, was arrested for default warrant and felony warrants. Henry Santos, 28, 70 Graves Rd., Revere, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. David Penney, 47, 376 Ocean Ave., Revere, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, license not in possession after...

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Chelsea Youth Basketball League Championship Games Set for Saturday

March 14, 2013
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The Chelsea Youth Basketball League will conduct its championship games of the playoffs Saturday at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club. The Celtics defeated the Celtics, 45-26, in the Senior League semifinal. Carlos Vasquez scored 15 points while Malcolm Norman tallied 11 points for the Celtics. Steven Lacy and Giovanni Ricardo Vincente each had...

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Obituaries 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Robert Katzman Of Chelsea, formerly of Malden Robert Katzman of Chelsea, formerly of Malden, passed away on March 7. He was the beloved husband of Adele (Karnow) Katzman; dear brother of Myer Katzman, Sidney Katzman and the late Joseph Katzman; loving uncle of Elliot and his wife, Donna, Scott and his wife, Robin, Alan,...

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John’s Pizza Celebrates 35th Anniversary: Mike Falzone Invites City to Special Event on March 17

March 7, 2013
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John’s Pizza Celebrates 35th Anniversary: Mike Falzone Invites City to  Special Event on March 17

John’s Pizza, a legendary, family-owned pizza and sub shop at 8 Central Ave., will celebrate its 35th  anniversary on Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a special event. On that day, Michael Falzone, owner of the business, will roll back the price of a whole pizza to $2.50 – the same price as it was...

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Repeat Gun Offender Charged with Possessing Firearm

March 7, 2013
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Repeat Gun Offender Charged  with Possessing Firearm

A Chelsea man on probation for multiple gun convictions and free on bail for allegedly bringing live ammunition into a Boston courthouse was arrested on Revere Beach with an illegal firearm and other weapons on Friday – the very same day he was released from custody for other similar charges. Jack Lindsey, 66, was...

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Appreciation: Limberakis Was Talented, Rare Artisan Who Loved Chelsea

March 7, 2013
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Appreciation: Limberakis Was Talented, Rare Artisan Who Loved Chelsea

Anyone who knew Michael Limberakis would tell you that he didn’t look through glass. Instead, the talented stained-glass artist took a hold of glass and made it or restored it into something elegant and beautiful. A window wasn’t a portal to see the outside world; it was a canvas for the world to see...

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McLaughlin Associate Given Full Retirement

March 7, 2013
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McLaughlin Associate  Given Full Retirement

Having to follow protocol, the Chelsea Retirement Board granted a full retirement to the long-time Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director of Modernization and Procurement, James Fitzpatrick, at a meeting last week. Fitzpatrick was the director of modernization and procurement during the tenure of disgraced former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin. It has been uncovered now...

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Suspect Arrested on Murder Charges for Blossom Street Shooting

March 7, 2013
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An Everett man is in custody for Tuesday night’s fatal shooting on Blossom Street in Chelsea. Jonathan Castro Sala, 22, is charged with murder. He was expected to be arraigned in Chelsea District Court Wednesday for the homicide of a man in his 20s on Blossom Street. The victim has been tentatively identified but...

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Federal Sequester

March 7, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  City Manager Jay Ash is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Monday, February 25 Fransico Cruz, 31, of 8 Burma Road, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and one way violation. Luis Londono, 38, of 3415 Parsons Street, Other, NY, was arrested for disturbing the peace and driving under the influence. Pedro Chavez-Lopez, 19, of 12 Trinity Avenue, Lynn, was arrested...

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Obituaries 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Anna Collorone Of Chelsea Anna F. (White) Collorone, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly at her home on March 3. She was 86 years old. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she was the wife of the late Salvatore Collorone; beloved mother of Christopher Collorone and his wife, Irene of Brockton, Richard S....

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Tuskegee Airman Speaks About Experiences Flying During World War II

March 1, 2013
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Tuskegee Airman Speaks About Experiences Flying During World War II

When Dr. Cyril Byron Sr. sat down with his mother in their Bronx apartment in the midst of World War II and told her that he was going to be in a groundbreaking program for black pilots in the Army, she told him that if he was meant to fly, God would have given...

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Business Focus in on Ethanol Transportation Plan at Stakeholder Meeting This Week

March 1, 2013
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Business Focus in on Ethanol Transportation Plan at Stakeholder Meeting This Week

A crowd of Chelsea business owners and elected officials gathered on Tuesday afternoon to give input to the state Department of Transportation (DOT) for its study on transporting Ethanol through Chelsea on the commuter rail tracks. First and foremost was the news that the DOT has extended its study period and did not turn...

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The Mystic Brewery, LLC Announced the Opening of Its Tasting Room

March 1, 2013
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Chelsea’s brewery that has blown away beer enthusiasts with its offerings is now offering beer tastings and tours of the Williams Street brewery. The Mystic Brewery, LLC announced the opening of its tasting room where 2oz. samples of thier craft beers will be available. The tasting room will be open Fridays from 3 p.m....

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Planning Board Recommends Ordinance Change to Limit Siting Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

March 1, 2013
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The Planning Board has recommended that the City Council pass a zoning ordinance that would limit medical marijuana dispensaries to the Shopping Center District. The recommendation came at a hearing on Tuesday night, and that news will be relayed at the City Council’s public hearing on the same ordinance this coming Monday, March 4th....

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Business Climate Soars in Chelsea

March 1, 2013
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The grand opening of the Hair Cuttery salon at 1086 Revere Beach Parkway on Tuesday further illustrates the favorable economic climate that exists in Chelsea and that businesses of a national scope and a local scope can coexist and succeed in our city. City Manager Jay Ash, who helped cut the ribbon at the...

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MAPC Selects Regional Solar Developer

March 1, 2013
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Agreement with Boston-based Broadway Electric could save cities and towns in municipal energy costs The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) announces the selection of Broadway Electrical Company, Inc. as the regional solar developer for 17 cities and towns in Greater Boston. These municipalities are now eligible to enter into solar “energy management services” agreements...

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CHS Roundup

March 1, 2013
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Red Devils fall in tourney opener The Chelsea High boys basketball team’s season came to a conclusion Monday evening with a 68-43 loss to Boston Latin Academy on the latter’s home court in Dorchester in the opening round of the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA state tournament. The Red Devils trailed from...

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Obituaries 02-28-2013

March 1, 2013
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Frank Fulco Retired Carpenter; Active at Chelsea Senior Center and Salvation Army Frank Fulco passed away in his Chelsea home on February 24 after a long illness. Born in East Boston, the beloved son of the late Charles and Carmella (Lazzaro) Fulco, he grew up in East Boston and gained his early education there. ...

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