Police Briefs 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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January 6 Khoa Vo, 31, of 238 Parks Street, Dorchester, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, failing to stop for police and operation of motor vehicle with suspended license. Olson Cejour, 24, of 227 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of Class B drug and possession of Class D...

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Red Devils Conquer Two CAC Opponents

January 16, 2014
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The Chelsea High basketball team raised its record to .500 with a pair of consecutive victories over Commonwealth Athletic Conference rivals Whittier Tech and Northeast Regional this past week. The Red Devils now stand at 4-4 overall and 3-0 in the Large School Division of the CAC. Last Friday evening’s victory at Whittier saw...

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Obituaries 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Angela Umanita American Biltrite Retiree Angela N. Umanita, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, January 8. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Minutoli) Umanita, Angie attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. Shortly...

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Chelsea City Council/School Committee Swearing-in Ceremony

January 9, 2014
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Chelsea City Council/School Committee Swearing-in Ceremony

State dignitaries, town officials, and members of the community attended the Jan. 6 City Council/School Committee Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall to celebrate the successes of the city. City Council President Matt Frank stood at the podium graciously, becoming accustomed to holding a gavel. “The City Council, as a body of politicians, will surely...

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New Council President Has Seen Best and Worst of Chelsea

January 9, 2014
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New Council President Has Seen Best and Worst of Chelsea

When new Council President Matt Frank was growing up in the Mill Hill area of Chelsea, it wasn’t during the often-discussed “glory days.” Broadway wasn’t a thriving business district, and the neighborhoods weren’t bustling, there wasn’t a half dozen cozy Kosher delis and there weren’t three movie houses or a dozen financially-sound banks. There...

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Woman Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

January 9, 2014
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Woman Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

East Boston residents are rallying around the woman killed New Year’s Eve day during a tragic accident on the Meridian Street Bridge. Aura Garcia was crushed to death when she tried to make her way across the bridge on foot from Eastie to Chelsea. The bridge operator, Louis Alfieri Jr., was in the process...

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A Sole Endeavor: Brisson Launches Reflexology Practice in Chelsea

January 9, 2014
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A Sole Endeavor: Brisson Launches Reflexology Practice in Chelsea

Shannon Brisson is standing tall as the only certified reflexologist in the city. Last June Brisson became the owner and practitioner of Sole Endeavor Reflexology, a private practice with focus on the feet located at a cozy space inside Admiral’s Hill Office Suites, 285 Commandant’s Way. Brisson defines Reflexology as “a gentle, relaxing bodywork...

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Lucrative Offer: Mohegan Agreement with Chelsea Looks to Deliver at Least $2.5 Million a Year

January 9, 2014
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A tentative surrounding community agreement (SCA) for Chelsea with Mohegan Sun casino would deliver at least $2.5 million annually to the City and reserve 5 percent of the permanent jobs for Chelsea residents, according to documents filed with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). While Chelsea officials have not made the agreement public, and there...

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Six Candidates Emerge after Shocking News of O’Flaherty’s Decision to Leave

January 9, 2014
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After several weeks of strong rumors about popular State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty leaving office, the City was shocked when the rumors actually came to bear Monday afternoon when O’Flaherty’s office confirmed that he will vacate the seat. Though not confirmed, O’Flaherty will be taking the position of corporate counsel for new Boston Mayor Marty...

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Reinstein to Resign House Seat

January 9, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned suddenly from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position...

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Chelsea Names Mentioned in Upcoming Race for Reinstein’s Former Seat

January 9, 2014
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The news late last week of an open state representative seat once occupied by Kathi-Anne Reinstein quickly turned into a who’s in and who’s out discussion – as many local pols in Revere and Chelsea continue to weigh their options in regards to making a Beacon Hill run. The news of Reinstein’s departure didn’t...

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Good Luck, Gene

January 9, 2014
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Chelsea has always been fortunate to have some great Representatives in the General Court of Massachusetts.  For more than 20 years until 1996, Chelsea voters had Richie Voke representing them at the House Chamber.  Richie was a master of bringing home the grants for Chelsea. But as in life, Richie decided not to seek...

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Red Devils Top Shawsheen, 53-42

January 9, 2014
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference with a big 53-42 victory over Shawsheen Tech Tuesday evening at the CHS gym. After trailing 12-9 at the end of the first period, the Red Devils asserted control of the contest in the middle quarters,...

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Obituaries 01-09-2014

January 9, 2014
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James McMahon, Jr. Retired Truck Driver; Teamsters’ Union Member James A. McMahon, Jr. of Everett, formerly of Worcester, died on December 28 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 81 years old. Born in Boston and a resident of Everett for many years before taking residence at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, he...

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A Look Back at the Highs and Lows of 2013: There Have Been Many Cheers and a Few Tears in Chelsea This past Year

December 31, 2013
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A Look Back at the Highs and Lows of 2013: There Have Been Many Cheers and a Few Tears in Chelsea This past Year

13.  CHELSEA STARS Chelsea was abuzz while two of Hollywood’s biggest were in town to film their latest movies. Downtown, Denzel Washington was in and out of Chelsea Floor Covering, which had been transformed into the Bridge Coffee Shop for his movie: The Equalizer. John Travolta filmed his movie, The Forger, at various locations...

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Four Generations

December 31, 2013
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Four Generations

Four generations of a great Chelsea family gathered for a Thanksgiving celebration in Plymouth. Pictured at the holiday dinner are Mrs. Adelaide Sexton, with her daughter Carol Dockendoff, granddaughter Adele McCarthy, and great-granddaughter Emily McCarthy.

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Metro Credit Union Donates to Haven from Hunger

December 31, 2013
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Metro Credit Union Donates to Haven from Hunger

Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union, donated $1000 to Haven From Hunger, a local non-profit committed to feeding people in the Peabody, Lynnfield and Salem communities. “We are so glad to be able to donate to Haven From Hunger at such a critical time, just days before Christmas. We have worked...

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Brown’s Case Dismissed Just Before Christmas Despite DA’s Comments

December 31, 2013
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City Councillor Calvin Brown had domestic violence charges dismissed on the Friday before Christmas using a legal technique frowned upon by the Office of District Attorney Dan Conley. On Friday, Dec. 20, Chelsea District Court Judge Dunbar Livingston dismissed the case due to the fact that the victim – and only witness, who was...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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Red Devils Drop Pair; Host Lynn Tech Friday

December 31, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team found the Beverly Holiday Tournament anything but merry, as the Red Devils dropped both of their games in the tourney this past weekend. Chelsea drew the host team in the tourney opener Friday night and came out on the short end of a 54-39 decision. The initial period...

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Obituaries 01-02-2014

December 31, 2013
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Edward Nadolny Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett Edward P. Nadolny of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died on December 25. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Salamone); dear and devoted father of Daniel Nadolny and Rose Paradiso and her life partner, George Steuber of...

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John Ruiz Hosts Event on Jan. 4

December 31, 2013
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John Ruiz Hosts Event on Jan. 4

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Fighting Crime: City Leaders Look to Take Ten Steps Forward Against Crime

December 20, 2013
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Fighting Crime: City Leaders Look to Take Ten Steps Forward Against Crime

In the wake of several high-profile criminal incidents in and around the central part of the City this past year, city officials this week have proposed taking a $1 million bite out of that crime. City Manager Jay Ash and Council President Dan Cortell filed a 10-point action plan to focus additional resources and...

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Yeast is the Key Ingredient for a Great Beer at Mystic Brewery

December 20, 2013
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Yeast is the Key Ingredient for a Great Beer at Mystic Brewery

The typical beer drinker doesn’t particularly think about the yeast used in the fermentation process when swilling down the contents of a 40-ounce bottle of Pabst. In fact, a good many beer drinkers probably don’t even know that yeast is part of the beer-making process. Those beer drinkers would likely not have their fridge...

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