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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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Boys Soccer Team Wins Two Contests

September 16, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys soccer team, which at the start of the season seemed to have a lot of question marks with new players, answered many of those questions with positive answers with a pair of wins in the opening week of the 2011 season. The Red Devils blanked Swampscott of the Northeastern Conference...

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Volleyball Team Opens With 3-0 Win Over Mystic

September 16, 2011
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The Chelsea High volleyball team opened its season in fine fashion with a 3-0 shutout over Mystic Valley last week. “The girls played well,” said CHS head coach Lisa Ceccherini, who cited Jessyka Quinones as the MVP of the contest. “Jessyka usually plays at outside hitter for us and setter, but we used her...

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CHS Girls Blast Gr. Lawrence, 9-0

September 16, 2011
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After having their season opener rained out last week, the CHS girls soccer team opened up their 2011 campaign on the home turf against Greater Lawrence Monday afternoon. The Lady Red Devils dominated the contest,  cruising to a 9-0 victory. Five different Chelsea players scored their first goals of the season. Senior Zuleima Castillo...

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Obituaries 09-15-2011

September 16, 2011
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Ruth Jarmak New Hampshire Resident Ruth (Shanahan) Jarmak of Moultonborough, NH, died on September 7. She was the devoted wife of the late Jerry Jarmak; daughter of the late Patrick and Esther (Miller) Shanahan; beloved mother of Sharyn Jarmak of Austin, Texas and Arnie Jarmak and his wife, Catherine Goodale of Chelsea; dear sister...

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The 8th Annual Taste of Chelsea Set for Monday, September 19

September 9, 2011
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The 8th Annual Taste of Chelsea Set for Monday, September 19

The eighth annual Taste of Chelsea is Monday, September19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 62 Broadway in Chelsea.  All proceeds help HarborCOV (Communities Overcoming Violence), the local nonprofit, provide innovative programs that break the cycle of abuse and engage the entire community in ending domestic violence. Recognizing the need to address the incidents...

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The $20,000 Question: Loft Residents Questioning Huge Fire Detail Bill

September 9, 2011
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The $20,000 Question: Loft Residents Questioning Huge Fire Detail Bill

For residents of the relatively new Spencer Lofts on Dudley Street, August produced one big question. And it’s a $20,000 question that’s raising a lot of concern citywide. Spencer Lofts Trustees opened their mail last week and found a bill from the Chelsea Fire Department for nearly $10,000 for a mandatory Fire Detail. Additionally,...

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Murphy Announces Candidacy for District 1 Councillor

September 9, 2011
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Murphy Announces Candidacy for District 1 Councillor

Paul Murphy, a well-known and respected Chelsea resident all his life who lives on Fremont Avenue, has officially announced his candidacy for the hotly contested Ward 1 contest. Mr. Murphy, 32, is a court officer for the Massachusetts Trial Court. He is admired throughout the ward as a hardworking, honest, and well-spoken member of...

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John Ruiz Opens a New Gym: Heavyweight Champion Set for Grand Opening of Quietman Sports Gym

September 9, 2011
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John Ruiz Opens a New Gym: Heavyweight Champion Set for Grand Opening of Quietman Sports Gym

The champ has come home. John Ruiz, who grew up in this city and became the heavyweight champion of the world when he knocked down Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas in 2003, has returned to the Boston area and opened up a beautiful full-contact gym in nearby Medford. Ruiz, 39, who retired from the...

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Police Investigate Stabbings

September 9, 2011
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Chelsea detectives are investigating two early morning stabbings reported at the beginning of this week with the first incident’s investigation already leading to an arrest of a Chelsea man. Investigators were summoned to Massachusetts General Hospital at 6 a.m. Monday after a victim of multiple stab wounds was taken to the emergency room by...

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Ten Years After

September 9, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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CHS Football Team Opens Season Here Friday Evening

September 9, 2011
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The Chelsea High football team will open the 2011 season this Friday evening, September 9, at home against Lynn Tech. Kick off is slated for 7:00. The Red Devils played impressively in their only scrimmage of the pre-season this past Friday evening against Minuteman Regional on the local field. (A previously scheduled scrimmage with...

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Police Briefs 09-08-2011

September 9, 2011
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Monday, August 29 Angel Vargas, 42, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested for violating abuse prevention order. Dennis Smith, 51, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Yovany Hernandez, 33, 67 Derby St., Somerville, was arrested for sexual conduct for a fee, lewd, wanton & lascivious conduct. Jason Slamin, 24, 4 Glines Ave., Jamaica Plain,...

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Obituaries 09-08-2011

September 9, 2011
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Gertrude Baggs Retired Nurse Gertrude “Gertie” M. (Mugford) Baggs of Rockport died on September 5. She was 92 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School and Chelsea Hospital School of Nursing, she was the wife of the late William A. Baggs and is survived by her daughter, Trudy Thomas and her husband, Bob...

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Chelsea High School Class of 1976 – 35th reunion to be held Nov. 5

September 2, 2011
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The Chelsea High School Class of 1976 will hold its 35th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in Peabody. For tickets please call Diane Frangiamone Butera at 617-389-7741.

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New Trash Plan to Start in October

September 1, 2011
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New Trash Plan to Start in October

Beginning in October, City officials believe the streets will become much cleaner.  At least that is the intention of a new City ordinance that will go into effect on October 3rd that will require residential trash being placed outside for City pick-up to be in either a barrel or a City bag.  City Manager...

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Housing Developer Scales Back Size of New Project

September 1, 2011
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Housing Developer Scales Back Size of New Project

The developer for a key parcel of land next to Rt. 1 has submitted a proposal to the City to scale back the project and eliminate more than 150 proposed housing units. The project is located on an 8-acre assemblage of vacant land bounded by Heard Street, Sixth Street and Spruce Street. Branded as...

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King of the Hill: Remembering Softball Great Gene Freeman

September 1, 2011
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King of the Hill: Remembering Softball Great Gene Freeman

When the Chelsea Municipal Fast Pitch Softball League was in its heyday and Carter Park was the place to be on a summer night, Eugene “Gene” Freeman was a king on the hill. Freeman was a pitcher in the league when crowds would flock to the park to see the best players in the...

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Tortilla Factory a Step Closer to Opening

September 1, 2011
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Tortilla Factory a Step Closer to Opening

Though it’s not yet all wrapped up, a tortilla factory’s proposal on Crescent Avenue received an important approval last week in its quest to locate in Chelsea. But there’s not yet time for a siesta, as the company has one more fiesta scheduled before the Zoning Board this month. This is the second go-around...

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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

September 1, 2011
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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Congressman Mike Capuano represents Chelsea. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with Chelsea Record editor Josh Resnek. Question:Your feeling about the economy today. Are we in a tailspin?...

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Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only half of what she was coming...

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Police Briefs 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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Monday, August 22 Jerimy James Warren, 40, 116 Beacon St., Apt. 2, was arrested for unarmed robbery. David Smith, 51, 890 Broadway, Apt. 3, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Abel Mercado Jimenez, 22, 444 Harison Ave (Pine St. Shell), Boston, was arrested for shoplifting by asportation, 3rd offense. Melissa Fernandez, 24,...

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