New Superintendent Ready for Start of School Year

August 25, 2011
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Approximately 5,500 students will begin their first day of classes in the Chelsea schools for the 2011-12 academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 31. There is a major change in leadership at the very top of the Chelsea School Department where Dr. Mary Bourque has taken the reins as the new superintendent of schools. Bourque...

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Expanded Gaming will Aid the Local Economy

August 25, 2011
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News that the House and the Senate have brought out of committee on Beacon Hill an expanded gaming bill that will allow for three casinos and one racino is good news for Chelsea and for all the cities and towns in the Commonwealth. News that Governor Deval Patrick said he is in agreement with...

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Red Devil Gridders Open Practice, will Host Georgetown in Scrimmage Tuesday

August 25, 2011
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Coach Mike Stellato greeted the 2011 edition of the Chelsea High football team for their first practice session of the season Monday. Stellato was set to put his charges through single sessions through Wednesday and then bring on what is every football player’s favorite endeavor in the August heat and humidity, double sessions, on...

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Police Briefs 08-25-2011

August 25, 2011
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Monday, August 15 Roxana Villaneau, 17, 109 Essex St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. John Szczepanski, 50, 80 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person.   Tuesday, August 16 Raul Romero, 22, 92 Grove St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Brian Rodriguez, 23, 113 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 08-25-2011

August 25, 2011
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Edna Mary Gallo Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea Edna Mary (Perry) Gallo of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 22. She was 92 years old. Born in Prince Edward Island in 1919 to the late John and Louise Perry, Mrs. Gallo was a loving mother to...

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Chelsea Collaborative Organized Youth Vs. Police Basketball Game

August 18, 2011
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Chelsea Collaborative Organized Youth Vs. Police Basketball Game

The Chelsea Collaborative and the Chelsea Police Department organized a youth vs. police basketball game. The youth played a tournament to choose a team that had the opportunity to play Officer Mojica and his CPD team. Daniel Mojica and Orlando Echevarria organized the tournament with the help of John Montes from the Boys and...

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Reach the Beach Becomes Christian Music Festival: Music and Outreach Sponsored by Central Congregational Will Go on All Week

August 18, 2011
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Reach the Beach Becomes Christian Music Festival: Music and Outreach Sponsored by Central Congregational Will Go on All Week

More than 1,000 people are expected at the annual Reach the Beach Christian music festival this weekend, an event put on annually by the Revere Central Congregation Church. Organizers Joe DeSantis and Tom Coots said that the event started on Monday and continued throughout the week with refreshments and Christian outreach to those walking...

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Chelsea Student Awarded UGL Services Scholarship

August 18, 2011
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UGL Services, a division of UGL Limited, announced that a Chelsea student will be the recipient of its 2011 college scholarship program for dependents of full-time UGL Services employees. This year, the UGL Services Scholarship Program awarded three $5,000 and 10 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students. Ramon Giron-Melendez of...

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Election Year Shaping Up with Numerous Races

August 18, 2011
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Several races are giving some zest to the upcoming election in November. According to records on file with the Chelsea City Clerk’s office, candidates have until August 25 to submit their nomination papers and to have them certified if they are planning to have their names on the ballot. To date, the councilor at...

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New 17-unit development receives $1.9 million loan

August 18, 2011
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Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC (Arbor) announced it will fund a new 17-unit development at 466 Broadway in Chelsea with $1.9 million. The money for the Chelsea project is one of six loans totaling $10.9 million under the Fannie Mae DUS Loan, Fannie Mae DUS Small Loan and Fannie Mae DUS Affordable Housing Loan product...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 18, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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Obituaries 08-18-2011

August 18, 2011
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Leonel Moreira Of Somerville, formerly of Chelsea Leonel Moreira of Somerville, formerly of Chelsea, died  at home on August 15 after a long battle with an overwhelming illness. He was 74 years old. Born in Portugal, he attended schools there before enlisting in the Army. He came to the United States, settled in Chelsea...

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A Tribute to Lucy Mildred Robinson

August 11, 2011
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A Tribute to Lucy Mildred Robinson

Lucy Mildred (Lee) Robinson, matriarch of a longtime and widely respected and popular Chelsea family, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 7. She was 83 years old. Friends and family members paid their respects to Mrs. Robinson during memorial observances held at the Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. Mrs. Robinson was devoted to her family and...

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Chelsea Man Killed in Motorcycle Wreck

August 11, 2011
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State Police are investigating the fatal motorcycle crash last week that killed a Chelsea man after his bike tumbled off a portion of elevated highway on Route 1 that cuts through the city. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Robert Navas indicates that a 2001 Triumph motorcycle being operated by 40-year-old Cory White of Chelsea was...

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Kettle Cusine: Expanding Their Business

August 11, 2011
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Chelsea based Kettle Cuisine, artisan maker of refrigerated and frozen premium quality, all natural soups, announced that they have entered into a business partnership with the Arlon food and agriculture investment program to advance company growth. “We look forward to working closely with Jerry Shafir and his experienced management team to expand the Kettle...

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Evelyn Wing

August 11, 2011
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The well-known and highly respected Chelsea businesswoman, Evelyn Wing, died last week following a sudden illness. Mrs. Wing, the wife of the late Larry Wing, was 81. Mrs. Wing and her husband were primarily restaurateurs. During 45 years of ownership of Wing’s Restaurant on Broadway, their name became synonymous with quality and great service...

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Fire Department Review is Long Overdue

August 11, 2011
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News that the Chelsea Fire Department is going to be scrutinized by an independent examiner is frankly long overdue. City Manager Jay Ash announced last week that he is putting out to bid the cost of a full review of all operations of the Fire Department. The review could begin as early as next...

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Police Briefs 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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Monday, August 1 Louis N. Steriti, 67, 10 Forsyth St., Apt. #202, was placed into protective custody for drunkenness. Stanley De-Vorce, 50, 220 Broadway, Apt. #12, was arrested for simple assault and resisting arrest. Raymond Marion, 51, 44 Harison Ave., Boston, was arrested for threatening to commit a crime, witness intimidation and simple assault....

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Obituaries 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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Waclaw ‘Walter’ Pozniak Retired Mechanical Engineer Waclaw ”Walter” Pozniak, a retired mechanical engineer, died on August 7 at the Lexington Health Care Center where he had been receiving supportive care for the past few weeks. He was 88 years old. Born in Poland, the son of the late Waclaw and Jadwiga (Mickiniec) Pozniak, he...

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Local – Marketbasket and Shoppers Are Busy Buying and Employees of the Supermarket Are Busy Serving the Customers

August 4, 2011
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Local – Marketbasket and Shoppers Are Busy Buying and Employees of the Supermarket Are Busy Serving the Customers

An early August afternoon at the Marketbasket and shoppers are busy buying of the supermarket are busy serving the customers. All the registers are open and the supermarket is gearing up for the Thursday – Friday and weekend rush.

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Chelsea Chamber Plans Pot-of-gold Dinner

August 4, 2011
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Chelsea Chamber Plans Pot-of-gold Dinner

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is planning its annual $10,000 Pot-of-Gold Dinner for Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. Committee chairwoman Saritin Rizzuto and her hard-working committee are preparing another exciting event for guests who have the opportunity to win a grand prize of $10,000 at the event. Only 250 tickets will be...

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National Night Out

August 4, 2011
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National Night Out

Metro credit union and Kiwanis club members participated in chelsea’s observance of national night out at the Williams school. the event serves to heighten crime prevention awareness, gener­ate support for local anti-crime programs, and strengthen chelsea Police and community partner­ships.

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Bail Revoked for Alleged Fare Jumper Caught with Gun

August 4, 2011
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Bail Revoked for Alleged Fare Jumper Caught with Gun

A Chelsea man will be held without bail for as much as 60 days after his attempt to jump an MBTA fare gate got him arrested on gun charges. Hamilton Rodriguez, 20, of Chelsea was arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and...

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The City of Chelsea Knows Something About Default and What Follows….

August 4, 2011
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The drama is over. Our nation’s reputation remains intact albeit a bit tarnished by the default debate that ended earlier this week. Those of us familiar with the recent modern history of Chelsea understand something about default. The day before Chelsea was thrown into receivership at the start of the 1990’s, it had come...

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