Edward P. Doherty Jr. Receives Medical Degree from University of Mass.

June 25, 2013
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Edward P. Doherty Jr. Receives Medical Degree from University of Mass.

Edward P. Doherty Jr of W. Peabody, formerly of Chelsea received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Worcester during a ceremony held on the medical school campus on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Edward Jr. is the son of Ret. Chelsea Fire Captain Edward P. and Linda A. Doherty of W....

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Final Applications for Casino Process Are Now Available

June 25, 2013
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Applications became available for the second and final phase of the resort casino vetting process, as announced Monday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), but there still is no certainty this week as to when Suffolk Downs might be able to fill out that application. The Phase 2 applications are considered unique to the gaming industry...

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Voters Are Ready To Head to Polls

June 25, 2013
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Chelsea residents will go to the polls Tuesday (June 25) to cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate special election. Two candidates, Congressman Edward J. Markey of Malden, who has served in the House of Representatives for 37 years and Garrett Gomez of Cohasset are vying for the Senate seat. The winning candidate in Tuesday’s election...

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Vote on Tuesday: U.S. Senate Election is a BIG Deal

June 25, 2013
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Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity Tuesday to choose their next U.S. Senator to fill the seat left vacant by the ascent of former Senator John Kerry to become Secretary of State. The two candidates are our long time Congressman, Democrat Ed Markey, and Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset. There could not be a...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2013

June 25, 2013
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6/10/13  Jorge Bautista, 34, 50 Essex St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, evading taxi fare. 6/11 Kelvin Lazo, 19, 78 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250, assault. 6/12 Jaime Rivera, 30, 58 Cottage St., Chelsea, Ma, was arrested for malicious...

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Obituaries 06-20-2013

June 25, 2013
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Patrick Catalano One of the Original Founders of the Catalano Trucking Company Patrick Catalano of Chelsea died on June 17. He was 100 years old.Born in Boston and a lifelong Chelsea resident, Patrick passed away Monday morning at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, where he had been a resident receiving wonderful supportive care from the staff, workers...

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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up Mclaughlin Case to Longer Sentencing, Restitution

June 15, 2013
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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up Mclaughlin Case to Longer Sentencing, Restitution

Tenants of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and the CHA’s “new” Board members marched hand-in-hand into Boston’s Federal Court on Friday to be heard. But, they didn’t need to be heard. Judge Douglas Woodlock had apparently already heard them loud and clear – so much so that, at the sentencing hearing for former CHA Director Michael...

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U.S. Attorney Asks Court for Low End of Sentencing for Michael McLaughlin

June 14, 2013
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A last-minute piece of evidence from former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Accountant James McNichols could drastically increase the sentence of former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin when he faces sentencing on Friday – but otherwise federal prosecutors are advocating for the low-end of sentencing guidelines and likely 12 months in prison. In documents filed in...

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Firefighters, Family, Friends Mourn Fourth-generation Jake

June 14, 2013
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Firefighters, Family, Friends Mourn Fourth-generation Jake

In firefighter lingo, one of the highest compliments within the ranks is to say that someone is “a good jake.” Deputy Chief Charlie Crowley Jr. was certainly a good jake…and then some. The Chelsea Fire Department and many family members mourned the sudden loss on of Deputy Crowley at a funeral mass last Saturday...

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Tenants Will Get Unique Chance to Speak as Victims

June 14, 2013
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When former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin is sentenced in Boston’s Federal Court on Friday, many are expecting that those who had to endure he’s purported “reign of terror” will get to speak as victims. At least two and as many as six CHA tenants will be prepared to stand up in...

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Miss Pre-Teen Mass. Mary D’Eon Will Compete for the National Title

June 14, 2013
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Miss Pre-Teen Mass. Mary D’Eon Will Compete for the National Title

The next stop is Tampa, Florida for Mary D’Eon, the reigning Miss Massachusetts U.S.A. Ambassador Junior Pre-Teen who will compete for the national title of Junior Pre-Teen U.S.A. Ambassador. Mary won the state pageant on March 10, which is the birthday of her grandmother, the late Mary Scalia, a legendary activist and community leader...

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Prolific Quilters at Senior Center Help Garden During Art Walk

June 14, 2013
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Prolific Quilters at Senior Center  Help Garden During Art Walk

The Chelsea Senior Center is a place where most of the City’s older crowd goes to relax. That’s not the case, though, for several ladies who have created nothing short of a quilt factory on the second floor of the Center, overlooking City Hall Square. Sitting at the sewing machine chugging along with nary...

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Chelsea Art Walk Expands, Pays Homage to Stained-glass Artist

June 14, 2013
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Chelsea Art Walk Expands,  Pays Homage to Stained-glass Artist

The Chelsea Art Walk has only gotten bigger and better, and with two sunny days on tap this weekend, organizers are expecting a large, enthusiastic crowd for the two-day, citywide event. Organizer Joe Greene told the Record that there will be at least 11 venues participating around Chelsea on June 15 and 16 from...

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Remembering Paul Cellucci: Loved Mass., Fought ALS Bravel

June 14, 2013
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When the news came out a few years back that former Governor and Ambassador to Canada A. Paul Cellucci had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Massachusetts residents of all political stripes were saddened at the prospect of our always-vigorous former chief executive being struck down by this dreaded disease with no cure. Paul...

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Police Briefs 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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June 3 Darryl D. McClure, 44, of 23 Kimball Road, Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen property. Juan Carasquillo, 25, of 45 Tudor, Lynn, was arrested for possession of a Class A drug, carrying a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and drug violation near school. June 4 Angel Idiarte, 38, of 67 Bellingham Street, Chelsea,...

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Obituaries 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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Leilani ‘Lily’ Molina Of Chelsea Leilani “Lily” Molina of Chelsea died unexpectedly on June 8 in Boston Children’s Hospital. She was the cherished four year old daughter of Salvador and Elena (Vega) Molina and the dear sister of Joshua and Franky Molina. Funeral Services were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St.,...

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Take Back Day

June 6, 2013
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Take Back Day

A group of people rallied on the City Hall stairs to promote Take Back Day on June 1st.

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City Wants Unwanted Meds

June 6, 2013
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City Wants Unwanted Meds

A new kiosk has been installed in the front lobby of the Chelsea Police Station to aid in the disposal of unused or expired medications. Residents are encouraged to use this as a safe and non-damaging way to dispose of unwanted medicine. “We all have medicine around the house that we have no use...

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The Polish American Veterans Post 13

June 6, 2013
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The Polish American Veterans Post 13

The Polish American Veterans Post 13, a distinguished organization of veterans who served our country, convened for its elections and a meeting at its headquarters on Fourth Street. Seated (from left) are Assistant Finance Officer Phillip Collins, Finance Officer Peter Suchciki, Commander Roman A. Pucko PC, Junior Vice Commander James Malachowski, and Sergeant-At-Arms John...

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Chelsea High School Holds Graduation Sunday

June 6, 2013
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Two-hundred-and-fifty-five students in the Chelsea High School Class of 2013 will participate in commencement ceremonies Sunday at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Constance Beck-Treadway, who will be attending Yale University, will deliver the valedictory address. Lejla Skokic, who will be attending Harvard College, will deliver the salutatory address. CHS Principal Joseph Mullaney praised...

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Council Passes $131.4 Million Budget

June 6, 2013
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The City Budget will increase by 8.8 percent as a result, mostly, of school spending, but strong economic development growth in the City will rule out any need for cost cutting or a Proposition 2 1/2 override vote. The City Council unanimously adopted the $131.4 million budget proposed by City Manager Jay Ash for...

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Back Pay Adds Up Big After Lengthy Contract Dispute

June 6, 2013
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Resolving several outstanding union contracts was a relief for a good many in City government after several years of give and take, but one piece of that resolution wasn’t too refreshing for taxpayers. As part of the union contracts, retroactive pay – or pay increases for the years that have already passed since the...

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Order on 10-mile Rule Strikes Out

June 6, 2013
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The City Council ruled a controversial public safety measure out of order at Monday’s meeting prior to any discussion. An order had been put in last week by several councillors to look into enforcing the 10-mile state law that requires all police, fire and EMS employees to live within 10 miles of their municipal...

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Chelsea Property Owner Indicted for Procurement Fraud

June 6, 2013
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A Chelsea area property owner and real estate broker has been indicted in connection with procurement fraud and falsifying a lead inspection report, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. Nidia Peguero, age 39, of Chelsea, was indicted on Thursday by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on the charges of Procurement Fraud (2 counts)...

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