Police Briefs 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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Monday, September 5 Kirk Crowley, 43, Address Unknown, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property over $250 (2 counts), malicious destruction of property, assault and battery on a police officer, breaking and entering nighttime for felony. David Brissette, 31, 87 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for incapacitated person. Robert...

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Obituaries 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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William Orcione Retiree of Sears & Roebuck and Budweiser Breweries William P. Orcione, formerly of Revere and Rockland, died on September 13 at the Annemark Nursing & Rehab. Center of Revere following a long illness. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class...

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Ward 1 Contest Heats Up

September 22, 2011
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Ward 1 Contest Heats Up

Paul Murphy and a supporter share comments in front of Dunkin Donuts in Prattville last Saturday.

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Eastern Minerals Dock Hosts Ship Delivering Huge Turbine Blades

September 22, 2011
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Eastern Minerals Dock Hosts Ship Delivering Huge Turbine Blades

The ocean going transport Lady Claudia pulled into the dock at Eastern Minerals on the Chelsea waterfront earlier this week. But there was no salt aboard. Instead, the ship was loaded with huge wind turbine propellers made in China and transported by boat across the seas to Chelsea where they were being off-loaded for...

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Ruth Jarmak, Chelsea Resident and Mother of Former Record Photographer Dies at 93

September 22, 2011
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Ruth Jarmak, Chelsea Resident and Mother of Former Record Photographer Dies at 93

During the last year of her life, Ruth Jarmak lived on Pembroke Street with her son, Arnie. At 93, it was time for her to join her son and together, they enjoyed one of the great years of their lives. Arnie moved to Chelsea in 1977. He worked for the Chelsea Record until 1991....

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Twenty Years and Counting

September 22, 2011
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On September 12, 1991, the city of Chelsea collapsed under the weight of social, moral, and economic bankruptcy. After decades of falling into the ground, its population fleeing to the suburbs, its housing stock tired and old, its politics hopelessly out of control, the city went broke. The city, which had its greatest moments...

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Tortilla Factory Gets Approval to Open

September 22, 2011
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The controversial Cinco de Mayo tortilla factory has finally found a home in Chelsea, scoring approval Tuesday night from the Zoning Board to locate within a building at the northern end of Crescent Avenue. The proposal was first unveiled this spring for a location on the Chelsea Waterfront, but it was vigorously opposed by...

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New Congressional Maps Could Result in Changes Locally

September 22, 2011
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Drawing the new Congressional redistricting map has not been an easy process for State Rep. Michael Moran (D-Allston), and many times he said he has grown dizzy from the multitudes of numbers and scenarios thrown at him during the discussion. There is no manual for the process. There is no way to make everyone...

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A Positive Reflection 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 16, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people,. It was also a day...

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The Expanded Gaming Bill: Legislation Should be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gaming bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gaming bill will help Chelsea and every city and town in this...

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September 12, 1991

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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