John’s Pizza Celebrates 35th Anniversary: Mike Falzone Invites City to Special Event on March 17

March 7, 2013
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John’s Pizza Celebrates 35th Anniversary: Mike Falzone Invites City to  Special Event on March 17

John’s Pizza, a legendary, family-owned pizza and sub shop at 8 Central Ave., will celebrate its 35th  anniversary on Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a special event. On that day, Michael Falzone, owner of the business, will roll back the price of a whole pizza to $2.50 – the same price as it was...

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Repeat Gun Offender Charged with Possessing Firearm

March 7, 2013
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Repeat Gun Offender Charged  with Possessing Firearm

A Chelsea man on probation for multiple gun convictions and free on bail for allegedly bringing live ammunition into a Boston courthouse was arrested on Revere Beach with an illegal firearm and other weapons on Friday – the very same day he was released from custody for other similar charges. Jack Lindsey, 66, was...

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Appreciation: Limberakis Was Talented, Rare Artisan Who Loved Chelsea

March 7, 2013
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Appreciation: Limberakis Was Talented, Rare Artisan Who Loved Chelsea

Anyone who knew Michael Limberakis would tell you that he didn’t look through glass. Instead, the talented stained-glass artist took a hold of glass and made it or restored it into something elegant and beautiful. A window wasn’t a portal to see the outside world; it was a canvas for the world to see...

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McLaughlin Associate Given Full Retirement

March 7, 2013
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McLaughlin Associate  Given Full Retirement

Having to follow protocol, the Chelsea Retirement Board granted a full retirement to the long-time Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director of Modernization and Procurement, James Fitzpatrick, at a meeting last week. Fitzpatrick was the director of modernization and procurement during the tenure of disgraced former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin. It has been uncovered now...

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Suspect Arrested on Murder Charges for Blossom Street Shooting

March 7, 2013
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An Everett man is in custody for Tuesday night’s fatal shooting on Blossom Street in Chelsea. Jonathan Castro Sala, 22, is charged with murder. He was expected to be arraigned in Chelsea District Court Wednesday for the homicide of a man in his 20s on Blossom Street. The victim has been tentatively identified but...

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Federal Sequester

March 7, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  City Manager Jay Ash is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Monday, February 25 Fransico Cruz, 31, of 8 Burma Road, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and one way violation. Luis Londono, 38, of 3415 Parsons Street, Other, NY, was arrested for disturbing the peace and driving under the influence. Pedro Chavez-Lopez, 19, of 12 Trinity Avenue, Lynn, was arrested...

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Obituaries 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Anna Collorone Of Chelsea Anna F. (White) Collorone, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly at her home on March 3. She was 86 years old. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she was the wife of the late Salvatore Collorone; beloved mother of Christopher Collorone and his wife, Irene of Brockton, Richard S....

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Tuskegee Airman Speaks About Experiences Flying During World War II

March 1, 2013
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Tuskegee Airman Speaks About Experiences Flying During World War II

When Dr. Cyril Byron Sr. sat down with his mother in their Bronx apartment in the midst of World War II and told her that he was going to be in a groundbreaking program for black pilots in the Army, she told him that if he was meant to fly, God would have given...

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Business Focus in on Ethanol Transportation Plan at Stakeholder Meeting This Week

March 1, 2013
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Business Focus in on Ethanol Transportation Plan at Stakeholder Meeting This Week

A crowd of Chelsea business owners and elected officials gathered on Tuesday afternoon to give input to the state Department of Transportation (DOT) for its study on transporting Ethanol through Chelsea on the commuter rail tracks. First and foremost was the news that the DOT has extended its study period and did not turn...

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The Mystic Brewery, LLC Announced the Opening of Its Tasting Room

March 1, 2013
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Chelsea’s brewery that has blown away beer enthusiasts with its offerings is now offering beer tastings and tours of the Williams Street brewery. The Mystic Brewery, LLC announced the opening of its tasting room where 2oz. samples of thier craft beers will be available. The tasting room will be open Fridays from 3 p.m....

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Planning Board Recommends Ordinance Change to Limit Siting Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

March 1, 2013
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The Planning Board has recommended that the City Council pass a zoning ordinance that would limit medical marijuana dispensaries to the Shopping Center District. The recommendation came at a hearing on Tuesday night, and that news will be relayed at the City Council’s public hearing on the same ordinance this coming Monday, March 4th....

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Business Climate Soars in Chelsea

March 1, 2013
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The grand opening of the Hair Cuttery salon at 1086 Revere Beach Parkway on Tuesday further illustrates the favorable economic climate that exists in Chelsea and that businesses of a national scope and a local scope can coexist and succeed in our city. City Manager Jay Ash, who helped cut the ribbon at the...

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MAPC Selects Regional Solar Developer

March 1, 2013
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Agreement with Boston-based Broadway Electric could save cities and towns in municipal energy costs The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) announces the selection of Broadway Electrical Company, Inc. as the regional solar developer for 17 cities and towns in Greater Boston. These municipalities are now eligible to enter into solar “energy management services” agreements...

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CHS Roundup

March 1, 2013
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Red Devils fall in tourney opener The Chelsea High boys basketball team’s season came to a conclusion Monday evening with a 68-43 loss to Boston Latin Academy on the latter’s home court in Dorchester in the opening round of the Division 2 North Sectional of the MIAA state tournament. The Red Devils trailed from...

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Obituaries 02-28-2013

March 1, 2013
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Frank Fulco Retired Carpenter; Active at Chelsea Senior Center and Salvation Army Frank Fulco passed away in his Chelsea home on February 24 after a long illness. Born in East Boston, the beloved son of the late Charles and Carmella (Lazzaro) Fulco, he grew up in East Boston and gained his early education there. ...

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Mclaughlin Pleads Guilty to All Four Counts: Makes Plea Deal with Feds and the More He Talks, the Lighter His Sentence

February 21, 2013
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Mclaughlin Pleads Guilty to All Four Counts: Makes Plea Deal with Feds and the More He Talks, the Lighter His Sentence

There was nothing more appropriate to the situation than former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Executive Director Michael McLaughlin walking defeatedly – in total eerie silence – across Boston’s rusty, broken and unused Northern Avenue Bridge as he left the Federal Courthouse some 20 minutes after pleading guilty to his charges on Tuesday morning. The...

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Immigrant Permanent Residents Not Becoming Citizens: Conglomeration of Groups Calls on Feds, Congress to Lower Application Fees

February 21, 2013
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Immigrant Permanent Residents Not Becoming Citizens: Conglomeration of Groups Calls on Feds,  Congress to Lower Application Fees

The American Dream has always concluded with a resident from another country raising his or her hand and officially transitioning to a naturalized American citizen. However, more often than not, the American Dream has stopped short of becoming an American, and several local immigrant services organizations – including Centro Latino de Chelsea – are...

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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Inter-club Luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel

February 21, 2013
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Chelsea Kiwanis Club Inter-club Luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel

Matt Monkiewicz, vice president of marketing at Kayem Foods, was the guest speaker at the Chelsea Kiwanis Club inter-club luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel. Pictured, from left, are former Kiwanis Lt. Governor John Chirichiello, Matt Monkiewicz, Elaine Monge, Kiwanis President Paul Swart, and Gerry McCue.

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Plea Deal Will Likely Result in Stripped Pension for Mclaughlin

February 21, 2013
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With the conviction of former Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Director Michael McLaughlin in the books, it looks like his long-stalled retirement request with Chelsea will likely end up with most of his pension being stripped. The Chelsea Retirement Board will meet next Thursday, Feb. 28th, and will likely discuss – and perhaps deny the...

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Gas Leak Forces Residents to Evacuate

February 21, 2013
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Some 150 Chelsea residents had to be evacuated from thier homes Monday night due to a gas leak on Broadway. The incident occured Monday night around 9 p.m. when inspectors checking natural gas levels on the street found a leak. Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash said the levels were 10 times higher than the...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 21, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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Devils Top Lynn Tech, Await Tourney Seeding, Foe

February 21, 2013
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team capped off its improbable run to a berth in the state tourney with a 65-64 over Lynn Tech last Wednesday night in the last game of the regular season. The triumph gave the Red Devils sole possession of second place in the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic...

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Obituaries 02-21-2013

February 21, 2013
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Edward Gallagher McFayden Commercial Artist Edward Gallagher McFayden, a commercial artist and longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on February 17 in his Lynnfield home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with overwhelming illness. He was 89 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late James...

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