Obituaries 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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Francis Vasile US Postal Service Retiree   Francis Vasile of Chelsea died on March 1. He was 83 years old. A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea, he was employed as a Processor by the US Postal Service for 31 yrs. He was the dear brother of Mary DeSantis of Revere,...

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Fire on Library Street

February 24, 2011
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Fire on Library Street

Another fire on Library Street, the second in two weeks, was beaten down by Chelsea firefighters earlier this week. No one was injured in the fire which gutted a three story building.

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Capital Improvement Plan Filed by City Manager – $6 Million Available for Projects

February 24, 2011
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Chelsea Record Staff Twenty-two projects totaling nearly six million dollars  in expenditures have been approved for completion as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, City Manager Jay Ash announced Wednesday. The investment plan Ash has filed for FY’12 directs $5,971,000 to 22 various projects, and reduces borrowing impacting the City’s annual budget by...

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Excel given the Go-ahead to Open Two more Charter Schools

February 24, 2011
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The Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education has endorsed East Boston’s Excel Academy Charter School’s application for two new charter schools in Chelsea and Boston. Commissioner Mitchell Chester endorsed Excel’s plan late last week and it will need final approval from the Massachusetts Department of Education on February 28. “Along with the expansion...

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Relay for Life Organizers Hold a Planning Session

February 24, 2011
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In the ballroom of the Orient Heights Yacht Club a group of residents from Chelsea, East Boston and surrounding communities came together last week to begin planning for the neighborhood’s third annual Relay for Life–one of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) signature fundraising events. Some in the room last Thursday night were cancer survivors,...

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Oil Prices Going Up as Fuel Subsidies get Cut

February 24, 2011
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The Republicans want to cut government spending. Translated simply – this means they want to stop giving poor people a break when they need it in order to get by among other initiatives they want to take to save money. Fuel assistance is one example of what the Republican House wants to cut away...

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Boys Hoop Team Defeats Revere, 57-54

February 24, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team concluded their championship regular season in style and with a flourish with a 57-54 win over Revere in a non league encounter last Wednesday. The Red Devils, who will be hanging another Commonwealth Athletic Conference banner in the CHS gym, had dropped the first encounter with their former...

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Lady Red Devils Look to Tourney

February 24, 2011
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Although the Chelsea High girls basketball team dropped its last two games of the season to Greater Lowell and Pope John this past week in a pair of close, hard fought contests, the Lady Red Devils, who finished with a sterling 13-4 overall record, will receive a high seed in the upcoming state tournament...

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Doctors Who Cared More about People than Making Money

February 24, 2011
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In the modern history of this city, two doctors served the people here who couldn’t afford to pay them. Their names were Dr. Morris Clayman and Dr. Sam Klauber. In today’s world, if you are without money you can take yourself to the local health center and receive treatment at no cost. It is...

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Bunker Hill Day

February 24, 2011
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Erasing the Bunker Hill Holiday in Suffolk County is a disgrace. It is an insult to all those who died or were wounded fighting the British at Bunker Hill in the name of the Revolution. The holiday, so say the Legislature, was too expensive and too meaningless to maintain. We don’t agree. Now comes...

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Police Briefs 02-24-2011

February 24, 2011
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Monday, February 14 Oscar Justiniano, 17, 21 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Romero Artica, 42, 49 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, resisting arrest. Tuesday, February 15 Ricardo De La Cruz-Sanchez, 25, 148 Walnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Christopher Rivera, 19,...

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Obituaries 02-24-2011

February 24, 2011
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Margaret Costantini Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston Margaret (Moscatelli) Costantini of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on February 22 at the Radius Healthcare Facility in Danvers. She was 76 years old. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Felicia Moscatelli. She grew up in East Boston and...

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Wind driven Fire Leaves 50 Homeless

February 17, 2011
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Wind driven Fire Leaves 50 Homeless

A fire in a home on Marlboro Street spread to a six-family building on Library Street around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Two hours later, both buildings were wrecks, with smoke pouring from them and thousands of gallons of water being poured on them. In all, 50 men, women and children were displaced by the rapidly...

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New Hotel gets Go ahead from City

February 17, 2011
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New Hotel gets Go ahead from City

The city’s Planning Board has approved initial plans submitted by officials of the Marriott Corporation for the construction of a Residence Inn to be located near to the Wyndham Hotel. Plans call for a full -fledged Residence Inn, exactly the type of structure and business housed inside as depicted in the photograph accompanying this...

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City looking into 9-1-1 changes

February 17, 2011
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Soon Chelsea residents might be dialing up Revere when they make an emergency 9-1-1 call. City Manager Jay Ash said the City is weighing a plan to regionalize the 9-1-1 dispatch center, combining efforts with Winthrop and Revere. Already, Revere has gone forward with the purchase of more than $1 million in updated dispatching...

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Police Briefs 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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Monday, February 7 Michael Cataldo, 45, 222 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person. Daniel Powers, 23, Homeless, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, improper turn. Marype Dessources, 31, 18 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Ramon Pagan, 49, 55 Pine St., Boston, was arrested for trespassing. Tuesday, February...

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Senator Brown Comes to Town

February 17, 2011
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Senator Scott Brown’s appearance at the Boys and Girls Club breakfast earlier this week was a big hit. Senator Brown’s comments were carefully listened to by the varied audience of community and business leaders which included City Manager Jay Ash. This was the second visit to Chelsea by the inheritor of the late Senator...

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The Fires on Library and Marlboro Streets

February 17, 2011
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The 3-alarm fire on Library and Marlboro Streets Tuesday morning might have ended up much worse than it did. Had it not been for the fast response and the professionalism of the Chelsea Fire Department, many more buildings might have been destroyed on a freezing cold windy day. Also, the response from our neighboring...

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The City’s Credit Rating

February 17, 2011
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Chelsea’s credit rating remains at a very high level – and considering the state of the local economy as a result of the recession – that is saying something mighty about the level of leadership this city enjoys and which it must do everything in its power to maintain. An A+ rating for the...

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Lady Red Devils Capture CAC Title

February 17, 2011
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It had been 12 long years in the making, but the Chelsea High girls basketball team finally can hoist a championship banner in the CHS gym. Coach Matt LaBranche’s Lady Red Devils clinched an outright Commonwealth Athletic Conference Small Division title with a 63-36 triumph over Essex Agricultural School last Thursday. “We knew coming...

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Obituaries 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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LeighAnn Zarrella Sony Corp. Executive and animal lover LeighAnn (Thomas) Zarrella in Revere, formerly of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, died on February 4 after a seven year long and valiant battle with breast cancer with dignity, strength, perseverance and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was 44 years old. She was a graduate...

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Field Trip – Chelsea Students Spend the Day at MIT

February 10, 2011
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Field Trip – Chelsea Students Spend the Day at MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) carries a stellar reputation worldwide, but ironically some students in Chelsea at the Eugene Wright Middle School – who live only a few miles away – had never heard of the famed institution until they took a field trip there earlier this month. The field trip was part...

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CSBG May Be on the Chopping Block

February 10, 2011
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CSBG May Be on the Chopping Block

It’s something that is always threatened under Republican presidential administrations so it came as a surprise to many in Chelsea when President Barack Obama singled out Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) as something to cut in his State of the Union address. The proposed cut by Obama sent shock waves through Chelsea and non-profits...

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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

February 10, 2011
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Jerry Zullo, Self-made Businessman, Fixture in Neighborhood

Jerry Zullo, a former Chelsea resident and longtime East Boston businessman who owned several restaurants in East Boston for nearly a half a century, died on Saturday, February 5 following complication from pneumonia at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. Mr. Zullo was born and raised in Chelsea and attended schools here until the...

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