Norbert Simon Dashes to Medal at D-2 Meet

June 3, 2011
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Chelsea High track star Norbert Simon competed at the Eastern Mass. Division II Meet held at Bridgewater State College last weekend.  Simon made it to the finals in the 200 meter dash where he ran a 23.83 to earn a medal and score a point for Chelsea. (The scoring is 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.) Norbert also jumped...

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Obituaries 06-02-2011

June 3, 2011
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Edward Leo Retired Everett High School Principal and former Chelsea High School Football Coach Edward Leo of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett, died on May 25 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 82 years old. After graduating from Everett High School, he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, graduating...

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Walk For Hunger

June 3, 2011
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Walk For Hunger

Chelsea resident Amanda Moorhouse and her fellow Kettle Cuisine teammates got excited for Project Bread’s 43rd Walk for Hunger.The team joined 42,000 walkers and volunteers to help raise $3.6 million dollars for 446 emergency food programs across the state.The funds will buy food for families in need next winter. For info or to donate,...

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Suffolk Downs Kicks off Live Racing Season

June 3, 2011
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Suffolk Downs Kicks off Live Racing Season

Suffolk Downs opened its 2011 racing season Saturday, May 21 with a nine-race program before an enthusiastic crowd of 11,372, who also came out to watch and wager on the Preakness Stakes. The stars of the day were jockeys Hector Ramos and Jacqueline Davis, who each posted multiple wins. In the third race, Ramos...

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Chelsea, Surrounding Communities Hail State Senate Healthcare Language

June 3, 2011
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Municipal leaders scored an unexpected win last week on municipal health insurance reform when the state Senate included very favorable language in their reform bill within the State Budget. Earlier this month, House Speaker Bob DeLeo passed a very strong amendment in the state’s House Budget that would allow municipal leaders to move employees...

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Tax Program Refunds $1.3 Million

June 3, 2011
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Few people look forward to tax season, but this year a local non-profit made it a lot easier to get through it without reaching for the aspirin. For the fourth year running, Chelsea Neighborhood Developers (CND) provided free tax preparation services to local residents. The free tax preparations sites in Chelsea and Revere were...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2011

June 3, 2011
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Monday, May 16 Mario Alvarado-Pena, 34, 40 Jones Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, leaving scene of property damage. Kevin Vaillancourt, 30, 113 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Atilio Chavez-Ventura, 19, 154 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for mis-use of...

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Memorial Day 2011

June 3, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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Obituaries 05-26-2011

June 3, 2011
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Tomas Dominguez Arlington resident Tomas Dominguez of Arlington died on May 23. He was the beloved husband of Carmen; loving father of Luz Aurora and her husband, Julio, and Carmen Dominguez, all of Arlington; brother of Jose and Celso Dominguez; grandfather of Jessica, Charles, Samantha, Alana and the late Tomas; great grandfather of Aurora,...

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CHS Baseball Team Wins CAC Small Title

June 3, 2011
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The Chelsea High baseball team defeated No. Shore Tech last Friday, 11-10, to claim the undisputed championship of the Small Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. The Red Devils put up eight runs on the scoreboard in the opening inning, thanks primarily to a number of fielding miscues by No. Shore, and then held...

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Red Devil Trackmen Win all-league Meet

June 3, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys track team edged Greater Lowell, 108-103, to capture the championship of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference’s All-League Meet Saturday at the Greater Lowell track and field facility. The victory over Greater Lowell avenged the Red Devils’ loss to Greater Lowell last week in the teams’ dual meet. “There are almost 500...

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Girls Track Team Wins CAC Meet;Huffer Coach of Year

June 3, 2011
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The undefeated Chelsea High girls track and field team took on their final challenge of the season, defending their title at the CAC League Championship Meet held Saturday at Greater Lowell Technical High School. Although The Lady Red Devils had vanquished all of their rivals during the regular season en route to compiling an 8-0...

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A Portrait of Success

May 25, 2011
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A Portrait of Success

-By Joshua Resnek [email protected] About 200 friends, former senate colleagues and family members crowded into the elegant and ornate Senate Reading Room last Thursday for the unveiling of the long awaited official portrait of former State Senate President Thomas Birmingham. Following a 30-minute speech, Birmingham pulled the slip cover from the oil painting to...

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Star power: Gov. Patrick and Pop Star Patti LaBelle help Mark Occasion

May 25, 2011
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Star power: Gov. Patrick and Pop Star Patti LaBelle help Mark Occasion

Sponsored by TD Insurance, TD Bank, Palmer Paving Corporation and Greenberg Traurig LLP, Roca’s Sixth Annual Breakfast Event took place Wednesday morning at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The breakfast’s featured guests included singer Patti LaBelle and model and actress Keisha Whitaker. The honorary chairman of the breakfast was Governor Deval Patrick. “I am honored...

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Lofty Honor for The Architectural Team of Chelsea

May 25, 2011
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The Architectural Team of Chelsea has earned more recognition for its work on successful adaptive reuse projects for the Atlas Lofts. The architects combined sensitive preservation of historic fabric with successful market concepts and urban revitalization. The Architectural Team won praise for the conversion of the Russell Box Factory in Chelsea into unique, contemporary...

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Police Briefs 05-19-2011

May 25, 2011
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Monday, May 9 Gregory Glasscock, 23, 232 Brandyhill Rd., Vernon Ct., was arrested for drunkenness. Javier Escalante, 29, 139 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, operating motor vehicle on state hwy. closed to travel. Oscar Padilla, 24, 196 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Rolando...

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A Tortilla Factory in Historic District not the Way to Go

May 25, 2011
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The businesses in the historic part of the waterfront on the western side of the Meridian Street Bridge are made up of the Fitzgerald Shipyard – which remains a working shipyard – and which is of no impact to the cozy, quiet, almost quaint, brick and wooden row house community which is home to...

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CHS Baseball Team Wins to Reach Tourney

May 25, 2011
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The Chelsea High baseball team defeated Minuteman Regional, 8-1, on a rainy Monday afternoon to improve to 9-5 on the season and clinch a berth in the post season state tournament. The win also improved the Red Devils to 7-3 in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (7-0 in the Small Division), giving them a two...

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Red Devil Trackmen Fallin Last Event to GL

May 25, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys track team ventured to Greater Lowell last Thursday for a battle of unbeaten teams to decide the 2011 Commonwealth Athletic Conference title. The Red Devils had set up the showdown with a 79-57 win against Shawsheen Tech earlier in the week. The teams battled each other fiercely in a contest...

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Lady Red Devil Trackteam Edges Gr. Lowellin Last Event to Win Title

May 25, 2011
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The Chelsea High girls track & field team headed to Greater Lowell last Thursday to face the undefeated Gryphons in a battle for the Commonwealth Athletic Conference championship. “We knew we were going to face a tough Greater Lowell team,” said CHS head coach Kim Huffer. “We knew that we would need to have...

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Obituaries 05-19-2011

May 25, 2011
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John Dolan 25-year head injury survivor John J. Dolan, a 25 year head injury survivor, died at the Hyannis Pavilion on Saturday evening, May 14, where he had been receiving supportive care for the past 21/2 years after a long battle with overwhelming illness. He was 62 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea,...

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Communion

May 12, 2011
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Communion

The St. Rose of Lima 2011 First Holy Communion class held on Sunday, May 8.

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Fire Damages Building Used as Rooming House

May 12, 2011
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Fire Damages Building Used as Rooming House

A Monday night fire in a Broadway three-decker caused heavy damage to the basement and first floor of the wooden structure. Firefighters arriving on the scene late Monday night found heavy smoke and fire pouring out of the basement. Firefighters from the Mill Hill Station, about a block away, evacuated occupants from all three...

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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

May 12, 2011
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An Even Hand: This Year’s State House Hearing on Casinos is more Subdued

It was a more subdued hearing than last year when hundreds of people both for and against legalizing casino gaming in Massachusetts descended upon the State House to enter their testimony on the record. This time around, the hearing room was half filled as the debate over whether to authorize gaming dragged on for...

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