Police Briefs 09-08-2011

September 9, 2011
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Monday, August 29 Angel Vargas, 42, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested for violating abuse prevention order. Dennis Smith, 51, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Yovany Hernandez, 33, 67 Derby St., Somerville, was arrested for sexual conduct for a fee, lewd, wanton & lascivious conduct. Jason Slamin, 24, 4 Glines Ave., Jamaica Plain,...

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Obituaries 09-08-2011

September 9, 2011
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Gertrude Baggs Retired Nurse Gertrude “Gertie” M. (Mugford) Baggs of Rockport died on September 5. She was 92 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School and Chelsea Hospital School of Nursing, she was the wife of the late William A. Baggs and is survived by her daughter, Trudy Thomas and her husband, Bob...

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Chelsea High School Class of 1976 – 35th reunion to be held Nov. 5

September 2, 2011
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The Chelsea High School Class of 1976 will hold its 35th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in Peabody. For tickets please call Diane Frangiamone Butera at 617-389-7741.

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New Trash Plan to Start in October

September 1, 2011
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New Trash Plan to Start in October

Beginning in October, City officials believe the streets will become much cleaner.  At least that is the intention of a new City ordinance that will go into effect on October 3rd that will require residential trash being placed outside for City pick-up to be in either a barrel or a City bag.  City Manager...

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Housing Developer Scales Back Size of New Project

September 1, 2011
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Housing Developer Scales Back Size of New Project

The developer for a key parcel of land next to Rt. 1 has submitted a proposal to the City to scale back the project and eliminate more than 150 proposed housing units. The project is located on an 8-acre assemblage of vacant land bounded by Heard Street, Sixth Street and Spruce Street. Branded as...

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King of the Hill: Remembering Softball Great Gene Freeman

September 1, 2011
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King of the Hill: Remembering Softball Great Gene Freeman

When the Chelsea Municipal Fast Pitch Softball League was in its heyday and Carter Park was the place to be on a summer night, Eugene “Gene” Freeman was a king on the hill. Freeman was a pitcher in the league when crowds would flock to the park to see the best players in the...

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Tortilla Factory a Step Closer to Opening

September 1, 2011
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Tortilla Factory a Step Closer to Opening

Though it’s not yet all wrapped up, a tortilla factory’s proposal on Crescent Avenue received an important approval last week in its quest to locate in Chelsea. But there’s not yet time for a siesta, as the company has one more fiesta scheduled before the Zoning Board this month. This is the second go-around...

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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

September 1, 2011
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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Congressman Mike Capuano represents Chelsea. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with Chelsea Record editor Josh Resnek. Question:Your feeling about the economy today. Are we in a tailspin?...

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Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only half of what she was coming...

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Police Briefs 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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Monday, August 22 Jerimy James Warren, 40, 116 Beacon St., Apt. 2, was arrested for unarmed robbery. David Smith, 51, 890 Broadway, Apt. 3, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Abel Mercado Jimenez, 22, 444 Harison Ave (Pine St. Shell), Boston, was arrested for shoplifting by asportation, 3rd offense. Melissa Fernandez, 24,...

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Obituaries 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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Mary Ann Yearout Chelsea resident Mary Ann (Pinabell) Yearout of Chelsea died on August 28 at the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose. She was 93 years old. Born in Boston, she was a resident of East Boston until moving to Chelsea as a young woman. During her working years she worked for Transitron in...

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Construction

August 25, 2011
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Construction

The Chelsea-Revere underpass has recently undergone a $500,000 spruce-up that removed rusting steel and porous cement. Follow­ing a few incidents where cement fell onto passing cars going through the underpass connecting Chelsea with Revere Mass highways went into high gear and took care of the problem – as can be seen when passing through...

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Triple Play? House and Senate Report Out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers his Conditional Approval

August 25, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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New Superintendent Ready for Start of School Year

August 25, 2011
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Approximately 5,500 students will begin their first day of classes in the Chelsea schools for the 2011-12 academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 31. There is a major change in leadership at the very top of the Chelsea School Department where Dr. Mary Bourque has taken the reins as the new superintendent of schools. Bourque...

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Expanded Gaming will Aid the Local Economy

August 25, 2011
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News that the House and the Senate have brought out of committee on Beacon Hill an expanded gaming bill that will allow for three casinos and one racino is good news for Chelsea and for all the cities and towns in the Commonwealth. News that Governor Deval Patrick said he is in agreement with...

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Red Devil Gridders Open Practice, will Host Georgetown in Scrimmage Tuesday

August 25, 2011
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Coach Mike Stellato greeted the 2011 edition of the Chelsea High football team for their first practice session of the season Monday. Stellato was set to put his charges through single sessions through Wednesday and then bring on what is every football player’s favorite endeavor in the August heat and humidity, double sessions, on...

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Police Briefs 08-25-2011

August 25, 2011
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Monday, August 15 Roxana Villaneau, 17, 109 Essex St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. John Szczepanski, 50, 80 Chester Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person.   Tuesday, August 16 Raul Romero, 22, 92 Grove St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting. Brian Rodriguez, 23, 113 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 08-25-2011

August 25, 2011
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Edna Mary Gallo Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea Edna Mary (Perry) Gallo of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 22. She was 92 years old. Born in Prince Edward Island in 1919 to the late John and Louise Perry, Mrs. Gallo was a loving mother to...

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Chelsea Collaborative Organized Youth Vs. Police Basketball Game

August 18, 2011
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Chelsea Collaborative Organized Youth Vs. Police Basketball Game

The Chelsea Collaborative and the Chelsea Police Department organized a youth vs. police basketball game. The youth played a tournament to choose a team that had the opportunity to play Officer Mojica and his CPD team. Daniel Mojica and Orlando Echevarria organized the tournament with the help of John Montes from the Boys and...

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Reach the Beach Becomes Christian Music Festival: Music and Outreach Sponsored by Central Congregational Will Go on All Week

August 18, 2011
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Reach the Beach Becomes Christian Music Festival: Music and Outreach Sponsored by Central Congregational Will Go on All Week

More than 1,000 people are expected at the annual Reach the Beach Christian music festival this weekend, an event put on annually by the Revere Central Congregation Church. Organizers Joe DeSantis and Tom Coots said that the event started on Monday and continued throughout the week with refreshments and Christian outreach to those walking...

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Chelsea Student Awarded UGL Services Scholarship

August 18, 2011
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UGL Services, a division of UGL Limited, announced that a Chelsea student will be the recipient of its 2011 college scholarship program for dependents of full-time UGL Services employees. This year, the UGL Services Scholarship Program awarded three $5,000 and 10 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students. Ramon Giron-Melendez of...

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Election Year Shaping Up with Numerous Races

August 18, 2011
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Several races are giving some zest to the upcoming election in November. According to records on file with the Chelsea City Clerk’s office, candidates have until August 25 to submit their nomination papers and to have them certified if they are planning to have their names on the ballot. To date, the councilor at...

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New 17-unit development receives $1.9 million loan

August 18, 2011
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Arbor Commercial Funding, LLC (Arbor) announced it will fund a new 17-unit development at 466 Broadway in Chelsea with $1.9 million. The money for the Chelsea project is one of six loans totaling $10.9 million under the Fannie Mae DUS Loan, Fannie Mae DUS Small Loan and Fannie Mae DUS Affordable Housing Loan product...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 18, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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