Obituaries 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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John Viarella East Boston Resident John F. Viarella of East Boston died on April 23. He was the husband of Ann (Tecci) Viarella; loving father of John Viarella and his wife, Kimberly of Virginia, Christine (Viarella) Gomes and her husband, Marcus of Revere, and Lisa Ferrara and her husband, Luigi of Saugus; dear brother...

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Smooth as Glass

April 20, 2012
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Smooth as Glass

A speedboat cuts through the glittering water of the Mystic River on Monday afternoon just off of Mary O’Malley Park in Chelsea, with its occupants presumably trying to get some respite from the hot temperatures. In the background is seen the Prudential Tower in Boston and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.

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Young at Heart: Chelsea Resident Sheldon Young Wrote a Song to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park

April 20, 2012
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Young at Heart: Chelsea Resident Sheldon Young Wrote a Song to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park

Sheldon Young, who grew up on Arlington Street in Chelsea, has written a song to commemorate the 100th anniversary of historic Fenway Park in Boston. While the Red Sox and Yankees will be playing a game Friday afternoon to mark the date the park opened in 1912, Young will be preparing to debut his...

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Washington Park Redevelopment Draws Criticism, Questions from Some Residents

April 20, 2012
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Washington Park Redevelopment Draws Criticism, Questions from Some Residents

An $850,000 planned redevelopment of Washington Park is drawing the attention of Councillor Paul Murphy and a number of local residents as well as the owner of area businesses fearing the redoing of the park will not only destroy a historical masterpiece of sorts but would make parking impossible and traffic congestion a way...

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DeLeo Leads House in Call for Reining Back Ebt Welfare Program

April 20, 2012
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With what he is describing as broad support for the effort, House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) has pushed for further reforms on the infamous Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) welfare system. While a legislative committee recently identified some reforms, DeLeo said he wanted to push for more reforms to be included in the House Budget...

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The Receiver’s Final Report

April 20, 2012
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The Chelsea Housing Authority’s former temporary receiver Judith Weber has officially filed her final report to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. In it, she details everything having to do with the CHA that is of importance. For all our complaints about how expensive Ms. Weber turned out to be given the full scope...

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The New Chelsea Street Bridge is Something to Behold

April 20, 2012
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The new Chelsea Street Bridge, which will shortly be opening with great fanfare, is an extraordinary structure that literally redefines how all of us view bridges that cross smaller rivers and creeks in the local area. At more than $20 million to build, the new bridge represents an engineering and architectural triumph especially if...

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Red Devils Top East Boston, 10-6

April 20, 2012
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The Chelsea High baseball team received a superb pitching effort from Odonys Urbaez and put together some timely hitting to come away with a 10-6 victory at East Boston Tuesday morning. Urbaez smoked the rivals from across the Chelsea River, fanning 14 Eastie hitters in his six innings of work and allowing just two...

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Police Briefs 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Monday, May 9 Minh Van Ngo, 41, of 48 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, first offense of operation of motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. Edgar J. Iraola, 29, of 28 Spencer Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for violation of prevention order for abuse and witness intimidation. Wilmar Alexander Lapop, 26,...

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Obituaries 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Marion Hart Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Marion V. (Adams) Hart of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, Medford, Somerville and Charlestown, died on April 14. She was the beloved wife of the late William L. Hart; mother of Marion “Ronnie” Kierstead of Largo, FL, Carol Harrington and her husband, Henry of Westminster, William L. Hart...

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Recruitment for Government Programs is Crux of the Problem: Efforts Should Also Focus on Those “helping” Applicants

April 19, 2012
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For far too long, the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) has been the Christmas card that has given year round. The move last week by State Legislators from a broad range of communities – both rich and poor – to reform the welfare program that encompasses programs such as cash benefits and food stamps (now...

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Chelsea legislators take action to address ethanol issue

April 19, 2012
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The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed separate versions of a $1.3 billion dollar transportation bill, including amendments in both versions that would require further study of a proposed plan to transport increased quantities of ethanol via train through Chelsea and other affected communities.  This provision, sponsored by Senators Anthony Petruccelli and Sal DiDomenico in the...

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Good Friday

April 12, 2012
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Good Friday

Saint Rose of Lima Celebration of Good Friday started with a procession that went from Chelsea Square around Shurtleff Street and back to St. Rose of Church.

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Titanic Tragedy Claimed Chelsea Man 100 Years Ago: Had Helped His Daughters to Safety Before Being Drowned in the Ocean

April 12, 2012
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Titanic Tragedy Claimed Chelsea Man 100 Years Ago: Had Helped His Daughters to Safety Before Being Drowned in the Ocean

Arthur Webster Newell was a man of good Chelsea stock, and just before midnight 100 years ago this coming Saturday, he stood amongst complete madness on the deck of the infamous RMS Titanic ocean liner – helping get his two daughters safely into lifeboats as the gigantic steel vessel sank into the cold North...

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A Better Board is in Charge

April 12, 2012
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One thing is certain – the new Chelsea Housing Authority Board of Directors are not to be told what to do. The days when disgraced former executive chair of the authority Mike McLaughlin told the old board how it was going to vote are gone, thankfully. Now there is a board in place that...

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Board Surprises Many, Calls for Revisiting Director’s Contract

April 12, 2012
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Just when things seemed to be settling down at the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) with a new Board in place and a new day dawning, controversy has erupted over an all-too-familiar subject – the salary of the executive director. Last fall, former Executive Director Michael McLaughlin resigned after it was discovered he was making...

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Superior Court Clerk is Subject of I-Team Investigative Report

April 12, 2012
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A whistleblower and an anonymous source – both Suffolk Superior Court employees – told the Record this week that working conditions at the court have become so stressful and difficult due to management by Criminal Court Clerk Maura Hennigan, that a criminal was accidentally allowed to be bailed out of jail and sent free...

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State Approves Next Phase of Urban Renewal Development

April 12, 2012
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It would be hard to convince observers of development activity in and around the Everett Avenue Urban Renewal District that the economy is anything but roaring.  Fresh off last week’s announcement that Starbucks would be joining other national chains – including TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Radio Shack and Five Guys Burgers – at the...

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Starbucks in Chelsea at the Marketbasket Mall

April 12, 2012
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The announcement last week that Starbuck’s is coming to Chelsea is one more reason to celebrate the city’s ever-widening economic base. Even five years ago, a Starbucks here would have never been possible because of a variety of factors. However, in the past five years, the area demographic for wages, age groups and job...

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Washington Avenue Restoration

April 12, 2012
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There is a great deal of personal inconvenience involved with the redoing of Washington Avenue. But at the end of that long run, a nearly perfect roadway along the length of the avenue will make a great deal of difference in the quality of life for those who live on Washington Avenue as well...

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Chs Baseball Team Topples Tech in Opener

April 12, 2012
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The Chelsea High baseball team parlayed strong pitching and timely hitting to open its season on a winning note with a 9-2 triumph over Lynn Tech at Fraser Field last week. “We played a very good, overall game,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil. “Our pitchers did their job and we gave them good...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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April 2 Jose Mendoza, 42, 77 Beach St., Revere, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, operating under the influence of liquor. Julio Dubon, 37, 43 Webster Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for threat to commit a crime, witness intimidation, assault and malicious destruction of property over $250. Mario Pires, 24, 122 Shawmut St., Chelsea,...

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Obituaries 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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Marie Caro Retired Saleslady, Beloved Admirals Hill Personality Marie M. Caro, a retired saleslady and Chelsea resident, died suddenly April 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a sudden unexpected illness. She was 88 years old. Born in Rincon Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan and Marceliana (Ruiz)...

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Saint Rose of Lima Celebration on Palm Sunday

April 5, 2012
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Saint Rose of Lima Celebration on Palm Sunday

Hundreds of Chelsea residents turned out for Saint Rose of Lima Celebration on Palm Sunday. There were two Spanish Masses at the same time to accommodate the large group of parishioners that filled the church.

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