Just Plain Great: Katz Bagel Bakery Pleasing Customers Since 1938

October 27, 2011
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Just Plain Great: Katz Bagel Bakery Pleasing Customers Since 1938

They come from far and wide to enjoy a bagel made at Katz Bagel Bakery. The name “Katz” has stood for excellence in the bagel-making business. Since 1938 customers have been coming to the store at the corner of Park Street and Congress Avenue to buy the best. Just ask Boston radio personalities Eddie...

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Senate Candidate Comes to Town: Senate Hopeful Warren Campaigns in Chelsea

October 27, 2011
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Senate Candidate Comes to Town: Senate Hopeful Warren Campaigns in Chelsea

Elizabeth Warren came to the city Wednesday morning for a stop at Tito’s Bakery on Broadway. During this campaign stop shortly before noon on a chilly, overcast morning, the democratic senatorial candidate hoping to topple present republican Senator Scott Brown, mixed it up a bit with a wide variety of local residents sipping their...

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Jim Dwyer; A New Man Who Has Been Here Before

October 27, 2011
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Jim Dwyer; A New Man Who Has Been Here Before

The last time the voting public encountered Jim Dwyer, he was sitting on the School Committee and carrying nearly 400 pounds. Two years ago he dropped his School Committee seat. Then he dropped more than 200 pounds. Now, following gastric bypass surgery, Dwyer has a new lease on life and a slimmer version of...

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On Councilor Cortell’s Comments

October 27, 2011
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In last week’s Record, we published a story about a condo unit on Admiral’s Hill which is vacant and with its owner suffering health issues because of an alleged toxic mold issue related to water infiltration into the unit that apparently was not addressed by the management company running the building. In any case,...

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Police Briefs 10-27-2011

October 27, 2011
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Monday, October 17 Luiz Delcid, 44, 59 Essex St., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person. Bridget Harrington, 27, 2 Trotter Ct., East Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Mabior Jok, 27, 1127 Fellsway, Malden, was arrested for being incapacitated person. Jaime Aguilar, 34, 367 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant, red...

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CHS Boys, Girls Are Kings and Queens of the Road

October 27, 2011
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Cross country teams complete undefeated seasons to win CAC titles The Chelsea High boys and girls cross country teams put the finishing touches on their outstanding 2011 seasons, defeating Greater Lawrence last Thursday. Both of Coach Don Fay’s squads finished with perfect records and claimed undisputed Commonwealth Athletic Conference titles. Both teams now will...

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Obituaries 10-27-2011

October 27, 2011
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Mabel Meola First Woman Alderman of Ward 5 Mabel Meola, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on October 21 just after noon at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehab where she had been receiving supportive care. She was 87 years old. Devoted to her family and community, she was a devoted wife for 59...

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Chelsea Remains Whole in Statehouse Redistricting

October 27, 2011
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The city escaped the harsh redistricting lines drawn by the legislature’s mighty pen when it was decided on Tuesday to keep Chelsea as it is in the current district maps. First revisions of the voting districts had Chelsea losing a ward and precinct to East Boston – which would have resulted in a split...

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Second Annual Chelsea Reach Bike-A-Thon

October 20, 2011
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Second Annual Chelsea Reach Bike-A-Thon

The Chelsea REACH program, under the direction of Linda Alioto-Robinson, held a bike-a-thon fundraiser Sunday morning. In the photo above cyclists travel along the route in support of the outstanding after-school program.

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Janine Romano, the First Female Firefighter in Chelsea

October 20, 2011
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Janine Romano, the First Female Firefighter in Chelsea

It took a blazing fire next door and a busy female firefighter at the scene for Janine Romano to cement her desire to become a firefighter on the Chelsea Fire Department. Romano, 32, was sworn in Monday night at City Hall as the first-ever female firefighter in the history of Chelsea. While Romano had...

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Leo Robinson Announces His Candidacy for Re-election as a Councillor-at-large

October 20, 2011
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Leo Robinson Announces His Candidacy for Re-election as a Councillor-at-large

Hoping to continue a life­long commitment to Chelsea as a respected community ad­vocate and experienced politi­cal leader, Leo Robinson has announced his candidacy for re-election as a Councillor At Large. “I love Chelsea!,” said a proud Robinson. “I love the people, the places and the things that make our city so special. That’s why...

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City of Chelsea to Receive Close to $1 Million to Reduce Youth Violence

October 20, 2011
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The Patrick-Murray Administration announced that it will award Chelsea $900,000 as part of $9.7 million in funding to 11 municipalities across the Commonwealth to support efforts to reduce youth violence. As part of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, the state will provide funding to the  communities with high levels of youth-related homicides, non-fatal...

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Chelsea’s First

October 20, 2011
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Ms. Janine Romano has the distinction of being the first woman to serve on one of the oldest, most distinguished and highly respected fire departments in the state of Massachusetts and in the United States of America. As if this were not enough of a responsibility, Ms. Romano, who is descended from an old...

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Police Briefs 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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Monday, October 10 Elvin Hernandez, 21, 28 Stockton St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Marchello Guarino, 29, 160 Reservoir Ave., Revere, was arrested on a felony warrant. Fernando Solivan, 49, Waterton St., Springfield, MA, was arrested for shoplifting. Samuel Rivas, 19, 6 Dorchester St., Worcester, was arrested for...

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Sports 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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Red Devils fall to Gr. Lowell Fumbles prove costly in 16-9 defeat It is said that a glance at the turnover statistic in a football game box score often will be as indicative of which team won the game as the final score. Friday night’s football game at a wet Chelsea Stadium between the...

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Obituaries 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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Hannah Marcinkowski Dorchester resident, formerly of Chelsea Hannah Marcinkowski of Dorchester, formerly of Chelsea, Shrewsbury, East Boston, Enosburg Falls, VT and Beachmont, died on October 16. She was 38 years old. Born on September 22, 1973, she was the cherished daughter of Carl Marcinkowski and her stepmother, Cynthia Marcinkowski and the late Annette Sala...

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Toxic Mold Ravages Subject of Admiral’s Hill Lawsuit: District Councillor Concerned

October 20, 2011
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The alleged contamination of a condo unit with toxic mold apparently caused by water infiltration into the unit has caused a lawsuit to be filed against Admiral’s Flagship Condominium and its manager Lundgren Management Group, Inc., and Construction Design, Ltd., by the owner of the unit. By all appearances, this may turn into a...

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Boston Hides and Furs Building Damaged by Fire Razed

October 13, 2011
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Boston Hides and Furs Building Damaged by Fire Razed

First the Boston Hides and Furs building on Marginal Street burned. Then came the tropical storm a few weeks back and the building’s roof collapsed. Company officials said the building was largely unused during the past 20 years. Earlier this week, the building was torn down and its major wooden support beams salvaged by...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Revere’s Marta Rosa, a Latina Pioneer in Chelsea, Keeps Her Hispanic Heritage Close to Home – and Her Heart

October 13, 2011
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Revere’s Marta Rosa, a Latina Pioneer in Chelsea, Keeps Her Hispanic Heritage Close to Home – and Her Heart

When it comes to passing on her Hispanic heritage to her children and grandchildren, Chelsea native Marta Rosa said she and her family take a very intentional approach. Her grandchildren know about Christmas, but they also know about Three Kings Day – a traditional after-Christmas celebration on Jan. 6th that’s common in Hispanic countries...

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La Niña Opens Its Doors on Washington Avenue

October 13, 2011
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La Niña Opens Its Doors on Washington Avenue

Columbus Hospitality Group, the same restaurateurs that brought you the Theater District’s Teatro, the South End’s authentic French Bistro Mistral, and several other acclaimed restaurants in Boston has recently opened up their newest venture, a tortillería, just off Broadway Chelsea at 181 Washington Ave, La Niña. The idea to open a tortillería in Chelsea...

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CND Looking to Make Changes to Gerrish Ave Headquarters

October 13, 2011
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CND Looking to Make Changes to Gerrish Ave Headquarters

The Chelsea Neighborhood Develpers (CND) have made a proposal to the City to make some changes to their headquarters on Gerrish Avenue in order to accommodate a new local collaborative training center, called the CONNECT center. CND submitted a packet to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals looking for a special permit and variance...

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The Protests Against Unemployment, Et Al

October 13, 2011
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Chelsea is a city populated with working class people and the working poor. There are also many, many thousands living here who exist perpetually in a state of poverty. There are many thousands as well who have achieved the American Dream over the decades who still call this place their home. Unemployment is at...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Monday, October 3 Abraham Portillo, 37, of 150 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Luis Santiago, 47, of 123 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of open alcoholic beverage in public, and disorderly conduct. Eliseo Guerra, 22, of 64 Hawthorne Street, Chelsea, was arrested for drunkenness. Brenda C. Duran, 50,...

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ZBA Approves Major Change to Crescent Court

October 13, 2011
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a major change to the Crescent Court development project on Sixth Street Tuesday night. Due to a lagging economy and some new design preferences, the developers had petitioned the ZBA to allow them to scale back the project somewhat and add a few wrinkles in the...

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