Obituaries 01-06-2011

January 6, 2011
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Adra Ellen Fleming Worked at Emerson Textile Adra Ellen (Fredericks) Fleming of Chelsea, formerly of Boston, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on December 31 following a long and courageous battle with overwhelming illness. She was 68 years old. Born and raised in Boston, she was the daughter of the late...

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Two Fires Mar Christmas Holiday Weekend

December 30, 2010
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Two Fires Mar Christmas Holiday Weekend

A Christmas Eve fire on Spruce Street took the life of a young Chelsea woman and led to the hospitalization of a 33-year-old man who remains in stable but critical condition. Twelve occupants lost their apartments and everything in them. Earlier in the day, a fire on Bellingham Street sent four families into the street. The...

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Snowstorm Met With Organized Response Throughout City

December 30, 2010
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The dumping of snow the region experienced Sunday and Monday caused a short term paralysis citywide. Chelsea received a 18” covering of wind driven snow, with some heavy drifting for the full term of the storm from 3 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Monday. However, with a full force of snow removal and salting...

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Ash Looks Backwards/Forwards

December 30, 2010
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By Chelsea Record Staff From the euphoria of burgeoning economic development activity to the despair of a deadly year in the city’s neighborhoods, there has been plenty of news coverage of the good and bad in Chelsea this past year.  If ever there has been a man with a plan, City Manager Jay Ash...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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12/20 Judith Forte, 42, 44 Erwin St., Winthrop, was arrested on felony warrants, and misdemeanor warrant. Sharon Chafin, 45, 100 Boatswains Way, Chelsea, was arrested for being common nightwalker. 12/21 Mary Sackor, 24, 25 Staniford St., Boston, was arrested on a warrant. Samuel Holder, 31, 375 Columbus Ave., Boston, was arrested for assault and...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 30, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Red Devil Hoopmen Defeat Whittier, 62-47

December 30, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 3-0 in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (3-1 overall) with a 62-47 victory over Whittier Tech last Wednesday in the CHS gym. Although the Red Devils were unable to pull away decisively from Whittier, Coach Jay Seigal’s squad grabbed a nine point lead at the intermission and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Harry Scibilia Revere resident Harry F. Scibilia of Revere died on Christmas Day, December 25. He was the former husband of Helen Kennedy; loving father of Paul and David Kennedy and Gladys, Eugene and Patrick Wiswall; dear brother of Matt of Revere, John of Chelsea and the late Dorothy, Liza and Andrew Scibilia. Funeral...

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Chelsea Store May Become Marshall’s

December 23, 2010
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Chelsea Store May Become Marshall’s

Two months ago, the new AJ Wright store at the Marketbasket Mall opened with great fanfare following an expensive and esthetic build-out in the old Marketbasket store. It was a great moment during a down economic time. AJ Wright’s new store was creating jobs, new business opportunities and was  a great new addition to...

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City Suspends Street Sweeping Up to Christmas

December 23, 2010
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The city’s rather vigorous and extended street sweeping program has been suspended and with it, the enforcement that accompanies the sweeping as well has been suspended. The sweeping program had been extended into December by earlier actions. This led to an additional three weeks of street sweeping in December as opposed to no street...

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Ten Homicides in 2010

December 23, 2010
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Those of us always trying to convey the message to outside world about the Chelsea miracle are finding this a bit harder to do during this year of carnage. Ten people have been murdered here during the year – and the year isn’t over, yet. Young people have executed other young people with close-up...

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Tenth Homicide of Year Caused by Stabbing Death

December 23, 2010
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An Allston man was stabbed to death near the MBTA commuter rail stop on Sixth Street over the weekend. It was the city’s 10th homicide of the year and word of it sent shock waves throughout the city. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Joaquin Aguilar. Chelsea Police Captain Keith Houghton said police were...

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CHS Girls Improve to 3-0 with Pair of Wins

December 23, 2010
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The Chelsea High girls basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a pair of important victories over key Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) rivals this past week. The Lady Red Devils traveled to Minuteman Regional Friday night and came home with an impressive 50-41 triumph, marking the first Chelsea victory over Minuteman, which...

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Red Devil Hoopmen Roll Past Minuteman

December 23, 2010
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Large Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) with a dominating 72-38 victory over Minuteman Regional Technical Friday evening in the CHS gym. The contest was a runaway from the opening tip and the Red Devils never looked back as they continued to...

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Christmas 2010

December 23, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Police Blotter 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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12/13 Carmelot Pierre, 29, 37 Broadway, Somerville, was arrested for violating the abuse prevention order. Aisling Sutton, 31, 7 Rowell St., Dorchester, was arrested for larceny over $250, warrants. Franklin Rassi, 52, 2 Neptune Rd., East Boston, was arrested for possessing open container of alcohol in public, and warrants. Bienvenido Moni, 52, 284 Washington...

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Obituaries 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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Thomas Rossetti Independent Residential Painter Thomas P. Rossetti, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away after a long illness in his home early Monday morning December 20. He was 63 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Michael and Edith (Tolman) Rossetti. “Tommy” supported himself working...

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Oil Squeeze

December 16, 2010
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Oil Squeeze

Winter oil price predictions aren’t encouraging There are numerous concerns this heating season for those who heat with fuel oil, but chief among those concerns is the price – which is very high and doesn’t appear to be going down anytime soon. Though November was quite warm, December has brought cold nights and chilly...

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Tax rate up 4.1%

December 16, 2010
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Chelsea’s tax rate for commercial and residential properties has been set. The new tax rate is $12.92 per thousand of assessed value for residential property and $30.60 for commercial/industrial properties. Overall, this represents an $0.83 cent raise which translates into a 4.1% increase in the average single family tax bill. The average single family...

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Cleaner street are on the way

December 16, 2010
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Cleaner street are on the way

The persistent, pernicious, sometimes overwhelming nature of the trashproblem in this city has defied the best efforts of leadership here for decades. Chelsea’s streets and sidewalks, some of its major arteries and its many side streets are often used as trash receptacles by the unwitting and those who don’t know any better. Trash day,...

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Everett man dies in Chelsea hit and run

December 16, 2010
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Julio Vaquerano, 36, of Everett was apparently struck and killed by a vehicle near to the intersection of Blossom and Maple Streets shortly after 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night, Chelsea Police reported. The car involved in the collision allegedly fled the scene, witnesses claimed. Police said they responded to a 911 call of a person...

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The heating oil scam

December 16, 2010
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A gallon of heating oil in today’s marketplace is $3.00 or more for consumers who heat their homes and properties with oil. Despite a near state of oversupply and little new demand beyond that which comes with exceedingly cold weather, oil should cost far less than it does today. It costs so much more...

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The recycling failure

December 16, 2010
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It makes sense that a city afflicted with a chronic and undifferentiated trash issue cannot come to terms with recycling. Chelsea is that place, big time. The city’s recycling rate is 5%,  an astounding 75% below the state average. In fact, if Chelsea’s recycling rate goes just a bit lower, it will entirely disappear....

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Chelsea Pride Spartans win Super Bowl 27-7

December 16, 2010
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Chelsea Pride Spartans win Super Bowl 27-7

On November 14 the Chelsea Pride Spartans (9-1) beat the Beverly Panthers (8-2) in a blowout 27-7. Chelsea out-played its opponent right from kick-off and ended up playing its finest game all season. For a team known for its offensive talent it was its fearsome defense that worried its opponents most. On this day,...

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