Obituaries 12-27-2012

December 27, 2012
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Michael Mastrangelo Independent Carpet Installer Michael L. Mastrangelo of Revere died unexpectedly on December 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 33 years old. An independent carpet installer, he was the cherished son of Lawrence and Elaine (Molloy) Mastrangelo of Revere and beloved brother of Meghan Mastrangelo, all of Revere; loving...

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Winter Fest a Great Time for All

December 20, 2012
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Winter Fest a Great Time for All

All the best of the holidays and the community were combined and on display at Chelsea Winter Fest this past Saturday. The second year celebration held outdoors at the Burke School Complex was a good time had by the more than 500 kids and adults who reveled in the spirit of the season. “Wow,...

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Holiday Giving

December 20, 2012
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Holiday Giving

Joseph Vinard (left), president and CEO of Chelsea Bank, and Sergio Jaramillo (right), chairman of the board of Chelsea Bank, present a Massachusetts Banker Association Charitable Foundation Honorable Mention grant of $1,500 to Juan Vega, executive director of Centro Latino, located at 267 Broadway. Chelsea Bank nominated Centro Latino for the Foundation’s annual grants.

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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Planning $16 Million Renovation of Flagship Home

December 20, 2012
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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Planning  $16 Million Renovation of Flagship Home

When the founder of Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJNH), Lena Goldberg, started out in 1919, she simply took a multi-family building in Chelsea and made it a welcoming home for aging Jewish immigrants. Through the years, they moved from that small home and the organization’s flagship home – now tucked tightly onto a hill...

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School Safety Procedures in the Spotlight After Newtown Massacre

December 20, 2012
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After the unspeakable events that transpired last Friday morning in Newtown, CT, the country was sent into a state of despair. Yet, at the same time, local leaders and parents of school-aged children across the country also focused in on what could be done to prevent such a tragedy in their own communities –...

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Council, School Committee Pay Increase Hits a Wall

December 20, 2012
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The movement to increase pay for City Councillors and School Committee members has been put in neutral as no formal proposal came before the Council at the body’s last meeting of the year on Monday. In October, elected officials convened a study group to review pay for the two boards. Currently, City Councillors make...

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Tragedy in Newtown: A Similar Situation Almost Happened Here

December 20, 2012
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Friday’s massacre of 26 kindergarten students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was shocking to every American. But it was not surprising. Mass murders of innocent American citizens, young and old alike, have become routine in the United States. There is not one place where Americans gather, whether they be churches, schools, shopping malls, public...

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Merry Christmas to All: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 20, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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Police Briefs 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Monday, December 10 Guillermo Gomez, 47, of 91 Chester Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Tuesday, December 11 Bryan Cardeas-Sorto, 19, of 259 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery and resisting arrest. Wednesday, December 12 Antonio M. Rivera, 21, of 2 Putnam Street, East Boston, was arrested...

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Red Devils Play Well, but Drop Two Contests

December 20, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team put forth a valiant effort, but came up on the short end of a 63-58 decision to Greater Lawrence Monday at the CHS gymnasium. The Red Devils were ahead by two points at the end of three periods, but Greater Lawrence went on a short run at the...

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Obituaries 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Mary Louise Braman Telephone Operator, Military Wife, Hospice Volunteer and Dog Fancier Mary Louise (Carolan) Braman passed away after a brief illness on December 15 at the Oxford House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Haverhill where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several years. She was 77 years old. Born in...

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Unsung Heroes Gala

December 13, 2012
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Unsung Heroes Gala

City Manager Jay Ash was a recipient of an Unsung Hero Award at the Chelsea Collaborative 24th Annual Holiday Gala held Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn, Somerville. Making the presentation are Board President Rosie Medina and Executive Director Gladys Vega. For more photos of the gala,

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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday; Will Feature Winter Fest Express Train Ride

December 13, 2012
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Chelsea Winter Fest This Saturday; Will Feature Winter Fest Express Train Ride

Unseasonable weather may make it feel nothing like winter this Saturday, but organizers of Chelsea Winter Fest are not complaining. “The weather will match the spirit at Chelsea Winter Fest: warm,” predicted City Manager Jay Ash, the lead organizer of the second year event.  “Our day is shaping up to be a good, old...

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Police Looking for Armed Man

December 13, 2012
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Police Looking for Armed Man

Revere Police and State Police are on the lookout for an armed criminal and the Revere License Commission is preparing to yank the license of a business that the armed criminal allegedly took over some two years ago by force, intimidation, kidnapping and blackmail. A warrant has been issued for Gary Coulanges surrounding an...

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Zoning Board Approves One Petition on Parkway

December 13, 2012
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The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met on Tuesday night, Dec. 11th, and approved one measure while continuing four petitions until the January meeting. •The ZBA approved a special permit for Maria Russo to operate a dress shop in the old Brown Jug location on Adams Street and Wesley Street. The petition included a...

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Local Aid Cuts to Hurt Chelsea

December 13, 2012
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If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had a checkbook, it would be woefully overdrawn. And they’re once-again turning to cities like Chelsea to help balance their red ink in the form of mid-year local aid cuts – the second time in three years Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed such a previously unprecedented move. Local aid...

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Resident Parking Program to Start on February 1

December 13, 2012
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City leaders said this week that they won’t be able to implement the new, sweeping residential parking program on Jan. 1st, but will instead set things in motion on Feb. 1st. In the meantime, residents and the City will be able to prepare for the major, citywide change. “We were hoping to get it...

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New $40 Million Housing Development Breaks Ground on Vacant Lot

December 13, 2012
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One North of Boston, a 230-unit, market-rate, rental housing development has broken ground in the City’s urban renewal district on Sixth and Heard Streets, which is currently vacant property. The $40 million project will feature 48 studio, 123 one-bedroom and 59 two-bedroom units, and amenities like a lounge, cyber café, club room, media room,...

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The Silent Killer

December 13, 2012
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With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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State Aid Cuts

December 13, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns for the current fiscal year.  However, according to...

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CHS Boys Drop Season Opener

December 13, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team opened its 2012-13 season against Minuteman Regional, dropping a 59-54 contest Tuesday evening at the CHS gym. Senior center Carlos Vega led the Red Devils in the scoring department with a fine 19 point effort. “Carlos played a very good game for us,” said CHS head coach Jay...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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12/03 Elmer Ramos, 37, 91 Sagamore Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed. Reza Malekian, 59, 463B McGrath Hwy., Somerville, was arrested on a warrant. 12/04 Mackenson Bonasse, 27, 96 Bellingham St., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Catia Correia, 42, 55 Lambert St., Revere, was arrested for violating marked...

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Obituaries 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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Ronald Bennett Retired Lithographer, Saugus School Custodian and Excellent Athlete Ronald P. Bennett of Saugus died in Blueberry Hill Nursing Home on December 10 after a long illness. He was 83 years old. Born in Chelsea, the husband of Florence (LeBlanc) Bennett and son of Walter and Stella (Marchand) Bennett, he was raised in...

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Christmas Breakfast

December 6, 2012
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Christmas Breakfast

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce held their annual breakfast at the Williams School on Saturday. Hundreds of local children enjoyed their visit with Santa Claus. Helping out were members of the Chelsea High School Interact Club.

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