Red Devil Tracksters Run Past Two Foes

May 12, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys track team rolled past two more foes this past week, defeating  Whittier Tech, 95-40, and Mystic Valley, 90-46. The twin wins kept Coach Don Fay’s Red Devils perfect at 5-0 this season and marked their 30th  straight dual meet victory dating back to April of 2007. Senior captain Santos Hernandez...

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CHS Softball Team Defeats Lynn Tech

May 12, 2011
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The Chelsea High softball team earned its second win of the season with a 28-4 thumping of Lynn Tech that was called after five innings because of the mercy rule. Anisia Santiago started her first game on the mound for the Lady Red Devils and pitched well through the first two innings. Senior captain...

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Police Briefs 05-12-2011

May 12, 2011
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Monday, May 2 Edwin Martinez, 23, 262 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, motor vehicle equipment violation. Sully Rios, 18, 14 Williams  St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, assault and battery. Abdiel Fonseca, 36, 37 Webster Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing open...

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Obituaries 05-12-2011

May 12, 2011
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Mary Gandolfo Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Mary M.(McBride) Gandolfo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 10. She was in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale “Patrick” Gandolfo with whom she shared 52 years of marriage; loving mother of Rosemary Bajdek and her husband, Steven, of...

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New Chelsea Dockside Restaurant Coming to Life

May 5, 2011
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New Chelsea Dockside Restaurant Coming to Life

Officials for Demoulas are close to finalizing plans to lease a 5400 square foot space in the former supermarket building to the owners of the Dockside restaurant chain. Plans have been underway for nearly six months. According to the owners of the Dockside chain, all that was left were some minor last minute changes...

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$115 Million City Budget Filed by City Manager

May 5, 2011
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It will cost $115 million to run the city of Chelsea’s various programs and to meet the city’s multitude of responsibilities in the coming year, according to City Manager Jay Ash. Ash submitted the city budget, which he considers historic, to the city council earlier this week. The Fiscal Year 2012 budget provides for...

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Chelsea Police Warning Resident of New Scam

May 5, 2011
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Chelsea Police are notifying residents of a new scam where an automated voice claiming to be from the Sovereign Bank is asking Chelsea residents for personal information, including; social security, bank account and credit card numbers. “For your security, the Chelsea Police encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone and postal mail...

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City Announces “Chelsea Resident Grant” Program

May 5, 2011
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Special to the Record City officials have announced a new initiative to improve the appearance and livability of the community.  The “Chelsea Resident Grant” program will provide money to local residents to enhance their neighborhoods by taking on a beautification or improvement project. This inaugural grant series, called “Beauty and The Bus,” will allow...

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The Budget

May 5, 2011
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City Manager Jay Ash is a wizard when it comes to creating a city budget. The Chelsea 2012 City Budget is akin to a work of art. Although expenses are up and revenues are down, Chelsea’s budget provides for more police officers and more firefighters and higher payments into our pension system – something...

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Osama Bin Laden

May 5, 2011
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There have been reports that when Osama bin Laden was shot to death by Navy Seals last Sunday during the raid on his hideout in Pakistan, that he didn’t have a weapon and didn’t shoot back at anyone. Does this really matter when bin Laden was responsible for 3,000 homicides in one day on...

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Police Briefs 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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Monday, April 25 Mario Cruzado, 38, of 80 W. Dedham Street, Boston, was arrested for two counts of straight warrant felony, and retaliation against a witness. Tuesday, April 26 Edwin Carias, 18, of 58 High Street, Randolph, was arrested for straight warrant misdemeanor. Elmer Hernandez-Montes, 18, of 73 Prescott Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for...

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Red Devil Baseball Team Wins Two More

May 5, 2011
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Odanys Urbaez swatted a three run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Chelsea High baseball team a dramatic 6-3 victory over North Shore Vocational School Monday. Odanys’s walk off tater, which cleared the fence in right field at the MDC pool, earned the Red Devils their...

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CHS Girls Track Team Undefeated at 5-0

May 5, 2011
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The Chelsea High girls track & field team continues to put forth strong team and individual  performances this 2011 season.  The Lady Red Devils raised their record to 5-0 with recent wins against Greater Lawrence (130-6), Presentation of Mary Academy (100-36), and Whittier Tech (80-54).  “The girls are improving and gaining confidence,” said CHS...

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Young Lady Red Devil Softball Team Gaining Experience

May 5, 2011
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Although the Chelsea High softball team has been going through a rough stretch since its 21-9 win over Lynn Tech in the season opener, Coach Ted Freeley’s Lady Red Devils have been improving as the season moves along. “We have a young team,” said Freeley, who has five sophomores and a freshman in his...

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Obituaries 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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Sandra Lee Muzarol Chelsea School Crossing Guard and Parking Enforcement Officer Sandra Lee (Getz) Muzarol passed away suddenly on Friday April 29 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital Emergency Department after being stricken in her home.  She was 44 years old. Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, she attended Chelsea High School and...

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Pump It Up: Gasoline Prices Rising with No End in Sight

May 2, 2011
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Pump It Up: Gasoline Prices Rising with No End in Sight

-By Joshua Resnek editor@chelsearecord.com I gassed up my automobile in Chelsea at Premier Petrol on Broadway yesterday and paid $4.27 for a gallon of mid-grade gasoline. Had I paid cash, it would have cost $4.15 a gallon at the same station. On Everett Avenue at the Gibbs Station, the cost for a gallon of...

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Neighbors Growing Restless over New Possibilities on Winnisimmet Street

May 2, 2011
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Neighbors Growing Restless over New Possibilities on Winnisimmet Street

-By Joshua Resnek editor@chelsearecord.com The property at the right of the above photograph has been a warehouse/office/factory since shortly after the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908. Located on Winnisimmet Street, it is owned by the Kayem Company, and has been continuously used by that company for nearly 100 years. There’s no manufacturing going on...

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Mill Hill Station Set for Major Upgrade

May 2, 2011
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Mill Hill Station Set for Major Upgrade

-By Seth Daniel For the Record The Mill Hill Fire Station on Broadway is a relic from another time. While firefighters still operate out of the station on a daily basis, its standard is from a time when fire equipment was not so comprehensive and firefighting was less of a science. Inside the structure,...

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CPD will Partner with the DEA on a Drug take-back Event

May 2, 2011
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-By John Lynds For the Record Chelsea Police will once again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the Second Annual Drug Take Back program on Saturday April 30 at Chelsea Police Headquarters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., said Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes. On Saturday, April 30 the (DEA) will coordinate...

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Ash Outlines a Positive Outlook during Financial Forecast Meeting

May 2, 2011
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-Staff Report There was an era when nothing good could be said about the City’s financial outlook.  In fact, so poor was the City’s fiscal health two-decades ago that the State placed the City into Receivership; the most drastic oversight step that can be imposed on a municipality.  Fast forwarding twenty years later, City...

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Baseball Team Wins Two, Improves to 4-3

May 2, 2011
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The Chelsea High baseball team racked up a pair of victories this past week to improve to 4-3 overall on the season and 3-0 in the Small Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. Coach Alan Beausoleil’s Red Devils parlayed a pair of fine pitching performances and some heavy lumber at the plate in the...

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CHS Boys Track Team Races to Third Straight Win

May 2, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys track team won its third meet of the young season Monday with a runaway  98.5-37.5 victory over Greater Lawrence. Norbert Simon put 18 points up on the board for the Red Devils with victories in the high jump (5-4), long jump (18-1), and  200 meter dash and also came in...

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The Five Year Forecast

May 2, 2011
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One of the wonderful outcomes of receivership was a city charter that demanded the city manager to create a five year forecast and to deliver it to the city government. There was a time before receivership when the city government couldn’t look ahead longer than a day. That was a time when the city...

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Parking Signs

April 21, 2011
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Parking Signs

The city is planning a new sticker program for parking which is sure to inspire a great deal of debate. Shown  are the sticker requirement signs in the old Ward 2 neighborhood where parking is always at a premium.

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