Ethanol Trains Again

March 8, 2012
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A new and contentious issue has rolled into Chelsea over the past two weeks like a freight train, except that the issues is exactly that – freight trains carrying the hazardous material Ethanol. One week after the Chelsea City Council passed a somewhat controversial resolution opposing Global Oil Company’s plan to transport millions of gallons...

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Chelsea Fire Department Review Firm Ready to Start

March 8, 2012
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The long-awaited top-to-bottom review of the Chelsea Fire Department is nearly ready to being, according to City Manager Jay Ash. This week, the City inked a contract with an independent reviewer to conduct the work and to set a timeline for its completion. “We have agreed upon and signed a contract with Matrix, which...

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Governor Increases Fuel Assistance; Orders Utilities to Stop Shutoffs

March 8, 2012
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Governor Deval Patrick is dramatically increasing the amount of money set aside for those having difficulties paying for home heating fuel throughout the state. At the same time, he ordered the Department of Public Utilities to ban heating shut-offs for another month for low income residents. This is an important and substantial bit of...

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Nitrogen Tank Proposed on Crescent Avenue

March 8, 2012
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A planned expansion of Muffin Town’s freezer space at the company’s factory on Crescent Avenue has been scrapped in favor of adding a large, outdoor liquid nitrogen tank. The plan became public late last week when a submission from Muffin Town came to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals for its March 13th meeting....

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Thank You, Governor Patrick

March 8, 2012
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Those of us who know Governor Patrick are always impressed with his ability to judge needs and then to go about the daunting task to fill them. He has done just that on two important fronts for the low-income people of this city and for homeowners and apartment dwellers in dozens of bigger and...

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Police Briefs 03-08-2012

March 8, 2012
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February 27 Felix River-Marcado, 28, 175 Cottage St.,  Chelsea, was arrested for herion/morphine/opium, trafficking   in over 14/28/100/200 grams. Richard Fajardo, 24, 36 Warren Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen property over $250, possessing burglarious instrument. Jorge Romero-Hernandez, 17, 125 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen property over $250, possessing burglarious instrument....

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Obituaries 03-08-2012

March 8, 2012
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Edward French Machinist and Model Maker; Inventor and Tinkerer Edward G. French, a resident of Tewksbury for more than 50 years, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on February 12 at a Lowell nursing home following a short period of declining health. He was 87 years old. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn...

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In Like a Lion

March 1, 2012
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In Like a Lion

Snow is shown on spring plants set up nicely and for sale at Home Depot on Wednesday morning. Those plants have since been taken in due to the snowstorm.

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New Access Road for Traffic Going to Logan

March 1, 2012
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New Access Road for Traffic Going to Logan

Where there was once an old long-forgotten railroad covered in overgrown weeds is now a beehive of activity. Construction crews have been busy since November carving out what will eventually the area’s long awaited by-pass road along the former Conrail Right-of-Way–an old railroad route that stretched unimpeded through East Boston to Chelsea. “Work is...

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Police Contract Negotiations Stuck at Wide Impasse

March 1, 2012
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The officers of the Chelsea Police Department have been working without a contract for the past 20 months. In recent months, union representatives for the department, Officers Felix Rivera and Paul McCarthy, have been negotiating with Stephen Lisauska, the city’s contract negotiator. “We have met 9 times with Mr. Lisauska but to no avail,”...

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Planning Board Okays Efforts to Add Controls for Alcohol

March 1, 2012
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The Planning Board met on Tuesday and gave a positive recommendation to one new proposal from City Manager Jay Ash that looks to tighten up planning efforts for convenience stores and supermarkets that sell alcohol. The Board recommended that the City Council approve the measure with one modification. That modification included separating convenience stores...

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Proposed Ethanol Trains Irk Council, City Officials

March 1, 2012
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For nearly a year, ethanol trains have been a serious subject for discussion in Revere, but so far they haven’t entered much into the dialogue within Chelsea even though the potentially dangerous trains could be passing right through the heart of the city in just a year’s time. Advocates in Revere have gone so...

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In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb

March 1, 2012
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Just as we were all exhaling a collective sigh about the winter without snow or even terrible cold comes a snowstorm on March 1 – the first real bit or winter we will have experienced since the freak end of October snow storm that kicked off the Winter of 2012. Weather forecasters are predicting...

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Heating with Oil

March 1, 2012
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Chelsea residents heating with oil are now paying approximately $800 per fill for a 200 gallon tank. This is an absolute outrage with no one in a position of responsibility doing anything to stop the rampant speculation for the price of a barrel of oil affecting those of us who heat our homes or...

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Red Devils Ready for Tourney Play

March 1, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team will embark on its Journey to the Tourney tonight (Thursday) hosting Beverly of the Northeastern Conference in an opening round game of the Division 2 North Sectional at the CHS gymnasium. Chelsea, which compiled a fine 14-6 record, is seeded eight in the D-2 North. Beverly (13-7) is...

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Obituaries 03-01-2012

March 1, 2012
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Orlando ‘Red’ Rojas Longtime Eastpointe Nursing Care Security Supervisor Orlando “Red” Rojas of Revere died on February 19. He was 69 years old. Born in Cuba on August, 1, 1942, the son of Alipio and Julia (Ramos) Rojas, he came to the United States in 1962 and worked for many years at Eastpointe Nursing...

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Bagel Heaven

February 23, 2012
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Bagel Heaven

Jimi Katz of Katz’s famous bagels is shown above exhibiting his million dollar smile with little Matthew Cipriano nearby holding a small piece of baked heaven in his right hand during an early morning visit to the king of bagels location on Park Street Wednesday.

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Distinguished Fellow: Architectural Team President, Co-founder Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

February 23, 2012
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Distinguished Fellow: Architectural Team President, Co-founder Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

Robert Verrier, the enigmatic and gifted managing partner of Chelsea’s Architectural Team, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. For an architect, the award is the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for journalists. It is a major honor given to a small fraction of the nation’s working architects. “I...

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Chelsea’s Anthony Deras Accepted to Saint Francis Xavier Scholar’s Program

February 23, 2012
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Chelsea’s Anthony Deras Accepted to Saint Francis Xavier Scholar’s Program

Malden Catholic High School is pleased to announce that it has accepted 58 members as Saint Francis Xavier (SFX) Scholars for the Class of 2016. One of these outstanding scholars is Anthony Deras from Chelsea. Deras is a student at St. Anthony’s School in Everett. The SFX Scholars Program recognizes students who demonstrate academic...

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Captain Council: Life of First African American Elected to the City Council

February 23, 2012
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Captain Council: Life of First African American Elected to the City Council

When Council President Leo Robinson first ran for public office in Chelsea back during the 1970s, both he and his brother, Ron, believed that, if elected, Leo would have been the first African American member of the City Council. However, history had a totally different course. Leo Robinson was eventually elected to office in...

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Public Drinker Arrested for Crime He Was Wanted for Since 1995

February 23, 2012
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Chelsea police took a man into custody after he was caught drinking in public in Bellingham Square. An investigation into his true identity revealed to the police that Wilmer Romero, 38, is a stabbing suspect who has eluded police for 17 years. Sipping from a bottle of Hennessey Cognac before being arrested, Romero wasn’t...

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Fares are Rising

February 23, 2012
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The MBTA is saying that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the Greater Boston nexus....

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CHS Boys Hoop Ready for Tourney

February 23, 2012
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The Chelsea High boys basketball team is healthy, rested, and rarin’ to go in anticipation of Friday’s announcement of the seedings and pairings of the MIAA Division 2 North State Sectional Basketball Tournament. The Red Devils started out slowly this season with a 2-4 record, but claimed 12 of their next 14 encounters to...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2012

February 23, 2012
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February 14 Deborah Perito, 40, 99 Riverside Apt., Medford, was arrested for assault and battery and carrying a dangerous weapon. Wilson Polo, 43, 80 Webster St., East Boston, was arrested for red light violation, operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license. Joseph Ardolino, 43, 107 Francis St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting, and felony warrant....

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