Obituaries 08-08-2013

August 8, 2013
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Joseph Ianno Retired Carpenter, Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea and Saugus Joseph M. Ianno, a resident of Tilton, New Hampshire since 2001, died at his home with his loving family at his side on Monday, August 5 following a period of failing health.  He was 75 years old. Joe was born in Chelsea...

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Arnold Goodman: Outstanding Teacher, Mentor, Sportsman Dies at the Age of 80

August 1, 2013
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Arnold Goodman: Outstanding Teacher, Mentor,  Sportsman Dies at the Age of 80

There were so many people that Arnold Goodman affected in such a positive, uplifting way that even he probably didn’t realize the tremendous impact his teachings and his niceness would have on others for the remainder of their lives. Richard Perlman is but one example of the countless youths and students who admired and...

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Mobile App Academy

August 1, 2013
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Mobile App Academy

Samsung Mobile hosted several Chelsea High School students last Wednesday and Thurs­day – including CHS’s Fernando Mazzoni, shown here comparing programming notes – at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a two-day mobile application academy. The academies were hosted in six U.S. cities, including Boston, and allow students to learn and program their...

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Rats, Roaches, Bedbugs: Tenants Hailed for Standing Up in Federal Court to Detail Awful Living Conditions Under McLaughlin

August 1, 2013
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Rats, Roaches, Bedbugs: Tenants Hailed for Standing Up in Federal Court to Detail Awful  Living Conditions Under McLaughlin

For the past 16 years, Jean Fulco has lived in Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) properties – virtually every one of them, she said – and put up with roaches, no heat, no hot water and units falling apart on top of her. During that time, she and her young daughter just dealt with it...

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Restitution: Retirement Board Will Examine the Idea of McLaughlin to Pay Back CHA

August 1, 2013
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There were mixed feelings two weeks ago, on July 17th, after former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin received his sentence in Boston’s Federal Court. On the one hand, he got far more time in jail than many expected. But on the other hand, the judge refused to grant restitution to the CHA...

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Drug Sweep Arrests 48, Cleans Up Bellingham Square

August 1, 2013
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As Chelsea’s downtown and adjacent neighborhoods have become more vibrant and desirable, one persistent problem has been the congregation of n’er-do-wells outside to City Hall in Bellingham Square. While many try to do business, get to college classes, wait for the bus or take their children to the library – a large and growing...

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FBI Project to Go to ZBA Later This Month

August 1, 2013
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At long last, the FBI is coming. In another time and era, such statements in Chelsea were wholly negative, but these days those are the words just about everyone in the City has been waiting to hear for several years. Emerald Corporate Center LLC – controlled by Anthony C. and Patricia Simboli of ACS...

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Some Water Bills to Go Down, All Trash Bills to Go Up

August 1, 2013
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As the City enters this new fiscal year, changes in billing for City-provided services are being implemented. Half of the City’s water and sewer customers will see reductions in their bills, with the remaining half continuing to enjoy the third year of rate freezes.  Trash fees, however, will be going up for those who...

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Arnie Goodman: One of a Kind He Loved the City of Chelsea

August 1, 2013
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The passing of Arnie Goodman removes from the local scene a man who truly gave his heart and soul to everything that was Chelsea on so many levels. Arnie loved the city in which he was born and raised, and though Chelsea changed greatly over the decades, he never forgot his roots. Arnie was...

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Death and Taxes

August 1, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2013

August 1, 2013
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July 22 Israel A. Angeles, 32, of 230 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for possession of a Class B drug. Rosa Colon, 37, of 835 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for two counts of straight felony warrant and one misdemeanor default warrant. Lash Brahmananda, 30, of 2 Allcot Street, Boston, was arrested for misdemeanor default...

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Obituaries 08-01-2013

August 1, 2013
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Angela ‘Angie’ Mazzarelli Homemaker Angela “Angie” (Lento) Mazzarelli, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on July 17. A homemaker, born in Chelsea, she was the beloved wife of the late Alfred M. Mazzarelli with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Downey and her husband, Tom of Plymouth...

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February in Florida Seemed to Be Tradition for McLaughlin: Hud Looks into Expenses Racked Up by McLaughlin, CHA Employees

July 26, 2013
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Apparently, like duck hunting season or deer hunting season, the public housing conference season appears to always happen during Chelsea’s coldest months – and the location for those getaways is almost exclusively Florida. That according to expense payments from the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) regarding several public housing programs that the federal Housing and...

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Toll Changes for Tobin: Tunnels Proposed Quietly by State Dot

July 26, 2013
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In a 53-page document filed quietly last week with environmental regulators and made public Tuesday, sweeping changes are detailed in the state’s highway tolling infrastructure and policies – including a program to charge tolls on the Tobin Bridge for northbound and southbound traffic. The document – published in the insider-only ‘Environmental Monitor’ – details...

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New Hotels Clear First Hurdle

July 26, 2013
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The Planning Board this past week gave a go ahead for the development of two new hotels in Chelsea.  Although action is still required by the Zoning and Economic Development Boards, City Manager Jay Ash remains quite optimistic that construction will begin as early as the fall on the combined $40 million investment being...

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Movie Set on Everett Avenue Provides Excitement, Helps Businesses

July 26, 2013
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During the 80 or more years that Chelsea Floor Coverings has been on the corner of Everett Avenue and Chestnut Street, they’ve amassed a list of clients that is quite impressive. From hotels to hospitals to universities to regular Chelsea homeowners, they pretty much have serviced everyone. At least that’s what they thought until...

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Thank You, Herbie and the Chs Grand Reunion Committee

July 26, 2013
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They began their challenging task months ago of trying to contact former Chelsea students for another Chelsea Grand Reunion. The hope was this event would attract a good crowd of maybe 300-500 people. But those who made that forecast don’t know Herbie Kupersmith, who among his many talents has come to be an event...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 26, 2013
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July 15 Simon Solis, 36, of 10 W. Baltimore, Lynn, was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, assault and battery and stolen motor vehicle. Elder Portillo, 19, of 100 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for straight warrant felony. Karen Ortiz-Montez, 18, of...

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Obituaries 07-25-2013

July 26, 2013
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Santos Martinez Of Chelsea, Formerly of Puerto Rico Santos Martinez of Chelsea, formerly of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully on July 21 surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 92 years old. Born and raised in Ceyay, Puerto Rico, he resided there until coming to Chelsea 11 years ago, He was...

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Grand Reunion

July 18, 2013
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Grand Reunion

The Chelsea Grand Reunion Committee, led by Chairman Herbie Kupersmith (seated center, front row), has been busy planning the gala celebration that will be held on July 27. The committee is pictured Monday inside the Saul Nechtem Gymnasium at Chelsea High School where the reunion will be held.

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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

July 18, 2013
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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

While the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced plans are underway for the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) on the Tobin Bridge, MassDOT’s mobile E-Z Pass van was out in Chelsea encouraging motorists to sign up for the program. The van was outside Market Basket last Friday. The mobile van offers potential customers...

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Patrick Does Not Sign Petruccelli Amendment to Block Ethanol Trains

July 18, 2013
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Last Friday Governor Deval Patrick sent the amendment to the state’s Chapter 91 law back to legislators for further changes and made his own recommendations to the law. Senators Anthony Petruccelli, Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen’s amendment was aimed at blocking Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice...

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Memories of Chelsea Fast Pitch Softball

July 18, 2013
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There are so many great things that we miss about the “old” Chelsea and one of those memories is  the Chelsea Municipal Fast Pitch Softball League at Carter Park. There were many, many nights when the Carter Park stands and the staircase leading into the ballfield from Orange Street would be filled with fans...

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Obituaries 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Angel Gonzalez Accident Victim Angel L Gonzalez of Chelsea died tragically, by accident, on July 3. He was 44 years old. Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, Angel passed away tragically late Wednesday evening after being hit while changing a tire in the breakdown lane of Rt. 93 in Windham, New Hampshire. He was the...

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