Local – Marketbasket and Shoppers Are Busy Buying and Employees of the Supermarket Are Busy Serving the Customers

August 4, 2011
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Local – Marketbasket and Shoppers Are Busy Buying and Employees of the Supermarket Are Busy Serving the Customers

An early August afternoon at the Marketbasket and shoppers are busy buying of the supermarket are busy serving the customers. All the registers are open and the supermarket is gearing up for the Thursday – Friday and weekend rush.

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Chelsea Chamber Plans Pot-of-gold Dinner

August 4, 2011
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Chelsea Chamber Plans Pot-of-gold Dinner

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is planning its annual $10,000 Pot-of-Gold Dinner for Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield. Committee chairwoman Saritin Rizzuto and her hard-working committee are preparing another exciting event for guests who have the opportunity to win a grand prize of $10,000 at the event. Only 250 tickets will be...

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National Night Out

August 4, 2011
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National Night Out

Metro credit union and Kiwanis club members participated in chelsea’s observance of national night out at the Williams school. the event serves to heighten crime prevention awareness, gener­ate support for local anti-crime programs, and strengthen chelsea Police and community partner­ships.

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Bail Revoked for Alleged Fare Jumper Caught with Gun

August 4, 2011
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Bail Revoked for Alleged Fare Jumper Caught with Gun

A Chelsea man will be held without bail for as much as 60 days after his attempt to jump an MBTA fare gate got him arrested on gun charges. Hamilton Rodriguez, 20, of Chelsea was arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and...

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The City of Chelsea Knows Something About Default and What Follows….

August 4, 2011
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The drama is over. Our nation’s reputation remains intact albeit a bit tarnished by the default debate that ended earlier this week. Those of us familiar with the recent modern history of Chelsea understand something about default. The day before Chelsea was thrown into receivership at the start of the 1990’s, it had come...

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Chelsea Fire Department Goes Under the Microscope: Outside Company Will Perform Operational Review

August 4, 2011
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The Chelsea Fire Department will receive a top to bottom operational review this fall to see what services, if any, can be trimmed down. City Manager Jay Ash said that the City has put out a bid seeking a company to do a full review of all operations at the Fire Department. The review...

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The Chelsea Record Website Has Become a Very Popular Place

August 4, 2011
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From month to month, I receive information from our Internet technician regarding statistics for the Chelsea Record’s Website – www.chelsearecord.com. Unbelievably enough, every month, nearly 12,000 people log on to our Website. Better yet, those people combined then look over 32,572 page views. In other words, the folks who came on-line to have a...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2011

August 4, 2011
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Monday, July 25 Fernando Garmendia, 37, of 70 Library Street, Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated. Earl Aaron, 49, of 54 Woodlawn Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Miguel Antonio Chang, 26, of 186 Pearl Street, Chelsea, was arrested for warrant misdemeanor default. Marcos Rodriguez, 35, of 9...

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Obituaries 08-04-2011

August 4, 2011
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Evelyn Leong Wing Chelsea Business Woman and Lifelong Supporter of Asian American Affairs  Evelyn Leong Wing, Chelsea Businesswoman and lifelong supporter of Asian American Affairs, died on Monday August 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a sudden illness. She was 81 years old. Born in Dorchester, as an infant her parents relocated to...

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Dr. Marie Pasinski Appears on the Today Show

July 28, 2011
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Dr. Marie Pasinski Appears on the Today Show

Dr. Marie Pasinski, a neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea Health Care Center, served as an expert commentator during a featured report on the “Today” show Wednesday morning. Pasinski appeared on camera in a story about Will Shortz, editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle.  Pasinki was asked to comment about the...

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Incoming Mail Center on Chopping Block

July 28, 2011
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The US Postal Service Incoming Mail Center on Beacham Street is one of 43 Massachusetts post office facilities listed that may be closed as the Postal Department attempts to cut expenses, which are far outpacing income. The Postal Department made the announcement Tuesday. An official who wished to remain unnamed at the Chelsea IMC...

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Congress Avenue Fire Under Investigation

July 28, 2011
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Two fires about two hours apart last Thursday kept Chelsea firefighters and responders from other cities busy on one of the hottest days in years. Just before 4:00 p.m. Chelsea firefighters responded to a fire in a three family home at 150 Congress Avenue, finding heavy smoke billowing from the third floor of the...

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Police Still Looking for the Killer of a Chelsea Man

July 28, 2011
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Chelsea Police are still searching for the man they believe was responsible for last week’s killing of a Chelsea man on Central Avenue and need the community’s help. Chelsea and State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are asking for Chelsea residents for information that will lead to the arrest...

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The First Resnek to Graduate from Harvard

July 28, 2011
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Last month, my son Joseph Resnek graduated with honors from Harvard College. For me, for his mother and his brother and for everyone in my family, it was a moment to savor and to enjoy because graduating from Harvard has so many positive connotations. The Resnek’s have been in Chelsea since 1885. No one...

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James O’Brien

July 28, 2011
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The death of Jimmy O’Brien following a heroic battle against cancer, brings to an end the life of a retired Chelsea police detective and is very sad news to all of us who knew him as he was a good guy and a police officer who never got caught up in the public corruption...

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William Powers

July 28, 2011
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William P. Powers, the father of Stephen Powers, who served with distinction at Chelsea City Hall as an alderman and councilor, has died at the age of 94. He died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home as he was a Veteran of World War II. Mr. Powers was a gregarious man who loved this city,...

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The Default Scandal

July 28, 2011
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Any way we choose to look at it, our national government is bringing this nation down in a big, big way. The endless and nauseating partisan debate over the national debt and whether we should pay our bills or default is an embarrassment. Until this nation is willing to sacrifice, nothing is going to...

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Obituaries 07-28-2011

July 28, 2011
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James O’Brien Retired Chelsea Police Sergeant James A. O’Brien, retired Chelsea Police Sergeant, died his Saugus home on July 20 after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness. He was 68 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Albert J. O’Brien and Ann (Shulakovsky) O’Brien.  He attended St...

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Sand Sculpting Festival: Bigger and Better Than the Hype

July 21, 2011
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Sand Sculpting Festival: Bigger and Better Than the Hype

If one were to gauge the success of this past weekend’s National Sand sculpting Festival on Revere Beach by crowds alone, then it was a smashing success. Crowds were estimated prior to the festival to be around 300,000 people for the four-day period, and organizers said preliminary public safety estimates indicated that there were...

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Senseless Shooting in Chelsea

July 21, 2011
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Senseless Shooting in Chelsea

It was 2 a.m. Sunday night on Central Avenue in Chelsea. Braulio Gomez, 38, a Chelsea man known as Easy-B was seated on his porch at 104 Central Avenue minding his own business, socializing on a hot summer night, when another Chelsea man approached. Santos Portillo, 21, came out of nowhere. He confronted Gomez....

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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate Will Begin in September

July 21, 2011
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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate Will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Courtroom Has New Appeal: Mass. School of Law is the Home of Historic Chelsea District Courtroom

July 21, 2011
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Courtroom Has New Appeal: Mass. School of Law is the Home of Historic Chelsea District Courtroom

The Massachusetts School of Law has a significant piece of Chelsea history situated right inside its institution on the law school’s campus in Andover. The now 115-year-old courtroom from the old Chelsea District Court, formerly located inside the Chelsea Police station building on Park Street, has been at the law school for the past...

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Central Ave, Shooting Leaves Local Man Dead

July 21, 2011
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Central Ave, Shooting Leaves Local Man Dead

State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and Chelsea Police are investigating an early morning shooting Tuesday that left a 38-year- old Chelsea man dead. Tuesday Chelsea Police got a call for a gunshot victim in front of 104 Central Ave. Officers arrived with emergency medical personnel and administered first...

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The Heatwave

July 21, 2011
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It used to be in the old days that neither heat nor snow and ice had much effect on us as a people. Whatever happened happened and how we dealt with it, inevitably, was a matter of how serious the weather conditions got. Sometimes there was sufficient warning about what was heading our way...

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