Whitey Bulger

July 8, 2011
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Now that Whitey Bulger is back in town, the media is having a field day heralding his return and labeling him as the alleged leader of the Irish Mob in Boston. Now Whitey has a lawyer. We’re paying for his representation as he doesn’t have any money – at least not in a savings...

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Obituaries 07-07-2011

July 8, 2011
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John Henry Capistran Sr. Retired Naval Aviator and School Administrator John Henry Capistran, Sr., formerly of Chelsea, retired naval aviator, school teacher, counselor and administrator for the San Diego Unified School District, died on June 26. He was 88 years old. An avid baseball fan, he wished to pursue his aspiration of playing professionally,...

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Marriott Corporation Pays City for Land

June 30, 2011
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Marriott Corporation Pays City for Land

The Marriott Corporation passed papers and took possession of three acres of valuable Chelsea land on Maple Street Wednesday afternoon at Chelsea City Hall. Marriott will be building a 128-room Marriott Residence Hotel on the site. The hotel giant paid the city $1,865,000 for a two acre plot where the hotel will be built...

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Metro Credit Union Donates Children’s Books to Local School

June 30, 2011
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Metro Credit Union Donates Children’s Books to Local School

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote literacy, Metro Credit Union recently participated in the Massachusetts Credit Union League’s Annual Children’s Book Drive. This year, Metro selected the Manville School as the recipient of the eight boxes of children’s books that were donated by Metro members and employees.  In addition, Metro presented Alice...

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Bail Denied for Accused Murder

June 30, 2011
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The man accused of killing a Chelsea man inside his apartment back in 2010 was ordered held without bail by a Suffolk Superior Court clerk magistrate. Mario Cruzado, 37, who has no permanent address, was arraigned and charged with first-degree murder for the homicide of Frederick Allen of Chelsea. Chelsea Police officers discovered Allen’s...

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The Fourth of July 2011

June 30, 2011
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This July 4 marks the 235th year of American Independence. It is a worthy occasion noting the anniversary of one of the great days in world history. If you are the type who appreciates history, the 235th anniversary of anything is a major occasion. If you are a European, there are celebrations that go...

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Police Briefs 06-30-2011

June 30, 2011
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Monday, June 20 Lis Manuel Burgos, 20, of 155 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Carlos Rolando Hidalgo, 25, of 158 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving scene of property damage and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Kirk Crowley, 43, of 559 Beech...

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Obituaries 06-30-2011

June 30, 2011
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Ruth Griffin Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea Ruth E. Griffin of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 24. She was the loving daughter of the late Carlton and Claire (Stoddard) Crapo; beloved companion of Anthony Marotta of Winthrop; dear sister of Paula DeAngelico of East Boston, Douglas A. Crapo of Winthrop, Jane E....

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Army Corps of Engineers will Dredge Chelsea Creek by 2012

June 23, 2011
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Army Corps of Engineers will Dredge Chelsea Creek by 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel in the vicinity of the Chelsea Street Bridge in East Boston and Chelsea by 2012. The replacement of the existing Chelsea Street Bridge with a new vertical lift bridge will allow the Corps to...

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Phoenix Charter Academy Celebrated its Fourth Graduating Class June 16

June 23, 2011
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On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Phoenix Charter Academy (PCA) celebrated its fourth graduation ceremony. Twenty-one scholars from Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, Revere, and Everett will receive their high school diplomas during the ceremony. Unique amongst charter schools, Phoenix Charter Academy, a public charter school in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was charged to become a “model for alternative...

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Council antes up $50,000 more for Summer Jobs

June 23, 2011
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Jobs for kids seeking work during the summer vacation are scarce to non-existent in Chelsea and in all surrounding communities. While the stock market has come back from the depths following the near collapse of the US economy three years ago, jobs in general have not been generated and summer jobs for kids has...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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Sunday, June 12 Julio Ventura, 43, 77 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for drunkenness. Sharon Chafin, 46, 100 Boatswains Way, Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Monday, June 13 Jean Day, 56, 59 Library St., Chelsea, was arrested for drunkenness. Silvio Rodriguez, 56, 180 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant....

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Summer in the City

June 23, 2011
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Summer officially begins this week. Tuesday was the longest day of the year, with more sunlight than any other day of the year. For those of you who luxuriate in the longer days that are warm and many afternoons, which are hot, this is the time to appreciate and to enjoy. After all, the...

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Obituaries 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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Jozef Mroz Retired Welder Jozef Mroz, a retired welder, passed away unexpectedly in his Peabody home early June 20. He was 81 years old. Born in Glebe, Poland, the son of the late Jozef and Maryanna Mroz, he was raised in Poland and attended schools there. He joined the Polish Army and fought against...

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Zoning Board Denies Factory Proposal

June 22, 2011
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Zoning Board Denies Factory Proposal

A tortilla factory will not be moving into the former Kayem site on Winnisimmet Street following the unanimous decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals which denied five special occupancy permits that were being sought at a crowded hearing in Chelsea city hall Tuesday night. About 65 men and women from the neighborhood attended....

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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project

June 22, 2011
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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project

Federal railroad officials are keeping a close eye on Global Oil’s proposal to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere terminal on Chelsea Creek, but they also said they still don’t know much about the details. “We have been monitoring developments closely and have had meetings with the State Fire Marshal’s Office as well as...

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Washington Ave. Reconstruction Ready to Go

June 22, 2011
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Washington Avenue is going to undergo a near complete rehabilitation and not a moment too soon. Washington Avenue is in deplorable condition with holes and bumps and large stretches of unevenness that make driving down this grand road a noisy, challenging, rattling event. “It’s a whopper of a job and I’m so proud this...

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An Entire Community doing the Right Thing

June 22, 2011
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has turned back a bid by a local company to locate a factory style operation in a vacant building complex in the waterfront district. In doing so, the board has shown that it acts in concert with the needs and concerns of the neighborhood and with the more expansive...

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Police Briefs 06-16-2011

June 22, 2011
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Monday, June 6 Joseph Rosenberger, 43, 50 ½ Common St., Lawrence, was arrested on a felony warrant. Nijaz Okic, 21, 154 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for number plate violation, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, failure to wear seat belt. Tuesday, June 7 Benjamin Jarden, 28, 170 Morton St., Boston, was arrested for...

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To the Monkiewicz Family

June 22, 2011
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The Kayem people are enormously successful with their products, which we love, and they are generous people to the residents of this city, which we appreciate and admire. However, their vacant property on Winnisimmet Street is a white elephant as it was allowed to remain vacant for longer than two years. Whatever zoning existed...

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Obituaries 06-16-2011

June 22, 2011
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Margaret Madden Of Rhode Island, formerly of Chelsea Margaret A. Madden of Rhode Island, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 12. She was 80 years old. She was the beloved mother of Ronald, John, Donna, Robert, Linda and James and cherished grandmother of 15. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, June 16, from 4 to ...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Controversy Erupts at Local Meeting on Factory Variance

June 9, 2011
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Controversy Erupts at Local Meeting on Factory Variance

About 15 members of the Lower Broadway community exchanged sometimes heated and passionate feelings about the proposed tortilla factory, which seeks to move into the old Kayem property on Winisimmet Street if the city’s zoning board of appeals allows it. The meeting was held Tuesday night in the community room at the Chelsea Police...

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