Gift of Speech: Students, Staff Rally to Raise Money for Ipad to Assist Special Needs Student

March 30, 2012
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Gift of Speech: Students, Staff Rally to Raise Money for Ipad to Assist Special Needs Student

Many might consider the wave of iPads and tablets to be just another gadget that’s good for helping to waste time or surfing the Internet. But for Carlos ‘Carlito’ Sanchez, an iPad means a new kind of freedom. Born with Cerebral Palsy that severely hampers his ability to speak, Sanchez often has trouble telling...

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Looks Good, Feels Good: New Akesso Shoe Has Health Care Professionals Enjoying Comfort

March 30, 2012
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Looks Good, Feels Good: New Akesso Shoe Has Health Care Professionals Enjoying Comfort

Leslie Clark is feeling more comfortable in her job thanks to a new shoe that is gaining popularity among health care professionals. A nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital, Clark has been wearing Akesso professional footwear for a month and she gives the new product positive reviews. “I said I would give this new...

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Rep. Gene O’Flaherty

March 30, 2012
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News that our representative Gene O’Flaherty may be stepping down from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee caught many by surprise. After all, O’Flaherty tends to be a steady Eddy, so to speak. But when his feathers are ruffled as they were last week by a Boston Globe columnist, he threw a bit...

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Obituaries 03-29-2012

March 30, 2012
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George Tassinari, Jr. Machinist George J. Tassinari Jr. of Chelsea died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital shortly after admittance on March 23. He was 74 years old. A US Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, he was a machinist by trade who was employed by American Optical until its closing...

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O’flaherty Mulling over Committee Change

March 30, 2012
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Representative Gene O’Flaherty says he is contemplating resigning from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee, which he has headed for almost a decade. If things don’t change, he will likely be leaving in December, he told the Patriot-Bridge earlier this week. O’Flaherty told the Boston Globe he was resigning his chairmanship of the...

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New Study Shines Fresh Light on Battle of Chelsea Creek

March 30, 2012
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Finding the Battle of Chelsea Creek is an elusive task, and one that many have tried to conquer over the years without great success. However, one new report funded by the National Parks Service may shed some new perspective on an old and tired search. Perhaps most important for Chelsea is the possibility of...

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Warm and Snowless Winter Good for 2013 City Budget

March 23, 2012
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Warm and Snowless Winter Good for 2013 City Budget

The salt piles on Marginal Street rise up full and high toward the sky in mid-March and they’ve been in that shape and form all winter during a season that never really arrived. The unusually snowless and iceless winter has cost the city a pittance for plowing and sanding or salting, according to City...

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CAPIC-chelsea Family Network ‘Getting Healthy’ Fair Set for May 5

March 23, 2012
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CAPIC-chelsea Family Network ‘Getting Healthy’ Fair Set for May 5

The CAPIC-Chelsea Family Network is getting ready to hold its third annual “Getting Healthy in Chelsea” fair for children with their families, parents, educators and community members of all ages. The fair will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Williams School Cafeteria, 180 Walnut St. Getting Healthy...

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Leo Sevinor, Dead at 95

March 23, 2012
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Leo Sevinor, Dead at 95

When Leo Sevinor was growing up in Chelsea during the 1930s, his late father Ralph Sevinor purchased one of the last remaining farms in Marblehead. That farm spread from Wares Pond almost to Tent’s Corner, where the Marblehead Bank is located today. From the 1940s until the late 1960s, the Sevinor Family and Leo,...

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Zoning Board Gives Thumbs Up to Nitrogen Tank

March 23, 2012
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Zoning Board Gives Thumbs Up to Nitrogen Tank

The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met on Tuesday, March 13th, and after reviewing a proposed project change by Muffin Town on Crescent Avenue, gave the go-ahead for the company to install an outdoor liquid Nitrogen tank. Muffin Town, 130 Crescent Ave., had originally gained approval last year to expand their operations by...

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Two Chelsea Residents Wounded in Shooting

March 23, 2012
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An early morning shooting Monday has left two Chelsea residents wounded. The shooting occured at 1:30 a.m. in the area of 460 Broadway. Responding officers observed the first victim, later identified as Ricardo Rodriguez, 23, of Chelsea lying in the street after being shot twice in the torso. A second victim later identified as...

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City Council Adopts New Priorities

March 23, 2012
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The City Council has adopted a list of eleven goals for municipal government for its two-year term.  City Council President Leo Robinson said the exercise is meant to formally communicate to the Administration what the Council feels is important and to direct Council actions to contribute to the City’s success in addressing the goals....

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The Ethanol Issue Reveals Strong Ties

March 23, 2012
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The issue over Ethanol deliveries by rail to Revere by coming through Everett and Chelsea has caused our three cities to come together to oppose it. Meetings in all three places strongly opposing such a scenario have brought out hundreds of residents who are concerned as well as vocal leaders decrying the planned deliveries...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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March 12 Jordy  Morales, 18, 8 Howell Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, blocking/obstructing intersection. Ivan Garcia-Barrios, 56, Francis House Shelter, Boston, was arrested on warrant and threat to commit a crime. Jamie Flores, 20, 58 Hooper St.., Chelsea, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon. Asia Galvin, 25, Address Unknown,...

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Obituaries 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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Beatrice ‘Bea’ Luzzatto Caring Woman, Devoted to Family and Friends Beatrice M. “Bea” (Wedge) Luzzatto, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died on March 18 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Center in Medford where she had been receiving supportive care for the past few months. Sunday was her 85th birthday. Born and raised in Chelsea, she...

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Market Basket hosts Spars grocers from around the world

March 16, 2012
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Market Basket hosts Spars  grocers from around the world

Seventy grocers from around the world visited the Market Basket Tuesday afternoon for a first hand look at one of the largest, most inventive and successful supermarkets of its kind in the nation. Those grocers the Record spoke with said the Market Basket was amazing, not only for its size but for the many...

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Chelsea Rises Up Against Ethanol

March 16, 2012
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Chelsea Rises Up Against Ethanol

Activists from Chelsea Greenspace, elected officials and other residents were out in full force to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring the hazardous material Ethanol through Chelsea to its storage facility on the East Boston/Revere line. At a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall last Thursday Chelsea activists showed up...

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Receivership Ends for CHA

March 16, 2012
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This past Friday did not only represent the end of a hard work week, but also it represented the end of the hard work associated with the last four months of receivership at the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA). Determining that the CHA is back on its feet and strong enough to stand on its...

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Audit Report Detailed Virtually No Controls

March 16, 2012
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One of the first moves of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Receiver Judith Weber was to hire a professional number cruncher to weed through the sticky, convoluted financial records that had been created and left by the deposed former administration. That number cruncher came in the form of nationally-known auditing company Urlaub and Co....

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The MBTA, Again

March 16, 2012
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It is rather pathetic to come to the understanding that if the MBTA solves its 2012 deficit problem in the $160 million range with a fare increase and service decrease, the MBTA will be facing a more than $40 million deficit next year requiring another purge of service and fair increase unless a miracle...

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Robert Verrier

March 16, 2012
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The Chelsea architect Robert Verrier was recently awarded the highest prize an architect can garner during a life spent in the profession. It is called the AIA and since receiving it a few weeks ago, he is no known as Robert Verrier, AIA (American Institute of Architecture). Verrier is the director, one of the...

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Obituaries 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Anna Zarella Of Boston’s North End Anna C. Zarella of Boston’s North End died on March 11. She is survived by her children: Paul M. Zarella and his wife, Rita, Carol A. Regan, Angela Zarella  and her partner, Cynthia Walsh and Michael R. Karnes; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as her sister...

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Call It Hotel Row

March 8, 2012
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Call It Hotel Row

The Wyndham Hotel is shown in the foreground. In the background of this image taken Tuesday afternoon is the new Marriott rising. By itself, the Wyndham would suffice as the only hotel for a city this size. But now we will have two and there is the very likely possibility of a third major...

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Looking at Success: The Remaking of the Old Marketbasket Building is a Chelsea Business Miracle

March 8, 2012
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Looking at Success: The Remaking of the Old Marketbasket Building is a Chelsea Business Miracle

Less than 2 years ago, the Demoulas Family put back to use the building that housed the old MarketBasket. The new MarketBasket had opened. Hundreds came to be employed there. The old building was shuttered. With the backing of Chelsea City Hall and City Manager Jay Ash, plans were discussed by the Demoulas Family...

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