Police Briefs 04-28-2016

ARMED ROBBERY OF CHECK CASHER

Three men were arrested for armed robbery while masked on Monday night for allegedly holding up the Easy Telecom at 682 Broadway.

Around 5 p.m., a man stopped a police officer to tell about a robbery and assault at the store.

As the officer radioed the incident in, he observed three males running through the parking lot of Welsh Funeral Home that matched the description given by the citizen.

An all out chase then ensued with numerous officers and K-9 units.

One man, who dropped a red bag containing a firearm, was apprehended on Parker Street.

The two others fleet footed it over fences in the 700th block of Broadway. One man was located lying down and hiding on a third floor porch at 746 Broadway.

Police went back to the scene to begin recovering evidence.

On the scene, another citizen approached them and led them to a fenced in yard with bushes. Behind the bushes was a shirtless man hiding. He was taken into custody as well.

The clerk at the store told officers one man walked into the store with the red bag. He bent down and came back up wearing sunglasses and a mask. He began waving a handgun at her and demanded she open the money cage.

A second suspect then came in brandishing a handgun.

As this was going on, a man came in to conduct business. He was accosted by the robbers and hit in the head with the firearm and dragged to the money cage. The clerk opened the cage and the robbers began filling the bag with loot. As they filled the bag, the female clerk was hit in the face and head with the gun repeatedly. She was told she would be killed if she called police. The suspects removed the store phone and put it in the red bad.

Then they fled with approximately $5,000 cash.

Julio Mota, Michael Nogueira and William Rios were all arrested and charged with a variety of offenses, including armed robbery.

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Two Restaurants Approved for Everett Avenue by ZBA

By Seth Daniel

Two highly-anticipated high-end restaurant proposals got the thumbs up from the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night, April 13, for the Everett Avenue Urban Renewal District.

The first approval came for the well-established Fusion Foods, which has been in the downtown district for several years under the ownership of Melissa Vo.

Vo is planning to move the business to the small building near the railroad tracks on Everett Avenue, a building which has housed a florist for several years.

The ZBA voted 3-0 for the plan, and Vo said they planned to open in the coming months at the new location.

Second was the brand new venture from Chelsea resident Mark Nadow and Eastie native and chef Mike Sheridan – called Chelsea Station Restaurant. The restaurant concept would have a bar area and about a 120 seat restaurant at 105 Everett Ave. – which is a former bank, and before that, a former fire station.

“This is going to be the first of its kind here,” said Attorney John Dodge. “This is going to be an economic driver for the City. It’s going to be on par with the restaurants you might see on Newbury Street in Boston. It could be like a Stephanie’s on Newbury Street…It’s really going to be a new experience in Chelsea unlike anything we’ve seen in the past.”

The owners said they planned to accentuate the old firehouse aesthetic in their design, and have several features in the design that remind one of things in an old firehouse. They also plan to expose the original brick in the station, which is one of the few buildings to have survived the two great fires.

The restaurant will provide 17 parking spaces, but has ample spaces that can be used after 5 p.m. in the Simboli properties across the street. One hitch in the process was there wasn’t an official letter saying those could be used. The board did vote 3-0 for the proposal provided that a letter is submitted.

  • Dave Peach of the Broadway Mini-Mall presented to the ZBA his plan for 15 units of housing above his building at 307 Broadway, also adding a fourth story to the old Masonic Building and Theatre. There are only four parking spots proposed, but the project is one in a spate of proposals that would seek to appeal to the non-car demographic. Peach and his attorney, Jay Duca, indicated they expected to have one-bedrooms at $1,100 and two-bedrooms at $1,500. The proposal moves to the Planning Board for review and will come back to the ZBA on May 12.
  • City Councillor Roy Avellaneda appeared before the ZBA with his proposal to operate a coffee shop in Cary Square – a venture called Pan Y Cafe. The shop is currently the Chelsea City Cafe and Avellaneda would take it over from current owner, Chuck Finley.

“This will be a great project,” said Councillor Luis Tejada. “My whole life has been in that little area. It always seems to me it could be a little Davis Square…I think this will improve the area.”

  • Another proposal by the owners of the commercial/residential building that houses Heller’s Liquors at 413 Broadway was less cut-and-dry. The owners proposed to make eight large units into 16 smaller units. ZBA members found several holes in the plan, including parking plans. The matter goes to the Planning Board and then back to the ZBA on May 12.
  • David Therrien, 20 High St., got approval for a driveway.
  • Alma Villanueva got permission to change the use at 84 Washington Ave. to open a grocery/meat market.
  • TJL Series LLC (Dunkin Donuts) got permission to install projecting lights on their new signs at the 232 Everett Ave. store.

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Police Briefs 04-21-2016

Monday, 4/4

Ivan Reyes, 21, 81 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, taking & stealing parts from motor vehicle, possessing burglarious instrument, larceny of motor vehicle.

Edwin Carmona, 18, 46 Revere Beach Pkwy., Revere, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle, taking/stealing parts from motor vehicle, larceny of motor vehicle, possessing burglarious instrument.

Tuesday, 4/5

Marcelo Orellana, 33, 68 Chester AVe., Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, stop sign violation.

Milton Rivas, 21, 231 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for trespassing and warrants.

Brendan Boyd, 18, 72 Thornton St., Revere, was arrested for trespassing.

Carlos Zepada, 19, 55 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing and on a warrant.

Friday, 4/8

Juvenile Offender, 17, was arrested for threat to commit crime.

Jose Gonzalez, 18, 189 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing to distribute Class B drug, drug violation near school/park.

Sunday, 4/10

Walter Ramos, 45, 41 Plummer Ave., Winthrop, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving scene of property damage, reckless operation of motor vehicle.

Gregory Cespedes, 18, 709 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.

Monday, 4/11/16 Juan Diaz, 33, 161 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Paul Frazier, 35, 158 London St., East Boston, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Nathan Andrews, 31, 46 Tudor St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public, warrant.

Angela DeAngelis, 34, 109 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Scott Myers, 48, 50 Strawberry St., Lynn, was arrested on a warrant.

Victor Martinez, 24, 56 Calumet St., Revere, was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police office, resisting arrest.

Tuesday, 4/12

Isidro Morales, 44, 66 Essex St., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Maria Roldan, 34, Homeless, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

John Reddy, 38, 24 Arthur St., Beverly, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.

Wednesday, 4/13

Patrick Graustein, 27, 40 Orange St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting.

Juvenile Offender, 16, Chelsea, was arrested for witness/juror/police/court official intimidate/mislead/harass, resisting arrest and assault and battery.

Thursday, 4/14

Melvin Maldonado, 29, 25 Whittier St., Boston, was arrested on multiple warrants.

Rigoberto Gonzalez, 58, 73 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Xavier Niles-Charles, 23, 28 Milton St., Hyde Park, was arrested on a warrant.

Brandon Baez, 18, 116 Ash St., Chelsea, was arrested for firearm, carrying without license, ammunition without FID card, possessing firearm without license, carry loaded.

Friday, 4/15

Brauliio Gonzalez, 46, 44 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Saturday, 4/16

Ruben Diaz, 34, 92 Myrtle St., Brockton, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery, assault and battery and on a warrant.

Cesar-Jose Valentin, 30, 23 Eleanor St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct.

Farah Ibrahim, 21, 4 Clinton Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for armed robbery, drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Juvenile offender, disorderly conduct.

Sunday, 4/17

Amarildo Sanchez, 50, 17 Raymond Rd., Revere, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, operating under the influence of liquor (4th offense).

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Police Briefs 02-25-2016

ATTEMPTED MURDER

On Feb. 18, around 4 a.m., officers were dispatched to 763 Broadway on the report of a past assault.

It was reported that the alleged involved suspect had left the residence where the assault took place and was walking away on Broadway. Officers interviewed the victim inside the apartment and officers reported it was the scene of an obvious struggle. The victim stated she let attacker, who she knew as a friend, stay with her in the apartment. She said he fell asleep and she called a another friend to come over to hang out with her.

When the subject woke up, he became enraged that another male was in the apartment and attacked victim by choking her and threatening her with a hammer. Other officers observed suspect walking on Broadway and placed him into custody

Steven Carter, 48, of Dorchester was charged with assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted murder, assault and malicious destruction of property under $250.

A VERY UNWELCOME VISITOR

On Sunday, Feb. 21, at approximately 3:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to 48 Tudor St. for a person with a knife.

The victim stated that a person known to them came to the door intoxicated and yelled vulgarities at them while she attempted to gain entry. The victim said the subject was in possession of a knife. Officers at the scene observed the suspect bleeding form her hand and observed to be intoxicated.

The victim told officers that while she and her friend attempted to get the subject out the door, the subject cut herself with the knife.

The subject was placed under arrest on scene.

Lynne Walsh, 54, of 132 Washington Ave., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), assault with a dangerous weapon and one warrant.

TRIED TO STAB MAN

Last Saturday, Feb. 20, about 9:40 p.m., a CPD officer responded to Chelsea Headquarters to speak to a male victim who walked into the station and was reporting that a person known to him tried to stab him earlier on Central Avenue.

The victim stated he got into a heated argument in front of 118 Central Ave. with his attacker, who he described to be intoxicated. He said the subject pulled out a folding knife and attempted to stab him, but he was able to get in his car and flee to the police station.

Officers arrived and observed subject on the street and placed him into custody.

Phillip Ruiz, 43, of 120 Central Ave., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).

STOLEN CAR

On Feb. 18, at 5:30 a.m., officers responded to 252 Revere Beach Parkway on the report of a previously reported stolen motor that was now located.

While en route to this location, Chelsea Dispatch updated officers that the victim had observed two females exit his stolen vehicle. The victim followed the two female suspects down Revere Beach Parkway and onto Garfield Avenue.

Officers spotted the calling party and the two female suspects in front of 90 Garfield Ave. The females, one a juvenile, were identified by the owner-victim of the car and placed under arrest.

Bianca Gell, 18, of Everett, was charged with breaking and entering of a vehicle at night for a felony, withholding evidence, furnishing a false name, receiving a stolen credit care and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

A 16-year-old Everett juvenile was charged with breaking and entering of a vehicle at night for a felony and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

Friday, 2/5

Oswaldo Sousa, 29, 63 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Sunday, 2/7

Joshua Bernard, 29, 96 Bellingham St., Chelsea, was arrested for intentionally, willfully and maliciously or wantonly damages.

Monday, 2/8

Mary Sackor, 29, 25 Staniford St., Boston, was arrested for common nightwalker.

Tuesday, 2/9

Freeman Lindsey, 29, 138 Library St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Wednesday, 2/10

Carlos Mazariegos, 39, 69 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.

Anthony Giugliano, 42, 669 Saratoga St., East Boston, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime for felony, resisting arrest and destruction of property over $250, malicious.

Katelyn Ferguson, 28, 86 Division St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug, arrest warrants.

Thursday, 2/11

Jorge Flores, 38, 327 Eagle St., East Boston, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed.

Friday, 2/12

Jeff Bosquet, 33, 381 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting.

Adenilson Dos Santos, 39, 304 Malden St., Revere, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, stop sign violation, failure to wear seat belt, and warrants.

David Griffin, 51, 92 Griswold St., Cambridge, was arrested for possessing Class B drug.

Sunday, 2/14

Arturo Sosa, 30, 16 Summer St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license.

Monday, 1/25

Edgar Gonzalez, 25, 115 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Jessi Cardona-Restrepo, 20, 107 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Douglas Pinho, 23, 41 Chestnut St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with revoked/suspended license.

Tuesday, 1/26

Hugo Monterroso, 38, 3 Fay Sq., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed and operating under the influence of liquor.

Wednesday, 1/27

Kristen Barnette, 26, 86 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants.

Brandon Baez, 18, 116 Ash St., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen property over $250 and receiving stolen motor vehicle.

Steven Hescock, 39, 71 Neponset St., Revere, was arrested on a warrant.

Andre Cheek, 18, 63 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for firearm without license (loaded), ammunition without FID card.

Jill Betley, 51, 769 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants.

Friday, 1/29

John Serna, 33, 13 Louis St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug.

Maurico Sanchez, 28, 147 Addison ST., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Oscar Duran, 24, 214 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested from being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Juan Marino-Martinez, 21, 172 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Manuel Martinez, 44, 68 Carroll ST., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Cesar Martinez, 35, 53 Webster St., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Heiner Gomez, 31, 133 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Edwin Gonzalez, 20, 218 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Erick Argueta, 31, 19 Summer St., Revere, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Marvin Melgar, 21, 139 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Balinda Cooper, 46, 955 Mass Ave., Boston, was arrested for shoplifting.

Victor Martinez, 24, 44 Addison ST., Boston, was arrested for drinking/possession open alcoholic beverage in public.

Saturday, 1/30

Jose Oscar, 22, 34 Gardner ST., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Masgiver Estrada, 18, 174 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants.

Meghan Mastrangelo, 34, 106 Mountain Ave., Revere, was arrested for affray and disorderly conduct.

Jennifer Spinelli, 27, 28 Swan St., Everett, was arrested for disorderly conduct and affray.

Sunday, 1/31

Denis Marroquin-Velasquez, 22, 72 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Victor Fernandez-Bonilla, 25, 78 Harry St., Lynn, was arrested on a warrant.

Monday, 2/1

Jose Rodriguez, 29, 120 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.

Mohamud Ibrahim, 26, 268 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, 2/2

Julio Moncada, 26, 380 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor, destruction of property over $250, wanton reckless operation of motor vehicle, possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle (2 counts).

Marie Costa, 40, 7 Clinton Ave., Saugus, was arrested for shoplifting and assault and battery on a police officer.

Kevin DaRosa, 33, 1535 North Shore Rd., Revere, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer and shoplifting.

Juan Cruz, 25, 126 Oxford St., Lynn, was arrested on courtesy booking.

Joseph Giacalone, 23, 47 Victoria ST., Revere, was arrested for shoplifting.

Michael Gauthier, 22, 35 Rockdale St., Peabody, was arrested for shoplifting.

Javier Rosario, 35, 2856 Oriana St., Philadelphia, PA, was arrested for trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium.

Delmi Mejia, 27, 76 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium.

Mariano De La Cruz, 50, 72 Trenton St., East Boston, was arrested for trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium.

Wednesday, 2/3

Steven Hescock, 39, 71 Neponset St., Revere, was arrested for breaking and entering in the nighttime for felony.

Michael Kane, 29, 23 Roughan St., Revere, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime for felony, receiving stolen property over $250.

Thursday, 2/4

Hector Hernandez, 21, 69 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Moises Arbelo, 40, 21 Cunard Way, Boston, was arrested for shoplifting.

Jimmy Villanueva, 30, 82 Mountain Ave., Revere, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation, operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license, possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle and license revoked as habitual traffic offender, operating motor vehicle with (criminal).

Friday, 2/5

Oswaldo Sousa, 29, 63 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for being a fugitive from justice on court warrant.

Sunday, 2/7

Joshua Bernard, 29, 96 Bellingham St., Chelsea, was arrested for intentionally, willfully and maliciously or wantonly damages.

Monday, 2/8

Mary Sackor, 29, 25 Staniford St., Boston, was arrested for common nightwalker.

Tuesday, 2/9

Freeman Lindsey, 29, 138 Library St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Wednesday, 2/10

Carlos Mazariegos, 39, 69 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.

Anthony Giugliano, 42, 669 Saratoga St., East Boston, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime for felony, resisting arrest and destruction of property over $250, malicious.

Katelyn Ferguson, 28, 86 Division St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug, arrest warrants.

Thursday, 2/11

Jorge Flores, 38, 327 Eagle St., East Boston, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed.

Friday, 2/12

Jeff Bosquet, 33, 381 Ferry St., Everett, was arrested for shoplifting.

Adenilson Dos Santos, 39, 304 Malden St., Revere, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed, stop sign violation, failure to wear seat belt, and warrants.

David Griffin, 51, 92 Griswold St., Cambridge, was arrested for possessing Class B drug.

Sunday, 2/14

Arturo Sosa, 30, 16 Summer St., Everett, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license.

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Police Briefs 01-28-2016

FAREWELL K-9 ANCHO

Chelsea Police officers bid farewell last week to one of their own, K-9 Officer ‘Ancho.’

Ancho passed away last Tuesday, Jan. 19, with his handler, Officer Joe Capistran.

“It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow that I must sadly take this opportunity to announce the sudden and untimely passing of Chelsea Police Department K-9 ‘Ancho’ while resting at his home with his Handler and Best Friend Officer Joe Capistran,” said Chief Brian Kyes. “Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Joey and his entire family during this extremely difficult time. As we know Ancho has been Joe’s loyal and always reliable partner for the past several years but more than that he was a beloved member of Joe’s family. He has been an incredible asset for the department and the City during his tenure and will be sincerely missed by everyone at 19 Park Street, but NEVER forgotten.”

K-9 Officer Ancho joins recently passed K-9 Officer Marco, who died not long ago. Both K-9 officers had been with the department for many years.

SATURDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON ADDISON

Chelsea Police are investigating a shooting Sunday evening, Jan. 24, that occurred in the vicinity of 61 Addison St. and that left a 23-year-old Chelsea resident wounded with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.

The victim stated he was followed by a group of unidentified males who followed him and tried to engage him in conversation. The victim told officers he then observed one of the males, wearing a grey sweatshirt, reach into his pants and pull out a metallic colored firearm. The victim stated that as fled he heard two gunshots and later realized he had been struck in the neck area. Officers and EMS rendered aid and transported the victim to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to be treated.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and are asking the public help in providing information to identify the suspects in this case. Residents are asked to call the Chelsea Police Detective Unit at 617-466-4849 or contact police anonymously by visiting chelseapolice.com if they have information regarding this incident.

SUSPECT ID’D IN TU CASA STABBING

Chelsea Detectives are actively searching for a suspect in a Saturday night assault that injured two patrons at Tu Casa Restaurant on Broadway. Chelsea units were dispatched to the location at 403 Broadway on Saturday evening, Jan. 23, at 8:12 p.m. Upon arrival, officers observed two victims who received injuries consistent with being slashed.

Both victims were transported to area hospitals and have been treated for serious, but non life threatening injuries. Witnesses inside the establishment provided officers with information that has led to the identification of the person believed to be involved.

Chelsea Detectives secured and arrest warrant for that individual from Chelsea District Court and have issued a BOLO to area departments in an effort to apprehend the subject.

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the case detective at 617-466-4823. Chelsea residents may also contact the police and provide information through the police departments website anonymously at www.chelseapolice.com

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Sports 01-28-2016

CHS Roundup

Red Devil boys hoop cruises to 58-44 win

The Chelsea High boys basketball team got back to the .500 mark with a victory over North Shore Tech, 58-44, Tuesday evening at the CHS gym.

The Red Devils took control of the contest from the outset, grabbing a 13-6 lead after one quarter and expanding their advantage to a healthy 30-9 bulge at the half.

Chelsea continued to build its lead after the intermission, allowing CHS head coach Jay Seigal to use all of his players extensively in the final two frames.

Angel Alvarez paced the Red Devil scoring attack with 15 points. Steve Lacey (13 points) and Jahro Marshall (10 points) also reached double figures for Chelsea.

Chris Torrez hit for six points, Guillermo Zelata added five, Werner Mazariegos chipped in three, and the trio of Balmeiro Daveiga, Jaime Celorio, and Cobi Molina contributed two points apiece.

Last Thursday the Red Devils hosted Revere in a non-league tilt that has become a rivalry game for both schools in recent years, reminiscent of the many Battles of Broadway in which Chelsea and Revere engaged decades ago. A good crowd filled the CHS gym and were treated to an up-and-down contest that was a close encounter from the opening tip to the final buzzer.

Chelsea took a slim 18-16 lead in the opening period. Revere led 30-29 at the half and 50-46 after three frames. The final quarter saw the Red Devils make many runs at the Patriots in an effort to overcome the Revere edge, but strong free throw shooting down the stretch (the Patriots were 15-of-16 from the foul line on the night) fended off the Chelsea challenge.

Torrez led Chelsea with 16 points, followed by Marshall with 15, Lacey with 12, Alvarez with seven, Zelata with five, and Mazariegos with three.

“We played well in both games,” said Seigal, whose squad now stands at 6-6 on the season. “Hopefully we can put together a bit of a winning streak to get into the state tournament.”

Chelsea hosts Lynn Tech Friday at 5:30 and travels to Whittier Monday. The Red Devils defeated both teams in their first meetings this season.

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Police Briefs 01-21-2016

Monday, 12/21

Lam Thanh, 35, 417 Broadway, was arrested for shoplifting, felony warrants.

John Aristy, 20, 33 Vera St., Revere, was arrested for possessing to distribute Class B drug, possession to distribute Class C drug.

Bianca Brown, 25, 99 Shandon St., Dorchester, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, 12/23

Jeffrey Morales, 32, 170 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Thursday, 12/24

Jean-Charles Jeffrey, 26, 104 Bow St., Everett, was arrested for unarmed burglary, larceny over $250, malicious destruction of property over $250, warrant.

Friday, 12/25

Jose Oseguera, 36, 31 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed.

Saturday, 12/26

Joaquim Gomes, 41, 144 Bellingham St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor.

Diniz Ramiro, 51, Homeless, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Nain Montiel, 46, 87 Garland St., Everett, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Sunday, 12/27

Elijah Acevedo, 19, 70 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug.

Deybi Platero, 24, 114 Cottage St., East Boston, was arrested for disorderly conduct, carrying a dangerous weapon, assault and battery.

Sergio Atevalo-Hernandez, 19, 24 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for trespassing.

Monday, 12/28

Joshua Conte, 28, 2 Margaret Rd., Stoneham, was arrested for trespassing.

Colleen Ferguson, 27, 2 Margaret Rd., Stoneham, was arrested for trespassing.

Tuesday, 12/29

Joseph Doiron, 21, 122 Dartmouth St., Medford, was arrested for shoplifting.

Timothy Swett, 63, 110 Beacon St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.

Wednesday, 12/30/15 Heriberto Lebron, 64, 165 Hawthorne ST., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing to distribute Class A drug.

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Obituaries 12-03-2015

Anna Poli

Dedicated to home and family

Anna C. (DiMichele) Poli, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on November 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a short illness. She was 87 years old.

Born in Newton Upper Falls, the beloved daughter of the late Crescenzo and Angelina DiMichele, Anna grew up in East Boston, attended Boston public schools and graduated from East Boston High School. After school, she worked briefly outside of her home as a single lady and 62 years ago, she married Domenic Poli, together they raised their two sons, Mark and Dean in East Boston. She remained dedicated to home and family, enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, traveling and spending nearly 30 summers with family in Falmouth. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Domenic S. Poli and she was the devoted mother of Mark Poli and his wife, Priscilla of Quincy and Dean Poli and his wife, Judy of Melrose; dear sister of Ida DiMichele of East Boston and the late Daniel DiMichele; cherished grandmother of Domenic Poli and his wife, Jennifer of Greenfield and Nicholas Poli of Weymouth. Funeral and visitation will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, December 5 from 8. to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Quincy Public Schools Special Needs, 34 Coddington St., Quincy, MA 02169. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com

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Cooperative Thanksgiving Dinner

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A ROYAL THANKSGIVING: The Chelsea Collaborative and St. Luke’s-San Lucas Church held a cooperative Thanksgiving Dinner last Tuesday, Nov. 17, for a select group of needy families – including many residents from the flooded areas in the Broadway Glen apartment tower. The crowded church hall was warm with pre-Thanksgiving cheer as volunteers and friends came together for a special meal. Pictured here are Emerson Vasquez, School Committee- elect Yessenia Alfaro-Alvarez, Councillor-elect Roy Avellaneda, Erika Ruiz (Miss Belleza Latina USA) and Kashly Reyes (Miss Teen Belleza Latina USA).

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CAPIC,City to Establish Wrap Around Services for Bellingham Square

The City and at least two potential partners are looking to establish a short-term wrap around services center in the Bellingham Square area to provide food and shelter to the homeless, prostitutes and drug addicted populations that frequent Bellingham Square.

Yet, it’s not coming without some controversy as details of the plan leak out and some try to envision what it might be like – and how it could negatively affect quality of life in Chelsea’s downtown.

Bob Repucci, long-time director of CAPIC, said in an interview this week that he is ready to move on a plan whereby CAPIC would establish a short-term services building at the old Cataldo site – where Centro Latino was supposed to locate before it went defunct. He said he is aligned with several churches, volunteers, City Manager Tom Ambrosino and other political leaders who are passionate about making a dent in the long-standing problem populations in the Square.

“This is a neighborhood center and that’s basically what we’re going to do here,” said Repucci. “We’re trying to embrace these people in the Square and get them the services they need. These people are not going away. They also are not lepers that should be shipped to the outskirts of town. Most of them are from Chelsea and they have alcohol and drug problems. Many grew up here. Many are Latino. We’re going to take these men and women who need help and show them the compassion they need.

“This is not a shelter, it’s not a detox, it’s not a Methadone Clinic, it’s not a treatment center,” he continued. “It’s a place where people can walk in and get the attention they need to help them change their lives if they want to. These are men and women who need help because they have chronic problems. I haven’t seen anybody come up with any other good ideas to change this because it’s been there for years. We are taking the responsibility to do something and help them change their lives. I know it will be successful.”

Repucci said the Center would potentially be open three times a week and would offer a hot meal, a shower, a change of clothes, a clinician by appointment, counseling, financial management assistance, and temporary shelter.

There would be 25 people there at at time and no one would be allowed inside if they are intoxicated. It would also be for Chelsea residents and people in Chelsea who are homeless.

“This isn’t going to be a hang out,” he added. “It’s going to be well supervised and fully supervised…If people come over from Boston or Everett thinking there is a handout happening here, we will refer them to a provider in their area. This is for Chelsea residents and those in Chelsea who are homeless and want to change.”

Those at the service center would also be able to obtain short-term employment by cleaning roofs, shoveling snow and doing other such tasks under supervision.

Ambrosino said he does support the proposal out of a stance of compassion and also out of a stance to develop the Square and the Broadway Business District.

“You have a serious problem in the Square and on the Broadway corridor,” he said. “These people need services. Nothing is going to change unless we get them services and they are able to move elsewhere. This business district and downtown won’t change unless we change this situation. Ignoring it and putting our heads in the sand is not an answer. I’m willing to try anything except doing nothing.”

Ambrosino said the effort by CAPIC to move downtown is independent of the City, but there is potential cooperation through two line-items approved by the City Council on Oct. 19.

In fact, two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) have just gone out with $100,000 available for each. The first one will be to provide emergency food and shelter in the form of dedicated short-term detox beds. The second will be to provide a clinician to treat the population in the Square.

Ambrosino said he expects CAPIC will bid on one or both of the RFPs and he said he also expects Bay Cove Human Services to bid as well.

“I do expect CAPIC is going to bid on one or more of these services that we’re putting out to bid, but those services have nothing to do with the independent project of CAPIC to move some of its services downtown,” he said.

Ambrosino said he would expect that the first RFP could be used for folks who need a night or two of shelter until they can get into permanent housing.

“This will help folks who have an apartment lined up on Nov. 1, and it’s only Oct. 28 and they need somewhere to go,” he said.

Repucci said his plan to move existing services downtown, and perhaps to be a winning bidder on the City’s RFP, is something he believes many in the community are already rallying around – in particular the faith-based community that has noted and discussed the large homeless population in Chelsea.

Repucci himself learned firsthand of the problem from City Navigator Ruben Rodriguez last winter, when he was given a tour of the places under the Mystic/Tobin Bridge where may of the homeless and drug addicted/prostitutes tend to live and congregate.

He said he learned about the people down there, and he learned their personal stories.

He said that gave him a passion to do something about it, and he said he’s a little turned off by the push back from some folks – as he believes this can help a troubled population and solve a long-standing problem for residents.

“These people should be rallying around our efforts to change people’s lives,” he said. “That’s the only way to get them off the streets unless they are found dead under the Bridge due to exposure from the cold. We need to embrace these folks and help those who want to change and stop characterizing them as people who don’t want to change. Many of them lived in Chelsea and had decent lives and lost it all due to drugs, alcohol and other circumstances…Those against this should be more concerned about the men and women on Broadway unsupervised.

“We’re going to be successful in helping these people and showing them there’s a better life they can lead off the Square,” he continued. “I believe it will be the long-term solution to the poverty problem in Bellingham-Shurtleff.”

Repucci said he would like to try the idea for two years and collect data and see if it is working. If not, perhaps there’s a better idea.

“Again, people maybe don’t support this, but I don’t hear anyone coming up with any other suggestions,” he said.

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