Ambrosino Files First City Budget,Calls for Recreation Division

By Seth Daniel

Rising 4.2 percent over last year, City Manager Tom Ambrosino submitted his first budget from the City’s corner office on Monday to the City Council – and highlighted more expenditures for walking police patrols, two new firefighters and a newly established Recreation Division.

The Budget is up by $6.2 million (4.2 percent) and sits at a total of $155.3 million. The Budget is in structural deficit at the moment to the tune of about $500,000, but that is much less than is typical.

Spending for the City side of government is at $71.8 million and for the schools it is at $83.5 million.

City Councilor Leo Robinson, who has scheduled hearings on the Budget this month, said they will be considering all possibilities – especially related to public safety overtime.

“I think we really need to go through this budget and look at all the increases that are going to affect our community,” he said. “We need to look at overtime issues. We need to make sure we’re able to bargain fairly in negotiating contracts with the unions. And, hopefully, we’ll all have a better relationship and end up on the same team.”

A highlight for Ambrosino in the budget was the creation of a new Cultural and Recreation Division within the Health Department – a division to be headed up by Bea Cravatta of the Community Schools. That division will have four new employees and will look to fill the gap with programs for young people who might otherwise be enticed by street violence.

“We’re going to beef it up and have more programming,” he said. “It will be run by Bea Cravatta and will include four new positions, two full-time positions and two part-time positions. This will be something we’ll ramp up over the year and won’t be in effect on July 1. More than likely, people would see this making a difference next summer. It’s probably going to take a year to get that program running a full efficiency.”

He said that after the violence of the past winter and spring, it was time to provide some alternatives to young people.

“I’m happy we can offer more an by doing that attract more children and young adults,” he said.

In the same vein, he said his budget calls for doubling the amount of money spent on the Chelsea Collaborative’s Summer Youth Jobs Program.

Another call in the budget comes for more overtime money for police officers to walk beats in Bellingham Square and in the Broadway business district.

“I think walking beats give people a level of comfort,” he said. “How much of a crime deterrent it is could be debated. But there’s a comfort level gained from walking patrols and part of the goal is to make people feel better.”

School spending is also up this year and Ambrosino said the City is spending above its required amount for the first time in a long time.

“It’s time to support the school system,” he said. “If you want to attract good families to a city, you have to have a good school system. I am a strong supporter of the public schools.”

According to the most recent projections, the City will spend $2.8 million over the required amount.

Another highlight of the budget is the addition of two new positions to the Fire Department, something that also hasn’t been done in some time.

“I am certain they could use additional personnel and I want to slowly build that department up,” he said.

However, he said a fourth engine company – as has been called for routinely by the Fire Union – is not in the plans.

“I’m going to rely on the new chief for an assessment of that,” he said. “I’m not convinced of it at this point, but I’ll keep an open mind.”

Council hearings on the budget will be May 16 (6-9 p.m.); May 17 (6-9:30 p.m.) and May 18 (6-9 p.m.) in the Council Chambers.

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Chelsea Hunger Network Looks to Fill Empty Bowls in Chelsea

By Seth Daniel

Coming from a place of desperation has been a great piece of hope in the community known as the Chelsea Hunger Network, a group that has been guided tirelessly by Ron Fishman.

Fishman works for MGH part-time in the community coalition, and works part-time also at Trinity Property Management managing Chelsea Square Apartments on Broadway. In managing both duties, about 10 years ago Fishman got involved in the Hunger Network, which had probably started five years before at the behest of Project Bread.

Since that time, the Hunger Network has grown to include an annual Empty Bowls fundraising event, and support of the St. Luke’s Food Panty, the MGH Food Pantry, the Salvation Army Food Pantry and the St. Luke’s Soup Kitchen.

“My involvement as the coordinator of the Chelsea Hunger Network is because of Trinity,” said Fishman, who lives in Lynn. “Trinity is a property management company that manages primarily subsidized or low-income buildings. The company is concerned about the quality of life of residents and it’s important to enhance their lives. Trinity gave me the leeway to do this, which is part of their mission. I feel I’m very lucky to do that and have an organization to support it. Otherwise, I don’t know if I could do it and I don’t know where the Hunger Network would be.”

The more pertinent question, though, is where the needy would be without the energized support of Fishman and several other organizations and volunteers.

“Without having numbers in front of me, I could say every year the numbers of people coming through and the poundage given out is about 20 percent more year over year. That’s a conservative number. It’s unbelievable the food insecurity problem here.”

The Hunger Network really ratcheted up in 2008 when the economy tanked and following that when things remained tough. Many families were obviously struggling to find food and so many needed help.

In the wake of that, some five years ago, the Network decided it needed to have a fundraising effort to support the food pantries and soup kitchens that were being inundated.

This year, just a few weeks ago, the 5th Annual Empty Bowls celebration took place at Chelsea High School. Fishman said it was a great success, but the other part of the fundraiser, the bowl painting events scattered throughout January, February and March, has grown even more popular.

“This year we had as many people there at Empty Bowls as we did the year before,” he said. “Everyone said it was a great success and it is a wonderful event. Yet, we don’t attract more and more people. You need to find a way to get those people who painted bowls to come to the event because they invested so much time in the painting. First, we need to increase participation in the event overall. Second, we need to find out how to get people who painted bowls to come to the event.”

The bowl painting has really taken off, he said, and is an important artistic component to the Network. Those organizations that painted bowls were the Department or Children and Families (DCF), Bantu Group, Zonta Club, MGH, Chelsea High, Chelsea City Council, Chelsea Collaborative, TND and several church groups.

“So many people have painted bowls in the city and it’s really become a community-wide art project that brings everyone together and brings awareness to food insecurity,” he said. “We had to turn people away this year because we had too many bowls.”

With a mind toward growing the Network to help put more of a dent in the problem, Fishman said he will rely on the steady volunteers and coalition organizations that have been beside him the whole time.

“The buy-in from everyone is great,” he said. “The community uniting to get involved is a great thing. Hopefully, in the end they have done something for hunger and it benefits someone locally in need. The whole thing has built up and it’s been amazing to see that happen.”

Ron Fishman of the Chelsea Hunger Network has led the effort for the last 10 years.

Ron Fishman of the Chelsea Hunger Network has led the effort for the last 10 years.

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City Hall Could Get Lit Up

By Seth Daniel

The idea to light up Chelsea City Hall, perhaps using different colored lighting such as is done on the Bunker Hill/Zakim Bridge, is one step closer to a reality.

City Councillor Matt Frank proposed the idea last month in a Council order and City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he is interested in the idea.

“This I may be inclined to support, depending on the cost,” he wrote the Council. “If the cost is not too high, this might be a beautification effort we want to consider in conjunction with upgrades to Bellingham Square/Broadway Corridor area. Part of the rationale for the proposed investment is not just to attract more commerce to the area, but also to enhance the area’s aesthetic appeal. An improved look for the Clock Tower would fit well with this effort.”

Ambrosino said he would supply the Council with prices for the proposed improvement, which he expects to have some time this summer.

Frank said the idea was to enhance City Hall and provide a beacon for those in Chelsea and those driving past Chelsea – as the City Hall clock tower can be seen from numerous vantage points.

“People who know City government know that I always want to see the numbers first,” he said. “This is no different. I don’t envision it costing a fortune and I think it’s a good amenity to have in the City and getting it lit up again and hopefully having all the bells and whistles – such as the colored lighting for different special occasions. Even if it’s just lit up with regular lighting, it would be great for people to see it.”

Frank has suggested that colored lighting such as is installed on the Zakim Bridge could be installed to shine on City Hall. If there were a special occasion, the color could be coordinated with that occasion.

“We’ll see what the cost is; things can change on the dime,” he said.

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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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