Author: Record Staff

Police Blotter 12-23-2010

12/13 Carmelot Pierre, 29, 37 Broadway, Somerville, was arrested for violating the abuse prevention order. Aisling Sutton, 31, 7 Rowell St., Dorchester, was arrested for larceny over $250, warrants. Franklin Rassi, 52, 2 Neptune Rd., East Boston, was arrested for…

Obituaries 12-23-2010

Thomas Rossetti Independent Residential Painter Thomas P. Rossetti, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away after a long illness in his home early Monday morning December 20. He was 63 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the…

Oil Squeeze

Winter oil price predictions aren’t encouraging There are numerous concerns this heating season for those who heat with fuel oil, but chief among those concerns is the price – which is very high and doesn’t appear to be going down…

Tax rate up 4.1%

Chelsea’s tax rate for commercial and residential properties has been set. The new tax rate is $12.92 per thousand of assessed value for residential property and $30.60 for commercial/industrial properties. Overall, this represents an $0.83 cent raise which translates into…

Cleaner street are on the way

The persistent, pernicious, sometimes overwhelming nature of the trashproblem in this city has defied the best efforts of leadership here for decades. Chelsea’s streets and sidewalks, some of its major arteries and its many side streets are often used as…

The heating oil scam

A gallon of heating oil in today’s marketplace is $3.00 or more for consumers who heat their homes and properties with oil. Despite a near state of oversupply and little new demand beyond that which comes with exceedingly cold weather,…

The recycling failure

It makes sense that a city afflicted with a chronic and undifferentiated trash issue cannot come to terms with recycling. Chelsea is that place, big time. The city’s recycling rate is 5%,  an astounding 75% below the state average. In…

Police Blotter 12-16-2010

December 5 Michelle Guerrero, 37, 230 Central Ave., Apt. #5, Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering in the nighttime, evading taxi fare & malicious destruction of property of $250 or more. Lorraine Matos, 36, 32 Chestnut St., Lynn, was…