Archive for July, 2018

Battleground Chelsea:Capuano Draws Local, National Endorsements

July 27, 2018
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When the chips were down a few years ago and few were willing to stand up, rock the boat and call on President Barack Obama to slow down deportations from the country and places like Chelsea – Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez told a crowd of people at Pan Y Café in Cary Square last...
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Chelsea Officials Endorse Pressley Ayanna Pressley

July 27, 2018
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Six Chelsea city officials endorsed Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley’s candidacy for U.S. Congress at a campaign event last Thursday night at the Mystic Brewery. City Councillors Damali Vidot, Jamir Rodriguez, and Enio Lopez and School Committee members Lucia Henriquez, Kelly Garcia, and Julio Hernandez each praised Pressley in separate speeches stating their endorsement....
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Clark Ave School getting Ready for Special Opening

July 27, 2018
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The opening of the fully-completed Clark Avenue Middle School is just about one month away, and work crews are finishing up the final preparations to welcome students into the completed new school project – after more than three years and two phases of construction. “I think we’re shooting for substantial completion by the middle...
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Decision on Two-Way Broadway Traffic Draws Differing Opinions

July 27, 2018
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The good news for Chelsea residents is that the $5 million redesign of the Broadway business district is moving forward, and a final decision will be made by the City Council about its exact components next month. And if the vision and innovativeness that City Manager Tom Ambrosino fostered in all parts of Revere...
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Residents Assembling Ideas for Chelsea Walk

July 27, 2018
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The Chelsea Walk – for those on the right side of the law – has been a place to run from. Now, City officials, a local artist and GreenRoots are hoping to make those kind folks find a reason to stay in the Walk. After raising more than $58,000 and getting a MassDevelopment matching...
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MCU Awards Scholarships to Local Students

July 27, 2018
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Metro Credit Union recently awarded $16,000 in scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. Metro’s Scholarship Program encourages high school seniors who are members of Metro Credit Union, or who have a parent or guardian who is a member, to apply for the chance to receive $1,000 towards tuition. Thirteen scholarships were awarded to graduating...
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Shark Week is Back

July 27, 2018
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Ocean animals don’t always draw national attention, but once every year, they become a media sensation. That time of the year is back. First aired on July 17, 1988, Shark Week returned to Discovery Channel this week to celebrate its 30-year anniversary. The 10-show lineup launched with a bang on Sunday, starring the week’s...
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MS-13’s East Coast Leader Gets More than 19 Years in Prison

July 27, 2018
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The leader of the MS-13 East Coast Program was sentenced July 18 in federal court in Boston for racketeering conspiracy. Jose Adan Martinez Castro, a/k/a “Chucky,” 29, a Salvadoran national formerly residing in Richmond, Va., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 235 months in prison, the top of the...
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MS-13 Leader Sentenced to Life for Two Murders, One in Chelsea

July 27, 2018
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The leader of a violent MS-13 clique was sentenced on July 17 to life in prison. He was convicted of being responsible for two murders, one in Chelsea. Noe Salvador Perez Vasquez, a/k/a “Crazy,” 27, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to life in prison and...
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Advocacy Group Produces Study Showing Roadmap to Fix Chelsea School Funding

July 27, 2018
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A state budget advocacy organization – Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center – has released a report this week detailing a five-year roadmap to fix the state’s education funding crisis – a plan that would require $888 million over five years and mean $21 million more in state funding per year for Chelsea Schools. Colin...
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