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TND,Traggorth to Appeal ZBA Denial of 1005 Broadway

November 17, 2018
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The development team of The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and Traggorth Development will appeal last month’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decision to reject their 42-unit waterfront development on upper Broadway. TND Director Rafael Mares and David Traggorth, principal of Traggorth, said they believe the project still has great value for Chelsea and for those...
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Councillors Vidot, Avellaneda Battle Over Campaign Finance

November 17, 2018
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Council President Damali Vidot and Councillor Roy Avellaneda have been battling over a campaign finance violation issued by the state to Vidot earlier this year, with both having radically different views on the matter. This week, the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) released its fall report that contained the paperwork on the...
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Corcoran,CHA Ready to Present New Plan for Innes Street Redevelopment

November 17, 2018
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The Corcoran Development team and the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) are ready to kick-off discussion on their new plan to re-develop the Innes Housing Development into a 330-unit, mixed-income development in two phases. The plan has been tried before, but was derailed early on, and now with a new financing plan, and some new...
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Focusing on Now :New Mural Looks at ‘Chelsea Right Now’

November 9, 2018
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Focusing on Now :New Mural Looks at ‘Chelsea Right Now’

When Chelsea art teacher Demetrius Fuller focuses on the community he has taught in since 1999, he has come to focus on the here and now. And in a new mural he is painting on Cherry Street off of Everett Avenue, he has proclaimed everyone to see ‘Chelsea Right Now.’ While many focus on...
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Election Results:Gov Charlie Baker Re-Elected Statewide, but Chelsea Goes for Gonzalez

November 9, 2018
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While Gov. Charlie Baker cruised to re-election statewide with 67 percent of the vote, he barely made any traction in Chelsea this time around. Though former City Manager Jay Ash is a key member of his cabinet once again, the Republican Baker didn’t seem to get much support in Chelsea over Democratic candidate Jay...
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Chelsea Seniors Push for Outdoor Graduation This Year

November 9, 2018
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The great outdoors is a great place for graduation, and a large group of Chelsea seniors are pushing to get their big day under the blue skies once again. Manuel Teshe and Senior Class President Jocelyn Poste have been campaigning with a large group of their classmates to get their graduation ceremony outside. Graduation...
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City, State Officials Break Ground on New Soldiers’ Home Facility

November 2, 2018
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City, State Officials Break Ground on New Soldiers’ Home Facility

The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home has officially embarked on a new face and mission to help care for veterans and their families, breaking ground Monday on a $199 million Community Living Center (CLC) that will provide modern accommodations and replace the old Quigley Memorial Hospital. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Secretary of Administration and Finance Michael...
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New Holiday Inn on Broadway Shows Strong Hotel Market

November 2, 2018
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New Holiday Inn on Broadway Shows Strong Hotel Market

The new Holiday Inn on  upper Broadway, next to Mill Creek, is showing great occupancy rates and yet another strong property in the Chelsea-based Colwen Management group of hotels. “We’re almost at 100 percent full occupancy for October,” said Joe Fiorello, director of sales for Colwen. “We’re really excited about that.” The property officially...
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ELC Put on Lockdown Wednesday as Shots Fired Outside

November 2, 2018
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The John Silber Early Learning Center, or Shurtleff School, was put on a heavy lockdown Wednesday afternoon after police responded to shots fired on Congress Avenue. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. At 1:30 p.m., the ShotSpotter system triggered at 101 Congress Ave. near the school. Police discovered one man...
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City Manager Extends Fire Chief Contract Through 2022

November 2, 2018
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Fire Chief Len Albanese had his contract renewed for another three years by City Manager Tom Ambrosino. Albanese came to the City in 2016 from North Providence after a search committee chose several finalists, including some internal candidates. His contract was set to expire in June 2019, and Ambrosino said he is very pleased...
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