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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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Ask and You Shall Receive:City, Students Celebrate Tree Request on Arbor Day

October 26, 2018
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Ask and You Shall Receive:City, Students Celebrate Tree Request on Arbor Day

When Ayman Souabny looked around his school and his city, he didn’t see much of anything but concrete. He, and many of his students at the Wright Middle School, wanted to see trees. And the City heard their call. On Friday, the Chelsea Tree Board and City officials joined Souabny and several other key...
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Chelsea Viaduct Contract Approved

October 26, 2018
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has approved the contract for construction on the Chelsea Viaduct project, with the low bidder being Skanska McCourt at $169.37 million, some 3 percent below estimates for the massive rebuilding project. A key part of the scope of work identified in the documents includes keeping the Arlington Street...
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Condo Owners Organize in Protest of ‘Exclusive’ Water Discount Program

October 26, 2018
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A new and irate constituency of condo owners has arisen in response to the Water Discount program championed by Councilor Giovanni Recupero and voted on by the City Council Sept. 24 – a proposal that excludes condo owners from the owner-occupied water bill discount. Recupero proposed the measure in September, after many years of...
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