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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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Nine Liquor Stores to Appeal License Commission’s ‘nip’ Ban

October 24, 2018
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Nine Chelsea liquor stores have hired an attorney and filed an appeal with the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) regarding last May’s ‘nip’ ban of small alcoholic beverage bottles (100 mL or less), a policy that was renewed at a recent meeting in September. Attorney Louis Cassis has filed an appeal with the...
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Officials Cut the Ribbon on New Clark Avenue Middle School

October 15, 2018
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Officials Cut the Ribbon on New Clark Avenue Middle School

The cutting of the official ribbon on the Clark Avenue Middle School on Oct. 3 signaled the ceremonial opening of the school, but it also signaled the investment in the youth of Chelsea – an investment that community and state leaders said was deserved and overdue. Supt. Mary Bourque welcomed dignitaries to the school...
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Drug Treatment Center Looks to Strengthen Ties in the Community

October 4, 2018
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Drug Treatment Center Looks to Strengthen Ties in the Community

As part of the Recovery Month activities, the Health Care Resource Center Methadone Clinic on Crescent Avenue opened its doors on Thursday, Sept. 27, to let residents find out more about what they do. Victoria Johnson, treatment center director, said they offer a valuable service to patients looking to beat an addiction to opiates...
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Schools Look to Restore Some Positions with Additional State Money

October 4, 2018
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Chelsea School officials are looking for one last vote from the City Council in order to restore several cut positions from the existing School Department Budget, this after getting nearly $1 million in additional funds from the state recently. Supt. Mary Bourque said it was nice to get the additional monies, but she didn’t...
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News Briefs

October 4, 2018
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High School Diploma Preparation in Spanish Spanish HiSet course is to prepare for the Massachusetts Department of Education’s High School Equivalency Test, students take practice tests and develop individualized study plans. Beginning with diagnostic testing, instruction focuses on writing, reading, math, science and social studies. Students will use textbooks/workbooks and calculators. There is a...
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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

September 21, 2018
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Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

The ALS Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill, run by the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL), will host its 10th annual walk this coming Sept. 30, and new Director Maura Graham said she is ready for another great event. “This is my first year as walk director, but I’ve had the good fortune...
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Chelsea Fire Helped Respond to Greater Lawrence Gas Explosions

September 21, 2018
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In the wake of massive gas line explosions in the Greater Lawrence area last Thursday, Sept. 13, the Chelsea Fire Department jumped into action and responded to Andover High School to support first response efforts. Chief Len Albanese said that the Tower 1 apparatus responded to an Andover Staging Area at Andover High School...
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