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High Hand:Encore, Cambridge College Opens Door on New Dealer School with 167 Students in First Class

September 21, 2018
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When Chelsea’s Bob Fortunato found a closed sign on the front of Wonderland Dog Track in 2010, it was a hard road ahead for he and his family, and the end of a career in the pari-mutuel industry. Now, however, as one of students in the first class of the Greater Boston Casino Gaming...
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After Months of Tie Ups in Court, City Will Demolish Warren Ave Home

September 21, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino has requested the Council to fund the demolition of the burnt-out home at 80 Warren Ave. that was the site of a domestic shooting incident and raging fire in May 22, 2017. The home has sat in its burnt out condition for more than a year, mostly due to tie-ups...
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Trash Talk:City Manager Calls for Consideration of Universal Trash Fee as Rates Rise for Water, Sewer and Trash

September 14, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino told the City Council he believes it might be time to start a discussion about charging everyone a trash fee in the coming years as costs continue to rise for rubbish collection and recycling. This came at the same time that he announced water and sewer rates would increase by...
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Community Meeting Scheduled for Marijuana Proposal at King Arthur’s Site

September 14, 2018
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A proposal for a marijuana cultivation and retail establishment has been proposed for the former King Arthur’s strip club site on Beacham Street adjacent to the New England Produce Center. GreenStar Herbals has scheduled a community outreach meeting for Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. The proposal would be for 200 Beacham...
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Council Seeks Further Study of Two-Way Broadway

September 14, 2018
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Facing many critics from the public that showed up to speak against two-way Broadway, the City Council on Monday decided to defer any vote and, instead, hold a Committee on Conference to review the matter. In August, the Traffic Commission voted 5-1 to approve the two-way plan, as well as a spate of many...
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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Won Chelsea with 54 Percent of the Vote

September 8, 2018
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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Won Chelsea with 54 Percent of the Vote

The world was turned on its nose Tuesday night in the Congressional District 7 race when Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley surprised everyone with a solid victory, ousting Congressman Michael Capuano from the seat he has held for 20 years. Capuano conceded the race around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a long day of...
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Secretary Ash says Not Considering MassPort Job at the Moment

September 8, 2018
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Airplanes apparently aren’t in the future for state Housing Secretary Jay Ash. Ash – the former City Manager of Chelsea – told the Record this week that he has no intention right now of pursuing the soon-to-be open job of director at MassPort. “Secretary Ash is not focused on anything other than the work...
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Feeling the Pain:After 11 Weeks of Lock-Out, National Grid Gas Ready to Continue the Fight

September 8, 2018
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Down in the Back Bay’s Park Plaza, hundreds of National Grid gas workers – now locked out of work for 11 weeks – took center stage on what many said was the truest example of what Labor Day should actually mean. The politics of the matter shone through clearly on Monday morning during the...
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News Briefs

September 8, 2018
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BEACON STREET RAMP TO CLOSE The Beacon Street off-ramp on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge closed for construction on Aug. 27 for two months through November. The Route 111 Bus outbound will use an alternative route until the ramp is reopened. The Route 111 bus outbound will use the 4th Street off-ramp, turn right on Broadway, left...
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Supt Bourque Calls on State to Fund Gateway School Districts, says Chelsea Will Not Be Defined by a Standardized Score

September 3, 2018
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Supt Bourque Calls on State to Fund Gateway School Districts, says Chelsea Will Not Be Defined by a Standardized Score

The Chelsea convocation on the first day that teachers return for work after the summer break has always been a venue that Supt. Mary Bourque has used to unveil plans for the district. On Monday, though, she used her time to unveil a hope for the state of the state’s schools – and to...
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