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Marijuana Store, Education Facility Looks at Possible Parkway Plaza Location

August 11, 2018
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The Western Front company is proposing to locate a medical marijuana dispensary and a marijuana industry training program at the Parkway Plaza off of Webster Street. A public meeting to hear and discuss the proposal will be held at City Hall tonight, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. Attorney Tim Flaherty said that Western Front...
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Encore Boston Harbor Begins Monthly Job Clinics at Collaborative

August 11, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor and the Chelsea Collaborative started the first of many monthly job fairs last Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Collaborative’s Broadway headquarters. The Collaborative’s Sylvia Ramirez said they want to make sure Chelsea residents can benefit from the 4,000 full-time casino jobs that are coming in June 2019, and time is of...
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Frustrated House Waited for Horse Racing/Simulcast Bill All Night

August 11, 2018
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Live horse racing and simulcasting took a topsy-turvy ride over a period of 48 hours last week, when the Sport of Kings became illegal in the Commonwealth for the first time in generations. All of it came as a result of the State Legislature’s run up to the end of its two-year Legislative session...
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Beacham, Robin, and Dexter in Everett to Basically Shut Down through October

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City of Everett have announced on Tuesday the areas of Beacham, Dexter and Robin Streets will basically be closed off from Aug. 8 through October. The change...
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Game Night in Bellingham Square Gaining Momentum with Dominoes

August 3, 2018
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Game Night in Bellingham Square Gaining Momentum with Dominoes

If Bellingham Square is going to be fully returned to the community, then let that return be led by dominoes. It was slow going at first for the introduction of an outdoor Game Night on Bellingham Square – which is sponsored by the City’s Chelsea Prospers initiative. A few would trickle in and out,...
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School Funding Meltdown:Legislature Fails to Pass Education Funding Fix

August 3, 2018
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The last second ticked off the clock on Beacon Hill Tuesday night, and when the score was settled, education funding for Gateway cities like Chelsea was the big loser. School Supt. Mary Bourque and Chelsea’s State Sen. Sal DiDomenico voiced extreme disappointment on Wednesday that the Legislature could not come to a compromise on...
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Chelsea Walk Paint Days This Friday, Saturday

August 3, 2018
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Prepare for a little color on the Chelsea Walk. But only if residents turn out to help paint the newfound oasis in the middle of the Broadway business district. GreenRoots and Chelsea artists Sylvia Lopez Chavez will host two Paint Days of the Walk on Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11...
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Chelsea Schools Get Raw Deal in ‘Pothole’ Account This Year

August 3, 2018
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The Chelsea Public Schools have had a life-line in the State Budget the last few years as finances have gotten more difficult. That life-line is known as the ‘Hold Harmless’ provision, or more popularly the ‘Pothole’ account. This year, that account is little to no help for Chelsea as the district saw their funding...
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Rep Ryan:State Did Not Retreat on Opiate Legislation, Passes Unanimously

August 3, 2018
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The long-discussed wide- ranging  opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on Tuesday agreed to a compromise form of the bill that went through many twists and turns over the past month. State Rep. Dan Ryan, who is vice chair of...
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AG Healey Endorses Pressley in 7th Congressional Race

August 3, 2018
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More than a few people were surprised locally when Attorney General Maura Healey endorsed Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley for the 7th District over her own congressman, Michael Capuano. Healey spoke mostly of loyalty in her letter of endorsement on Monday, noting that Pressley backed her in the 2014 Primary election. “For me, this isn’t...
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