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Chelsea Gets Community Compact Grant

October 24, 2018
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Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today announced $3 million in technology grants to 44 cities and towns across the Commonwealth through the Community Compact Information Technology (IT) Grant Program. This week’s announcement will benefit more than 49 municipal entities and brings the total number of municipal IT grants issued over the...
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Police Briefs 10-18-2018

October 24, 2018
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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL On Oct. 10, at 12:10 a.m., a CPD officer responded  to 99 Maverick for a report of a male party “passed out behind a wheel of a blue mini-van.” Upon arrival, the officer observed a blue mini-van with its front right tire up on the sidewalk, and the suspect sleeping...
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‘No’ Was a Watershed Moment for Homeownership, Stability in Chelsea

October 24, 2018
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This past week, the ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals) denied a proposal at the old Midas Site (1005 Broadway) submitted by a partnership between Traggorth Companies and TND (The Neighborhood Developers). That proposal was to build another 42 affordable RENTAL units on the corner of Clinton, Eastern Ave and Broadway. At the hearing I...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 24, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Sports 10-18-2018

October 24, 2018
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CHS SPORTS ROUNDUP CHS boys soccer remains undefeated The Chelsea High boys soccer team remained undefeated with a pair of impressive victories this past week, albeit by different means against very different opponents. Last Wednesday Coach Mick Milutinovic and his crew made the long trek to Billerica to take on Shawsheen Tech in a...
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Obituaries 10-18-2018

October 24, 2018
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Elisa Cortes-DeJesus Hispanic Community Advocate Elisa Cortes-DeJesus of Saugus died on Oct.1 3. Born on May 10, 1949 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, she spent her early years on the island and met her husband, Jose Otero Valentin in the city of Santurce, Puerto Rico.  They had two children, Jose Otero Jr. and Elsa Otero. ...
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Roca’s 30th Anniversary

October 15, 2018
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Roca’s 30th Anniversary

Roca CEO Molly Baldwin shares a laugh with state Housing Secretary Jay Ash, the former Chelsea city manager, during Roca’s 30th Annual celebration last Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Chelsea headquarters.Dignitaries, participants and friends – past and present – came to enjoy the milestone event.
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ROADBLOCK:ZBA Rejects Request for Housing Project

October 15, 2018
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A lot at the corner of Broadway and Clinton Street has sat empty for more than five years. That site will remain undeveloped for the foreseeable future, as the Zoning Board of Appeals rejected a request for a special permit to build a four-story, 42-unit affordable apartment building at 1001-1005 Broadway on Tuesday night....
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Encore Signs Agreement with Local Entertainment Group

October 15, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor added a local flavor to its five-star, $2.5 billion global resort this week, announcing that it has signed a lease with New England-based Big Night Entertainment Group to operate a 16,400-square-foot restaurant and lounge and an 8,000-square-foot luxury nightclub at the resort. Named for both its alluring design and waterfront location...
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Chelsea Fire Dept to Host Free Family Fire Safety Night Oct 13

October 15, 2018
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The Chelsea Fire Department welcomes local families to a free Open House on Saturday, October 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The open house, sponsored by Papa Gino’s, is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention practices.  The Chelsea Fire Department Open House will be held at 307 Chestnut St. This open house commemorates...
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