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Clean Water:Chelsea Leaders Receive MWRA Grant for Removing Lead Service Lines

December 7, 2018
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Clean Water:Chelsea Leaders Receive MWRA Grant for Removing Lead Service Lines

Lead pipes are often a hidden danger under the streets and sidewalks for a lot of families in Chelsea, but if the City can help it, that danger will be removed one pipe at a time. On Monday, the MWRA and the Clean Water Action Group awarded the City of Chelsea and GreenRoots for...
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St Stan’s Church Stands Against Street Change On Chestnut

December 7, 2018
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St. Stanislaus Church has submitted a petition with dozens of signatures requesting that the City not leave the temporary direction change on Chestnut Street intact. “This change has been detrimental to the day-to-day business operations of the Parish rectory, prohibits our elderly parishioners from entering and exiting their vehicles in a safe manner, prevents...
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Residents Remember the Soldiers’ Home Water Tower, Bittersweet Farewell

December 7, 2018
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It was the talk of the town. Few in the world of kid-dom could believe it. But, as School Committeeman Rich Maronski recalled, Scottie Holden did climb the Soldiers’ Home water tower and it was the stuff of legend growing up in Chelsea. “The biggest news with the tower as a kid was when...
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City Council News

December 7, 2018
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Police contracts add $876,000 in salary increases, residency requirement for new hires After more than two and a half years of negotiations, the City is on the verge of a new contract with its two police unions that will see pay increases of up to three percent and implement residency requirements for new hires....
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City of Chelsea News and Notes

December 7, 2018
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Senior Tax Work-Off Program The City of Chelsea is happy to announce that the Senior Tax Work-Off Program is being offered once again.  We offer clerical tasks and various office duties. The Senior Tax Work-Off Program is a special program offered by the City of Chelsea to help financially eligible seniors receive a reduction...
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News Briefs

December 7, 2018
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DIDOMENICO SPEAKS AT MIRA Sen. Sal DiDomenico recently served as a speaker at the Massachusetts Immigrants and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition’s Annual Our Shared Table event at the State House. Every year, to kick off the holiday season, MIRA hosts this luncheon for newly sworn-in U.S citizens and other immigrants and refugees to celebrate...
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Six MS-13 Members Charged with RICO Conspiracy; Five Defendants Charged with Murdering Teenager in July 2018

December 7, 2018
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Six members of the violent, transnational organization known as “La Mara Salvatrucha” or “MS-13” were indicted Nov. 28 in federal court in Boston with racketeering – with five charged in the murder of a teen last summer. As alleged in the indictment, as part of the racketeering conspiracy, five of the six defendants participated...
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9-1-1 Gets Thanksgiving Treat

November 29, 2018
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9-1-1 Gets Thanksgiving Treat

Chelsea 9-1-1 Dispatchers were treated to a full course homemade Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixings compliments of Emergency Management Director Keith Vetreno and his wife Tina during their Thanksgiving shift. Their act of kindness was greatly appreciated by all. Pictured above are 911 Dispatchers Richard Smith, Paul Koolloian, Emergency Management Director Keith Vetreno and...
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Chelsea Fire Begins Toys for Tots Collection, Winter Clothing Drive

November 29, 2018
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Chelsea Fire Begins Toys for Tots Collection, Winter Clothing Drive

The Chelsea Fire Department has embarked on another year of collecting toys at the Central Fire Station for needy families, delivering them mid-month to the Toys for Tots campaign. Capt. Phil Rogers said the fifth year of collections at the Central Fire Station has begun and he urged everyone in the community to bring...
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Saying Bye to a Landmark: Soldiers’ Home Tower Ceremony Friday

November 29, 2018
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The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home water tower – a beloved local landmark – is slated to come down next month, and this Friday, the Soldiers’ Home is inviting everyone to its grounds to give an official good-bye to the red and white checkered symbol of Chelsea. “The ceremony Friday is going to be very informal,...
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