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Robert DeSalvio Speaks at JGBC Breakfast Series

November 17, 2018
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Robert DeSalvio Speaks at JGBC Breakfast Series

Robert DeSalvio, president of Encore Boston Harbor, was the guest speaker at the Jordan Boys and Girls Breakfast Series at the clubhouse on Willow Street. DeSalvio presented an update on the $2.6 billion 5-star-hotel and casino that will open in Everett in June, 2019. The project is the single largest, private single-phase development in...
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TND,Traggorth to Appeal ZBA Denial of 1005 Broadway

November 17, 2018
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The development team of The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and Traggorth Development will appeal last month’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decision to reject their 42-unit waterfront development on upper Broadway. TND Director Rafael Mares and David Traggorth, principal of Traggorth, said they believe the project still has great value for Chelsea and for those...
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Councillors Vidot, Avellaneda Battle Over Campaign Finance

November 17, 2018
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Council President Damali Vidot and Councillor Roy Avellaneda have been battling over a campaign finance violation issued by the state to Vidot earlier this year, with both having radically different views on the matter. This week, the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) released its fall report that contained the paperwork on the...
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Corcoran,CHA Ready to Present New Plan for Innes Street Redevelopment

November 17, 2018
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The Corcoran Development team and the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) are ready to kick-off discussion on their new plan to re-develop the Innes Housing Development into a 330-unit, mixed-income development in two phases. The plan has been tried before, but was derailed early on, and now with a new financing plan, and some new...
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Re-Opening Beacon Street Off-Ramp to Chelsea on Monday, November 19

November 17, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the Beacon Street off-ramp to Chelsea will be re-opened to all vehicular traffic on Monday, November 19. As a result, the direction of traffic on Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Street will return to its usual one-way direction, heading south. The ramp has been repaired and rehabilitated as...
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A Day to Remember the Departed

November 9, 2018
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A Day to Remember the Departed

Fernanda Lopez helped hang the paper kites created by Chelsea residents and community groups during the first Dia De Muerto, or All Souls Day, as part of Chelsea Prospers. The event displayed kites made by residents before the event, a tradition that is tied to the Sumpango Kite Festival in Guatemala and Ecuador.
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Family Literacy Day

November 9, 2018
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Family Literacy Day

Joe McCormack and his son, William, making bookmarks during the annual Chelsea Reads Family Literacy Day on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Chelsea Public Library.
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Focusing on Now :New Mural Looks at ‘Chelsea Right Now’

November 9, 2018
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Focusing on Now :New Mural Looks at ‘Chelsea Right Now’

When Chelsea art teacher Demetrius Fuller focuses on the community he has taught in since 1999, he has come to focus on the here and now. And in a new mural he is painting on Cherry Street off of Everett Avenue, he has proclaimed everyone to see ‘Chelsea Right Now.’ While many focus on...
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Election Results:Gov Charlie Baker Re-Elected Statewide, but Chelsea Goes for Gonzalez

November 9, 2018
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While Gov. Charlie Baker cruised to re-election statewide with 67 percent of the vote, he barely made any traction in Chelsea this time around. Though former City Manager Jay Ash is a key member of his cabinet once again, the Republican Baker didn’t seem to get much support in Chelsea over Democratic candidate Jay...
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Bishop Proposes City Council Pay Cut

November 9, 2018
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If District 1 City Councillor Robert Bishop gets his way, he’ll be taking $6,000 per year out of his own pockets, and those of his fellow city councillors. Monday night, Bishop introduced an ordinance asking that the Council salary be cut from $14,000 to $8,000 per year beginning in 2020. The councillor said he...
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