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Chelsea Prospers, Chamber Ready to Host Tree Lighting November 29

November 26, 2018
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All are invited to attend the Chelsea Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Chelsea Square. Presented by the City of Chelsea and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, the celebration brings two hours of family-friendly activities including music, dance, and crafts to Chelsea Square. “The Tree...
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Outdoor Graduation One Step Closer as Council Considers $170K Fix

November 26, 2018
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Members of the Chelsea High School Class of 2019 are a step closer to getting their wish of an outdoor graduation on the new high school field. City Manager Tom Ambrosino is requesting the City Council approve spending $170,000 from the City’s Stabilization Account to buy a protective mat for the new turf field...
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Council Pay Cut Doesn’t Fly in Monday Vote

November 26, 2018
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A proposed $6,000 per year pay cut for City Councillors was handily defeated Monday night. District 1 Councillor Robert Bishop proposed slashing councilors’ salaries from $14,000 to $8,000 annually as a way to begin a wider budget belt tightening across all City departments. “The councillors all work very hard for the stipend they are given,”...
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Chelsea Collaborative Holds Thanksgiving Dinner:Launch of Immigration Justice Bond Fund Announced

November 26, 2018
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The Chelsea Collaborative hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner last Thursday at its headquarters at 318 Broadway. Collaborative President Gladys Vega and her staff welcomed members of the community, who enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and desserts. There was also a cotton candy station for children. A large group of staff members and volunteers, led...
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Ambrosino: ‘Board Made a Mistake’ in Denying Traggorth Proposal

November 26, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino said the City would defend the Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) September decision to deny an affordable housing project on upper Broadway, but at the same time he said he personally believes the ZBA made a “huge mistake.” The ZBA denied the 42 unit affordable- and market-rate residential development at...
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MS-13 Leader Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy

November 26, 2018
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The leader of MS-13’s Eastside Loco Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique was sentenced last week at federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy. Edwin Guzman, a/k/a “Playa,” 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 16 years in prison and three years of supervised release. In February 2018, Guzman and two...
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City has Negotiated Three Host Community Agreements with Marijuana Operators

November 26, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino said this week that the City has negotiated three Host Community Agreements (HCA) with marijuana operators looking to establish dispensaries in the City. Ambrosino said all three HCAs are identical and are really a formality for the dispensaries, which include the one at the former King Arthur’s, the one on...
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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal Decreases Once Again; at an Eight-Year Low

November 26, 2018
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The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal has once-again decreased and is at its lowest cost since 2010, according to the 33rd annual American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Thanksgiving dinner survey. The AFBF reported late last week that it had found the average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 to be at...
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State Fire Marshal Offers Thanksgiving Safety Tips

November 26, 2018
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Thanksgiving is a wonderful family holiday, but the day can be ruined with a cooking or candle fire, a burn injury, or a carbon monoxide incident from long-term use of the oven, said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. There are more home fires on Thanksgiving than any other single day in Massachusetts, twice...
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News Briefs

November 26, 2018
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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and its participating members will participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the important shopping day that supports our local, independent businesses and impacts the financial health of our city:  Small Business Saturday. Please #ShopSmall on November 24...
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