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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Police Briefs 11-15-2018

November 17, 2018
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ABUSED DOG, WOMAN On Oct. 30, at 9:45 a.m., a female was feloniously assaulted as she walked her dog in the area of 175 Crescent Ave. The victim reported that she observed a female walking a dog and walking with a young child as she, too, walked along the same street, and at one...
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Chelsea Residents are Being Priced Out, Need Developments Like 1005 Broadway

November 17, 2018
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A few weeks ago, the Zoning Board of Appeals narrowly rejected our proposal to convert a vacant lot at 1005 Broadway into 42 new homes, a coffee shop (or similar business), greenspace, an open walking path along Mill Creek, and 42 parking spaces. We were motivated to propose this project because Chelsea residents are...
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Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

November 17, 2018
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For the vast majority of Americans, the holiday season, which is now upon us, is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy....
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The More Women, The Better

November 17, 2018
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Say what you will about the state of politics in our country these days, one thing that is undeniable is that Americans have become more engaged in the political process than at any time in our recent history. The recent election of scores of women, of diverse backgrounds, to public office has signified that...
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Sports 11-15-2018

November 17, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS football team gears up for season finale with Brighton   The Chelsea High football team will seek to end its season on a high note when the Red Devils travel to Brighton for a Thanksgiving Eve battle next Wednesday evening. Kick off is slated for 7:00 p.m. Chelsea dropped a 32-2...
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Obituaries 11-15-2018

November 17, 2018
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Jose Miguel Arroyo Of East Boston, formerly of Chelseaand Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Arroyo passed away Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long illness.  He was 53 years old. Born in Patillas Puerto Rico, he was one of nine children given to the union of Inocencia Morales of...
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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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Chelsea Seniors Push for Outdoor Graduation This Year

November 9, 2018
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The great outdoors is a great place for graduation, and a large group of Chelsea seniors are pushing to get their big day under the blue skies once again. Manuel Teshe and Senior Class President Jocelyn Poste have been campaigning with a large group of their classmates to get their graduation ceremony outside. Graduation...
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Chelsea 500 Committee to Host Career Fair on Dec 14 at City Hall

November 9, 2018
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The Chelsea 500 Committee, consisting of local organizations such as the Chelsea Collaborative, TND, the Chelsea Housing Authority, the Chelsea Recreation and Cultural Affairs Division, and Bunker Hill Community College, will hold a Career Fair on Dec. 14 at Chelsea City Hall. The newly formed committee is working collectively to create a jobs pathway...
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Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 9, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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Sports 11-08-2018

November 9, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer falls in state tourney The Chelsea High boys soccer team dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Acton-Boxboro in a first round contest of the Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA state soccer tournament last Friday evening on the turf at Highland Park. The Red Devils grabbed a 1-0...
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Obituaries 11-08-2018

November 9, 2018
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Cornelius “Neil” Barnes November 07, 1927 – November 03, 2018 Cornelius F. “Neil” passed away at the Marian Manor in South Boston on Saturday, Nov. 3. He was 90 years old. Born and raised in South Boston, a son of the late John Patrick and Sarah (Williams) Barnes, he graduated from South Boston High...
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Halloween Celebration

November 2, 2018
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Halloween Celebration

Mila Vega, as Rainbow Dash, and Amil Dural, as Descendants’ Evie, in front of the Happy Halloween mural at the Community Schools’ Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 28. Hundreds of children gathered for the annual party at the Williams School.
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City, State Officials Break Ground on New Soldiers’ Home Facility

November 2, 2018
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City, State Officials Break Ground on New Soldiers’ Home Facility

The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home has officially embarked on a new face and mission to help care for veterans and their families, breaking ground Monday on a $199 million Community Living Center (CLC) that will provide modern accommodations and replace the old Quigley Memorial Hospital. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Secretary of Administration and Finance Michael...
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New Holiday Inn on Broadway Shows Strong Hotel Market

November 2, 2018
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New Holiday Inn on Broadway Shows Strong Hotel Market

The new Holiday Inn on  upper Broadway, next to Mill Creek, is showing great occupancy rates and yet another strong property in the Chelsea-based Colwen Management group of hotels. “We’re almost at 100 percent full occupancy for October,” said Joe Fiorello, director of sales for Colwen. “We’re really excited about that.” The property officially...
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Early Voting Slow, First Time for Saturday Voting

November 2, 2018
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Early voting in Chelsea has been a bit slow, but voters are taking advantage of the new early voting period ahead of the Nov. 6 election. City Clerk Jeannette Cintron White said there had been 298 voters from Monday, Oct. 22, through Monday, Oct. 29. The first week saw 190 voters, but White said...
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‘Big Top’ Comes to Chelsea City Council

November 2, 2018
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Civility was at a premium at Monday night’s City Council meeting. While the meetings typically end with a pro forma opportunity for councillors to make community announcements and hold moments of silence to honor those who have recently died in the community, this week’s meeting ended with a flurry of accusations, banging gavels, and...
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ELC Put on Lockdown Wednesday as Shots Fired Outside

November 2, 2018
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The John Silber Early Learning Center, or Shurtleff School, was put on a heavy lockdown Wednesday afternoon after police responded to shots fired on Congress Avenue. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. At 1:30 p.m., the ShotSpotter system triggered at 101 Congress Ave. near the school. Police discovered one man...
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