Chelsea Fire Helped Respond to Greater Lawrence Gas Explosions

September 21, 2018
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In the wake of massive gas line explosions in the Greater Lawrence area last Thursday, Sept. 13, the Chelsea Fire Department jumped into action and responded to Andover High School to support first response efforts. Chief Len Albanese said that the Tower 1 apparatus responded to an Andover Staging Area at Andover High School...
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Chelsea Community Takes the Fight to Forbes

September 21, 2018
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The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on Sep.11 saw a focused gathering of concerned Chelsea residents fighting against YIHE Forbes, LLC and their new construction proposal, among other Chelsea zoning appeals. Hosted at the Senior Center across from City Hall, the proposal attracted a larger audience as the ZBA meeting slowly proceeded...
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High Hand:Encore, Cambridge College Opens Door on New Dealer School with 167 Students in First Class

September 21, 2018
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When Chelsea’s Bob Fortunato found a closed sign on the front of Wonderland Dog Track in 2010, it was a hard road ahead for he and his family, and the end of a career in the pari-mutuel industry. Now, however, as one of students in the first class of the Greater Boston Casino Gaming...
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After Months of Tie Ups in Court, City Will Demolish Warren Ave Home

September 21, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino has requested the Council to fund the demolition of the burnt-out home at 80 Warren Ave. that was the site of a domestic shooting incident and raging fire in May 22, 2017. The home has sat in its burnt out condition for more than a year, mostly due to tie-ups...
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School Updates

September 21, 2018
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DISTRICT-WIDE The Chelsea High Cross Country team welcomed our Middle School Cross Country team for an intense indoor cardio workout two weeks ago. The Middle School Cross Country team has been working so hard to prepare for their season. Yesterday, they completed their first time trial of their meet course. Their coach is extremely...
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Gov Baker Proposes Reforms to Protect Public from Dangerous Individuals

September 21, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors with additional tools to prosecute people who repeatedly break the law. The reforms put forth in today’s legislation include expanding the list of offenses that can provide grounds for a dangerousness hearing and closing certain loopholes at the start and end of...
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MassDevelopment Designates Transformative Development:Initiative Fellow to Work in Chelsea

September 21, 2018
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MassDevelopment has hired a Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) fellow who will work to advance local redevelopment in a newly selected TDI District in Chelsea. Carlos Matos will work with the new Bellingham Square District for a term of two years to create a vibrant shopping district with a mix of affordable and market-rate housing...
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Police Briefs 09-20-2018

September 21, 2018
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BROKE INTO BUSINESSES THROUGH ROOF On Sept. 4 at 1:33 p.m., Chelsea Police Detectives arrested a male responsible for the breaking and entering of three local business in the last two weeks of August. The suspect who was captured on store video of one of the businesses as he entered through the roof exhaust...
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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 21, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 21, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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Sports 09-20-2018

September 21, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS cross country teams open with wins Th Chelsea High boys and girls cross-country teams opened their seasons wth a pair of impressive victories apiece in a tri-meet with Whittier Tech and Presentation of Mary Academy last Wednesday on their home course at Admiral’s Hill. The Chelsea boys defeated both opponents in...
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Obituaries 09-20-2018

September 21, 2018
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William Leo Hubner, Sr. Retired Chelsea Fire Captain William Leo Hubner, Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne, FL on Sept.12. He was 87 years old. He was born in Chelsea on May 16, 1931 where he was raised before becoming a long-time resident of Saugus. Bill was appointed...
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Bocce Bowl Blowout

September 14, 2018
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Bocce Bowl Blowout

Bob Litwin rolled the bocce ball skillfully down court on Saturday,Sept. 8, at Voke Park. Litwin bowled for the Chelsea team in the 2nd annual City Line rivalry, with the Chelsea team taking home the honors for the second time.
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Ashley Alexis Smith Marries Travis Yohe

September 14, 2018
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Ashley Alexis Smith Marries Travis Yohe

Chelsea resident Velvet Walsh Smith (right) is pictured with her daughter, Ashley Alexis Smith, and Travis Yohe, who were married on Sept. 8 in a beautiful ceremony followed by an elegant reception at the Tides Estate in New Jersey.
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Baker Visits CHS

September 14, 2018
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Baker Visits CHS

Supt. Mary Bourque explaining CHS’s five-year vision during a panel discussion and visit from Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration last Weds., Sept. 5. Baker came to CHS to review and hear about Chelsea’s innovative college credit program in association with Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC).
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Chelsea Supporters Showed Resolve for Pressley from Day One

September 14, 2018
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Chelsea Supporters Showed Resolve for Pressley from Day One

Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley enjoyed tremendous support in Chelsea from a wide array of residents and City officials in the Seventh Congressional District race. Pressley recorded one of the biggest upsets in Massachusetts political history when she defeated Congressman Mike Capuano in the Democratic Primary on Sept. 3, and nowhere did she find...
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Trash Talk:City Manager Calls for Consideration of Universal Trash Fee as Rates Rise for Water, Sewer and Trash

September 14, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino told the City Council he believes it might be time to start a discussion about charging everyone a trash fee in the coming years as costs continue to rise for rubbish collection and recycling. This came at the same time that he announced water and sewer rates would increase by...
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Chelsea Cultural Council Grants to Support Art and Cultural Projects

September 14, 2018
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Chelsea Cultural Council has received $21,900 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) a state agency, to assist public projects that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and sciences. Council members will be available to discuss grant procedure and guidelines on Monday, September 24 from 2-6 p.m. in the lobby of...
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Community Meeting Scheduled for Marijuana Proposal at King Arthur’s Site

September 14, 2018
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A proposal for a marijuana cultivation and retail establishment has been proposed for the former King Arthur’s strip club site on Beacham Street adjacent to the New England Produce Center. GreenStar Herbals has scheduled a community outreach meeting for Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. The proposal would be for 200 Beacham...
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Council Seeks Further Study of Two-Way Broadway

September 14, 2018
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Facing many critics from the public that showed up to speak against two-way Broadway, the City Council on Monday decided to defer any vote and, instead, hold a Committee on Conference to review the matter. In August, the Traffic Commission voted 5-1 to approve the two-way plan, as well as a spate of many...
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Council Approves Resolution Supporting Locked Out National Grid Workers

September 14, 2018
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The City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the locked out National Grid gas workers in a vote of 8-0 on Monday night, adding to the numbers of elected officials now supporting the workers – who have been locked out in a contract dispute for 12 weeks. Ray Bell of Chelsea – who has...
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BHCC Receives $2.4M in Private Grant Funding

September 14, 2018
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The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation awarded $2.4 million to Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to establish the Early College program at BHCC, marking the largest private grant awarded in the College’s history. The announcement was made in Chelsea Wednesday afternoon at an event celebrating the early college designation to Chelsea High School’s Early College...
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Judith Garcia Participates in International Political Exchange to Russia

September 14, 2018
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Judith Garcia, a member of the City Council of Chelsea, MA, will be participating in a political exchange program to Russia from September 8-18, as a delegate on an exchange organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). Garcia is joined by six other emerging political and policy leaders between the ages...
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News Briefs

September 14, 2018
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JENNY THE JUGGLER The one-and-only Jenny the Juggler will perform for the Chelsea Public Library on City Hall Lawn next Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. The program kicks off the fall programming for the Library. See below for many more fun fall things to do at the CPL.   FALL/WINTER RECREATION PROGRAMMING Looking...
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