National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 17, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 17, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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Obituaries 08-16-2018

August 17, 2018
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Catherine Theresa “Kay” Corea Enjoyed the company of her large family  Catherine Theresa “Kay” Corea entered into eternal rest on Friday evening, August 10 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  She was 96 years old. Born in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (LaMonica) Ienna, during World War...
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Fiesta Verano

August 11, 2018
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Fiesta Verano

Alex Taborta and Esther A. danced inside Pan y Cafe during Fiesta Verano last Saturday, Aug. 4. The second part of the Chelsea Art Walk had a hard time avoiding rain this year, having been cancelled once due to rain. On Saturday, organizers decided to go for broke, and moved the event inside Pan...
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Soldiers’ Home Cookout

August 11, 2018
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Soldiers’ Home Cookout

Three generations of the Lewis family came together for the fun afternoon: Derrick and Derrick Jr. (8) visit patriarch CW Lewis, a resident at the Soldiers’ Home.
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The Trucks Stop Here:Chelsea Food Truck Festival Scheduled for Aug 14-16

August 11, 2018
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The Trucks Stop Here:Chelsea Food Truck Festival Scheduled for Aug 14-16

What better way to introduce the new ordinance allowing food trucks in the city than with a Chelsea Food Truck Festival? That’s the path that City Solicitor Cheryl Watson Fisher and City Hall summer intern Katherine Cabral are taking with the city’s first food truck festival that will be held on Aug. 14-16 (Tuesday...
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Marijuana Store, Education Facility Looks at Possible Parkway Plaza Location

August 11, 2018
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The Western Front company is proposing to locate a medical marijuana dispensary and a marijuana industry training program at the Parkway Plaza off of Webster Street. A public meeting to hear and discuss the proposal will be held at City Hall tonight, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. Attorney Tim Flaherty said that Western Front...
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Encore Boston Harbor Begins Monthly Job Clinics at Collaborative

August 11, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor and the Chelsea Collaborative started the first of many monthly job fairs last Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Collaborative’s Broadway headquarters. The Collaborative’s Sylvia Ramirez said they want to make sure Chelsea residents can benefit from the 4,000 full-time casino jobs that are coming in June 2019, and time is of...
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Large Crowds Enjoy Live Racing, Food Trucks at Suffolk Downs

August 11, 2018
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More than 13,000 people came to Suffolk Downs this weekend to enjoy live thoroughbred racing and a food truck festival. And what a show it was. There was a carnival-like atmosphere on two hot summer days at the popular East Boston racetrack. Longtime horseracing fans stood trackside next to some some young families who...
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Frustrated House Waited for Horse Racing/Simulcast Bill All Night

August 11, 2018
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Live horse racing and simulcasting took a topsy-turvy ride over a period of 48 hours last week, when the Sport of Kings became illegal in the Commonwealth for the first time in generations. All of it came as a result of the State Legislature’s run up to the end of its two-year Legislative session...
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Beacham, Robin, and Dexter in Everett to Basically Shut Down through October

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City of Everett have announced on Tuesday the areas of Beacham, Dexter and Robin Streets will basically be closed off from Aug. 8 through October. The change...
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August Activities Posted at Local DCR Areas

August 11, 2018
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Celebrate DCR’s 125th birthday by exploring your state park system during the month of August. There are some wonderful programs happening statewide – below are few highlights!  For more information check out the DCR event and program calendar (https://www.mass.gov/service-details/upcoming-programs-and-events)!  Also, be sure to check out the DCR Waterfront Services Schedule for 2018 (https://www.mass.gov/doc/waterfront-services-schedule-may-2018)   for...
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Jose ‘Josey’ Cruz has Lent His Hands to Chelsea Walk

August 11, 2018
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Jose Cruz is quiet at the first impression, but he is intentional about and committed to improving his community. At 13-years old and a student at the Browne Middle School, “Josey” called by those who know him well, has been volunteering at the Chelsea Walk with artist Silvia Lopez Chavez since the beginning of...
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Dimitris Meletlidis, Broadway House of Pizza Showing Support for Chelsea Walk

August 11, 2018
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Dimitris Meletlidis, owner of Broadway House of Pizza, was skeptical about the Chelsea Walk Revitalization Project when he was first approached about the idea.  Now, he is one of the project’s biggest proponents. Dimitris, came from Greece in 1981 and attended Northeastern University where he earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering. ...
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Police Briefs 08-09-2018

August 11, 2018
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REMOVED FROM DAY PROGRAM On Aug. 2, at 9 a.m., CPD officers were dispatched to 738 Broadway for the report of a female party who had been in the bathroom and refused to leave. Officers spoke to the supervisor who runs the program at the church who told the officers that the female was...
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Letter to the Editor

August 11, 2018
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Umemba, Castro thank Let It Fly Classic event sponsors   Dear Editor: Kyle Umemba and Cesar Castro would like to thank the following sponsors of this Saturday’s 4th Annnual Let It Fly Basketball ClassicÊto be held at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club: Sponsors: Blademasters – Top Sponsor Headquarters Auto and BoutiqueÊÊ Boathouse Group...
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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...
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Obituaries 08-09-2018

August 11, 2018
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Marion Terese Decowski September 15, 1930 – July 31, 2018 Marion T. (McLaughlin) Decowski passed away on Tuesday, July 31, in the peaceful surroundings of her son’s Rochester, N.H. home. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late John F. and Margaret G. (Coleman) McLaughlin. Marion attended...
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Game Night in Bellingham Square Gaining Momentum with Dominoes

August 3, 2018
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Game Night in Bellingham Square Gaining Momentum with Dominoes

If Bellingham Square is going to be fully returned to the community, then let that return be led by dominoes. It was slow going at first for the introduction of an outdoor Game Night on Bellingham Square – which is sponsored by the City’s Chelsea Prospers initiative. A few would trickle in and out,...
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School Funding Meltdown:Legislature Fails to Pass Education Funding Fix

August 3, 2018
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The last second ticked off the clock on Beacon Hill Tuesday night, and when the score was settled, education funding for Gateway cities like Chelsea was the big loser. School Supt. Mary Bourque and Chelsea’s State Sen. Sal DiDomenico voiced extreme disappointment on Wednesday that the Legislature could not come to a compromise on...
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Chelsea Partnering with OpenGov to Further Increase Accountability

August 3, 2018
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Chelsea announced this week that it’s partnering with  OpenGov – a leader in government performance management – to further increase its effectiveness and accountability. “Our new open data portal is a valuable resource for residents and businesses interested in understanding how their taxpayer dollars are being spent and learning more about the various projects...
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Chelsea Walk Paint Days This Friday, Saturday

August 3, 2018
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Prepare for a little color on the Chelsea Walk. But only if residents turn out to help paint the newfound oasis in the middle of the Broadway business district. GreenRoots and Chelsea artists Sylvia Lopez Chavez will host two Paint Days of the Walk on Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11...
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Chelsea Schools Get Raw Deal in ‘Pothole’ Account This Year

August 3, 2018
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The Chelsea Public Schools have had a life-line in the State Budget the last few years as finances have gotten more difficult. That life-line is known as the ‘Hold Harmless’ provision, or more popularly the ‘Pothole’ account. This year, that account is little to no help for Chelsea as the district saw their funding...
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And They’re NOT Off:Horse Racing, Simulcasting is Suspended as Legislature Fails to Act

August 3, 2018
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Live racing and simulcasting have been suspended at Suffolk Downs and all other horse tracks and betting facilities in the state due to the fact that the State Legislature did not act to renew the Simulcast Bill before the end of its formal session at midnight on July 31. The renewal has been routine...
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