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Salt Project Preserves the Idea of Finding out Where Things Come From

February 12, 2016
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Salt Project Preserves the Idea of Finding out Where Things Come From

By Seth Daniel Artist Allison Cekala never intended to be the spokesperson for road salt. The Jamaica Plain resident, and Museum of Fine Arts School (Fenway) professor, only saw incredible lighting and interesting shapes in the Chelsea salt pile – located in varying quantities and in a very visible place right adjacent to the...

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ZBA Gives Green Light to French Club, High Marks to Fusion Foods Move

February 12, 2016
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ZBA Gives Green Light to French Club, High Marks to Fusion Foods Move

By Seth Daniel The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a 34-unit affordable housing project on the French Club site Tuesday night, Feb. 9, in a unanimous 3-0 vote – an approval that marked many months of community input and a complete redesign by...

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Leonard Florence Expands ALS Housing on $17.5 Million Gift

February 12, 2016
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Leonard Florence Expands ALS Housing on $17.5 Million Gift

By Seth Daniel Don’t hold it against him, but Mike Robbins is a New York Yankees fan. Despite being the newest resident of the newly expanded Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) ALS Home, the Staten Island native brought with him his Yankees gear,...

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Increase in Owner Occupant Tax Exemption Gets Ambrosino Approval

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A request by city councillors to increase the owner-occupant residential tax exemption to 35 percent has gotten a very positive recommendation by City Manager Tom Ambrosino....

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Police Briefs 02-11-2016

February 12, 2016
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LARGE HEROIN BUST Chelsea Police arrested three men, one from Philadelphia, last week for serious charges of trafficking in heroin. On Feb. 2 at approximately 10:22 p.m., detective were...

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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2016
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City of Chelsea Emergency 911 Dispatchers On February 03, 2016 the City of Chelsea firefighters, police and EMS battled a four-alarm fire on Eleanor Street. A 3-year-old boy was...

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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington And Lincoln

February 12, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into...

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Obituaries 02-11-2016

February 12, 2016
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Alfonsina Caraballo Alfonsina Caraballo passed away on Thursday, February 4 at the South Shore Hospital. She was 86 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramon...

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Helping the Less Fortunate

February 4, 2016
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Helping the Less Fortunate

The group of volunteers, city officials and state officials gathered early last Thursday morning, Jan. 28, to make the first official count of the homeless in Chelsea. Sgt. Jose...

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Major Arrests by Feds,State Hit MS-13 in Chelsea,Elsewhere

February 4, 2016
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Major Arrests by Feds,State Hit MS-13 in Chelsea,Elsewhere

As Chief Brian Kyes stood at the podium in Boston’s Federal Court last Friday after an historic roundup, four years in the making, of key MS-13 gang members in...

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Continuing a Tradition:Mystic Brewery Finds Fans in Ancient Recipes,Techniques on Gruit Day

February 4, 2016
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Continuing a Tradition:Mystic Brewery Finds Fans in Ancient Recipes,Techniques on Gruit Day

If one hasn’t tasted the elegant flavors of pineapple upside down cake in their pint glass, then they haven’t been to Gruit Day at Mystic Brewery. The annual tradition,...

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Residency Ordinance Will Get Hearing Once Again

February 4, 2016
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The City Council is preparing to have another conference committee meeting on a proposed residency ordinance introduced two weeks ago by Councillor Giovanni Recupero. Recupero said this week that...

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Homeless Count Finds Those Often Unseen Among Us

February 4, 2016
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It was even earlier than the early shift as dozens of volunteers, City officials and state officials filed into the Chelsea Police Station on Thursday morning – some time...

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Police Briefs 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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END OF JANUARY HEAT WAVE? This photo was taken on Sunday, Jan. 31, of the TD Bank temperature gauge in Bellingham Square at 3 p.m. A 60-degree day in...

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Letter to the Editor

February 4, 2016
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The benefits of having a residency requirement The virtues of hiring local residents for local jobs are obvious: more employment opportunities, more spending within the community, more tax revenues,...

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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders...

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Sports 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup CHS boys hoop wins two contests The Chelsea High boys basketball team enjoyed a successful week, defeating two opponents, Lynn Tech and Whittier Tech. Friday’s 65-34 triumph...

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Obituaries 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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Charles Karpenko Member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea Charles R. Karpenko of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 2. A late member of the 5-2 Club of...

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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

January 28, 2016
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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chelsea native Joe Smith celebrated his 88th birthday this week but there is a professional milestone to be celebrated as well. Smith has received one of those incredible honors...

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‘I Was Her Teacher, Now She’s Mine’:Student and Teacher Share a Common Bond Overcoming Challenges

January 28, 2016
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‘I Was Her Teacher, Now She’s Mine’:Student and Teacher Share a Common Bond Overcoming Challenges

The old saying ‘What comes around, goes around’ is usually put in negative terms, but for Chelsea High School senior Precious Perez and her former 4th grade teacher, Barbara...

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Police Stats Show Violent Crime Static,Overall Crime Down

January 28, 2016
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The Chelsea Police Department (CPD) and City Manager Tom Ambrosino released crime statistics from 2015 this month and, while overall crime is down, Chief Brian Kyes said they remain...

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Police Briefs 01-28-2016

January 28, 2016
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FAREWELL K-9 ANCHO Chelsea Police officers bid farewell last week to one of their own, K-9 Officer ‘Ancho.’ Ancho passed away last Tuesday, Jan. 19, with his handler, Officer...

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Letters to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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We taught the people Dear Editor, The news is punctuated by mass shootings. Consider this. We have taught people: You can be anything you want to be (“Be all...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

January 28, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often...

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