Monthly Archives: April 2016

Cleanup Volunteers

April 29, 2016
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Cleanup Volunteers

Jonathan Perez and Jose Rodriguez relax at the PORT Park after a hard morning of cleaning up Chelsea. The annual Earth Day Community Clean Up took place on Saturday, April 23, despite rainy conditions. Several volunteers showed up at multiple sites to spruce up the city for spring.

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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

April 29, 2016
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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

By Paul Koolloian A four-alarm fire tore through a Cottage Street home on Friday evening, April 22. Chelsea 911 started receiving multiple calls for smoke coming from a building at 61 Cottage Street about 5:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived heavy fire and smoke was coming from the third floor of the building and Act....

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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

April 29, 2016
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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

By Seth Daniel It was an historic occasion on Monday night when the Chelsea City Council voted unanimously to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance – the first Council in the state to do so. The City’s wage theft ordinance, brought to the floor by nine councillors earlier this month, would seek to make a...

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Police Officer Cited For Heroic Save in 4-Alarm Fire

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Police Department is recommending the highest honors for Officer Dave Delaney after he selflessly dashed into a burning building on Cottage Street last Friday and helped to get two boys – both unaware of the fire – to safety. “I kept pounding on the door and it was a...

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Police Briefs 04-28-2016

April 29, 2016
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ARMED ROBBERY OF CHECK CASHER Three men were arrested for armed robbery while masked on Monday night for allegedly holding up the Easy Telecom at 682 Broadway. Around 5 p.m., a man stopped a police officer to tell about a robbery and assault at the store. As the officer radioed the incident in, he...

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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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City Council Passes Historic Measure

April 29, 2016
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We congratulate the Chelsea City Council on its unanimous vote to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance,, becoming the first council in the state to pass this important legislation. The ordinance will deal directly with the issue of wage theft and incidents of employers not paying minimum wage, not paying overtime, and withholding pay from...

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Obituaries 04-28-2016

April 28, 2016
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Ann ‘Linda’ Crotty Active member of her community Ann “Linda” Crotty of Chelsea died on April 20. Ann was an active member of her community, a longtime participant in the 20 mile Walk for Hunger, a volunteer with the Ahearn Memorial Pilgrimage Group for persons with physical disabilities as well as the Simon of...

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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

April 21, 2016
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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

By Joe Prezioso and Seth Daniel A few thousand individuals from around the state – with a strong contingent from Chelsea – gathered on Beacon Hill at the State house this past Friday, April 15, to take part in in a protest to fight for a $15 minimum wage across the state. The protesters...

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Waiting On A Grant:Funding,Verizon Strike Threatens Parts of Silver Line, Washington Avenue Bridge

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though buses could be rolling on the new Silver Line extension in Chelsea one year from now, the second phase of the project – which includes a key commuter rail station and downtown Silver Line station – lies in peril as the state Transportation Department waits on word of a crucial...

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