Monthly Archives: November 2016

Disenfranchised Voters and Civic Groups Challenge 20-Day Voter Registration Cutoff Law

November 4, 2016
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts’ 20-day voter registration cutoff law, arguing that it has led to the arbitrary disenfranchisement of thousands of eligible voters, even though no one doubts they are otherwise qualified to vote in Tuesday’s election. The case, filed in Massachusetts’ Suffolk Superior Court, was...

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New Salvation Army Captains See Potential to Do Much Good

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As Capts. Brenda and Isael Gonzalez walk through the streets of Chelsea, they said they have learned so many stories about the people who need help, and they said this week that after having got their feet under them here since July, they believe there is much they can do at...

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Early Voting Yields About 600 Ballots Cast as of This Week

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Early voting in Chelsea, which is happening for this first time ever, has been brisk since it began on Oct. 24, with some 100 ballots cast on Tuesday, Nov. 1, alone. City Clerk Jeannette Cintron reported that there had been 475 ballot cast as of last Saturday, Oct. 29, and that...

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Police Briefs 11-03-2016

November 4, 2016
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Monday, 10/24 Selvin Hernandez, 34, 528 Montello St., Brockton, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Elin Romero Dominguez, 38, 18 Thornton St., Revere, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Fredy Martinez, 18, 149 Coleridge St., East Boston, was arrested for distribution of Class B...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Question 2: Simple,Plausable,and Wrong

November 4, 2016
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By Jacob Oliveira, (Ludlow), President, MA Association of School Committees and Mary Bourque, (Chelsea), President, MA Association of School Superintendents The solution proposed by Question 2 is, to use H.L. Mencken’s phrase, simple, plausible, and wrong because it ignores other badly needed changes in charter policy and leaves students in district schools victims in...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Vote No on CPA Earlier this year, the Chelsea City Council unanimously voted to place the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the ballot this November 8th. The CPA, which will impose a 1.5% property tax surcharge, was touted at the time as a necessary tool to address a shortage of affordable housing, a lack...

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Sports 11-03-2016

November 4, 2016
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CHS Roundup Ieng runs wild in 36-12 CHS victory Nick Ieng turned in one of the all-time great performances for a running back in Chelsea High football annals to lead the Red Devils to a 36-12 rout of Charlestown Friday evening at Chelsea Stadium. Ieng ran for an amazing 242 yards on 14 carries...

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Obituaries 11-03-2016

November 4, 2016
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Norman LeClair Retired CPA Norman LeClair of Revere died on October 29. Norman owned and operated a CPA business on Broadway in Chelsea for many years. He and his wife, Josephine enjoyed many years traveling. His true passion was golf, having lived on both the Ipswich Country Club and the Deer Creek Country Club...

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