Monthly Archives: June 2017

Small Relief:New Chelsea Street Bridge Driver Notification System Debuts

June 17, 2017
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Small Relief:New Chelsea Street Bridge Driver Notification System Debuts

The Chelsea Street Bridge has become the bane of existence for more than a few residents that need to cross between Eastie and Chelsea – as when it goes up, one can only settle in and wait it out. Residents, businesses, City Manager Tom Ambrosino and even Massport have all complained about the Bridge...

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Chelsea High Unveils New Bi-Literacy Seal

June 17, 2017
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Chelsea High Unveils New Bi-Literacy Seal

By Seth Daniel Eleven new Chelsea High School (CHS) graduates will carry at least one more award with them this year than did other classes at CHS, and that award is the newly piloted Seal of Bi-Literacy that Chelsea and several other districts are implementing. Sarah Warren of Chelsea Public Schools said Supt. Mary...

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Chelsea High Graduates the Largest, Most Accomplished Class in Many Years

June 17, 2017
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Chelsea High Graduates the Largest, Most Accomplished Class in Many Years

By Seth Daniel The last time Chelsea High School (CHS) graduated a class as large as the Class of 2017, the Boston Red Sox still hadn’t won a World Series in more than 90 years. This year’s class featured more than 300 students in the class, the most since 2002, and teachers at CHS...

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Ambrosino asks Council for $230K More for Highland Park

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The extensive improvements to Highland Park’s basketball courts and playground are now being expanded to include lighting improvements and a rehabilitation of the parking lot – at an extra cost of $230,000. City Manager Tom Ambrosino broke the news to the City Council on Monday night, June 5, and told the...

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ZBA Approves Winnisimmet Lounge by Ciao

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a special permit and variances that pave the way for the newest culinary advancement in the City – with the owners of Ciao Pizza and Pastas moving forward to open a small plate lounge that will serve alcohol and gourmet foods. The proposal...

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Best Weekend of the Year Chelsea Art Walk Starts June 17

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The annual Chelsea ArtWalk will take place this Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, in venues throughout the downtown area. It will be the 9th Annual Chelsea Art Walk. Throughout the Downtown, there will be galleries and alternative venues offering art, music and theater. Most venues are handicapped accessible, and...

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MassPort Reports that Runway Closures Will End on June 23

June 17, 2017
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This week, almost a month into work, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is pleased to report that the critical Runway 4R-22L Resurfacing and Approach Light Pier Replacement Safety Project is progressing on schedule and will result in the rehabilitation of one of Logan Airport’s key runways and the replacement of a light pier used...

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News Briefs

June 17, 2017
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CHELSEA COMMUNITY GARDEN RIBBON CUTTING Michael and Katherine Gasper of the Community Gardens received a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council and they are building three Little Free Libraries at gardens throughout Chelsea. On ArtWalk Sunday, The Garden will celebrate the two that are located at the Chelsea Community Garden with some special activities....

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Police Briefs 06-15-2017

June 17, 2017
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NO BAIL IN FATAL BEATING A Chelsea man will continue to be held without bail in the beating death of 32-year-old Melvin Cortes earlier this year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Kamaya Farikafi, 23, of Chelsea, was arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court on a charge of second-degree murder in connection...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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