Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why I’m Fighting on Beacon Hill for Our Schools

June 9, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Residents of Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth have probably heard quite a bit about how their schools are facing dire budget gaps due to a change in the way the state counts low-income students. This has been an ongoing issue for over two years now, and I have received many...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Obituaries 06-08-2017

June 9, 2017
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Norma Consuelo Canelas She was determined to make the world a better place, spread love and make people happy On Sunday May 28, Norma C. Canelas of Chelsea was tragically taken while on a trip in Honduras visiting family. Our hearts are deeply saddened, as she touched so many people’s hearts. Norma was intelligent, mature,...

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Memorial Day in Chelsea

June 3, 2017
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Memorial Day in Chelsea

Gold Star Mother Diana Ramirez is surrounded at City Hall by Girl Scouts from the various Chelsea troops. Ramirez lost her son, Nelson Rodriguez, while he was fighting in Afghanistan in June 2008, and was the Grand Marshal of this year’s Girl Scout Parade.

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Three-Alarmer Caused by Extension Cords, Air Conditioner

June 3, 2017
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Three-Alarmer Caused by Extension Cords, Air Conditioner

At 4:38 p.m. on May 19, Chelsea Fire received a call for a house fire at 127 Shurtleff St. Upon arrival, heavy fire was showing from the 3rd floor with exposure buildings in close proximity on each side. Deputy Chief Robert Houghton transmitted the working fire and struck the second alarm. Fire quickly spread...

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Result the Same:Starts and Stops in Parking Fight Results in Second Vote to Deny Cary Square Two-hour Plan

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After having voted down a two-hour parking proposal for Cary Square on the May 22 City Council meeting – yet not having enough votes to deny it according to the City Charter – the Council re-assembled on Tuesday night, May 30, to give it one more try. And the result was...

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City May Try to Take Salvation Army Store by Eminent Domain

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Salvation Army Store on Broadway closed earlier this month, and the City said this week that it is seriously considering taking the property by eminent domain due to it being a blight on the city and for public policy purposes. City Manager Tom Ambrosino said the store has been sold,...

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Chelsea Public Library Wins NASA@ My Library Grant

June 3, 2017
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The Chelsea Public Library announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a grant from NASA and the American Library Association called NASA@ My Library. Chelsea Public Library is one of 75 libraries that have been chosen from a total of 513 applicants to receive the NASA@ My Library grant, and is the only library...

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Fire Chief, City Manager Differ on Union’s Account of Ballistic Helmets

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Chief Leonard Albanese hotly disputed claims made by the Chelsea Firefighters Union last week that the City was unwilling to fund kevlar helmets to protect them in an active shooter situation, indicating that the Union would not have even had the ballistic vests that came in...

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Gold Star Mother Says People Remembering Her Son Helps the Hurt

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Gold Star Mother Diana Ramirez said nothing can take away the pain of losing her son in 2008 to the war in Afghanistan, but gatherings such as the one on Memorial Day at City Hall Monday help ease the pain of loss. Ramirez was the keynote speaker at Monday’s exercises, and...

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