Monthly Archives: August 2017

Umemba, Castro Make Let It Fly Hoop Tourney an Instant Classic

August 11, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Kyle Umemba and Cesar Castro, two up-and-coming community leaders, were asked why their “Let It Fly Classic” has become one of the most anticipated 18-under basketball tournaments in the entire Greater Boston area. “The tournament has been such a success because Kyle and I know a lot of people in the...

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Obituaries 08-10-2017

August 11, 2017
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Doris Dion MGH retiree; of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea Doris (DeSchuytner) Dion of Center Barnstead, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on July 8 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 87 years old. Born on May 8, 1930 in Chelsea, the daughter of Victor DeSchuytner and Catherine (Fitzpatrick) DeSchuytner,...

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Chelsea Police National Night Out

August 5, 2017
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Chelsea Police National Night Out

The Chelsea Police Department held its annual National Night Out event Tuesday at Mary O’Malley. The event raises community awareness about policing efforts and helps build partnerships between the department and residents. Several local organizations participated in the festivities. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes is pictured with young residents, some representing the Chelsea Collaborative,...

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Call to All Chelsea Artists Brings a Crowd in New Effort

August 5, 2017
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Call to All Chelsea Artists Brings a Crowd in New Effort

By Seth Daniel Chelsea has long had a budding artist community, but few have ever fully taken stock of just what talents are blossoming in Chelsea’s creative community. That is all changing as the Chelsea Cultural Council begins its effort to do an assessment of artist in the city and their various talents. The...

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

August 5, 2017
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

By John Lynds Last week the Democrats had a huge victory as the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama Care. While there was much to celebrate as several Republicans, like Senator John McCain, cast votes against the Senate bill to repeal Obama Care, Senate Democrats like...

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Chelsea Fire Secures Major Federal Grant

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department announced this week that they have secured a major federal grant to pay for the hiring of eight new firefighters in this year’s budget – with Chief Len Albanese saying the new recruits could hit the streets by Thanksgiving. The Homeland Security grant provides $1.4 million of...

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Red Sox Offer Chelsea High School Students Discount Tickets

August 5, 2017
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For less than the cost of movie ticket, Chelsea students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9 tickets...

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Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

August 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English language learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy....

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle both voted in support of this legislation that makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to...

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Police Briefs 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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MAJOR ACCIDENT ON EVERETT AVE Two people were in critical condition at Mass General after a major car accident on Everett Avenue near Maple Street around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. A third man was treated at CHA Everett and was charged with causing the accident while speeding up Everett Avenue from Spruce...

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