Monthly Archives: September 2017

Chelsea Recognized

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea Recognized

Members of GreenRoots and the community enjoyed kayaking on the Chelsea Creek for the first time in decades this past summer – another partnership between the City, private donors and the non-profit community.

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Vaccination Clinic

September 29, 2017
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Vaccination Clinic

Sophia Boniffo brought her furry friend, Gino, to get him updated on all his necessary shots during the HubCats Chelsea second free vaccination clinic on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Bellingham Hill Park. Numerous residents brought their pets out to take advantage of the program.

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CAPIC Celebrates 50 Years

September 29, 2017
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CAPIC Celebrates 50 Years

Community Action Programs Inter-City (CAPIC) Executive Director Robert Repucci and honorees Richelle Cromwell, president of the CAPIC Board of Directors, and Leo Robinson, president of the Chelsea City Council, are pictured at CAPIC’s 50TH Anniversary Celebration Tuesday at the Homewood Suites Hotel.

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Bishop Tops in District 1, Brown Cruises in District 8

September 29, 2017
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Bishop Tops in District 1, Brown Cruises in District 8

By Seth Daniel Tuesday’s Preliminary Election in Districts 1 and 8 featured a severely light turnout, but some excitement politically nonetheless for two seats that will be hotly contested in the Nov. 7 election. The District 1 Prattville contest featured three very well-known and seasoned candidates, and they duked it out on a day...

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‘McKenna Magic’ Will Bring Hope for A Cure at LFCFL Walk Sunday

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Kathryn McKenna was in the middle of reinventing herself – getting into peak physical condition – when her life took an abrupt turn to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. McKenna, a life-long Salem resident with deep roots in that city, now lives at the Dapper McDonald House in the...

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Chelsea Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize for Efforts to Improve Health and Well-Being

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. Chelsea is being nationally recognized for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to...

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City Considering New Bike Sharing Program with ‘oFo’

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City and several community partners are working with Councillor Roy Avellaneda and the bike sharing company oFo to possibly launch the service to Chelsea residents in the coming months – if all goes well. Bike sharing services have become increasingly popular, and in the Boston area the market is dominated...

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Collaborative Gathering Donations for Puerto Rico, Vigil Sept 28

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the wake of the horrific storms in the Caribbean, particularly in Puerto Rico, many members of the Puerto Rican community in Chelsea have banded together to collect donations for the hurting island territory. The collection will be highlighted by a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. on...

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Man, Woman Shot on Congress Avenue Tuesday Night

September 29, 2017
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Chelsea and State Police Detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office are investigating a shooting that occurred in front of 119 Congress Ave. Tuesday evening. Chelsea officers responded to a call for shots fired in front of that address at 7:45 p.m. Upon arrival officers observed two gunshot victims in the street. EMS transported both a male...

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Alleged Assailant Indicted for Assaults on Two Homeless Women

September 29, 2017
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A man was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he sexually assaulted two homeless women in Chelsea. Osmar Flores, 23, was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of aggravated rape, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and strangulation in connection with an assault that...

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