Monthly Archives: October 2017

Parking at a Crisis

October 26, 2017
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The action by the City Council to alleviate the parking crisis in some parts of the city is long-overdue.  Councillor Enio Lopez correctly pointed out that parking on the streets by some commercial vehicles is making a bad situation worse. One only has to look at Shurtleff Street or Congress or Maverick, Marlboro or...

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Housing Court Open to Local Landlords and Tenants

October 26, 2017
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The expansion of the Housing Court into our part of Suffolk County for local landlords and tenants certainly is welcome news in our area.  In our community, the majority of the housing stock is multi-family.  Given the large investment now being made by the landlords in acquiring property, and the high rents that many...

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Sports 10-26-2017

October 26, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS girls complete undefeated season, win cross country title The Chelsea High girls cross country team trekked to Danvers to take on undefeated Shawsheen Tech and undefeated Essex Tech last Wednesday in a showdown for the regular-season, dual-meet title of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. The Lady Red Devils’ top runner, Yarid Deras,...

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Obituaries 10-26-2017

October 26, 2017
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Donna Shields Of Chelsea Donna (Doucette) Shields of Chelsea died on October 7. The beloved wife of Charles Shields of Revere, she was the loving mother of Richard Seeley of St. Petersburg, FL and Maryellen Seeley of Holyoke; dear daughter of the late Donald Doucette and Mary (Harms) Doucette; beloved sister of the late...

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New Tree Board Celebrates Arbor Day

October 21, 2017
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New Tree Board Celebrates Arbor Day

The new Chelsea Tree Board celebrated Arbor Day last month on Clark Avenue by planting a White Oak in recognition of Member Denise Ortega’s birthday. Chair Julie Shannon said the Tree Board hopes to promote the value of trees in the community and the benefits for health and wellness. “The presence of trees and...

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Chelsea Delegation Accepts RWJ Award in New Jersey

October 21, 2017
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Chelsea Delegation Accepts RWJ Award in New Jersey

By Seth Daniel A delegation of Chelsea stakeholders and residents traveled to Princeton, New Jersey on Oct. 11 to accept the City’s Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health prize. The national celebration took place at the headquarters of the Foundation, and a six-person delegation from Chelsea appeared. Chelsea was announced as the winner of...

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Firefighters Union Prevails in Arbitration, City Disagrees Still

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City has been ordered by an arbiter to pay overtime that was in dispute from not backfilling a position last year with overtime pay. The arbiter ruled on Oct. 9 that Chelsea had violated the collective bargaining agreement by not backfilling the position – mostly in 2016 – to avoid...

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Council Spars Over Instituting Term Limits On Boards, Commissions

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A move by Councillors Damali Vidot and Enio Lopez supposedly aimed at diversifying the City’s Boards and Commissions was roundly criticized by several Council members Monday night – with Councillor Roy Avellaneda calling the drafters “cowards.” Vidot said many on Boards and Commissions – such as the Planning Board or Zoning...

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Councillor Lopez: Too Many Commercial Vehicles Parking on Streets

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Parking is at a crisis point according to many in Chelsea, and Councillor Enio Lopez said at Monday’s meeting that matters are only made worse by some who park multiple commercial/business vehicles on City streets where parking is scant. The matter passed the Council and was reported to the City Manager...

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Housing Court Opens to Chelsea,Court Experts Ready to Handle Cases Immediately

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Housing Court in Boston has been a refuge since the 1970s for mediation, litigation and resolution of all sorts of housing issues, but throughout all of that time, it has been closed off to Chelsea landlords, tenants and City officials. Instead, they had to file cases in Chelsea District Court...

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