Monthly Archives: October 2017

Community Preservation Funds Waiting for Distribution

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The first-round of Community Preservation Act (CPA) money in Chelsea has been collected from the taxpayers and amounts to around $600,000 locally. A state match under the CPA is not yet known, but it will likely be known in November. City Manager Tom Ambrosino said they are estimating that the state...

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Eastie MS-13 Leader Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking,Possession of a Firearm

October 21, 2017
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The leader of MS-13’s East Boston Loco Salvatrucha clique was sentenced this week in federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy involving an aggravated assault, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Santos Portillo Andrade, a/k/a “Flaco,” 33, a Salvadoran national...

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House,Senate Pass Legislation to Help Open Up Casino Jobs

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has approved a major change aimed at helping those with minor criminal records from the past not be barred from getting casino jobs statewide, and particularly at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort. Earlier this year, it became apparent that the Expanding Gaming Law was very stringent, and was...

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Governor’s Councillor Kennedy Endorses Calvin T. Brown for District 8 Chelsea City Councilor

October 21, 2017
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It is my great privilege to endorse Calvin T. Brown for election to the Chelsea City Council.  Calvin, a former Councilor and current Democratic State Committee Member, knows what it will take for Chelsea to continue on a path to be a truly great community.  He has been an advocate for the children of...

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Police Briefs 10-19-2017

October 21, 2017
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BITE ME On Oct. 12, at 4:50 p.m., officers responded to 350 Broadway inside the Metro PCS for a fight in progress. Officers entered store and observed three parties fighting, one male was biting with his teeth and did not let go until he was physically pulled of the victim. That subject was placed...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2017
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I will never stop working for you Dear Residents, Since I announced my candidacy for District Five City Councilor. I have had the opportunity to speak and meet with many of you about your vision for the district. Each conversation has reminded me once again that our city’s greatest asset is our people. Whether...

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Sports 10-19-2017

October 21, 2017
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer team moves into first place The Chelsea High boys soccer team moved into first place in the Large School Division of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference, thanks to the combination of a 10-1 victory over Minuteman and a pair of losses by the former first-place school, Northeast Regional. After spotting...

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Obituaries 10-19-2017

October 21, 2017
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Ana Maria Diaz-Baez Family oriented wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Ana Maria Diaz-Baez passed away Monday morning, October 16 at her home in Chelsea surrounded by her loving family.  She was 93 years old. Born in Ciales, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Isaias and Pascasia (Vega) Diaz, Ana came to the United States...

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Economic Independence:Chelsea Among Four Housing Authorities to Receive $389,000 in Planning Grants

October 13, 2017
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Economic Independence:Chelsea Among Four Housing Authorities to Receive $389,000 in Planning Grants

Lieutenant Gov. Karyn Polito announced a total of $389,000 in planning and predevelopment grants for Housing Authorities in Chelsea, Gloucester, New Bedford and Taunton to pursue implementation of Worcester Housing Authority-pioneered ‘A Better Life’ programming. The program catalyzes economic independence and self-sufficiency by providing families and residents access to support services, educational opportunity and...

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The Next Cycle:City Will Allow Ofo Bike Service to Launch Pilot in Chelsea This Week

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Yellow bikes are preparing to invade the City’s sidewalks and thoroughfares as the increasingly-popular ofo bike sharing service has been approved to launch in Chelsea this week. “ofo is coming to Chelsea,” said City Manager Tom Ambrosino. “I think they may launch this week.” ofo is a bike sharing company based...

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