Monthly Archives: November 2017

Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Obituaries 11-23-2017

November 25, 2017
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Kenneth Parrow Verizon retiree   Kenneth J. Parrow, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away Friday, November 17 while being cared for in the peaceful surroundings of his brother’s home.  Kenny succumbed to a courageous two year battle with cancer.  He was 68 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea. he was the eldest of...

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Brass Tax: some residents will see a decrease in property taxes this year

November 21, 2017
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The Chelsea City Council unanimously set the property tax rates for residential and commercial properties on Monday night, instituting an increased 27.5 percent owner-occupant exemption that will lead to a reduction in taxes for most single-family homeowners. “(These tax rates) will result in a reduction in the average tax bill for owner-occupied single family...

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Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home Ceremonies

November 17, 2017
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Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home Ceremonies

James Smith, Vietnam Veteran in the U.S. Coast Guard and resident at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, watches the proceedings during the Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home ceremonies on Nov. 8.

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Harvest Fest

November 17, 2017
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Harvest Fest

Fatuma Iman enjoyed painting at Saturday’s Mace Apartments Community Harvest Fest in Chelsea on Nov. 4. Residents and volunteers helped to clean up the garden and enjoy an afternoon together.

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Bishop Ready to Head Back to City Council for Prattville

November 17, 2017
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Bishop Ready to Head Back to City Council for Prattville

By Seth Daniel The halls of City Hall haven’t changed tremendously since former City Clerk and former Alderman Bob Bishop retired, but things have changed a bit and now Bishop will rejoin the team as a member of the City Council. On Nov. 7, Bishop one a heavily contested race Prattville’s District 1 over...

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What to Do about the Logan Noise Study? Some Ready to Bargain, Some Ready to Fight

November 17, 2017
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What to Do about the Logan Noise Study? Some Ready to Bargain, Some Ready to Fight

By Seth Daniel The City Council publicly unveiled the recent Airplane Noise Study done by Boston University at a Committee on Conference meeting Monday night, Nov. 13, and the consensus is that there are two different paths – fight in court or use the favorable study as leverage. The noise study was performed by...

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Chelsea Salvation Army Kicks Off Kettles at Market Basket

November 17, 2017
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Chelsea Salvation Army Kicks Off Kettles at Market Basket

By Seth Daniel When the holiday season hits, Chelsea’s Jane Gianatasio can be found in one obvious place – ringing a bell for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive. For the past 10 years, the life-long Chelsea resident has been a bell-ringer for the organization, helping to raise money in their biggest fundraiser of the...

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Chelsea Fire Takes Delivery of Two New Apparatus

November 17, 2017
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Chelsea Fire Takes Delivery of Two New Apparatus

The Chelsea Fire Department recently received two new pieces of fire apparatus, and at the moment both are being outfitted a preparing to be put into service. First, the new Ladder 2, which replaces a 1999 aerial that runs from the Mill Hill Station on Broadway, was purchased by the City as part of...

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