Monthly Archives: December 2017

Chelsea Hill Walking Group Formed Out of Community Spirit

December 15, 2017
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Chelsea Hill Walking Group Formed Out of Community Spirit

By Seth Daniel What started as a summer get-together for neighbors near the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home neighborhood has turned into an effort that has logged many miles this fall within their community. Now dubbing themselves the Chelsea Hill Community, the group has grown significantly and engages in safety walks and meetings on a monthly...

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‘Buy-Bye’:Major Chelsea Police Bust Targets Bellingham Square Drug Dealing

December 15, 2017
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Teams of officers saturated the Bellingham Square area Thursday morning, Dec. 7, and arrested several individuals on warrants for illegal distribution of cocaine and heroin as part of an undercover operation targeting street level dealing. “This operation is an important piece in our all-encompassing effort in addressing the opiate issue in Chelsea,” said Chief Brian Kyes....

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Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony Set for Sunday in Chelsea Square

December 15, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The Tobin Bridge Chabad of Everett, Temple Emmanuel and the Walnut Street Synagogue will host a Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony Sunday in Chelsea Square. Hanukkah, also known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. Rabbi Yisroel “Sruli” Baron said the City of Chelsea was...

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Life Terms for Two Convicted in Murder of Roca Worker in JP

December 15, 2017
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Two men convicted last week of murdering 21-year-old Kenny Lamour as he worked on a Roca snow-shoveling crew in Jamaica Plain in 2015 were sentenced to life in prison Dec. 4. At the conclusion of their Suffolk Superior Court jury trial last week, Donte Henley, 27, and Josiah Zachery, 21, were found guilty of...

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Collaborative, Other Groups Make Statement for the Rights of Chelsea Day Laborers

December 15, 2017
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Collaborative, Other Groups Make Statement for the Rights of Chelsea Day Laborers

By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Collaborative joined with two other human service agencies this month to begin several “actions” to put employers engaging in wage theft on notice that they will not let it go – even if employers manipulate a so-called loophole in the City’s pioneering Wage Theft Ordinance. On Nov. 30, about...

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Massachusetts RMV Takes Steps to Make More Customers Eligible for Online Transactions

December 15, 2017
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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is taking steps to allow more customers the opportunity to renew a driver’s license or ID card online. The RMV has extended the length of time a customer can use a license photo from 9 years to 14 years which means more customers than ever are eligible...

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MGC,Wynn and Others Watching Federal Sports Betting Case Closely

December 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the merits of legalizing sports betting nationwide, eyes in the region and at the state Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) can’t help but focus on that decision as well. Were the court to side with those pushing to legalize sports betting nationwide – as it currently...

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News Briefs

December 15, 2017
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by Seth Daniel MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ON EVERETT AVE TO START The reconstruction of Everett Avenue, between Carter Street and Route 16, is slated to commence this month. Comprised of a yearlong construction program, this project will rehabilitate utility lines, reconstruct the roadway and sidewalks, and introduce new lighting and street trees to this roadway. While...

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East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction

December 15, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd Annual Holiday Auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by Bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through various raffles that...

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Police Briefs 12-14-2017

December 15, 2017
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POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING Chelsea Police Detectives are investigating a shooting on Dec. 7 that occurred in the vicinity of Shurtleff and Maverick Streets. The victim, a 35-year old male from Chelsea, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover from his injuries. Detectives believe it was not a random attack based on preliminary evidence...

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