Monthly Archives: December 2017

Give Where You Live:Vukovic Launches Buy Nothing Program in City

December 11, 2017
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Give Where You Live:Vukovic Launches Buy Nothing Program in City

By Cary Shuman Cottage Street resident Sladja Vukovic is hoping to build community spirit in her neighborhood with a new project called Buy Nothing. Vujovic is the administrator of the Chelsea Facebook group for the worldwide program in which neighbors give and receive free items from each other such as clothes, household goods, furniture,...

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Council President Race Down to Robinson, Vidot

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City Council president race has been quietly going back and forth between Council President Leo Robinson and Council Vice President Damali Vidot for the last several weeks. The showdown will likely continue as both court their fellow councillors for commitments and votes prior to a meeting that has been called...

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9-1-1 Dispatchers Apologize for No Confidence Vote on Verdone

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea 9-1-1 Dispatchers Union made a public apology Monday night, Dec. 4, at the City Council meeting to former Assistant Emergency Management Director Robert Verdone for issuing a No Confidence Vote against him on Oct. 1, 2016. Verdone was part of a management group in Chelsea EMS department that the...

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Chelsea Housing Extends Visitor Time for Hurricane Victims

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Puerto Rican residents continue to trickle into Chelsea following the massive Hurricane Maria devastation, the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) announced they would extend the time visitors are allowed to stay with residents – and also consider extensions in some cases. Director Al Ewing said they have been working close with...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Sports 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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CHS track teams set for new season The Chelsea High boys and girls indoor rack teams were set to open their season last night (Wednesday) against Greater Lowell at Lynn Tech. For the first time ever, the Commonwealth Athletic Conference will host an indoor track league. Chelsea has competed for the past three years...

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Obituaries 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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Rochelle ‘Shelley’ Bennett Former Chelsea 8th District Councilor who worked to better the Chelsea Community Rochelle “Shelley” A. Bennett of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 2 after suffering a long illness. She was 73 years old. Rochelle was born in Chelsea and lived here throughout most of her...

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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

December 1, 2017
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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and the City Council have submitted an eye-opening mitigation package to the MassDOT to accommodate the upcoming Chelsea Viaduct project – a major rehabilitation project of the elevated highway leading to the Tobin/Mystic Bridge. The project is slated to be advertised in 2018 by the state. In...

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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

December 1, 2017
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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

By Cary Shuman City Council President Leo Robinson and the Chelsea community are fondly remembering retired Chelsea firefighter Darren Moore, who died on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the age of 52. Many of Darren’s classmates and friends learned of his passing during the Chelsea High School Class of 1982 35th Reunion Saturday night at...

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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

December 1, 2017
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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

By Seth Daniel It’s only appropriate that Victor Bailey would close down the Spencer Lofts Gallery. The world-famous jazz musician, who passed away last year from complications related to MS/ALS, once lived at the Spencer Lofts while working as a bass professor at Berklee College of Music. After taking up art as well as...

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