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Dan Ryan settling in as State Representative

August 13, 2014
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It’s been a busy few months for State Representative Dan Ryan since being sworn in as the Charlestown and Chelsea state representative back in April. Ryan was tossed out of the pan and into the fire and thrown into the middle of the state’s budget process. “When I was sworn in, the House had...

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Activists Seek Added Legislation Against Ethanol Trains

May 8, 2014
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Even though Global Petroleum’s pulled the plug on its Ethanol train plan last summer, environmental activists in Chelsea and surrounding communities asked for another layer of protection from state legislators. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) urged the House to pass a budget amendment that requires, a lengthy moratorium preventing the Department of Environmental...

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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

March 13, 2014
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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

On March 4, Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during a special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed. District-wide Ryan trounced the opposition and topped the ticket with 2,290 votes. Finishing second to Ryan was Chelsea’s...

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Woman Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

January 9, 2014
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Woman Dies in Accident on Meridian St. Bridge

East Boston residents are rallying around the woman killed New Year’s Eve day during a tragic accident on the Meridian Street Bridge. Aura Garcia was crushed to death when she tried to make her way across the bridge on foot from Eastie to Chelsea. The bridge operator, Louis Alfieri Jr., was in the process...

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Six Candidates Emerge after Shocking News of O’Flaherty’s Decision to Leave

January 9, 2014
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After several weeks of strong rumors about popular State Rep. Gene O’Flaherty leaving office, the City was shocked when the rumors actually came to bear Monday afternoon when O’Flaherty’s office confirmed that he will vacate the seat. Though not confirmed, O’Flaherty will be taking the position of corporate counsel for new Boston Mayor Marty...

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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

July 18, 2013
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MassDOT Encouraging Motorists to Sign Up for E-Z Pass

While the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced plans are underway for the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) on the Tobin Bridge, MassDOT’s mobile E-Z Pass van was out in Chelsea encouraging motorists to sign up for the program. The van was outside Market Basket last Friday. The mobile van offers potential customers...

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Patrick Does Not Sign Petruccelli Amendment to Block Ethanol Trains

July 18, 2013
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Last Friday Governor Deval Patrick sent the amendment to the state’s Chapter 91 law back to legislators for further changes and made his own recommendations to the law. Senators Anthony Petruccelli, Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen’s amendment was aimed at blocking Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice...

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Stopped in Its Tracks: Petruccelli and DiDomenico Adds to Chapter 91 Law Prohibiting Ethanol Shipments

May 30, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with help from Chelsea Senator Sal DiDomenico and Senator Patricia Jehlen, added language last week during a late night session to amend the state’s Chapter 91 law. The amendment’s language would block Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week through parts of Chelsea...

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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

April 25, 2013
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Mystic Brewery Holds Fundraiser for the Victims

Last Saturday the Mystic Brewery released the new craft beer many enthusiasts were waiting for. However, the planned celebratory release of Entropy was marred by last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. So Mystic turned the release of the 14 month barrel aged ale into a fundraiser for the victims of the terrorist attack on Boston....

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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil Scale Model of Proposed Site

April 5, 2013
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A Tale of Two Casinos: Suffolk Downs Owners Unveil  Scale Model of Proposed Site

Owners of Suffolk Downs unveiled its 3D model of the $1 billion Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs last week to the media. On Monday, the East Boston Times sat down with Suffolk Downs’ COO Chip Tuttle to get a sneak peak at the model and updated renderings before it begins a tour through the...

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