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Area Activist Fran Rowan Dies at 79

September 10, 2015
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Fran Rowan, who spent a lifetime selflessly helping the people of East Boston with kindness and charity, has died. Rowan, a local legend who possessed the uncanny ability to make most people around her believe in the causes she was fighting for because those causes were simply the right thing to do, died on...

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Ambrosino to Convene Stakeholders on Chelsea Street Bridge Delays

August 28, 2015
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Fewer things are more frustrating for Chelsea drivers than seeing the gates go down on the Chelsea Street Bridge. Were it a few minutes of idle time, folks might tolerate it. However, one could have a five-course picnic on the side of the road, clean up the mess, and get back in the car...

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Chelsea Conservation Commission says “No”

March 26, 2015
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The Chelsea Conservation Commission (ConCom) last week voted down Massport’s plans to store contaminated dredge from the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal dredging project in the Chelsea Creek. The plan was to store the contaminated dredge in what are called Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells, or CAD Cells, and place those cells in the creek. There...

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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

February 12, 2015
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LaMattina Takes on Chelsea St Bridge Issues

City Councilor Sal LaMattina is taking on MassDOT after receiving numerous complaints from East Boston residents on the time it takes for the Chelsea Street Bridge to be lowered. In a letter to Mass DOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola LaMattina expressed his concerns about significant traffic delays that the residents and business owners of...

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Rep. Ryan Weighing in on Ballot Questions

November 1, 2014
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With the state election set for Tuesday, Chelsea’s State Rep. Dan Ryan is weighing in on the state’s ballot questions. Ryan said he is urging residents and residents across the Commonwealth to vote no on Question 1. A yes vote on Question 1 would eliminating gas tax indexing. This proposed law would eliminate the...

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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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