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New Principal Ready to Take the Reins at CHS

July 25, 2014
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Since being chosen as the new Chelsea High School (CHS) Principal last March, Priti Johari has been serving on an interim basis and learning the ropes. This month she has taken those ropes and turned them into reins and is ready to drive the City’s high school further down the right path. In a...

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Quigley Park to Get Major Facelift

July 25, 2014
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City officials are winding down the planning process on Quigley Park and will unveil the plans officially tonight, July 24, at a public meeting in City Hall. While Quigley Park isn’t the oldest park in the City, it is one of the most heavily used neighborhood parks in all of Chelsea. City Planner Ryan...

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Market Basket On the Brink

July 25, 2014
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A simple sign – printed on the bright orange ‘sale’ cards that are so much a part of Market Basket – hung in the entrance of the Chelsea store last Thursday and Friday and made that store’s position clear – “We support Arthur T.” As that pronouncement of support for the company’s beloved former...

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Influx Has Everything to Do with Remittance Culture

July 25, 2014
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The idea that the streets in America are paved with gold has always been a nearly undefeatable idea in the Third World. The hope that if one can just get to the promised land – the American land of opportunity – that earning money will be easy and relative riches will literally be handed...

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City, Organizations Hold Summit to Address Unaccompanied Minors

July 21, 2014
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Dead bodies were part of the daily grind. Death and rape were imminent realities. These were the words relayed through tears of two women who just arrived from El Salvador to Chelsea via the Texas border as part of the huge influx of women and children flooding the country. Last Thursday afternoon, a huge...

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Chelsea Expert Plays Central Role in Freeing Turkish Military Leaders

July 21, 2014
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Chelsea couldn’t be further from the Turkish capital Istanbul, but a little office on Admiral’s Hill is shaking up the political, military and judicial systems there with a groundbreaking computer investigation that will likely free 230 falsely convicted Turkish military leaders. “I can’t say I’m totally surprised this is happening now, but I am...

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Tasers Meet Muster With Councillors

July 21, 2014
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Two city councillors who had some concerns about Chelsea Police using tasers said this week that all their concerns have been smoothed. Police Chief Brian Kyes and the councillors discussed the tasers and their use, and now Councillor Giovanni Recupero is saying he fully supports the use of tasers by police. “I’m happy and...

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Avellaneda Brothers Take in the World Cup at Fortaleza

July 11, 2014
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The Ameican soccer team had a good run, but ended up coming just short of advancing last week, but it wasn’t for lack of cheering on the part of Chelsea’s Roy and Nicolas Avellaneda. The two brothers spent two weeks in Fortaleza, Brazil taking in the various World Cup Group Play matches – including...

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Are You More Chel-Yea than Chel-No… Then This Group Might Be for You

July 11, 2014
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It’s the group that’s not a group. They’re all positive individuals with an agenda, but they don’t care too much for agendas. They like social media, and they enjoy sampling the many restaurants and social gathering spots in the city. They are Chel-Yea, and they want you. One of the fastest growing new groups...

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Don’t Tase Me Bro!: City Uneasy About Tasers

July 11, 2014
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At least two city councillors would like to have more information and a second look at the use of tasers by the Chelsea Police Department – especially following the death of one man two weeks ago who had gotten tased during a violent altercation with police. The Hawthorne Street death, however, is not currently...

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