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HarborWalk Coming Together this Summer with a Finished Look

July 14, 2018
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HarborWalk Coming Together this Summer with a Finished Look

When most landscaping plans come into shape at a new building, it takes a few years for them to mature. It’s not the case at Encore Boston Harbor, where the new HarborWalk is about 25 percent complete, and the first views reveal trees that are already 20- and 30-feet tall. “It’s going to look...

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Powerful Wynn Executive Sinatra to Step Down July 15

July 14, 2018
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Powerful Wynn Executive Sinatra to Step Down July 15

When Kim Sinatra appeared beside Matt Maddox for Wynn Resorts’ high-stakes meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in early May, many thought her to be on shaky ground with the company – though that day she appeared to be every-bit in control and ingrained in the company. It is no longer the case....

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News Briefs

July 14, 2018
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CORRECTION In last week’s edition, it was incorrectly stated that the July 4th dinner and campaign event for Congressman Michael Capuano was at Anchors Weigh. Instead, it was at Chelsea Village Elderly, 5 Admirals Way.   Chelsea Cultural Council Announces Painted Box Project The Chelsea Cultural Council invites artists to submit original artwork to...

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The Movement Kicks off Third Year of Low-Key, Summer Hoops

July 7, 2018
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Historically, there’s been very little to do on a summer night in Chelsea, and that’s been the problem. Now, in its third summer, The Movement has been the cure to hapless wandering for local youth. Instead, they hoop it up. Coordinated by Councilors Yamir Rodriguez and Damali Vidot, along with Isidra Quinonez and Danny...

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Residence Inn Petitions to Expand Property by 68 Rooms

July 7, 2018
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The Residence Inn by Marriott on Maple Street has petitioned the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to expand their 128-room hotel by another 68 rooms. The expansion would take place in the existing surface lot to the north of the hotel. The idea would be to create a 200-room dual branded hotel, which is...

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On Hold:‘Real Discussion’ Unfolds Regarding Small Liquor Bottles, Special Meeting Aug 28

June 29, 2018
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The Chelsea Licensing Commission has put on hold the ban of small liquor bottles (100 ml) after a hearing Tuesday night where numerous package store owners from the City came forward to protest the change. The hearing came on the heels of the ban of “nip” bottles last month, with Chelsea being the first...

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Controversial Parking Plan Gets Tabled at Council, Still a Victory for Vidot

June 29, 2018
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After many hours of meetings and dozens of discussions, a parking plan putting put forth by Council President Damali Vidot has been tabled by a vote of 6-4. But within that vote was the promise by City Manager Tom Ambrosino to do a comprehensive parking study that would focus on resident needs and be...

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Eastern Avenue/Broadway Signal: To Fix It, or Not to Fix It

June 29, 2018
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The blinking signals at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Broadway have not functioned for years, but after some recent repairs, they are close to being fixed now. The question, though, has become whether or not the City really wants to get them working. “The constraint on operating the lights has not just been...

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Hotel Study Indicates Chelsea Could Support an Upscale Property

June 29, 2018
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A long-awaited hotel study commissioned by the City has been completed and indicates that the market in Chelsea could support and ‘upper upscale’ property if one were proposed. City Manager Tom Ambrosino commissioned the study last year when a hotel was proposed on Second Street, and it wasn’t certain if the market in Chelsea...

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News Briefs

June 29, 2018
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TIBETAN (IRISH) CLUB City Councillor Joe Perlatonda reported that the new Tibetan Club at the old Irish Club has impressed him with their willingness to work with the community. The club took over the old Irish Club earlier this year, and they are in the process of fixing it up significantly. He said they...

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