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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Visits Chelsea

October 19, 2014
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The U.S. President may be the commander-in-chief of the world’s best military and the leader of the country’s political system, but the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) holds the keys to the world economy – and she’s coming to Chelsea today, Oct. 16. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will visit CONNECT,...

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Robinson Wants to Revisit Residency Plan

October 19, 2014
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With the City preparing to hire five new police officers – and perhaps more in the coming years – City Councillor Leo Robinson has put in an order to revisit the idea of a residency ordinance. The issue has been nipping at the heels of the Council for several years, with the most recent...

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Revere Mayor Looks to Block Critical MBTA Land Sale for Casino Access

October 19, 2014
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Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the...

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Ash Ready to Work with Wynn, ‘No on Question 3′

October 13, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash said that despite his disappointment with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) decision to award the casino license to Wynn Resorts over Mohegan Sun, he’s ready to work with Wynn and take a second look at their project and how it will affect Chelsea. Ash and Chelsea officials were decidedly in...

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State Regional Planning Effort Kicks off in Chelsea

October 13, 2014
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As the habits and preferences change for where people seek to call home, state and local officials have banded together to develop a regional land use plan for nine cities and towns in a region now dubbed the Metro North. Those cities and towns included Revere, Everett, Chelsea, Charlestown, Winthrop, East Boston, Melrose, Malden...

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Free Legal Services Severely Stretched to Accommodate Arriving Children, Parents

October 13, 2014
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Ten-month-old Belen has a court date. The smiling baby at some point will have to go before a judge and plead his case as to why he should not be deported from Chelsea after having left El Salvador and crossed the southern U.S.  border recently with his mother. Were it not for Suffolk University...

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Meter Parking Order Withdrawn; Councillor Says He Wants More Say

October 13, 2014
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City Councillor Giovanni Recupero was all set to try to help several constituents in his district on Monday night by putting in an order that would put an end to them having to pay parking meters  in front of their homes. That was, until the City Charter got in his way. Recupero told the...

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Chelsea Awarded $37.6M Grant for New Clark Avenue Middle School

October 6, 2014
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The state has come up with its chunk of funding for the new Clark Avenue School after a vote Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, in Boston, but now the more critical work of coming up with some $20 million in local costs will begin. State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority...

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‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized

October 6, 2014
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Only minutes had gone by after the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts before Everett’s Michael McLaughlin and Dan Skeritt kicked it into high gear to get the word out about the ‘Vote No on Question 3’ campaign – a campaign calling for keeping the...

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MCAS Scores Reflect Improvement, Challenges of the Community

October 6, 2014
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After hours of careful analyzation of Chelsea MCAS state testing results, one realizes that they need to start analyzing Chelsea’s state MCAS results. That’s no misprint, but simply a stated fact that social and political conditions in the world often filter into the schools and require an understanding of the entire community’s story before...

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