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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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Wynn Prevails in Chelsea Agreement Negotiations: City Gets Shorted on Numerous Requests

July 11, 2014
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A last minute plea to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) by the City late last month fell on deaf ears as the Commission ruled that the Wynn Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) – though far from what Chelsea had requested – will stand. While the City inked one of the most lucrative SCA’s in the...

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King Arthur’s Stripped Bare of All Licenses

July 11, 2014
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King Arthur’s is one of a handful of places that tend to be the butt of jokes regarding Chelsea – jokes that are centered on past embarrassments rather than current conditions. However, as has been the case with other infamous digs around Chelsea, King Arthur’s strip club is no longer, with the Chelsea License...

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Chelsea Will Join Others to Appeal Fed Flood Maps

July 11, 2014
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Chelsea only has a few square miles of land to play with, so new flood maps that basically envelope entirely new areas into the federal floor zone – meaning flood insurance would now be required – have become a high stakes threat to the City’s future. With that in mind, Chelsea has joined forces...

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Teen Reportedly Shot on Central Ave

July 11, 2014
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Numerous reports from the Central Avenue location indicated that a 16-year-old male was shot in the hand on Tuesday afternoon, at least the second brazen daylight shooting incident in this summer. Chelsea Police, nor the District Attorneys Office, could confirm the shooting by press time on Wednesday. The youth was apparently on the corner...

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