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Washington Avenue Bridge Closure Shortened in Silver Line Construction Process

April 9, 2014
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Washington Avenue Bridge Closure Shortened in Silver Line Construction Process

State transportation officials gave residents an exciting look at the conceptual plans and renderings of the Silver Line Stations and bus route planned for Chelsea during a meeting on April 1 at City Hall. While the pictures were pretty and colorful – instilling quite a bit of excitement into the capacity crowd in the...

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Casino Licensing Pushed Back Again Indefinitely

April 9, 2014
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Waiting seems to be the name of the game when it comes to gaming in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced last Friday that it would be delaying the award of a Greater Boston resort casino license indefinitely. The timeline to award a casino license in Greater Boston has steadily moved back for...

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Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

April 3, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

The tragic 9-alarm fatal fire in Boston last Wednesday has Chelsea firefighters reflecting on their own procedures and preparing to attend the funerals for both fallen Boston jakes. Earlier this week, department shift commanders took the time to speak to fire crews about the Boston fire. In addition to going over the incident internally,...

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Vincent Cruises to Victory in the 16th: Chelsea’s Taylor Wins Prattville

April 3, 2014
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Chelsea’s Todd Taylor, a Republican, pulled out a win in his hometown, but couldn’t best Revere’s RoseLee Vincent – who won convincingly in the 16th Suffolk District Special Election Tuesday night via a larger Revere vote on an overall low-turnout day. Only 4.68 percent of Chelsea voters came to the polls, but Taylor managed...

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Casino Talk Despite Winthrop’s Complaints, Chelsea Still Sees Mohegan Sun Casino as a Worthy Partner

March 28, 2014
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Casino Talk Despite Winthrop’s Complaints, Chelsea Still Sees Mohegan Sun  Casino as a Worthy Partner

Hundreds of people from all over the region packed into the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday evening to make their voices heard on the Mohegan Sun casino project in Revere at a public input hearing before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). While a strong contingent from Winthrop came out to blast the casino...

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Council Passes Housing Inspection Ordinance

March 28, 2014
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In a contentious issue that concluded with a happy ending, the City Council on Monday night took a huge step in potentially ending the problem of illegal rooming houses and substandard apartments. By a vote of 10-1, the Council approved the ordinance that would require landlords to have a City code enforcement inspection of...

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Police Residency Plan Shot down in Close Vote

March 28, 2014
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City Councillors voted down a plan on Monday night to require newly-hired police officers to live in Chelsea at least five years after starting the job – an issue decided by one vote in a 5-6 decision. Supporters of the plan indicate that it is a very popular initiative among voters, and leading proponent...

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From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

March 19, 2014
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From New Life to Fighting Flames: Engine 2 Ready to Respond to Anything, Literally

When Engine 2 and its three firefighters reported for work on the weekend of March 8, they had no idea what lay in store for them. In fact, Saturday night, March 8, turned out to be one for the books for this engine company that rarely sits down (like its sister company, Engine 3)...

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Avellaneda Will Run Again for State Rep

March 19, 2014
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Avellaneda Will Run Again for State Rep

When Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda pulled papers to run for state representative in the dead of winter last January, he said he knew it was going to be a race that continued until next fall – despite the March 4 Special Election. And though Avellaneda lost that Special Election by a 2 to 1 margin...

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Regional Mohegan Casino Effort All Positives for Ash

March 19, 2014
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Regional Mohegan Casino Effort All Positives for Ash

City Manager Jay Ash wasn’t sure what to expect when he walked into Revere City Hall last Friday for the regional casino partnership forum. What he found was an assemblage of municipal and business leaders from the region rarely seen in the same room – all looking to find a common denominator in supporting...

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