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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

April 17, 2014
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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

Police Capt. Tom Dunn has never run a Marathon before, but he said he could think of no better reason to start than to help raise money for kids with cancer. On April 21, Dunn, 49, will attempt to run the 118th Boston Marathon. Captain Thomas Dunn, a member of the Boston Police Runners...

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Misleading Students: Chelsea For-profit School Sued by Ag for Deceiving Students and Facilitating Unfair Loans

April 17, 2014
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The attorney general for the state has entered a lawsuit against the company that operates the for-profit training school, Everest Institute, in Chelsea. Everest has operated in Chelsea for several years and is located in the office park on Everett Avenue. Hundreds of students from Chelsea and the surrounding areas attend the school, which...

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Looking at the News: A Silver Opportunity for Chelsea’s History

April 17, 2014
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Walk into the basement of the Chelsea Public Library, and if you have an appointment or know who to ask for, you can meet George Ostler – the City’s unofficial historian who spends many of his days digging through old records in a room set up for his research. While your down there, you...

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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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