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ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

April 25, 2013
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ROCA Celebrates 25 Years of Changing Lives of Troubled Youth in a Positive Way

Gov. Deval Patrick joined more than 350 state policymakers and business and civic leaders on Monday to honor Roca’s 25 years of transforming the lives of high-risk youth in Massachusetts and looking ahead to the nonprofit’s key role in the state’s first-in-the-nation pay for success financing initiative. In his keynote address, Patrick highlighted Roca’s...

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Officials Seek State Approval for Park

July 16, 2012
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Officials Seek State Approval for Park

The City is seeking State funding to assist in the construction of another new park in Chelsea.  If successful, the effort being waged by City Manager Jay Ash, Representative Eugene O’Flaherty and City Councillor Cliff Cunningham will result in the ninth new park being created in Chelsea over the last decade and a half....

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Ash: City in “Good” Financial Shape

May 24, 2012
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Many consider forward planning to be a strength of Chelsea government.  Economic development, open space, energy conservation and capital improvements are among the many facets of government that are projected out by the City in order to take advantage of opportunities and guard against trouble on the horizon.  Perhaps the most significant annual planning...

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Chelsea legislators take action to address ethanol issue

April 19, 2012
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The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed separate versions of a $1.3 billion dollar transportation bill, including amendments in both versions that would require further study of a proposed plan to transport increased quantities of ethanol via train through Chelsea and other affected communities.  This provision, sponsored by Senators Anthony Petruccelli and Sal DiDomenico in the...

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Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

December 8, 2011
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Chelsea Tile Soda Fountain Auctioned

A Sunday, November 20, auction at Crown Auctions in Medford displayed an extraordinary piece of Chelsea’s history.  It was the top section of an elaborate soda fountain manufactured by Chelsea’s Low Art Tile Company in the 1890’s. An undisclosed buyer made a top bid of $17,000 (hammer price). The fountain piece, in excellent condition,...

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Phoenix Charter Academy Celebrated its Fourth Graduating Class June 16

June 23, 2011
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On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Phoenix Charter Academy (PCA) celebrated its fourth graduation ceremony. Twenty-one scholars from Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, Revere, and Everett will receive their high school diplomas during the ceremony. Unique amongst charter schools, Phoenix Charter Academy, a public charter school in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was charged to become a “model for alternative...

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