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The Chelsea Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

January 20, 2018
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The Chelsea Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

The Chelsea Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration was commemorated in song, in speech and in camaraderie on Monday, Jan. 15, at Chelsea High School.Keynote Speaker Rev. Basil Yarde related how King inspired him as a young man. The annual event also saw performances from Chelsea High students, student essay contest winners and...

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Bruins’ Singer Entertains

January 20, 2018
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Bruins’ Singer Entertains

Boston Bruins’ famous National Anthem singer, Rene Rancourt, has spent 41 years singing before Bruins contests, and last Thursday, Jan. 11, he spent an afternoon at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home singing and entertaining residents and staff. The time was put together by the Chelsea District Court staff.

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Anti-Bullying Week Kicks Off at Collaborative, CHS

January 20, 2018
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Anti-Bullying Week Kicks Off at Collaborative, CHS

By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Collaborative youth leaders and Chelsea High School are combining their efforts this week to bring unprecedented attention to Anti-Bullying Week. On Tuesday afternoon, youth leaders kicked off the week with a program at the Chelsea Collaborative designed to educate  youth and adults about how dangerous bullying can be in...

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Doors Now Open:Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Sullivan Square, Sees Large Amount of Customers

January 20, 2018
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Doors Now Open:Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Sullivan Square, Sees Large Amount of Customers

By Seth Daniel The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Lower Mystic region has opened its doors in Sullivan Square on Broadway, Somerville, and operators of the clinic, Revolutionary Clinics, said last week at an open house they are seeing many new patients and believe people in the area with chronic pain are turning...

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High Water:Recent Blizzard Storm Surge Forces Tidal Flooding to the Forefront

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel When the Jan. 4 blizzard hit Chelsea and Greater Boston, it was a lot of snow – which was par for the course in January – but the eye-opener was the 14.99 foot high tide that accompanied a storm surge. Suddenly, blizzard conditions were matched with heavy flooding on Marginal Street,...

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Business and Environment Meet in Plastic Bag Ban Discussions

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel City leaders, business owners and members of the community are preparing for what might be the first big debate of the year – whether or not to ban plastic shopping bags in Chelsea. Already, several municipalities have taken the step to ban the common, thin plastic shopping bag given out at...

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Significant TIF Likely to Come for Revamped CHA Mixed-Income Development

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel A new, revamped effort by the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) to build a mixed-income development on Central Avenue will likely come with a significant Tax Increment Financing (TIF) request, said City Manager Tom Ambrosino. The new proposal, which is a second attempt by designated developer Corcoran Jennison, will likely come before...

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Coming to a TV Near You:Hollywood Hits Revere Beach for a New Pilot Program

January 20, 2018
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by Sue Woodcock Film crews descended on Revere Beach Boulevard and Bill Ash’s Lounge at the end of last week. Crews were filming a television pilot for Showtime called, “City on the Hill” and a scene called “The Approval.” Crews have also been filming in Malden. Star actor Kevin Bacon (Footloose) is tagged to...

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MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Murder Conspiracy

January 20, 2018
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An MS-13 member pleaded guilty on Jan. 12 in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Lawrence. Josue Alexis DePaz, a/k/a “Gato,” 21, a Salvadoran national formerly residing in Lawrence, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly...

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Alleged MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Re-Entry of Deported Alien

January 20, 2018
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An alleged member of MS-13 pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in federal court in Boston to an immigration charge. Elenilson Gonzalez-Gonzalez, a/k/a “Siniestro,” 31, a Salvadoran national, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien.  U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for April 5, 2018. Following a...

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