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Chelsea Housing Extends Visitor Time for Hurricane Victims

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Puerto Rican residents continue to trickle into Chelsea following the massive Hurricane Maria devastation, the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) announced they would extend the time visitors are allowed to stay with residents – and also consider extensions in some cases. Director Al Ewing said they have been working close with...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Sports 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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CHS track teams set for new season The Chelsea High boys and girls indoor rack teams were set to open their season last night (Wednesday) against Greater Lowell at Lynn Tech. For the first time ever, the Commonwealth Athletic Conference will host an indoor track league. Chelsea has competed for the past three years...

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Obituaries 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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Rochelle ‘Shelley’ Bennett Former Chelsea 8th District Councilor who worked to better the Chelsea Community Rochelle “Shelley” A. Bennett of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 2 after suffering a long illness. She was 73 years old. Rochelle was born in Chelsea and lived here throughout most of her...

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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

December 1, 2017
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A Big Request:City Makes Big Ask of MassDOT for Viaduct Project Mitigation

By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and the City Council have submitted an eye-opening mitigation package to the MassDOT to accommodate the upcoming Chelsea Viaduct project – a major rehabilitation project of the elevated highway leading to the Tobin/Mystic Bridge. The project is slated to be advertised in 2018 by the state. In...

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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

December 1, 2017
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Darren Moore, Retired Firefighter and CHS Star Athlete, Dies at the Age of 52

By Cary Shuman City Council President Leo Robinson and the Chelsea community are fondly remembering retired Chelsea firefighter Darren Moore, who died on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the age of 52. Many of Darren’s classmates and friends learned of his passing during the Chelsea High School Class of 1982 35th Reunion Saturday night at...

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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

December 1, 2017
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Late Jazz Artist Fundraising Show to Close Down Spencer Gallery

By Seth Daniel It’s only appropriate that Victor Bailey would close down the Spencer Lofts Gallery. The world-famous jazz musician, who passed away last year from complications related to MS/ALS, once lived at the Spencer Lofts while working as a bass professor at Berklee College of Music. After taking up art as well as...

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ZBA Approves Eleanor Street Apartment Building

December 1, 2017
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By Leah Dearborn The Chelsea Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved a new apartment building project at 25 Eleanor St. on what is currently an industrial building with parking lot. The approval came during the Nov. 14 meeting and the project is championed by Eleanor Street Associates LLC – headed up by Michael Massamino....

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News Briefs

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel CORRECTION A story in the Nov. 16 Chelsea Record on the setting of the tax rate inadvertently described an increase in two-family homes. The story said two-family homes were to see the highest tax increase among all properties in the city. That is incorrect. Instead, condominium properties will see the largest...

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Three Sisters to be at Apollinaire

December 1, 2017
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Apollinaire Theatre presents Chekhov’s masterwork ‘Three Sisters’ in an intimate production staged in three locations in the theater for what will be a 30-person limited performance at each show. Chekhov’s dark human comedy of longing for a better life is presented in an adaption by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts. Stuck in a provincial outpost...

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