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Obituaries 06-21-2018

June 22, 2018
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Pedro Agostini, Jr. Boston Red Sox and Patriots Fan Pedro Agostini, Jr. of Chelsea passed away on Saturday, June 16, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a sudden onset of cancer.  He was 59 years old. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico the o,nly child of Pedro Agostini, Sr. and the late Gladys...

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Plant Sale

June 16, 2018
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Plant Sale

Laura McNeel, Anne Zakrosky, and Enesa Skopljak sell plants on Saturday, June 9, in the Community Garden during the first event of this year’s multi-day Chelsea Art Walk.

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Community Preservation Committee Announced

June 16, 2018
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The newly established Community Preservation Committee will lead Chelsea’s use of funds provided by the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Chelsea voters approved the adoption of the CPA in November 2016.  It will provide hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to be used for the creation and acquisition of affordable housing, historic preservation, open...

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Public Library Featured on Gateway Trail

June 16, 2018
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Recognizing the integral role that public libraries play in their communities, Massachusetts Center for the Book (MCB) has added a Gateway City Library Trail to its live app, MassBook Trails. Chelsea Public Library is celebrated on the trail for providing democratic access to reading and 21st century gateways to opportunity for their patrons through...

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Gerrish Street Gang Member Sentenced on Racketeering and Drug Trafficking

June 16, 2018
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An East Side Money Gang (ES$G) member was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston on racketeering and drug trafficking charges. Henry Del Rio, a/k/a “Junior,” a/k/a “JR,” 21, of Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. In...

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Apollinaire in the Park to Experiment with Salt, Landscape with ‘Midsummer’

June 16, 2018
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Known for its comedy, magic, and romance, Midsummer has a disturbing dark side too. The play kicks off with an engagement forged in war, a father threatening death to his daughter, and an escape into the woods where the environment has been decimated by the force of a fairy feud. “And thorough this distemperature we see the seasons...

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Temple Emmanuel, a Renaissance in Chelsea

June 16, 2018
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Chelsea was a thriving center of Jewish life during the last century.  Located just four miles northeast of downtown Boston, Chelsea had the densest concentration of Jews outside of New York City.  The Jewish immigrants to Chelsea established about two dozen orthodox synagogues and one conservative temple.  Temple Emmanuel was formed in the 1930s...

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Gov Baker Signs DiDomenico’s Housing Bond Bill

June 16, 2018
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The Housing Bond Bill passed by Sen. Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Legislature was recently signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. The bill includes two of Senator DiDomenico’s major legislative priorities: expansion of the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) and reauthorization of the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST)...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2018

June 16, 2018
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TAKING INITIATIVE Police Chief Brian Kyes has enjoyed praising the actions of Officer Timmy Broman, who was noted for going the extra mile to help a man panhandling at on the Parkway and Webster Avenue this week. Kyes said panhandling has been an ongoing problem at that corner, and police have had to move...

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New NFL Rules Won’t Silence Fight for Justice

June 16, 2018
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If the NFL thinks it can silence players who speak their conscience with a new anthem-protest policy, it should take a look back at history. Americans just observed Memorial Day to commemorate those who have fought and died for our basic rights, including our First Amendment right to free speech and peaceful protest. We...

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