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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

December 2, 2016
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CHS Class of 1976 Holds Reunion

The Chelsea High School Class of 1976 held its 40th Reunion on Nov. 26 at Teresa’s in North Reading. Pictured at the reunion are, Jan Rubin, Bill Jarosz, Denise Karlin, and Nancy Miller Lord. More photos from the reunion will appear in next week’s edition.

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Rewarding Excellence at Jordan Boys & Girls Club:Perez Vichot Begins Her New Role as Executive Vice President

December 2, 2016
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Rewarding Excellence at Jordan Boys & Girls Club:Perez Vichot Begins Her New Role as Executive Vice President

By Cary Shuman Michelle Perez Vichot has been promoted from her position as executive director of the Jordan Boys and Girls Club (JGBC) to executive vice president of operations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB). She has moved to BGCB headquarters in Boston and will oversee clubs, shared-space sites, and designated...

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Centrella-O’Hara Named New JBGC Executive Director

December 2, 2016
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Centrella-O’Hara Named New JBGC Executive Director

By Cary Shuman Gina Centrella-O’Hara, a member of the staff at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chelsea for 17 years, has been named the club’s new executive director. Centrella-O’Hara succeeds Michelle Perez, who is the new executive vice president of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. Centrella began her association with...

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City Preparing for Quick Turnaround on CPA after Overwhelming Vote

December 2, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Lost in the turmoil of the November election was the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Chelsea, and now City leaders have set an accelerated schedule to get the new program up and running by next fiscal year, which begins July 1. That means collections for the...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving

Chelsea residents flocked to prepare for Thanksgiving this week, from hitting up the Market Basket to visiting the Salvation Army. Above, Felicite Valentine helped Mike Venezia with his selections at the Salvation Army on Monday morning.

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Art Reception

November 24, 2016
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Art Reception

Colette Brésilla standing before her recent paintings on display at the Gallery at Spencer Lofts through Friday, Dec. 30. The artist held a lively reception on Saturday night, Nov. 19, with live music and several guests.

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Wyndham Hotel Owners Announce Another Attempt to Redevelop Hotel Property

November 24, 2016
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Wyndham Hotel Owners Announce Another Attempt to Redevelop Hotel Property

By Seth Daniel The owners of the Wyndham Hotel came back before the Council on Monday night to announce a more extensive renovation project and to re-pitch the Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) agreement that the Council had previously approved for an earlier failed venture. Brian Stage, president of WEDGE Hotels, told the Council on...

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Expanding:Bunker Hill Chelsea Announces It Will Move to Everett Avenue

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Bunker Hill Community College Chelsea Campus announced on Monday that it would be moving from its long-time location in Bellingham Square in order to expand its program in the Simboli buildings at 70 Everett Ave. Replacing them in the old Post Office space in Bellingham Square will be the Phoenix...

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CAPIC Finds Intrusion from Boston for Innovative On-Demand Services

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Social service agencies typically have very little time to fight a turf war, but recently CAPIC found itself having to pause from helping the homeless and addicted communities to defend itself against the expansion of a large Boston agency. Social service agencies are typically officially assigned to regions, cities or areas...

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Council Rejects Relaxed Parking, Food Trucks in Zoning Package

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council bucked the trend, and the trendy, by voting down zoning changes that would have allowed food trucks to operate in the City and also to institute lower parking requirements in the downtown – a nod to the popular sentiment among the development community that those living in...

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