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Cleanup Volunteers

April 29, 2016
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Cleanup Volunteers

Jonathan Perez and Jose Rodriguez relax at the PORT Park after a hard morning of cleaning up Chelsea. The annual Earth Day Community Clean Up took place on Saturday, April 23, despite rainy conditions. Several volunteers showed up at multiple sites to spruce up the city for spring.

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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

April 29, 2016
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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

By Paul Koolloian A four-alarm fire tore through a Cottage Street home on Friday evening, April 22. Chelsea 911 started receiving multiple calls for smoke coming from a building at 61 Cottage Street about 5:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived heavy fire and smoke was coming from the third floor of the building and Act....

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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

April 29, 2016
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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

By Seth Daniel It was an historic occasion on Monday night when the Chelsea City Council voted unanimously to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance – the first Council in the state to do so. The City’s wage theft ordinance, brought to the floor by nine councillors earlier this month, would seek to make a...

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Police Officer Cited For Heroic Save in 4-Alarm Fire

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Police Department is recommending the highest honors for Officer Dave Delaney after he selflessly dashed into a burning building on Cottage Street last Friday and helped to get two boys – both unaware of the fire – to safety. “I kept pounding on the door and it was a...

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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

April 21, 2016
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Chelsea Workers Join Thousands in Marching on State House for $15 Minimum Wage

By Joe Prezioso and Seth Daniel A few thousand individuals from around the state – with a strong contingent from Chelsea – gathered on Beacon Hill at the State house this past Friday, April 15, to take part in in a protest to fight for a $15 minimum wage across the state. The protesters...

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Waiting On A Grant:Funding,Verizon Strike Threatens Parts of Silver Line, Washington Avenue Bridge

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though buses could be rolling on the new Silver Line extension in Chelsea one year from now, the second phase of the project – which includes a key commuter rail station and downtown Silver Line station – lies in peril as the state Transportation Department waits on word of a crucial...

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Ambrosino Expects to Fund New Firefighter Positions

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Despite ongoing tensions between City Hall and the Firefighter’s Union, City Manager Tom Ambrosino said this week that he believe the Department does need more staffing. And he’s putting the money behind that statement too, he said. “My expectation in my Fiscal Year 2017 Budget will have at least one or...

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Alpert Chosen as New CHS Athletic Director

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Public School announced on Wednesday that Amanda Alpert has been chosen the next Director of Athletics for the Chelsea Public Schools. She will begin her role on July 1, and the role will be expanded to include director of physical education and health. The official title, which is new,...

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Two Restaurants Approved for Everett Avenue by ZBA

April 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Two highly-anticipated high-end restaurant proposals got the thumbs up from the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night, April 13, for the Everett Avenue Urban Renewal District. The first approval came for the well-established Fusion Foods, which has been in the downtown district for several years under the ownership of Melissa...

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Top 100 Chelsea Gross Wage Earners

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Top 100 salaries of public employees from 2015 in Chelsea was released last week by the Law Department, and one employee was over $200,000 and all of the Top 100 made in excess of $100,000. The payroll for the Top 100 featured 44 firefighters, 38 police officers, 16 School Department...

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