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Now Those Are Some Strong Winds

April 17, 2014
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Now Those Are Some Strong Winds

Strong winds on Tuesday afternoon brought down this telephone and electric pole (which carried a large transformer) on Central Avenue. Several cars narrowly escaped being hit by the pole as they travelled underneath it. No injuries were reported.

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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

April 17, 2014
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Dunn Will Run: Police Captain to Run for Charity

Police Capt. Tom Dunn has never run a Marathon before, but he said he could think of no better reason to start than to help raise money for kids with cancer. On April 21, Dunn, 49, will attempt to run the 118th Boston Marathon. Captain Thomas Dunn, a member of the Boston Police Runners...

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The Root of the Matter

April 17, 2014
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The Root of the Matter

Andy DeSantis, the City’s tree expert, explains how to plant a fruit tree to Chelsea Community Garden members on Saturday, April 12, at the Chelsea Community Garden’s Year of the Fruit Workshop on Hawthorne Street in Chelsea. The workshop was the second in the series.

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That’s Her for Sure

April 17, 2014
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That’s Her for Sure

Chelsea High School Senior Marilyn Flores poses next to the self-portrait oil painting of herself that she did this school year. The painting was part of the Chelsea Public Schools’ annual Districtwide Art Show at the Williams School last Thursday and Friday.

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Misleading Students: Chelsea For-profit School Sued by Ag for Deceiving Students and Facilitating Unfair Loans

April 17, 2014
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The attorney general for the state has entered a lawsuit against the company that operates the for-profit training school, Everest Institute, in Chelsea. Everest has operated in Chelsea for several years and is located in the office park on Everett Avenue. Hundreds of students from Chelsea and the surrounding areas attend the school, which...

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Looking at the News: A Silver Opportunity for Chelsea’s History

April 17, 2014
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Walk into the basement of the Chelsea Public Library, and if you have an appointment or know who to ask for, you can meet George Ostler – the City’s unofficial historian who spends many of his days digging through old records in a room set up for his research. While your down there, you...

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City Announces Special Summer Hires for “Operation Youth Clean-Up”

April 17, 2014
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The City announced the creation of nine special summer positions to augment the annual Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI) program that is stewarded by the Chelsea Collaborative and funded by the Commonwealth.  Each year, approximately two dozen of the more than 200 youths selected for the SYEI program work with Chelsea’s Department of Public...

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Chelsea Fire Hockey Team Wins the 6th Annual Metro-fire Hockey Tournament

April 17, 2014
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The Chelsea Fire Department Hockey Team took first place in the 6th Annual Metro-Fire Hockey Tournament, which took place last week at the Stoneham Arena. Some 16 fire departments participated in the tournament, which was put together by Somerville Fire Department’s Mark Wall. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the families of Boston...

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Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting

April 17, 2014
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Several shots rang out on Chester Avenue Tuesday morning, waking worried neighbors and injuring one man. Early on April 15, at around 1:30a.m. Chelsea Police officers responded to 86 Chester Ave. for a report of a shooting incident. On scene officers did find a 52 year old male who was apparently bleeding from his...

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Chelsea On Fire: 1908

April 14, 2014
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Courtesy WGBH/Edgar B. Herwick III http://wgbhnews.org/post/chelsea-fire-1908

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