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Chelsea Easter Egg Hunt

April 22, 2017
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Chelsea Easter Egg Hunt

Children racing through the Burke Elementary School Complex during the first annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. Volunteers hid 1,200 Easter eggs and children raced to find them. The inaugural event was a hit.

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Good Friday Procession

April 22, 2017
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Good Friday Procession

Father Hilario Sanez Jr. stands out in the crowd (center) in the procession down Broadway this past Good Friday, April 14. St. Rose of Lima Church held its annual Stations of the Cross through the streets of Chelsea, attracting hundreds upon hundreds of parishioners for the solemn day.

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After 17 Years, Lawlor Moves on from Chelsea Drug Court

April 22, 2017
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After 17 Years, Lawlor Moves on from Chelsea Drug Court

By Seth Daniel After 17 years, one of the founding, cornerstone members of the model Chelsea Drug Court program is moving on to new opportunities in the Newton court system. “It’s tough work, but we keep at it, roll up our sleeves and keep at it,” she said this week, following her last Drug...

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State Housing Agency Approves CHA Development to Move Forward

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced late last week that they have approved the Chelsea Housing Authority’s (CHA) planned redevelopment of the Innes Street Apartment (Central Avenue), and are awarding it $9.6 million in state funding. The CHA was awarded a planning grant of $300,000 by DHCD...

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Chelsea Housing Revamp of Central Avenue Hangs on Council Vote Monday

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the bigger votes of the year for the Chelsea City Council will go down on Monday night, April 24, when the body is faced with the question of approving a Home Rule Petition that will allow the public/private redevelopment of the Central Avenue housing development (Innes) to go forward...

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Councilor Judith Garcia Joins NALEO for Emergency Response Policy Institute in Nation’s Capital

April 14, 2017
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Councilor Judith Garcia Joins NALEO for Emergency Response Policy Institute in Nation’s Capital

Councilor Judith Garcia joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, and more than 30 other Latino elected officials from across the country for the National Policy Institute on Emergency Response and Management from March 7-8, in Washington D.C.. The NALEO Educational Fund’s...

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First Time:State Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Brings Listening Tour to Chelsea

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the first time ever, Chelsea played host to a state budget hearing of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus on Monday night, April 10, as one stop on a statewide listening tour. Chaired by Rep. Russell Holmes of Roxbury and incoming Chair Frank Moran of Lawrence, the Caucus made a...

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New York Company buys Pharmaceutical Building

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing patience in the market, a familiarity with the area, the prospects of Chelsea and the presence of a solid pharmaceutical tenant, a New York company said it is excited to have purchased a commercial building on Everett Avenue for $17.4 million in late February. The North River Company of New...

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Empty Bowls Event will Show the Dire Need of Hunger in Chelsea

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The scourge of hunger is growing in Chelsea, and with fear in the community due to federal immigration changes, many are not seeking help, and organizers of the 6th Annual Empty Bowls plan to stress that at their signature fundraising event on Thursday, April 20. The annual event, which is from...

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Senator DiDomenico asks Congressional Delegation to Fight for Legal Services Funding

April 14, 2017
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Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Senator Sal DiDomenico and Senator Will Brownsberger have sent a letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation urging them to fight against the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of funding for Legal Services. Last year, 23,000 low-income and elderly people in Massachusetts got help at Legal Services with foreclosures and evictions, domestic...

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