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Restoring the Temple…yard

August 14, 2014
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Frank Souza and Brandon Menjares at the Temple Emanuel field in Cary Square celebrating the extreme clean up of an overgrown lot that both of them played in every day as kids. The two young men are part of the YouthBuild program, which is restoring the Temple grounds for a community garden and open...

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Ash, Ribeiro Discuss Casinos on Channel 5

August 14, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash and Anti-Casino Advocate John Ribeiro – of Winthrop – squared off on casinos Sunday morning, July 27, on Channel 5’s popular ‘On the Record’ news magazine show. Hosted by Ed Harding and Janet Wu of Channel 5, the show typically focuses on two issues for 30-minutes apiece. Last Sunday, Ash...

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Unravelling the Trauma of the Journey: North Suffolk Forms Support Group

August 14, 2014
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It was only the second meeting of the new support group for young girls who have come to Chelsea illegally from Central American countries as part of the recent influx, but even with just two meetings, there was finally a moment of relief for the girls. As Clinicians Ada Aroneanu and Nidia Samayoa went...

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CHA Makes Turnaround in Becoming ‘High Performer,’ for Real This Time

August 14, 2014
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In a remarkable, and short, turnaround for the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA), the once-troubled agency reported late last week that it had been designated a legitimate ‘High Performer’ by federal and state housing officials – including a perfect score on the financials portion. The CHA and its former, now incarcerated, Director Michael McLaughlin has...

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Duke Bradley Celebrates His 78th Birthday

August 14, 2014
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Robert “Duke” Bradley, executive director of Chelsea Community Cable Television, is pictured with his wife, Dorothy Bradley, Tuesday at an event in Chelsea. Bradley, a 1955 graduate of Chelsea High and lifelong Chelsea resident, is celebrating his 78th birthday this week. Happy Birthday, Duke, from all your friends in the city, and thank you for going above and beyond in...

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Collaborative Effort in Cary Square Will Restore Green Space, Enlarge Garden for Somalis

August 14, 2014
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Some 15 years ago, Brandon Menjares and Frank Souza spent most days in the wide-open field off of Temple Emanuel in Cary Square. It was one of the few open green spaces in the neighborhood where they could play baseball, throw the football around or play capture. It was a getaway, both said last...

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Chelsea DTA Honors Clients Who Found Success

August 13, 2014
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Rosa Caraballo was used to getting up every morning and making sure she arrived just a little bit early at her day care job. She had been doing the same routine for seven years, until this past January when the rug was pulled out from under her and she suddenly lost her job. She...

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Thrift is the Word for Canning Gardeners

August 13, 2014
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There is one kind of jam that several Chelsea Community Gardeners would prefer not to get out of – that being Chelsea-grown Blackberry-Raspberry Jam. Several members of the Community Garden came together last week on Tuesday, July 29, to learn the basics of preparing and canning preserves, compotes and jams of all kinds. Under...

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Dan Ryan settling in as State Representative

August 13, 2014
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It’s been a busy few months for State Representative Dan Ryan since being sworn in as the Charlestown and Chelsea state representative back in April. Ryan was tossed out of the pan and into the fire and thrown into the middle of the state’s budget process. “When I was sworn in, the House had...

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Casino License Decision is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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