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Economic Independence:Chelsea Among Four Housing Authorities to Receive $389,000 in Planning Grants

October 13, 2017
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Economic Independence:Chelsea Among Four Housing Authorities to Receive $389,000 in Planning Grants

Lieutenant Gov. Karyn Polito announced a total of $389,000 in planning and predevelopment grants for Housing Authorities in Chelsea, Gloucester, New Bedford and Taunton to pursue implementation of Worcester Housing Authority-pioneered ‘A Better Life’ programming. The program catalyzes economic independence and self-sufficiency by providing families and residents access to support services, educational opportunity and...

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The Next Cycle:City Will Allow Ofo Bike Service to Launch Pilot in Chelsea This Week

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Yellow bikes are preparing to invade the City’s sidewalks and thoroughfares as the increasingly-popular ofo bike sharing service has been approved to launch in Chelsea this week. “ofo is coming to Chelsea,” said City Manager Tom Ambrosino. “I think they may launch this week.” ofo is a bike sharing company based...

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Wynn Boston Harbor to be on the Forefront of Energy Efficiency

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor is working closely with well-known international companies to implement battery technology into their building, a new technology that will help them store cheaper power purchased during off peak hours, and contribute to an overall energy usage that is but 60 percent of what would be expected for a...

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French Club Comes Down to Make Way for Affordable Housing

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After hundreds of athletic banquets, wedding receptions and a whose who list of Chelsea political functions, that history all came tumbling down last Friday when the French Naturalization Club on Spencer Avenue was demolished for affordable housing. Crews secured the area last Thursday, and began the demo on Friday – taking...

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Chelsea’s Commitment to Industrial Areas Spurs Major Purchases

October 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Residential is king in today’s development world, with developers vying for land to build luxury apartments where previously no one would have even parked their car. That means, however, that industrial areas are shrinking or disappearing in the Greater Boston area, and places like Chelsea’s industrial area on Eastern Avenue and...

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Three 18th Street Gang Members/Associates Plead Guilty to Gun Trafficking Charges

October 13, 2017
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Thee members/associates of the 18th Street Gang, including one Chelsea man, pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Boston in connection with illegal, street-level gun trafficking. Oscar Oliva, a/k/a “Droopy, 26, of East Boston; Ralph Bonano, 23, of East Boston; and Dennis Pleites Ramos, 23, of Chelsea, pleaded guilty to engaging in the...

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Councilor Vidot Endorsed for At-Large City Council Seat by Mass Alliance

October 13, 2017
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Mass Alliance, a coalition of political organizations dedicated to making Massachusetts more progressive is proud to announce their endorsement for their Rising Stars Program of Damali Vidot for Chelsea City Council. “We are proud to endorse for our Rising Stars Program, Damali Vidot for Chelsea City Council,” says Mass Alliance Executive Director Jordan Berg...

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Henry Wilson Announces Candidacy for District 5 Seat on City Council

October 13, 2017
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Since I announced my candidacy for District 5 City Councillor, I have had the opportunity to speak and meet with many of you about your vision for the district. Each conversation has reminded me once again that our city’s greatest asset is our people. Whether you live on Beacon, Ash, Cottage, Chester Avenue, or...

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Walk for Living

October 6, 2017
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Walk for Living

Lauren Stokes, Kate Murphy, Marie Josee, and Milo at the annual Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) 9th Annual Walk for Living on Admirals Hill Sunday, Oct. 1. More than $115,000 was raised to support the center’s care for patients with ALS and MS.

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Helping Puerto Rico

October 6, 2017
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Helping Puerto Rico

Carmen Cruz prays for friends and family in Puerto Rico during the vigil and donation drive on Thursday, Sept. 28, to aid in the relief effort for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Chelsea Collaborative and Teamsters Local 25 organized the event, with many community partners. Teamsters Local 25 is donating trucks...

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