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Council Passes Unique Pilot for Students, Not Everyone on Board

April 13, 2018
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The Chelsea City Council passed a unique pilot program by a vote of 8-2 on Monday night that would allow qualifying students at Chelsea High an opportunity to finish their Associate’s Degree after high school on the City’s dime. The program is a partnership with Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and was championed by...

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Forbes Owners Back to Conservation Commission to Start Over

April 13, 2018
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The owners of the old Forbes Lithograph property on Chelsea Creek have completed an initial meeting with the Conservation Commission that signals the beginning of a new process on the property. City Planner John DePriest said the owners, Yihe of China, came before the Con Com at the end of last month for a...

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Threat at Chelsea High Ends up a Hoax, Wrong CHS

April 13, 2018
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In a world where every threat to a school has to be taken seriously, that played out on Monday morning at Chelsea High when the schools were put on alert by a social media threat to “CHS” that turned out to be a month old and referring to a school in New Mexico. Supt....

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Secretary Pollack Would like Silver Line to go to Everett

April 13, 2018
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Just as the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line gets ready to launch in Chelsea on April 21, State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said in a meeting in Boston that she would like to see it eventually expand to Everett – a plan that Everett officials and the Lower Mystic Regional Transportation Working...

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News Briefs

April 13, 2018
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STUDENT DAY OF ACTION The Chelsea Collaborative is sponsoring a day of action for local students at the State House on Weds., April 18, to advocate for better funding for the schools. Director Gladys Vega said they will be advocating for Senate Bill 2325, which calls for modernizing the foundation budget formula for schools...

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MS-13 Leader Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

April 13, 2018
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A leader of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique was sentenced today in federal court in Boston. Rafael Leoner Aguirre, a/k/a “Tremendo,” 22, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 19 years in prison and three years of supervised release, which he will begin serving after completion...

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Strategic Scholarship Bootcamp Seminar Will Be Starting on April 29

April 13, 2018
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Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to be faced with. The conversation continued and one of the moms shared that she happened to be in the audience when Major Nippy Betz gave...

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Thomsen Holding Court:Legendary NBA Writer from Swampscott will Hold Book Signing in Winthrop

April 13, 2018
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Swampscott resident Ian Thomsen, one of the nation’s leading sportswriters for the past three decades, will be in Winthrop on April 19 to talk about his new book, “The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown Between Lebron, Kobe, Doc and Dirk That Saved the NBA.” Thomas will be speaking about the book and his...

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MBTA Approve Funding of $50,000 for Red Line/Blue Line Connector Study

April 13, 2018
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Linking the only two MBTA train lines that have no connection has been something residents in Chelsea and surrounding communities have been asking and waiting for since the 1970s. The Red Line/Blue Line Connector has long been a bone of contention between the neighborhood and the state ever since the Commonwealth reneged on its...

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Station of the Cross

April 6, 2018
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Station of the Cross

Julio Figueroa as John The Apostle, Ramona Rodriguez as Mary Mother Of Jesus, and Kinian Lobo as Mary Madeline march in grief at Jesus’s suffering during the annual St. Rose of Lima Church’s Stations of the Cross throughout the streets of Chelsea on Good Friday, March 30. Hundreds of parishioners came out to participate...

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