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Phoenix Charter Academy Celebrated its Fourth Graduating Class June 16

June 23, 2011
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On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Phoenix Charter Academy (PCA) celebrated its fourth graduation ceremony. Twenty-one scholars from Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, Revere, and Everett will receive their high school diplomas during the ceremony. Unique amongst charter schools, Phoenix Charter Academy, a public charter school in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was charged to become a “model for alternative...

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Council antes up $50,000 more for Summer Jobs

June 23, 2011
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Jobs for kids seeking work during the summer vacation are scarce to non-existent in Chelsea and in all surrounding communities. While the stock market has come back from the depths following the near collapse of the US economy three years ago, jobs in general have not been generated and summer jobs for kids has...

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Zoning Board Denies Factory Proposal

June 22, 2011
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Zoning Board Denies Factory Proposal

A tortilla factory will not be moving into the former Kayem site on Winnisimmet Street following the unanimous decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals which denied five special occupancy permits that were being sought at a crowded hearing in Chelsea city hall Tuesday night. About 65 men and women from the neighborhood attended....

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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project

June 22, 2011
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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project

Federal railroad officials are keeping a close eye on Global Oil’s proposal to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere terminal on Chelsea Creek, but they also said they still don’t know much about the details. “We have been monitoring developments closely and have had meetings with the State Fire Marshal’s Office as well as...

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Washington Ave. Reconstruction Ready to Go

June 22, 2011
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Washington Avenue is going to undergo a near complete rehabilitation and not a moment too soon. Washington Avenue is in deplorable condition with holes and bumps and large stretches of unevenness that make driving down this grand road a noisy, challenging, rattling event. “It’s a whopper of a job and I’m so proud this...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Controversy Erupts at Local Meeting on Factory Variance

June 9, 2011
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Controversy Erupts at Local Meeting on Factory Variance

About 15 members of the Lower Broadway community exchanged sometimes heated and passionate feelings about the proposed tortilla factory, which seeks to move into the old Kayem property on Winisimmet Street if the city’s zoning board of appeals allows it. The meeting was held Tuesday night in the community room at the Chelsea Police...

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City Council Approves $115 Million Budget

June 9, 2011
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How much will it cost to run the City of Chelsea in the next fiscal year that starts on July 1? The answer is $115M. And the number became official when the Chelsea City Council  on Tuesday evening gave its OK for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget presented by Jay Ash. It is a...

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Navigation Channel Under Chelsea Bridge Under Consideration for Dredging in 2012

June 9, 2011
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel in the vicinity of the Chelsea Street Bridge in Chelsea and East Boston by 2012. The replacement of the existing Chelsea Street Bridge with a new vertical lift bridge by others will allow the...

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