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Rep. Reinstein: Casino legislation is progressing

July 22, 2010
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As Gov. Deval Patrick seems to be in the mood to sink the casino gambling ship, others closer to Chelsea are working behind the scenes to make sure it stays afloat. State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Chelsea) was tapped earlier this month to be one of six members of a carefully selected state legislative conference...

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Filing the necessary environmental reports is next step in the process

July 22, 2010
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The state’s environmental secretary has approved the MBTA’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Red Line/Blue Line connector project. However, the MBTA’s DEIR will not satisfy all environmental studies and it must file a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) according to Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles’ decision. There’s been great...

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Demoulas’ at one year

July 15, 2010
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Demoulas’ at one year

At one year and counting, the Demoulas’ Market Basket continues to break all kinds of sales records while attracting huge and diverse throngs of shoppers. The enormous supermarket – perhaps the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi River – has become a mecca of sorts for discriminating food shoppers seeking quality and...

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A real Chelsea success story

July 15, 2010
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A real Chelsea success story

Bruce Berkowitz remembers vividly his days growing up on Washington Avenue, attending the Prattville, Carter, and Williams schools, enjoying the company of good friends and the good times at the old Chelsea Y.M.H.A. And there are people still living and working in the city who remember Bruce Berkowitz as an extremely bright, personable and...

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Simboli launches new Chelsea based real estate company

July 15, 2010
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Simboli launches new Chelsea based real estate company

Anthony James Simboli, announced today the launch of his new Chelsea based real estate company – AJSimboli Real Estate.  AJSimboli Real Estate is already home to more than 300,000 square feet of office and industrial space, providing new economic opportunities and jobs for the region. Great things are happening here in Chelsea, and I’m...

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Million dollar grant for Chelsea neighborhoods

July 15, 2010
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The City of Chelsea will benefit from the recent distribution of $33.6 million in federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to fund infrastructure improvement projects, boost social services and increase housing and business development opportunities. Chelsea will receive a grant of $1,000,000 for neighborhood code violation enforcement, Grove Street traffic calming, construction of the...

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Heat wave hits region; Chelsea prepared

July 8, 2010
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Heat wave hits region; Chelsea prepared

Chelsea City Hall issued an advisory to residents concerning the sizzling heat wave that has settled in over New England for the past three days. City officials are urging all residents, especially elderly residents to properly hydrate themselves and to remain in a cool place for as long as possible until the severe heat...

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Out of the Ashes – Chelsea’s ‘Box District’ the new up-and-coming neighborhood

July 8, 2010
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Out of the Ashes – Chelsea’s ‘Box District’ the new up-and-coming neighborhood

Redevelopment often deals only with fancy, hip names and impressive plans on paper. Architects and idea people with the best of intentions come up with new, hip names for an area and propose buildings and neighborhood amenities that never materialize. It happens. It hasn’t happened in – of all places – Gerrish Avenue, now...

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Plans for new park to be the anchor of Box District

July 8, 2010
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Last Thursday evening, live music from the band El Frente boomed down Gerrish Avenue and Highland Street. It wasn’t an annoyingly loud house party or a reason to call the police; it was a community concert in the new Box District – and planners, city officials and developers for the district hope that one...

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City Manager Jay Ash argues the positive of a casino

July 8, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash was a proponent of casino gambling, a forum participant in East Boston last week where more than 300 people turned out to debate the expanded gambling agenda the state has embarked upon. As a proponent, Ash was his regular self – articulate, informed, hopeful and altogether right on the mark....

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