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2018 World Cup is Unusual Both On and Off the Field

July 7, 2018
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been rather strange. Historically and currently elite teams struggled in the group stages—Portugal and Argentina barely squeezed through, while Germany was ousted after a major upset against South Korea. In the Round of 16, which began Saturday, June 30, host-country Russia eliminated powerhouse Spain. After barely squeezing through...

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Bongiovanni of GreenRoots Named Chelsea Unsung Heroine

July 7, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico recently joined with Reps. Daniel Ryan and RoseLee Vincent to congratulate Roseann Bongiovanni on being recognized as an Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW). Each year the MCSW recognizes women across the Commonwealth who make outstanding, yet perhaps unnoted, contributions to their communities. Sen. DiDomenico...

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Chelsea Greenroots Annual Meeting Sunset Boat Cruise

July 7, 2018
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Chelsea GreenRoots held its Annual Meeting and Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor on June 19. Two-hundred-and-fifteen passengers boarded the boat, “Freedom,” at Cabot’s Landing, 201 Marginal St., adjacent to GreenRoots’ office. The group enjoyed refreshments and musical entertainment on board while celebrating the many accomplishments of the organization that is led by Executive Director...

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News Briefs

July 7, 2018
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CHELSEA SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERTS Come celebrate Chelsea and the summer with this summer event series. There are exciting experiences all season. July 12 Summer Nights in Chelsea Square – Kina Zoré Thursday, 7 p.m. July 19 Summer Nights in Chelsea Square – Air Congo Thursday, 7 p.m. Chelsea Square July 26 Summer Nights in Chelsea...

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Three MS-13 Members Charged with Racketeering and Illegal Possession of Firearms

July 7, 2018
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Three MS-13 members have been indicted on charges of racketeering and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Nelson Cruz Rodriguez Cartagena, a/k/a “Inquieto,” 24, a Salvadoran national illegally residing in Everett, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy....

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Foley Installed as President Of the Rotary Club of Chelsea

June 29, 2018
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Foley Installed as President Of the Rotary Club of Chelsea

Maureen Foley was installed as the 91st president of the Rotary Club of Chelsea at the organization’s Installation of Officers Receptions June 21 at the Homewood Suites Event Center. Foley was on her home turf. She is the director of community relations for Colwen Hotel Management which operates three hotels in Chelsea, with a...

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On Hold:‘Real Discussion’ Unfolds Regarding Small Liquor Bottles, Special Meeting Aug 28

June 29, 2018
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The Chelsea Licensing Commission has put on hold the ban of small liquor bottles (100 ml) after a hearing Tuesday night where numerous package store owners from the City came forward to protest the change. The hearing came on the heels of the ban of “nip” bottles last month, with Chelsea being the first...

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Controversial Parking Plan Gets Tabled at Council, Still a Victory for Vidot

June 29, 2018
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After many hours of meetings and dozens of discussions, a parking plan putting put forth by Council President Damali Vidot has been tabled by a vote of 6-4. But within that vote was the promise by City Manager Tom Ambrosino to do a comprehensive parking study that would focus on resident needs and be...

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Eastern Avenue/Broadway Signal: To Fix It, or Not to Fix It

June 29, 2018
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The blinking signals at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Broadway have not functioned for years, but after some recent repairs, they are close to being fixed now. The question, though, has become whether or not the City really wants to get them working. “The constraint on operating the lights has not just been...

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Hotel Study Indicates Chelsea Could Support an Upscale Property

June 29, 2018
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A long-awaited hotel study commissioned by the City has been completed and indicates that the market in Chelsea could support and ‘upper upscale’ property if one were proposed. City Manager Tom Ambrosino commissioned the study last year when a hotel was proposed on Second Street, and it wasn’t certain if the market in Chelsea...

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