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Council Looks to Create Committee to Study Parking Around Upcoming Silver Line

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted 11-0 to on Monday night to begin looking at the forthcoming, new Silver Line Stations and how to prevent commuters from hogging parking spaces. Councillor Roy Avellaneda introduced the order at Monday’s Council meeting in order to get ahead of what could certainly become an immediate...

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News Briefs

November 25, 2017
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CO-WORKERS FIGHT On Nov. 14, at 7:36 a.m., an assault in progress was reported at the Boston Hides & Furs, located at 150 Marginal St. The victim stated that he and his co-worker had got into a verbal dispute. During the dispute, the subject struck the victim in the face, causing a minor laceration...

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Brass Tax: some residents will see a decrease in property taxes this year

November 21, 2017
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The Chelsea City Council unanimously set the property tax rates for residential and commercial properties on Monday night, instituting an increased 27.5 percent owner-occupant exemption that will lead to a reduction in taxes for most single-family homeowners. “(These tax rates) will result in a reduction in the average tax bill for owner-occupied single family...

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Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home Ceremonies

November 17, 2017
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Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home Ceremonies

James Smith, Vietnam Veteran in the U.S. Coast Guard and resident at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, watches the proceedings during the Veterans Day Soldiers’ Home ceremonies on Nov. 8.

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Harvest Fest

November 17, 2017
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Harvest Fest

Fatuma Iman enjoyed painting at Saturday’s Mace Apartments Community Harvest Fest in Chelsea on Nov. 4. Residents and volunteers helped to clean up the garden and enjoy an afternoon together.

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Bishop Ready to Head Back to City Council for Prattville

November 17, 2017
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Bishop Ready to Head Back to City Council for Prattville

By Seth Daniel The halls of City Hall haven’t changed tremendously since former City Clerk and former Alderman Bob Bishop retired, but things have changed a bit and now Bishop will rejoin the team as a member of the City Council. On Nov. 7, Bishop one a heavily contested race Prattville’s District 1 over...

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What to Do about the Logan Noise Study? Some Ready to Bargain, Some Ready to Fight

November 17, 2017
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What to Do about the Logan Noise Study? Some Ready to Bargain, Some Ready to Fight

By Seth Daniel The City Council publicly unveiled the recent Airplane Noise Study done by Boston University at a Committee on Conference meeting Monday night, Nov. 13, and the consensus is that there are two different paths – fight in court or use the favorable study as leverage. The noise study was performed by...

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Chelsea Salvation Army Kicks Off Kettles at Market Basket

November 17, 2017
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Chelsea Salvation Army Kicks Off Kettles at Market Basket

By Seth Daniel When the holiday season hits, Chelsea’s Jane Gianatasio can be found in one obvious place – ringing a bell for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive. For the past 10 years, the life-long Chelsea resident has been a bell-ringer for the organization, helping to raise money in their biggest fundraiser of the...

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Chelsea Fire Takes Delivery of Two New Apparatus

November 17, 2017
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Chelsea Fire Takes Delivery of Two New Apparatus

The Chelsea Fire Department recently received two new pieces of fire apparatus, and at the moment both are being outfitted a preparing to be put into service. First, the new Ladder 2, which replaces a 1999 aerial that runs from the Mill Hill Station on Broadway, was purchased by the City as part of...

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No Debate Necessary:Strip Club Application Dismissed by ZBA, New Owner Might Look to Other Things

November 17, 2017
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By Leah Dearborn and Seth Daniel In what has been one surprise after another with the Phantom Ventures suit-and-tie strip club proposal, Tuesday night’s events perhaps took the cake – with a new owner of the club now coming into play and the proponents withdrawing their three-year-old proposal at the last minute. That came,...

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