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April 28, 2018
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CORRECTION In a Police Brief in last week’s Chelsea Record, it was reported that a “light oil” release in the Mystic River came from Global Oil in Chelsea. In fact, Global had nothing to do with it. Chelsea Fire officials said Global was to be praised for noticing the sheen and property reporting it....

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Chelsea Included in Baker-Polito Administration Opportunity Zone

April 28, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker submitted the state’s Opportunity Zone designations to the U.S. Treasury Department today to encourage long-term investment in eligible Massachusetts communities. Created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Opportunity Zone program presents an opportunity for private, tax-free investment into areas of economic need, benefiting both...

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A Silver Line-ing: First Rides on the SL-3 Line Begin Saturday

April 21, 2018
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A Silver Line-ing: First Rides on the SL-3 Line Begin Saturday

The MBTA is gearing up for the big rollout of its Silver Line SL-3 expansion on Saturday, April 21, as operations on the expansion of the bus rapid transit look to change the landscape, and the commute, of the City. For the first time ever, “can’t get there from here” territory like South Station...

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Remembering Kathy Finklestein

April 21, 2018
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Remembering Kathy Finklestein

They came from all walks of life, bowlers and business people, friends and family, people of all faiths and backgrounds – and what they all had in common was this: to have known Kathleen “Kathy” (Pawlak) Finklestein was to have known an extraordinary human being. Many, like Joe Surette, who came with his wife,...

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Chelsea Schools Announce Schmidt as Principal for New School

April 21, 2018
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Chelsea has a new leader for what will be a new school, as current Chelsea High Assistant Principal Ron Schmidt has been tapped to lead the new Chelsea Opportunity Academy, which starts on July 1. Supt. Mary Bourque announced the hire this week, soon after she announced the organization of the Opportunity Academy, which...

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Cottage Street Project First Silver Line-Based, Affordable Housing

April 21, 2018
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A 66-unit apartment building looking to be constructed on what is now a vacant, derelict property looks to achieve a lot of firsts – the first Silver Line-based development and the first project to include affordable housing under the City’s new ordinance. Greg Antonelli is proposing to build the building at 170 Cottage St.,...

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Wynn Resorts Appoints Three New Female Independent Directors

April 21, 2018
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The Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that it has expanded its board to 11 members, with the appointment of Betsy Atkins, Dee Dee Myers and Wendy Webb as independent directors, effective immediately. All three new appointments are women, which the company pointed to as making more progress against its recent sexual...

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The Estates on Admiral’s Hill to Celebrate Spring with Open House

April 21, 2018
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The Estates on Admiral’s Hill, part of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, will hold a Spring Open House for its two assisted living residences in Chelsea on Thursday, April 26 from 2-5 p.m. This event is the perfect opportunity to see what life at an assisted living is all about. There will be one-on-one consultations with...

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Chelsea Public Library – Wingmasters Bird Exhibit

April 21, 2018
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Six birds of prey that are native to Chelsea were presented during the Chelsea Public Library’s Wingmasters Bird Exhibit on April 7. Jim Parks and his partner, Julie Collier, rescue, rehabilitate, and release raptors such as eagles and osprey. The falcons, owls, and hawk displayed were born in the wild, but due to permanent...

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Drug Court Graduation Brings Tears of Joy, Celebration of Change

April 21, 2018
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On Tuesday, April 10, at Chelsea District Court, the courtroom was filled with people who had arrest records as long as the Declaration of Independence. They sat at the tables where defendants usually sit. They’d all been there before numerous times due to their addiction, drug use and petty crimes. This time, though, they...

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