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Chelsea Police National Night Out

August 5, 2017
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Chelsea Police National Night Out

The Chelsea Police Department held its annual National Night Out event Tuesday at Mary O’Malley. The event raises community awareness about policing efforts and helps build partnerships between the department and residents. Several local organizations participated in the festivities. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes is pictured with young residents, some representing the Chelsea Collaborative,...

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Call to All Chelsea Artists Brings a Crowd in New Effort

August 5, 2017
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Call to All Chelsea Artists Brings a Crowd in New Effort

By Seth Daniel Chelsea has long had a budding artist community, but few have ever fully taken stock of just what talents are blossoming in Chelsea’s creative community. That is all changing as the Chelsea Cultural Council begins its effort to do an assessment of artist in the city and their various talents. The...

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

August 5, 2017
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tours EBNHC

By John Lynds Last week the Democrats had a huge victory as the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama Care. While there was much to celebrate as several Republicans, like Senator John McCain, cast votes against the Senate bill to repeal Obama Care, Senate Democrats like...

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Chelsea Fire Secures Major Federal Grant

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department announced this week that they have secured a major federal grant to pay for the hiring of eight new firefighters in this year’s budget – with Chief Len Albanese saying the new recruits could hit the streets by Thanksgiving. The Homeland Security grant provides $1.4 million of...

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Red Sox Offer Chelsea High School Students Discount Tickets

August 5, 2017
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For less than the cost of movie ticket, Chelsea students can enjoy the magic of Boston Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park this summer. The Red Sox are offering young fans affordable tickets to games through the team’s Student 9’s program, which provides high school and college students the opportunity to purchase $9 tickets...

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Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

August 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English language learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy....

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle both voted in support of this legislation that makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to...

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All Smiles for Ice Cream

July 28, 2017
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All Smiles for Ice Cream

The Chelsea Senior Center held its annual fundraising ice cream social on Thursday, July 20, and found many people ready to eat ice cream and dance to the music. Gail Curran, Nancy Nminski, Chris Kaminski and Judy Litwin show off an ice cream treat.

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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

July 28, 2017
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Returning Home:Phunk Phenomenon Dance Seeks New Home in Chelsea

By Cary Shuman Chelsea native Reia Briggs-Connor, who has built the Phunk Phenomenon Dance Complex in to the No. 1 name in hip-hop dance in Greater Boston, is looking for another home. Briggs-Connor, a former New England Patriots cheerleader, learned in April that the building on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett that housed her...

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Chelsea Collaborative Wins Constitutional Case On Voting Registration

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Last fall, when Chelsea’s Edma Ortiz began to get increasingly concerned about the presidential election and what was at stake for immigrants and the Latino community, she finally found the time to get to Chelsea City Hall to register to vote in the election. However, an irregular work schedule that required...

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