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Chelsea Council Approves 20-Year TIF for FBI Building

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In one of the most difficult decisions faced by the Chelsea City Council in some years, the board voted Monday night 7-3 to allow a 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement for the developers of the FBI Building, ACS Development. The TIF was one of the largest ever granted by the...

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Councillors Reject Residency Ordinance Again

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Councillor Giovanni Recupero will likely never give up in trying to bring a residency ordinance to the City for public safety officials, and on Monday night he gave it another try. Recupero put in an order that called for all public safety officers, serving in police and fire, hired after Jan....

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Despite Many Resources On the Ground, Street Violence Continues

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel On the week that Jimmy Vasquez was murdered (Jan. 13) on Shurtleff Street, the City was beginning a major investment in youth street workers and other resources. One Youth Navigator, contracted by the City through the Chelsea Collaborative, had started the Monday after the tragic killing. It highlights a good deal...

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Chelsea Defunded:President Donald Trump Issues Executive Order to Strip Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel President Donald Trump issued a wide-ranging executive order on Wednesday afternoon that targeted immigration enforcement in the interior of the country, and among many initiatives described was a condemnation of sanctuary cities and a directive to strip them of federal funds, except those required by law. Chelsea is one of the...

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Appreciation:Chubby Tiro Was A True Chelsea Legend

January 20, 2017
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Appreciation:Chubby Tiro Was A True Chelsea Legend

By Cary Shuman Some knew him for his athletic excellence, a brilliant multi-sport career that took him from Essex Street and Shurtleff School to Chelsea High School, where he was an All-Scholastic, to a Division 1 college football scholarship at Kansas State University. Others knew him as their Chelsea High School football coach. At...

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For Teachers,Giving to Students is Part of the Job

January 20, 2017
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For Teachers,Giving to Students is Part of the Job

By Seth Daniel There is no line item in the Chelsea School Budget for teddy bears, but just the same Berkowitz School teacher Emily Malik stood in line at a local store on the North Shore with two cart-loads of teddy bears just before Christmas. Other shoppers in line, feeling the burn of the...

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Heat is On as FBI Building TIF Vote comes on Monday

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several city councillors have been surveying residents over the past week in anticipation of one of the biggest votes many have faced in quite some time – a decision on whether or not to grant a 20-year Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement to ACS Development, builders of the new FBI building....

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Not Now:Robinson says He Will Oppose Hotel Proposal on Second Street

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A 139-room hotel project on Second Street behind the Mystic Mall is quickly falling into disfavor with some City leaders in advance of a Planning Board hearing this coming Tuesday, Jan. 24. City Council President Leo Robinson said this week that he will oppose the project before the Planning Board on...

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Police Continue Search for Murderer:Family Prepares to Bury 15-Year-Old

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Chelsea Police continue to work the case involving the murder of Jimmy Vasquez, 15, last Friday afternoon, Jan. 13, on Shurtleff Street, another family is preparing to bury a teen-age boy lost to street violence after a deadly drive-by shooting. Faces of the young men who have been gunned down...

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New Marina Makes Big Splash on Boston Harbor

January 20, 2017
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The Marina at Admiral’s Hill announced this week that a brand new multi-million-dollar waterfront development project is underway to bring a state-of-the-art marina to a desirable neighborhood on Boston Harbor in Chelsea. Designed to accommodate power boats and sailboats for a broad range of boaters, the brand new Marina at Admiral’s Hill will provide...

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