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Residency Ordinance Will Get Hearing Once Again

February 4, 2016
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The City Council is preparing to have another conference committee meeting on a proposed residency ordinance introduced two weeks ago by Councillor Giovanni Recupero. Recupero said this week that he will amend the ordinance, which now calls for all new hires to remain living in the city for seven years after being hired, to...

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Homeless Count Finds Those Often Unseen Among Us

February 4, 2016
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It was even earlier than the early shift as dozens of volunteers, City officials and state officials filed into the Chelsea Police Station on Thursday morning – some time just after 3:30 a.m. The goal was to complete the first-ever Chelsea Homelessness Count – an effort championed by Rev. Sandra Whitley of the People’s...

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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

January 28, 2016
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Chelsea Native Joe Smith Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chelsea native Joe Smith celebrated his 88th birthday this week but there is a professional milestone to be celebrated as well. Smith has received one of those incredible honors that only go to the well accomplished and the famous: a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce unveiled Smith’s...

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‘I Was Her Teacher, Now She’s Mine’:Student and Teacher Share a Common Bond Overcoming Challenges

January 28, 2016
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‘I Was Her Teacher, Now She’s Mine’:Student and Teacher Share a Common Bond Overcoming Challenges

The old saying ‘What comes around, goes around’ is usually put in negative terms, but for Chelsea High School senior Precious Perez and her former 4th grade teacher, Barbara Tracey, it’s a saying that epitomizes the caring that is extended from one person to another – and how over time as circumstances change, it...

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Police Stats Show Violent Crime Static,Overall Crime Down

January 28, 2016
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The Chelsea Police Department (CPD) and City Manager Tom Ambrosino released crime statistics from 2015 this month and, while overall crime is down, Chief Brian Kyes said they remain concerned that violent crime numbers remained the same as in 2014. While overall crime was down 8.3 percent from 2014 (1,479 to 1,356 incidents), the...

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A Slam Dunk! Recycling for a Rebound

January 22, 2016
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A Slam Dunk! Recycling for a Rebound

The Berkowitz School has been on a tear recently in responding to the Boston Celtics’ Recycling Education Initiative, sponsored by Chelsea’s JN Phillips Auto Glass. The school was selected and held a tip-off assembly on Jan 11, with the recycling contest running through Jan. 25. So far, students and their parents have responded in...

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 22, 2016
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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day

Seemingly under the watching eye of a photo of Martin Luther King Jr., Chelsea’s Evan Mitchell gives an enlivened and uplifting version of ‘Break Every Chain’ during Monday morning’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Celebration – sponsored by the People’s AME Church and the Chelsea Black Community. Several people came out to...

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Sigh of Relief:Brutal Lynn Street Attack Story was Only a Hoax

January 22, 2016
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After putting the entire City on alert – and drawing considerable media attention from Boston – the alleged brutal random armed attack on a woman, purportedly by three young males with a Central American accent, turned out to be a false report. Denissa Perez, 25, of Chelsea, will be charged with misleading a police...

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Officials Offer Reward For Bomb Scare at CHS

January 22, 2016
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Saying they will not tolerate such behavior, Chelsea Schools and Chelsea Police are working with State authorities in offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of someone who made a hoax bomb threat on Chelsea High School last Thursday, Jan. 14. “The superintendent and the Chelsea Police will not tolerate...

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GE Location in Seaport District could be a Boon for Chelsea

January 22, 2016
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While most officials and business leaders for the City of Boston and for Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration are doing flips over the news of General Electric’s decision to locate its world headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District, there’s good reason for Chelsea officials and residents to perhaps turn some cartwheels over the news as well....

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