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Three-Alarmer Caused by Extension Cords, Air Conditioner

June 3, 2017
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Three-Alarmer Caused by Extension Cords, Air Conditioner

At 4:38 p.m. on May 19, Chelsea Fire received a call for a house fire at 127 Shurtleff St. Upon arrival, heavy fire was showing from the 3rd floor with exposure buildings in close proximity on each side. Deputy Chief Robert Houghton transmitted the working fire and struck the second alarm. Fire quickly spread...

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Result the Same:Starts and Stops in Parking Fight Results in Second Vote to Deny Cary Square Two-hour Plan

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After having voted down a two-hour parking proposal for Cary Square on the May 22 City Council meeting – yet not having enough votes to deny it according to the City Charter – the Council re-assembled on Tuesday night, May 30, to give it one more try. And the result was...

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City May Try to Take Salvation Army Store by Eminent Domain

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Salvation Army Store on Broadway closed earlier this month, and the City said this week that it is seriously considering taking the property by eminent domain due to it being a blight on the city and for public policy purposes. City Manager Tom Ambrosino said the store has been sold,...

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Chelsea Public Library Wins NASA@ My Library Grant

June 3, 2017
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The Chelsea Public Library announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a grant from NASA and the American Library Association called NASA@ My Library. Chelsea Public Library is one of 75 libraries that have been chosen from a total of 513 applicants to receive the NASA@ My Library grant, and is the only library...

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Fire Chief, City Manager Differ on Union’s Account of Ballistic Helmets

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Chief Leonard Albanese hotly disputed claims made by the Chelsea Firefighters Union last week that the City was unwilling to fund kevlar helmets to protect them in an active shooter situation, indicating that the Union would not have even had the ballistic vests that came in...

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Gold Star Mother Says People Remembering Her Son Helps the Hurt

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Gold Star Mother Diana Ramirez said nothing can take away the pain of losing her son in 2008 to the war in Afghanistan, but gatherings such as the one on Memorial Day at City Hall Monday help ease the pain of loss. Ramirez was the keynote speaker at Monday’s exercises, and...

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Senior Prom

May 27, 2017
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Senior Prom

Ariel Urena and Mirialie De Jesus dance together at the Chelsea High School Senior Prom at the Hilton Hotel at Logan Airport on Saturday, May 20. Hundreds of students gathered for the annual celebration as the school year begins to wind down.Chelsea High’s graduation exercises will take place in a few short weeks, on...

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Standoff:Police,Fire Face Violent Domestic Incident; Ends in One Death, Traumatized Neighborhood

May 27, 2017
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Standoff:Police,Fire Face Violent Domestic Incident; Ends in One Death, Traumatized Neighborhood

By Seth Daniel It’s no secret that, at times, the quiet of a Chelsea night can be punctuated by the sound of gunfire. But not on Warren Avenue, usually. The calm of the hillside neighborhood below the Soldiers’ Home broke out into chaos just before 10 p.m. on Monday night, when a misty night...

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Robert Wood Johnson Team Leaves Chelsea Impressed

May 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Local organizers said the City, its non-profits and its residents left a positive mark on a team of evaluators visiting the city from the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health prize last week. “I thought it was exciting,” said Roseann Bongiovanni of GreenRoots, one of the planners. “We had planned so...

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Training Was Key, Union for Calls More Equipment Immediately

May 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Fire Department union is calling on the City and Fire Chief Len Albanese to immediately outfit the members of its union with ballistic helmets recommended by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the wake of the active shooter incident on Warren Avenue. President Anthony Salvucci said the union,...

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