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Two Working Fires in High-Rise Buildings Keep CFD Running

April 14, 2016
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By Paul Koolloian Chelsea Firefighters were kept quite busy over the weekend responding to two serious fires that broke out at two high-rise developments on Admirals Hill, including one at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL). The first fire, which occurred Friday morning, April 8, almost turned tragic when ,according to reports circulating...

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On Broadway Developers Respond to Call for a More Vibrant Downtown

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel At least three major housing proposals for the downtown Chelsea area have come into the City over the last month just as City Manager Tom Ambrosino has proposed to spend millions on the Business District and put out a call for more and better housing above existing businesses. The City’s proposed...

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Chamber Installation

April 7, 2016
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Chamber Installation

Newly installed Chelsea Chamber of Commerce president Sergio Jaramillo (right) presents a Chelsea Clock to guest speaker, Robert DeSalvio, president of the Wynn Boston Harbor hotel and casino in Everett at the Installation of Officers Dinner and Reception March 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn, East Boston.

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Everett Avenue Property sold for $43 Million

April 7, 2016
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Everett Avenue Property sold for $43 Million

By Seth Daniel A California developer has purchased the Chelsea Clock building and a collection of scrap yard properties once owned by Billy Thibeault of Wood Waste for $47.7 million. The properties on Everett Avenue, Vale Street, Carter Street, Fourth Street, Fifth Street and Locust Street were previously proposed and approved for 692 units...

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LaSala Lands Allergen-Friendly Bakery in Boston Public Market

April 7, 2016
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LaSala Lands Allergen-Friendly Bakery in Boston Public Market

By Seth Daniel Jennifer LaSala’s donuts have been known to make people whole. But it’s not just her donuts, it’s all of her baked goods, and the budding baker said her specialty allergy-free company – which now has a permanent spot in the Boston Public Market – has brought tears to the eyes of...

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CHS Drama Ready to Perform ‘Dream Girls’ This Weekend

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea High School thespians are preparing to premiere tonight, April 7, their run of ‘Dream Girls,’ the spring musical performance by the school. The play will run from April 7-9 at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are going fast, Performing Arts Director Alisha Dolan said, as there is limited seating....

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Chelsea Housing to Look at Public-Private Redevelopment

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) has put out a Request for Proposals in hopes of partnering with a private developer to completely redevelop the Central Avenue and Walnut Street (Union Park Apartments) housing developments. The move is very preliminary, CHA said, and still requires a key approval by the state Department...

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Licensing Fracas Ends with a Bang

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councillors and leaders agreed tacitly to move beyond the heated debate and, at times, name calling that has resulted from a close vote to re-appoint License Commissioner Ken Umemba and a desire by some councillors to make wholesale changes in the makeup of that board. A letter from former License...

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One Talented Dog

April 1, 2016
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One Talented Dog

Alex, a 7-year-old German Shepherd, is a Chelsea Police dog who will be retiring on July 1. Officer Ed Noftle showcased Alex’s talents at a special Chelsea Public Library program for families on Wednesday, March 23.

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‘Transfatty Lives’ to make Boston Premiere in Revere Cinema

April 1, 2016
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‘Transfatty Lives’ to make Boston Premiere in Revere Cinema

Imagine creating an award-winning documentary just by moving your eyebrows. Patrick O’Brien, who was diagnosed with ALS 10 years ago at age 30, spent 10 years producing the highly acclaimed ALS documentary “Transfatty Lives.” The film, which won the 2015 Audience Award at the Tribeca and Milano Film Festivals, will have its Boston premiere...

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