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MGC,Wynn and Others Watching Federal Sports Betting Case Closely

December 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs the merits of legalizing sports betting nationwide, eyes in the region and at the state Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) can’t help but focus on that decision as well. Were the court to side with those pushing to legalize sports betting nationwide – as it currently...

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News Briefs

December 15, 2017
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by Seth Daniel MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ON EVERETT AVE TO START The reconstruction of Everett Avenue, between Carter Street and Route 16, is slated to commence this month. Comprised of a yearlong construction program, this project will rehabilitate utility lines, reconstruct the roadway and sidewalks, and introduce new lighting and street trees to this roadway. While...

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East Boston Savings Bank’s Annual Holiday Auction

December 15, 2017
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East Boston Savings Bank’s 32nd Annual Holiday Auction raised over $75,000 for local charities. EBSB employees, family, friends and vendors gathered at the Danversport Yacht Club where items donated by Bank employees, family members, local businesses and vendors were auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Other items others were offered through various raffles that...

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Breakfast with Santa

December 11, 2017
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Breakfast with Santa

Rosemarie Carlisle, Chelsea School Committeewoman, with her grandchildren, Riley and Julian during the annual Chelsea Chamber of Commerce’s annual Breakfast with Santa program. Hundreds of kids came out to see St. Nick and get some personal, one-on-one time with him before Christmas.

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Chelsea Tree Lighting

December 11, 2017
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Chelsea Tree Lighting

After making a grand entrance, Santa gets swarmed by a group of children on Broadway last Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Chelsea Tree Lighting – which was bigger and better than ever this year. There were the professional Back Bay Ringers, hot chocolate from the Salvation Army, and dancers from Off Broadway – not...

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Silver Line Stations Come Together, Service to Begin in April 2018

December 11, 2017
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Silver Line Stations Come Together, Service to Begin in April 2018

By Seth Daniel A projected 19 minute ride with no transfers from downtown Chelsea to the Seaport in Boston is but months away as the MBTA puts the finishing touches on four stations and the dedicated busway in Chelsea’s new Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line – which will be known as SL3....

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Give Where You Live:Vukovic Launches Buy Nothing Program in City

December 11, 2017
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Give Where You Live:Vukovic Launches Buy Nothing Program in City

By Cary Shuman Cottage Street resident Sladja Vukovic is hoping to build community spirit in her neighborhood with a new project called Buy Nothing. Vujovic is the administrator of the Chelsea Facebook group for the worldwide program in which neighbors give and receive free items from each other such as clothes, household goods, furniture,...

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Council President Race Down to Robinson, Vidot

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The City Council president race has been quietly going back and forth between Council President Leo Robinson and Council Vice President Damali Vidot for the last several weeks. The showdown will likely continue as both court their fellow councillors for commitments and votes prior to a meeting that has been called...

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9-1-1 Dispatchers Apologize for No Confidence Vote on Verdone

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea 9-1-1 Dispatchers Union made a public apology Monday night, Dec. 4, at the City Council meeting to former Assistant Emergency Management Director Robert Verdone for issuing a No Confidence Vote against him on Oct. 1, 2016. Verdone was part of a management group in Chelsea EMS department that the...

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Chelsea Housing Extends Visitor Time for Hurricane Victims

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Puerto Rican residents continue to trickle into Chelsea following the massive Hurricane Maria devastation, the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) announced they would extend the time visitors are allowed to stay with residents – and also consider extensions in some cases. Director Al Ewing said they have been working close with...

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