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CPA Vote by Council Brings New Measure Closer to Reality

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted unanimously on Monday to accept the proposed structure for the new Community Preservation Act (CPA) committee. The 11-0 vote was a celebration for many on the Council after the measure got onto the ballot this year and was overwhelmingly approved by Chelsea voters on the November...

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Council Refuses to Hear Presentation from FBI Building Developer

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council made no friends Monday night at its meeting when it snubbed longtime Everett Avenue developer, ACS Development, and refused to allow the company to show a presentation it had prepared to introduce discussion on a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement. The TIF agreement is widely believed...

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Santa on Salt

December 16, 2016
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Santa on Salt

Santa Claus and his reindeer appeared to be taking off into the sun on a recent morning near the Eastern Salt facility, where the old Santa and his sleigh feature has been placed at the crest of the pile. Meanwhile, City crews have been targeting new areas to decorate for the holidays.

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Holiday Gathering

December 16, 2016
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Holiday Gathering

Chelsea Girl Scout Chloe Bourgea singing Christmas carols during the annual Governor Bellingham-Cary House’s annual Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 10. Visitors toured the home and sang Christmas carols while sampling the excellent dessert table.

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Action Plan:GreenRoots, La Communidad, NOAH Unite to Challenge ExxonMobile

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Three local environmental organizations and one statewide organization partnered last Thursday morning to challenge the ExxonMobile terminal in Everett to think about an action plan for natural disasters caused by what they termed climate change complications. The action was a surprise to those working at the terminal’s office on Beacham Street,...

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Manager Requests Graffiti Team to Target City Hot Spots

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino is hoping the Chelsea City Council will approve a $170,000 expenditure to establish a dedicated Public Works Graffiti team to seek out graffiti and remove it promptly. “I have asked the Council for a dedicated graffiti removal team that would have two employees,” he said. “I was...

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Gov Nominates James E. Byrne to the Chelsea District Court

December 16, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker has nominated James E. Byrne, a Dorchester attorney with extensive experience in the court room and a former Boston city councillor, to serve as a judge in the Chelsea District Court. “James Byrne is a distinguished and dedicated attorney with many years of public service, including as a Boston City Councilor,...

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DPW Director Leaves Post Again, for State Job

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Joe Foti, former Department of Public Works (DPW) director, has left his position once again, this time for a top job at the state Department of Transportation (DOT). “We’re disappointed, but we are now in the process of looking for a new director,” said City Manager Tom Ambrosino. “Bert Taverna of...

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Chelsea Man,Spelling Bee Bandit Arrested for Multiple Bank Robberies

December 16, 2016
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A Chelsea man, dubbed the “Spelling Bee Bandit,” was arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with four bank robberies in the Greater Boston area. Jason S. Englen, 34, was charged with the robberies of: TD Bank in Arlington on Oct. 31, 2016; TD Bank in Reading on Nov. 5, 2016; Salem Five in Burlington...

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Chelsea Fire Dept Toy Drive

December 9, 2016
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Chelsea Fire Dept Toy Drive

The Chelsea Fire Department is in the midst of its annual toy drive to help less fortunate families in the area during this holiday season. “After doing some research we found that 400 to 800 children in the city of Chelsea are provided Christmas gifts through the Toys for Tots program each year,” said...

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