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Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting

April 17, 2014
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Several shots rang out on Chester Avenue Tuesday morning, waking worried neighbors and injuring one man. Early on April 15, at around 1:30a.m. Chelsea Police officers responded to 86 Chester Ave. for a report of a shooting incident. On scene officers did find a 52 year old male who was apparently bleeding from his...

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Chelsea On Fire: 1908

April 14, 2014
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Courtesy WGBH/Edgar B. Herwick III http://wgbhnews.org/post/chelsea-fire-1908

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

April 9, 2014
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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Volunteers are hard at work preparing for the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to support the Chelsea Hunger Network and tell the story of those who deal with hunger every day in Chelsea.. The annual event features hand-painted bowls and a hearty soup to go in it. For the past few months, volunteers (shown...

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3rd Annual Chelsea Chase 5k

April 9, 2014
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3rd Annual Chelsea Chase 5k

The Jordan Boys & Girls Club will once again be collaborating with the Chelsea Police Relief Association to host the 3rd Annual Chelsea Chase 5K, which takes place on Saturday, May 10th with a 10am start.  The start and finish will be outside of the Dockside in Chelsea, one of our sponsors who will...

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Washington Avenue Bridge Closure Shortened in Silver Line Construction Process

April 9, 2014
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Washington Avenue Bridge Closure Shortened in Silver Line Construction Process

State transportation officials gave residents an exciting look at the conceptual plans and renderings of the Silver Line Stations and bus route planned for Chelsea during a meeting on April 1 at City Hall. While the pictures were pretty and colorful – instilling quite a bit of excitement into the capacity crowd in the...

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City of Chelsea Part of All-America City Finalist

April 9, 2014
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In 1998, just three years removed from State receivership, a delegation of government, business and civic leaders, and some ordinary citizens, traveled to Mobile, Alabama, to tell Chelsea’s story of its rise from the depths no municipality had seen since the Great Depression. That rise was catapulted even higher with the city’s selection then...

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Casino Licensing Pushed Back Again Indefinitely

April 9, 2014
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Waiting seems to be the name of the game when it comes to gaming in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced last Friday that it would be delaying the award of a Greater Boston resort casino license indefinitely. The timeline to award a casino license in Greater Boston has steadily moved back for...

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Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

April 3, 2014
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Chelsea Firefighters Reflecting on Boston Fire, and Attend Funerals

The tragic 9-alarm fatal fire in Boston last Wednesday has Chelsea firefighters reflecting on their own procedures and preparing to attend the funerals for both fallen Boston jakes. Earlier this week, department shift commanders took the time to speak to fire crews about the Boston fire. In addition to going over the incident internally,...

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Shurtleff St. Fire

April 3, 2014
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Shurtleff St. Fire

The Chelsea Fire Department responded to a working fire at 129 Shurtleff St. late on Tuesday afternoon. The fire appeared to come from a kitchen on the third floor of the triple decker. Details were scant by press time, but fire crews appeared to knock down the flames quickly and damage seemed to be...

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Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

April 3, 2014
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Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

The Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea and Historian George Ostler held a combined event on Tuesday night in which a 150th Civil War Anniversary historical exhibit in the City Hall Gallery was unveiled along with the opening of the new Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library. Ron and Leo Robinson first welcomed...

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