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Matt Siegel to Emcee Eighth Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living

September 8, 2016
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Matt Siegel to Emcee Eighth Annual ALS & MS Walk for Living

Word spread quickly. The Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL), the only urban model skilled nursing Green House in the world caring for individuals with ALS – was  opening  a second home for individuals living with ALS. Within days, the new Dapper McDonald ALS Residence was filled with a diverse mix of residents in...

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Chelsea Firefighter Loses Battle with Occupational Cancer

September 8, 2016
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Chelsea Firefighter Loses Battle with Occupational Cancer

After a year of fighting valiantly against a work-related cancer condition, Chelsea Fire officials announced on Saturday night that Firefighter Peter Kannler, 37, had passed away. It was being considered an active duty death. “It is with deep regret that the department announces the Active Duty death of Firefighter Peter Kannler of Engine 2,...

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Goodbye Weeds:Much Needed Attention Begins to Hone in on District 6 Infrastructure

September 8, 2016
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Goodbye Weeds:Much Needed Attention Begins to Hone in on District 6 Infrastructure

By Seth Daniel There’s a light shining in District 6 – a street light to be exact. A major investment into the infrastructure of District 6 – located along the Chelsea Creek and back of the hill neighborhoods – is about to take place this fall and coming spring, and Councillor Giovanni Recupero is...

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Malone Park Still Generating Controversy Amongst Council

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One week after an idea was floated publicly by Councillor Roy Avellaneda to look into taking the Soldiers’ Home park (Malone Park) out of the state’s hands so the City could use it for youth sports programming, several councillors are lashing out and Avellaneda said it’s all politics. This week, Councillor...

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Movement’s Championship

September 1, 2016
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Movement’s Championship

Minerva Cruz sets the ball during The Movement’s championship women’s volleyball game on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Highland Park. The day long celebration featured the top basketball and volleyball teams from the season facing off against one another. Cruz’s team took first place, and the Red Team won the basketball championships. The Movement celebrated its first...

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First Day of School

September 1, 2016
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First Day of School

Xavier Acevedo, Joshua Audon and Alex Beck enjoy a little playground time before they get called into their class lines for the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Mary C. Burke Complex. Chelsea Public School students resumed classes all over the district on Tuesday, marking the beginning of another school...

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Giving Back for Back to School, One Haircut at a Time

September 1, 2016
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Giving Back for Back to School, One Haircut at a Time

By Seth Daniel The costs of getting kids back to school is a tough bill to pay for parents, and many parents are in situations where they cannot afford all the things that kids need. In those times, they must pick and choose what kids go back with on their first day. And often,...

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Controversy:Differing Opinions On Taking of Malone Park Next to Soldiers’ Home

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A move by some city officials to look into the purchase of Malone Park next to the Soldiers’ Home from the state for badly-needed youth sports programming space has mounted no small controversy in the last week or so. Malone Park, or the Soldiers’ Home park, is a large open field,...

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Supt. Bourque Unveils New School Five-Year Plan

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Supt. Mary Bourque and administrator Gerry McHugh were working in a teaching exercise last year to help them to be able to sell their schools to a skeptical parent, they began listing off all the attributes of the Chelsea schools – one by one. Their evaluator, Barry Bluestone, former executive...

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Enforcement Actions:City Settles with Securities and Exchange Commission for Bond Violations

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week announced enforcement actions against 71 municipal issuers and other obligated persons across the country for violations in municipal bond offerings, with the only Massachusetts violator being the City of Chelsea for making false statements in three recent bond offerings. The actions were...

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