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Dan Ryan Announces Candidacy for State Representative

January 22, 2014
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Dan Ryan Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Charlestown community activist Dan Ryan this past weekend announced his candidacy for state representative in the Second Suffolk District, a seat held by Gene O’Flaherty for many years. Ryan said, “It’s an honor to be in a position to run for State Representative, a role that will allow me to build upon my record...

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More Tie-ups Expected on Washington Avenue

January 22, 2014
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Though everyone knows it needs to be done, local officials and public safety planners are bemoaning the disruptions that are likely to occur when the state begins a year-long bridge replacement project on Washington Avenue – effectively cutting the City in two. City Manager Jay Ash said the state Department of Transportation (DOT) has...

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One North of Boston Now Leasing

January 22, 2014
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The long-awaited opening of One North of Boston is now leasing apartments and is on schedule to open this spring. One North of Boston, a joint venture between Gate Residential Properties and TransDel Corp., announced this week that the $50 million residential development project in Chelsea, is ready to lease apartments. “We are excited...

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Making A Difference: Bourdeau Loves Being a Big Brother

January 16, 2014
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Making A Difference: Bourdeau Loves Being a Big Brother

After visiting Mexico on a service trip in high school, Meson Bourdeau, now 29, a lifelong resident of Lynn, knew he wanted to make a difference in the community. “I had always been aware of Big Brothers Big Sisters” Bordeau explained, “Becoming a Big Brother seemed like the best way to give back directly...

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Chelsea Gets Major Grant from Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge

January 16, 2014
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Chelsea Gets Major Grant from Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge

After several applications, a few interviews, and even a personal visit to Bellingham Square by the Boston region’s Federal Reserve chief, Chelsea has been included in a dynamic pilot program that will deliver $225,000 in grant money over the next three years to help revitalize the heart of the city. Last August, Chelsea applied...

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Avellaneda Pulls Papers for State Rep, Ready for Quick Sprint to the Finish

January 16, 2014
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Avellaneda Pulls Papers for State Rep, Ready for Quick Sprint to the Finish

All potential Chelsea candidates seemingly have coalesced behind one man this week, with former City Councillor Roy Avellaneda pulling papers and mounting a run for state representative in Gene O’Flaherty’s former district. O’Flaherty has accepted a job as chief corporate counsel for the City of Boston and will step down from his post by...

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Hoop Star Sammy Mojica Will Play in Prep Classic

January 16, 2014
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Hoop Star Sammy Mojica Will Play in Prep Classic

Brimmer and May basketball star Sammy Mojica of Chelsea will be playing at Chelsea High School in the BABC Prep Classic Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Saul Nechtem Gymnasium. Mojica, who will be heading to Division 1 Drexel University in Philadelphia on a basketball scholarship, will lead his Brimmer and May team into...

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Chelsea’s Tallest Building Sells to New York Company

January 16, 2014
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Chelsea’s Tallest Building Sells to New York Company

A New York real estate company specializing in Section 8 housing has purchased the Broadway Glen apartments on upper Broadway for $9.5 million and plans to update the building. Sam Horowitz of Capital Realty Group in Spring Valley, NY – located just beyond the Tappan Zee Bridge in suburban New York City – said...

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Busy January Kicks off New Council Session

January 16, 2014
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The Chelsea City Council certainly isn’t easing into things during the new session, scheduling three major meetings this month on topics that include casino mitigation, crime fighting strategies and increased liquor licenses. Starting on Jan. 21, the Council will hold two Subcommittee on Conference hearings concerning the new 10-point crime plan, and also a...

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Chelsea City Council/School Committee Swearing-in Ceremony

January 9, 2014
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Chelsea City Council/School Committee Swearing-in Ceremony

State dignitaries, town officials, and members of the community attended the Jan. 6 City Council/School Committee Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall to celebrate the successes of the city. City Council President Matt Frank stood at the podium graciously, becoming accustomed to holding a gavel. “The City Council, as a body of politicians, will surely...

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