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License Commission Comes Under the Microscope for Some Councillors

March 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In what was a complete surprise to several observers and councillors at Monday night’s meeting, a block of five councillors rose up and nearly blocked the re-appointment of a long-time License Commission member, Ken Umemba. Umemba was re-appointed in the end, on a 5-5 tie vote that was finally decided 24...

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Chelsea High School Class of 1981

March 24, 2016
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Tufts Partners with Wright School for a Closer Look at Medical Careers

March 17, 2016
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Tufts Partners with Wright School for a Closer Look at Medical Careers

By Seth Daniel Middle schoolers are historically hard to keep the attention of, but last Friday morning at Tufts University Medical School, a large group of students sat quietly in the dental lab transfixed on preparing and making dental teeth impressions. There was no need to call for quiet, or re-focus the youngsters from...

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Vigil Brings Out Hundreds to March,Pray

March 17, 2016
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Vigil Brings Out Hundreds to March,Pray

By Seth Daniel and Joe Prezioso As dusk fell upon Chelsea last Wednesday evening, March 9, little Chase Collins held a ball tightly between his hands, looking curiously at the growing numbers of candles and photos and poems left at the Washington Avenue scene of the horrific shooting incident that killed Pablo Villeda on...

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Jennifer Kelly is Named the New Director of Healthy Chelsea Coalition

March 17, 2016
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Jennifer Kelly, of Gloucester, is the new director of the Healthy Chelsea, a community coalition focused on improving the overall health of Chelsea residents by working to increase healthy eating active living and decrease the negative effects of substance misuse and toxic stress. The coalition is supported by the MGH Center for Community Health...

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Good Timing

March 11, 2016
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Good Timing

Photographer Nanda Rust unveiled her in-depth documentary-style look at Chelsea Clock – a look that came before the company moved from its ancient headquarters on Everett Avenue last year – on Tuesday night. Capturing the workers who had been there for decades, the machinery that had been there even longer and the tiniest of...

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Together in Song

March 11, 2016
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Together in Song

Governor Charlie Baker, Senator Sal DiDomenico, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined together in song to entertain the crowd during the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration hosted by Sen. DiDomenico in Charlestown. The popular event brought many from Chelsea and several state officials as well.

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Act of Violence:Chelsea Youth Charged with Murder in Teen Party Shooting

March 11, 2016
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Act of Violence:Chelsea Youth Charged with Murder in Teen Party Shooting

By Seth Daniel A 16-year-old Chelsea youth, who had just recently moved to Lynn, has been charged with the murder of Pablo Villeda, 19, in an horrific act of violence that left the victim dead and six others wounded from 10 gunshots allegedly fired in close quarters early on Sunday morning. The shooting has...

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New Fire Chief Ready to Work with All Parties

March 11, 2016
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New Fire Chief Ready to Work with All Parties

By Seth Daniel City Manager Tom Ambrosino announced on Friday, March 4, that he had chosen Len Albanese, chief of the North Providence Fire Department, to be the next permanent fire chief for Chelsea. Albanese, 50, will start the new job in April 4. The new chief is a 30-year veteran of the fire...

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Community Reacts to Multiple Shooting with Vigil,Meeting

March 11, 2016
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Community Reacts to Multiple Shooting with Vigil,Meeting

By Seth Daniel As the sun rose on Washington Avenue and Orange Street Sunday morning, neighbors were grasping for answers to another – and even worse – shooting incident that had left the streets closed down and cordoned off and, in effect, a war zone situation. They couldn’t leave the house. They couldn’t ask...

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