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School Budget Cuts Starting to be Felt in the Community

May 4, 2018
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Closing a $3.1 million budget gap is never painless, but now in the weeks after those cuts were announced, many in the community are starting to take notice. This week, one of the most notable cuts that is being discussed is the removal of the librarian from the Chelsea High  School (CHS) Library. Supt....

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City Ready to Complete Last Phase of Everett Avenue, Focus on Downtown Now

May 4, 2018
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The City is preparing to begin construction on the final leg of a five-phase infrastructure redevelopment of Everett Avenue – focusing this construction season on the stretch between Carter Street and Route 16. The $2 million state-funded project will represent the last of five areas that have been completely rebuilt with sidewalks, road reconstruction,...

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Everett Avenue On-Ramp Closing for One Month on May 6

May 4, 2018
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 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public that the on-ramp from Everett Avenue onto the Tobin Bridge (Route 1 southbound) in Chelsea will be closed for approximately one month beginning on Sunday, May 6. This traffic impact is associated with the ongoing Tobin Bridge Repair project and necessary in order...

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Ambrosino Submits $174 Million City Budget

May 4, 2018
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With a proposal that increases spending by nearly $10 million, City Manager Tom Ambrosino submitted a City Budget to the Council this week for consideration at the May 7 meeting. The $174 million budget is rather lean and creates only two new positions, but does contribute extra money to the School Department and covers...

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MCU Selected to Take Part in Equity Builder Program

May 4, 2018
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Metro Credit Union (MCU)  has been selected to participate in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Equity Builder Program, which assists local homebuyers with down-payment and closing costs assistance. Metro received $110,000 through the program, which is available on a first come first serve basis. Homebuyers, at or below 80 percent of the...

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News Briefs

May 4, 2018
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CITY GETS TDI DESIGNATION FROM STATE The Baker-Polito Administration announced the selection of 10 Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) districts in a second round of TDI awards this week, with Chelsea being one of the 10. The designation is a highly competitive program for Gateway Cities designed to accelerate economic growth within focused districts. The second round includes four new districts...

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Chelsea Delegation Announce Landmark Criminal Justice Reform Law

May 4, 2018
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently announced that the landmark criminal justice reform package crafted by the Massachusetts Legislature has been signed into law. The Senator had previously joined his legislative colleagues in overwhelmingly voting to pass this sweeping piece of legislation, and last week the Governor signed the bill into law. An Act relative...

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City Gets Multi-Million-Dollar Federal Grant to Fund Beacham Street

May 4, 2018
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The City announced on Wednesday that it had secured a $3 million federal grant to go towards full design and construction of the Beacham Street reconfiguration project. City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Planner Alex Train broke the news, which is a major coup in the $9 million project – which looks to reconfigure Beacham...

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Hidden in Plain Sight at the Bellingham Cary House

May 4, 2018
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Professional photographer, Jarrod Staples, is fascinated by the elements and places that surround us but are often overlooked. It is a concept that the Stoneham resident has been examining for more than 10 years. Staples’ evocative series of images preserve delicate, ordinary items for future generations to remember and examine. “History and memory are...

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Pioneer Charter School Opens New Campus in Village

May 4, 2018
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The Pioneer Charter School welcomed students and City and state officials to its newest campus in the Village section of Everett over the last week. The new building, in the old telecom building on Plymouth Street, has been completely renovated into a top-quality school building, with a gym area and ample parking. The new...

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