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Activists Seek Added Legislation Against Ethanol Trains

May 8, 2014
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Even though Global Petroleum’s pulled the plug on its Ethanol train plan last summer, environmental activists in Chelsea and surrounding communities asked for another layer of protection from state legislators. The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) urged the House to pass a budget amendment that requires, a lengthy moratorium preventing the Department of Environmental...

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Fire at Suffolk Downs

April 30, 2014
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Fire at Suffolk Downs

A three-alarm fire broke out Tuesday evening in the barn area at Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere. Fire crews from all over the area rushed to the scene to put out the red-hot, smoke-belching blaze. Flames were readily apparent and smoke could be seen towering from the area for miles. Chelsea Engine 3 and Ladder 2...

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Fire Department Completes Rapid Intervention Training

April 30, 2014
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Fire Department Completes Rapid Intervention Training

Who rescues firefighters when they are in trouble? Firefighters often put themselves in harm’s way. Today building fires are very different from years ago. New building construction methods use more synthetic materials that burn hotter and new lightweight construction materials commonly fail, collapsing much quickly than traditional building materials. New protective gear worn by...

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Forum Provides Details for Potential Casino Vendors in Chelsea

April 30, 2014
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Forum Provides Details for Potential Casino Vendors in Chelsea

Jonathan Marks has been doing business with Mohegan Sun casino for more than a decade. His family’s grocery wholesale company, Paul W. Marks Company of Chelsea, has in fact expanded their business based upon the guaranteed buying habits of the Connecticut casino, he said. It’s a partnership he told several Chelsea business people and...

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Retirement Board Says No to Restitution in McLaughlin Case

April 30, 2014
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The Chelsea Retirement Board issued part of a long-awaited decision on the pension proceeds from former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin – and the conclusion was that the CHA was not entitled to restitution from McLaughlin’s pension contributions. The move immediately angered those from the CHA and some tenant leaders, but Retirement...

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Chelsea, Wynn to Go to Arbitration

April 30, 2014
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Chelsea is less than a mile from both casino proposals – 0.7 miles to be exact – but while the Mohegan Sun project in Revere has recognized the impacts Chelsea will have, the Wynn project in Everett has had no such understanding of the situation On Tuesday evening, both Chelsea and Wynn filed for...

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Councillors Call for More Police Presence in Their Areas

April 30, 2014
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Three city councillors in some of the more crime-prone neighborhoods of Chelsea have banded together this week to call for better communication and more police presence in their neighborhoods – the alliance forming on the heels of at least two brazen shooting incidents in their districts over the past two weeks. District 4 Councillor...

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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

April 28, 2014
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Chelsea Officials Hold Student Government Day

Students from Chelsea High School Interact Club joined several City and School officials last Wednesday for the annual Student Government Day on April 16.

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Dwyer Continues to Help Others and Make a Difference

April 28, 2014
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Dwyer Continues to Help Others and Make a Difference

Chelsea resident J. Barry Dwyer has taken on another important role to make a difference in the community. “Barry,” former Chelsea High School Cross Country Track and Field Coach and former Chelsea School Committee member has joined Caregiver Homes as a Community Ambassador. As a native and lifelong resident of Chelsea, Dwyer understands how...

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CFD Completes Special Training

April 28, 2014
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CFD Completes Special Training

The Fire Department recently completed Confined Space Rescue Training, completing another recommendation made by last year’s somewhat controversial Matrix Report to the City Council. A “confined space” is a term used by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to define an area, which is enclosed with limited access such as a storage...

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