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Superintendent’s Organizationagainst Legalization of Marijuana

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The state superintendent’s organization, which includes Chelsea Supt. Mary Bourque, has officially come out against the legalization of marijuana ballot question that will appear on the November ballot. Superintendents across the state in the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS), including Revere Supt. Dianne Kelly and Chelsea’s Bourque – the incoming...

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Lion King

May 7, 2016
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Lion King

Kiara Santiago Diaz, playing Rafiki, opens The Lion King production at the Kelly School on Friday morning, April 29, to a large audience of students and parents. The play featured several musical numbers and a very elaborate set design. Scores of children from the Kelly School participated.

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The Big Leagues:Former CHS,NU Star Troville is Associate AD at Harvard

May 7, 2016
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The Big Leagues:Former CHS,NU Star Troville is Associate AD at Harvard

By Cary Shuman Harvard is the world’s most prestigious university and its athletic program is just as awe-inspiring. The famous Ivy League institution in Cambridge is home to colleges’ largest program with 42 sports, from skiing, sailing and golf, to baseball, basketball and squash and everything in between. The Harvard-Yale football game is known...

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New BBQ Restaurant Looks to Smoke the Competition on Eastern Avenue

May 7, 2016
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New BBQ Restaurant Looks to Smoke the Competition on Eastern Avenue

By Seth Daniel A new BBQ restaurant and catering business, now based in Peabody, is looking to relocate on the corner of Eastern and Crescent Avenues in a tag-team proposal with the property owner, Titan Street Sweeping. Big Pig BBQ is looking to renovate the building on the front of the site into a...

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Chelsea Hunger Network Looks to Fill Empty Bowls in Chelsea

May 7, 2016
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Chelsea Hunger Network Looks to Fill Empty Bowls in Chelsea

By Seth Daniel Coming from a place of desperation has been a great piece of hope in the community known as the Chelsea Hunger Network, a group that has been guided tirelessly by Ron Fishman. Fishman works for MGH part-time in the community coalition, and works part-time also at Trinity Property Management managing Chelsea...

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City Hall Could Get Lit Up

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The idea to light up Chelsea City Hall, perhaps using different colored lighting such as is done on the Bunker Hill/Zakim Bridge, is one step closer to a reality. City Councillor Matt Frank proposed the idea last month in a Council order and City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he is interested...

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Local Help for Small Business Training and Assistance

May 7, 2016
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has selected the Hispanic-American Institute as one of five providers of training and assistance to small and minority businesses seeking to contract for the construction phase of new casinos under development in Everett and Springfield. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarded the project to the Institute in view of its track...

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Cleanup Volunteers

April 29, 2016
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Cleanup Volunteers

Jonathan Perez and Jose Rodriguez relax at the PORT Park after a hard morning of cleaning up Chelsea. The annual Earth Day Community Clean Up took place on Saturday, April 23, despite rainy conditions. Several volunteers showed up at multiple sites to spruce up the city for spring.

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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

April 29, 2016
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Four-Alarm Fire Roars Through Cottage St Home

By Paul Koolloian A four-alarm fire tore through a Cottage Street home on Friday evening, April 22. Chelsea 911 started receiving multiple calls for smoke coming from a building at 61 Cottage Street about 5:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived heavy fire and smoke was coming from the third floor of the building and Act....

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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

April 29, 2016
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Historic Occasion:City Council Passes Wage Theft Ordinance in 11-0 Vote

By Seth Daniel It was an historic occasion on Monday night when the Chelsea City Council voted unanimously to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance – the first Council in the state to do so. The City’s wage theft ordinance, brought to the floor by nine councillors earlier this month, would seek to make a...

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