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Teen Reportedly Shot on Central Ave

July 11, 2014
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Numerous reports from the Central Avenue location indicated that a 16-year-old male was shot in the hand on Tuesday afternoon, at least the second brazen daylight shooting incident in this summer. Chelsea Police, nor the District Attorneys Office, could confirm the shooting by press time on Wednesday. The youth was apparently on the corner...

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Nothing Beats a Classic Antique Car

July 3, 2014
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Aaron, Tamar, Meira, and Abraham Banks look into the 1953 Chevy “Bel Air” during the Antique Car Show at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL) on June 22 on Admiral’s Hill. The show featured classics such as the Bel Air, a Ford Thunderbird and a 1956 Ford Parklane.

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Fire Causes $1M in Damages to County Rd. Home

July 3, 2014
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Chelsea Fire Lt. Arthur Caissie was going about his business last Thursday morning, June 26, doing code enforcement inspections on County Road. While it’s a necessary component of the Department, it’s also not the most daring assignment. However, in a few short minutes, Caissie went from ho-hum to hero – pulling two people to...

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MGC to Issue Casino License On Its Schedule

July 3, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously – 4-0 – to move ahead with the issuing of gaming licenses despite a November ballot question that could wipe out casino gaming altogether. Commissioner Jim McHugh led the charge is saying it only makes sense to stay the course. “Proceeding now make good sense and is...

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Fatality Is under Investigation

July 3, 2014
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Suffolk County prosecutors and State Police detectives are investigating the death of a Chelsea man at Whidden Memorial Hospital after a confrontation with Chelsea Police officers who responded to his residence for a report of an emotionally disturbed person. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dominic Graffeo. The cause and manner of his...

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Health Department Keeping an Eye on TB Cases

July 3, 2014
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With a wave of new immigrants from foreign countries and a number of international travelers not taking the proper precautions, Chelsea Health Department officials are keeping a close eye on an uptick in active and latent tuberculosis (TB) cases in the city – though they hasten to call it an emergency or any cause...

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Collaborative to Meet July 10 On Children Crossing Border

July 3, 2014
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The Chelsea Collaborative and the MIRA Coaltion – both pro-immigration reform groups – will hold a roundtable meeting on July 10 to address the hot-button issue of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border illegally. The meeting will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the Collaborative on Broadway and will focus on strategies to support local...

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Greening Effort Plants 20 Trees on the 20th in Chelsea Square

June 27, 2014
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Chelsea Square is a relaxing locale in the summertime. There is the fountain and a nice walking area. The brick sidewalks are quaint and the police presence – with the headquarters across the street – is unrivaled. However, there have never been quite enough trees, until now. Volunteers from the Chelsea Collaborative’s Green Space...

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Employees, Customers Rally at Chelsea Market Basket

June 27, 2014
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More than 1,000 employees, customers and store managers from around the region rallied at the Chelsea Market Basket parking lot on Tuesday afternoon in support of ousted DeMoulas President Arthur T. Demoulas. Tom Trainor, a 41-year employee of Demoulas Market Basket, summed up the feeling of many employees at the rally Tuesday, saying, “I’ve...

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 27, 2014
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After watching their neighbors weigh in four times over the last year without getting a say, Chelsea voters will, in fact, get to go to the polls to vote on casinos this November – and they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an...

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