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Gunman Guilty in the Chelsea Murders of Livery Driver, Passenger

November 18, 2016
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After deliberating for several days, a jury convicted a Chelsea man of two counts of murder Monday, Nov. 14, for shooting Zouaoui Dani-Elkebir, 52, and Karima El-Hakim, 38, to death three years ago. Jurors found Maurice Morrison, 31, guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm...

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Chelsea Police Affirm No ‘Raid’ Tuesday by ICE Due to Election

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel File this one under, ‘Really Bad Timing.’ In an operation that set the Chelsea immigrant community sideways on Tuesday, Nov. 15, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrived in Chelsea one week after the landmark U.S. Presidential election to find two long-time deportation targets. The operation came just as the...

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Chelsea Reads

November 11, 2016
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Chelsea Reads

Stefany Romero with her daughter, Genesis Giron Romero, and Irma Fejzic, volunteer from Chelsea High School’s Interact Club, with Gerald, the elephant, during the annual Chelsea Reads Family Literacy Day at the Chelsea Public Library. Some 700 families came to the library for a day of fun with books and characters.

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FBI Building Opens Monday as Employees Report to Work

November 11, 2016
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FBI Building Opens Monday as Employees Report to Work

By Seth Daniel Activity blossomed out of the FBI Building on Everett Avenue Monday morning as the Boston Headquarters officially opened for its first day of work in Chelsea. Cars pulled into the lot, shuttles operated from South Station and some of the 500 newly relocated employees strolled the sidewalks and grabbed lunch at...

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Chelsea Swears in 15 New Police Officers

November 11, 2016
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Chelsea Swears in 15 New Police Officers

By Seth Daniel Fifteen new Chelsea Police officers – one of the most diverse classes of officers to ever come onto the force – raised their right hands Monday night to take the sacred oath of upholding law and order in Chelsea. City Clerk Jeannette Cintron gave the oath and the officers recited it...

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Chelsea Council Sets Tax Rate, Institutes 25 Percent Exemption

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Chelsea City Council voted to institute a 25 percent owner occupant property tax exemption and to apply the maximum commercial shift to help residents absorb a tax increase that has come due to sharp increases in residential property values. While Chelsea had the opportunity to use up to 35 percent...

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The Results:Chelsea Goes All Out for Hillary, Approves CPA

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Chelsea voters bucked the nationwide trend and voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and more important locally, easily approved the Community Preservation Act (CPA) proposal that would provide money to help fund community projects and affordable housing. Turnout was heavy in Chelsea with early voting contributing to about 10,000 votes...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Princesses and Ponies

November 4, 2016
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Princesses and Ponies

PRINCESSES AND PONIES:  Lexanni Woodard, Mya Ortiz, Naleyah Sylvester, and Jahnerys Figueroa pose for a photograph in their Halloween princess and pony costumes during the Chelsea Community School Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 30.

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Chelsea Reads Celebration

November 4, 2016
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Chelsea Reads Celebration

Sarah Gay, (left) director of the Chelsea Public Library, and Martha Bocksenbaum (right) children’s librarian, invite all Chelsea families to attend the 11th annual “Chelsea Reads” Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the library, located at 569 Broadway. There will be hands-on-family activities and crafts, special guest storytellers,...

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