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Zoning Board Denies Large-Scale Forbes Project

January 20, 2016
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The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) denied a large-scale development on the Forbes site in Mill Hill and approved a four-unit development on the old Parrotta’s Bar site at Williams Street during a meeting on Tuesday night. With three agenda items cancelled, including TND’s French Club site, in order to wait for Planning Board...

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Super Tuesday Will Feature Numerous Choices for Massachusetts Voters

January 20, 2016
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As everyone focuses on New Hampshire right now for the presidential campaign, the Massachusetts Primary is not that far away with a date to vote on March 1 – known a Super Tuesday. There are four candidates on the Democratic Presidential Primary ballot in Massachusetts, 13 Republican candidates and five Green Rainbow candidates for...

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Inauguration Unveils Excitement of Change, Enthusiasm for Future

January 7, 2016
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It’s been quite some time since a Chelsea Inauguration Ceremony was standing-room only, and crowds spilled outside the doorway of the Council Chambers in order to get a glimpse of those taking the oath of office. There are some that thought that might not ever happen again in Chelsea. Those people were wrong, however,...

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Chelsea Creek Waterfront Plan Takes a Hit, Plan Thwarted for Now

January 7, 2016
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Chelsea Creek Waterfront Plan Takes a Hit, Plan Thwarted for Now

When the City took up the task last February of changing the Designated Port Area (DPA) on the Chelsea Creek so that some development could take place next to the Chelsea Street Bridge, all signs seemed to point to the fact that it was a no-brainer. A plan to locate a parking garage for...

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Immigration Raids Send Fear Throughout Chelsea, Eastie

January 7, 2016
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When the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Obama Administration suddenly announced on Dec. 23 that they would start conducting raids to take into custody Central Americans who were here illegally and missed critical court dates, it didn’t take long for panic to set in around Chelsea....

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Helping Those in Need

December 31, 2015
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Helping Those in Need

DeAnn Brown received her bag of donated toys for her children. “I am glad they do this every year, to help those that need the extra help, I’m grateful,” she said.

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Lawsuit by Phantom Ventures Will Move to Federal Court

December 31, 2015
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The City’s attorneys and attorneys for the so-called ‘suit and tie’ strip club (Phantom Ventures) proposed for the old King Arthur’s site on Beacham Street will appear in Federal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 5, for an initial appearance in the case. Phantom Ventures originally filed the suit in state court on Oct. 24, but...

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Chelsea Salvation Army Steps Up to Serve Christmas and Every Day

December 31, 2015
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By Joe Prezioso Take a walk down Broadway Chelsea and one will see a mix of life. The poor, the rich, the less fortunate. One often doesn’t realize, however, that some of the people walking along amidst everyday life are homeless. In the U.S. there are more than half a million homeless people (according...

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One Lane of Washington Ave. Bridge Now Complete

December 31, 2015
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One Lane of Washington Ave. Bridge Now Complete

The northbound lane of Washington Avenue has been completed preliminarily by contractors working on the 18-month Bridge replacement project near City Hall. A few weeks ago, a temporary lane was available, though vehicles were not allowed to pass though, after the Bridge had been closed to all traffic since May 26. State officials are...

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The Top 15 Stories of 2015: Snow, New Leaders and Heroes

December 31, 2015
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The Top 15 Stories of 2015: Snow, New Leaders and Heroes

The year 2015 in Chelsea marked a major change in the landscape of leadership, politics and development. With a long-time city manager graduating to a higher post, a new city manager coming in and six new faces being elected to the City Council – things changed fast in 2015 and are likely to continue...

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