‘No On Question 3’ Campaign Gets Energized

October 6, 2014
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Only minutes had gone by after the decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts before Everett’s Michael McLaughlin and Dan Skeritt kicked it into high gear to get the word out about the ‘Vote No on Question 3’ campaign – a campaign calling for keeping the...

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MCAS Scores Reflect Improvement, Challenges of the Community

October 6, 2014
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After hours of careful analyzation of Chelsea MCAS state testing results, one realizes that they need to start analyzing Chelsea’s state MCAS results. That’s no misprint, but simply a stated fact that social and political conditions in the world often filter into the schools and require an understanding of the entire community’s story before...

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All-Chelsea Awards Nominations Sought

September 29, 2014
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Nominations are currently being solicited for the 13th Annual “All-Chelsea Awards.” Given to recipients who have distinguished themselves, improved the lives of local residents or enhanced the city’s overall civic standing, awards recognize 10 individuals and entities in a variety of categories. “There are so many working so tirelessly in our community to advance...

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Private Donation to Assist Immigrant Children

September 29, 2014
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A sizable donation to the Chelsea Collaborative and the Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) will assist unaccompanied immigrant children, who have fled their home countries and ended up in Chelsea, as hundreds of the children enter the public school system this year. The Chelsea Collaborative and Greater Boston Legal Services announced a $40,000 gift...

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Walk for Living This Weekend

September 29, 2014
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On Sun., Sept 28, the Annual ALS Walk for Living on Admirals Hill will take place. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The walk is a two mile course around Admiral’s Hill. The Walk’s Master of Ceremonies will be KISS108’s Matt Siegel. For more info, check out: walkforliving@chelseajewish.org.

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Community Garden Soil Seminar

September 29, 2014
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On Weds., Oct 1, at 7 p.m. the Chelsea Community Garden will hold a seminar entitled “Gardening Safely in Urban Soils:  Interpreting Soil Sampling Results.” The seminar will take place indoors at the Chelsea Community Schools in the Williams School

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MCAS To Be Discussed

September 29, 2014
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The Chelsea School Committee will meet on Wednesday Oct. 1 to review the recently released MCAS data for the district. Data is currently being reviewed for the district and will be presented to the Committee formally at the meeting. Data did show that Chelsea was one of the state’s most impoverished districts, with more...

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

September 29, 2014
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The National Drug Take Back Initiative IX will take place on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chelsea Police Station at 19 Park St. In addition to the national collections that take place, the City of Chelsea Police Department maintains a year-round 24 hour a day anonymous drop off box...

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Da Conley Welcomes First Facility Dog to Office

September 29, 2014
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Suffolk County DA Daniel F. Conley’s latest hire is only two years old and doesn’t talk much, but he’s bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and already working like a dog. His name is Indy, and he’s the first facility dog assigned to a Massachusetts prosecutor’s office – or any government agency in New England. The specially-trained golden...

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Sports 09-25-2014

September 29, 2014
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Red Devils host Esssex Tech Friday The Chelsea High football team will seek to get on the winning track this week when the Red Devils host Essex Tech for a Friday Night Lights encounter at Chelsea Stadium tomorrow evening. Kick-off time is 7:00. The Red Devils fell to 0-2 on the season with a...

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Obituaries 09-25-2014

September 29, 2014
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James DeFelice Retired Astrophysicist at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge; Active Volunteer James C. DeFelice of Chelsea a kind and unassuming gentleman who put his family, church and work first and who celebrated his 85th birthday in April, passed away suddenly on Saturday afternoon at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, shortly after admittance...

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MGC Awards Area Casino License to Wynn Resorts

September 20, 2014
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It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. In doing so, it also steered millions of dollars in mitigation away from Chelsea, leaving an arbitrated agreement with Wynn...

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ALS Walk Planned for September 28

September 20, 2014
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Last week, KISS 108’s Matt Siegel kicked off the 6th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living, which will be held Sept. 28 at the Leonard Florence Center on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. The Center features the first specialized ALS and MS residences in the country, enabling the residents to live active and independent...

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Chelsea next Stop on Silver Line: $33m Project Was Approved by MassDOT Directors

September 20, 2014
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The state Department of Transportation (DOT) Board voted Wednesday to award the Silver Line Gateway project contract to McCourt Construction Company. The contract is worth $33,752,196. The contract award marks another significant step on the road to getting the Silver Line expanded from East Boston to Chelsea, where it will travel in a dedicated...

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Smart911 is Now Available to Residents

September 20, 2014
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City Manager Jay Ash announced today that Smart911 is now available to all residents.  Smart911 is a free service that allows people to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 telecommunicators and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.  When it is...

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Leaders Disappointed in Decision for Chelsea

September 20, 2014
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It was a $27 million decision that didn’t swing Chelsea’s way when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose Wynn Resorts in Everett over Mohegan Sun in Revere on Tuesday. And the sentiment in Chelsea due to that loss is one of unilateral disappointment. City Manager Jay Ash said going with Wynn is disappointing to...

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Schedules for High Holidays at Temple Are Listed

September 20, 2014
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Rabbi and Cantor Oksana Chapman and the congregation at Temple Emmanuel Chelsea warmly welcome everyone, especially Chelsea’s newest residents, to join them for the upcoming High Holidays season.  Temple Emmanuel is a fully active and majestic synagogue located in Cary Square which opened in 1929 and follows the Jewish tradition in a modern and...

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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 20, 2014
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We wish the members of the Jewish community in Chelsea a happy and healthy New Year (Rosh Hashanah) as they begin the celebration of the Year 5775 at sundown next Wednesday, leading  to the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) that begins at sundown on October 3. Chelsea used to be home to thousands of...

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Retired Horses from Suffolk Downs Give Inmates a New Skill and Career

September 20, 2014
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An innovative program that uses retired horses from Suffolk Downs to develop career and transition skills for inmates at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility has received a major gift from three local charitable foundations. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), which launched the Second Chances program at Plymouth County Sheriff’s Farm in 2009 with the...

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Obituaries 09-18-2014

September 20, 2014
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Maureen Rita Coveney Active in church ministries Maureen Rita (Hosty) Coveney passed away at home Wednesday afternoon, September 10 surrounded by her loving family. She was 71 years old. A lifelong resident of Everett, the daughter of the late Paul T. and Alice M. (Doyle) Hosty, Maureen was a 1957 graduate of the Our...

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Walnut Street Synagogue Announces Schedule for High Holidays

September 11, 2014
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Please join Rabbi Mosher Liberow and the congregation at the Walnut Street Synagogue, 154 Walnut St., Chelsea, for the High Holidays’ services. No reservation is necessary. Following is the schedule: Weds., Sept 24 Candle Lighting at 6:21 p.m. Evening Service at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 25 Morning Service at 9 a.m. Rabbi Sermon followed...

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Police briefs 09-11-2014

September 11, 2014
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SCHOOL IS GETTING EXPENSIVE The Chelsea City Council got an update on the Clark Avenue School project Monday night at its Council meeting, and the costs to the City aren’t getting any smaller. While the City does get a large portion of the costs funded through the state’s School Building Authority (MSBA), the portion...

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Please Support Taste of Chelsea On Monday Sept 15

September 11, 2014
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We hope that Chelsea residents will support the Taste of Chelsea event, which is HarborCov’s signature fundraiser of the year. The event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., at 99 Marginal St. in Chelsea. The event is co-hosted by the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, who has helped raise funds...

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Heart Healthy Workshop Set for September 17

September 11, 2014
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Medical Center are pleased to present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Get Older,”  a free workshop for all community members.  The session will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from noon to 1:15pm on the 4th floor of the Health Center’s 20 Maverick Square Building. ...

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