Beacham, Robin, and Dexter in Everett to Basically Shut Down through October

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City of Everett have announced on Tuesday the areas of Beacham, Dexter and Robin Streets will basically be closed off from Aug. 8 through October. The change...

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August Activities Posted at Local DCR Areas

August 11, 2018
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Celebrate DCR’s 125th birthday by exploring your state park system during the month of August. There are some wonderful programs happening statewide – below are few highlights!  For more information check out the DCR event and program calendar (https://www.mass.gov/service-details/upcoming-programs-and-events)!  Also, be sure to check out the DCR Waterfront Services Schedule for 2018 (https://www.mass.gov/doc/waterfront-services-schedule-may-2018)   for...

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Jose ‘Josey’ Cruz has Lent His Hands to Chelsea Walk

August 11, 2018
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Jose Cruz is quiet at the first impression, but he is intentional about and committed to improving his community. At 13-years old and a student at the Browne Middle School, “Josey” called by those who know him well, has been volunteering at the Chelsea Walk with artist Silvia Lopez Chavez since the beginning of...

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Dimitris Meletlidis, Broadway House of Pizza Showing Support for Chelsea Walk

August 11, 2018
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Dimitris Meletlidis, owner of Broadway House of Pizza, was skeptical about the Chelsea Walk Revitalization Project when he was first approached about the idea.  Now, he is one of the project’s biggest proponents. Dimitris, came from Greece in 1981 and attended Northeastern University where he earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering. ...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2018

August 11, 2018
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REMOVED FROM DAY PROGRAM On Aug. 2, at 9 a.m., CPD officers were dispatched to 738 Broadway for the report of a female party who had been in the bathroom and refused to leave. Officers spoke to the supervisor who runs the program at the church who told the officers that the female was...

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Letter to the Editor

August 11, 2018
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Umemba, Castro thank Let It Fly Classic event sponsors   Dear Editor: Kyle Umemba and Cesar Castro would like to thank the following sponsors of this Saturday’s 4th Annnual Let It Fly Basketball ClassicÊto be held at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club: Sponsors: Blademasters – Top Sponsor Headquarters Auto and BoutiqueÊÊ Boathouse Group...

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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...

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Obituaries 08-09-2018

August 11, 2018
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Marion Terese Decowski September 15, 1930 – July 31, 2018 Marion T. (McLaughlin) Decowski passed away on Tuesday, July 31, in the peaceful surroundings of her son’s Rochester, N.H. home. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late John F. and Margaret G. (Coleman) McLaughlin. Marion attended...

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Game Night in Bellingham Square Gaining Momentum with Dominoes

August 3, 2018
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Game Night in Bellingham Square Gaining Momentum with Dominoes

If Bellingham Square is going to be fully returned to the community, then let that return be led by dominoes. It was slow going at first for the introduction of an outdoor Game Night on Bellingham Square – which is sponsored by the City’s Chelsea Prospers initiative. A few would trickle in and out,...

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School Funding Meltdown:Legislature Fails to Pass Education Funding Fix

August 3, 2018
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The last second ticked off the clock on Beacon Hill Tuesday night, and when the score was settled, education funding for Gateway cities like Chelsea was the big loser. School Supt. Mary Bourque and Chelsea’s State Sen. Sal DiDomenico voiced extreme disappointment on Wednesday that the Legislature could not come to a compromise on...

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Chelsea Partnering with OpenGov to Further Increase Accountability

August 3, 2018
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Chelsea announced this week that it’s partnering with  OpenGov – a leader in government performance management – to further increase its effectiveness and accountability. “Our new open data portal is a valuable resource for residents and businesses interested in understanding how their taxpayer dollars are being spent and learning more about the various projects...

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Chelsea Walk Paint Days This Friday, Saturday

August 3, 2018
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Prepare for a little color on the Chelsea Walk. But only if residents turn out to help paint the newfound oasis in the middle of the Broadway business district. GreenRoots and Chelsea artists Sylvia Lopez Chavez will host two Paint Days of the Walk on Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11...

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Chelsea Schools Get Raw Deal in ‘Pothole’ Account This Year

August 3, 2018
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The Chelsea Public Schools have had a life-line in the State Budget the last few years as finances have gotten more difficult. That life-line is known as the ‘Hold Harmless’ provision, or more popularly the ‘Pothole’ account. This year, that account is little to no help for Chelsea as the district saw their funding...

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And They’re NOT Off:Horse Racing, Simulcasting is Suspended as Legislature Fails to Act

August 3, 2018
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Live racing and simulcasting have been suspended at Suffolk Downs and all other horse tracks and betting facilities in the state due to the fact that the State Legislature did not act to renew the Simulcast Bill before the end of its formal session at midnight on July 31. The renewal has been routine...

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Healthy Chelsea, Residents Looking to Start Bicycle Safety Committee

August 3, 2018
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To promote safety and bike laws in urban areas, as well as introduce an emerging biking and pedestrian committee, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition led an Urban Biking Workshop at the Chelsea Public Library on July 31. Vivian Ortiz, a League of American Bicyclists, certified instructor, focused on the importance of safety in areas that...

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Science Central:Ronald and Leo Robinson Plan Latimer Society’s Science Carnival

August 3, 2018
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If you’re a Chelsea student who enjoys scientific exploration, then the Latimer Society’s third annual Chelsea Science Festival is a must-go on your summer calendar. Latimer Society Co-Directors Leo Robinson and Ronald Robinson are calling this year’s event, “Science Carnival,” which means it will be both educational and fun. The Carnival will be held...

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Chelsea Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession

August 3, 2018
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A Chelsea man pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Boston to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Cesar Alicea, 22, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns scheduled sentencing for Nov. 7, 2018. In December 2017, Alicea was indicted...

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Rep Ryan:State Did Not Retreat on Opiate Legislation, Passes Unanimously

August 3, 2018
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The long-discussed wide- ranging  opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on Tuesday agreed to a compromise form of the bill that went through many twists and turns over the past month. State Rep. Dan Ryan, who is vice chair of...

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News Briefs

August 3, 2018
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FIESTA VERANO AUG. 4 Be there in Chelsea Square this Saturday, Aug. 4, as the Fiesta Verano takes place from 1-6 p.m. with the best of the best in music from Latin America. The event is the second half – the music portion – of the Chelsea Art Walk, which was divided into two...

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Attorney Olivia Anne Walsh Re-Appointed to the Chelsea Human Rights Commission

August 3, 2018
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Chelsea Attorney Olivia Anne Walsh has been re-appointed to the Chelsea Human Rights Commission by City Manager Tom Ambrosino for a term of office to expire on June 30, 2021. Consider Contacting the Chelsea Human Rights Commission if you live in Chelsea, work in Chelsea or visit Chelsea, and you feel like you have been a victim of discrimination, particularly in...

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Gov Baker Signs Bill to Up Smoking Age to 21

August 3, 2018
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Last Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a state law, which will raise the legal age to buy tobacco products statewide from 18 to 21. The bill also broadens existing prohibitions on public smoking to include e-cigarettes, and prohibits the use of tobacco products on the grounds of any public or private primary, secondary, or...

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Presentation on the Rise and Fall of an Israeli Electric Car Company

August 3, 2018
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In the well-known book “Start-Up Nation” by Dan Senor and Saul Singer, which was devoted to enumerating the advanced technological achievements of a small nation by the name of Israel, the first 11 pages of the book are devoted to describing the birth of an Israeli hi-tech start-up company, under the entrepreneurial leadership of...

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MCU Reaches Over 1,900 Students Through Financial Education Program

August 3, 2018
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In the 2017-2018 academic year, 14 Massachusetts high schools implemented MoneySense, a free, digital financial education program. Metro Credit Union (MCU)  has partnered with leading education technology company EverFi, Inc., to bring this interactive, web-based financial management program to over 1,900 students since the program’s inception in 2017. “Metro is proud to have empowered...

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AG Healey Endorses Pressley in 7th Congressional Race

August 3, 2018
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More than a few people were surprised locally when Attorney General Maura Healey endorsed Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley for the 7th District over her own congressman, Michael Capuano. Healey spoke mostly of loyalty in her letter of endorsement on Monday, noting that Pressley backed her in the 2014 Primary election. “For me, this isn’t...

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