Council President Vidot Endorses Pressley in Congressional Race

April 6, 2018
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It seems that every day, our community faces new threats from Washington, DC. Most recently, the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census threatens to undercount and deprive the residents of Chelsea with the representation they deserve. Attacks on our community are nothing new, but, in light of Donald...

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Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Sports 04-05-2018

April 6, 2018
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins wind down, Red Sox book arrives In what sometimes appeared to be a long season with all the injuries that occurred, the Bruins are 79 games in, and head into the final weekend with three games remaining to be played. A disappointing showing by Boston in Tuesday’s 4-0...

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On the Books:Council Votes to Limit Recreational Marijuana with Zoning Ordinance

March 30, 2018
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The City Council voted in favor of a proposal put forward by City Manager Tom Ambrosino to limit the siting of recreational marijuana retail stores and cultivation facilities. The vote came on an 8-2 majority after an amendment by Councillor Roy Avellaneda failed to get the eight votes needed for passage. Avellaneda and Councillor...

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MS-13 Member Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Chelsea Murder

March 30, 2018
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An MS-13 member was sentenced on March 22 in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder. Bryan Galicia Barillas, a/k/a “Chucky,” 21, a Guatemalan national who resided in Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 22 years in prison...

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Acorda Therapeutics Looks at Major Expansion on Everett Avenue

March 30, 2018
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Riding on the heels of what is expected to be the approval of a new Parkinson’s disease treatment drug, Acorda Therapeutics of 190 Everett Ave. has announced a proposal to significantly expand its existing operations. The company has been located at its facility for some time, and operates under a lease from a New...

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After Long Process, DiDomenico Affirms ‘Strong Relationship’ with Sen President-Elect Spilka

March 30, 2018
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After a long process, Sen. Sal DiDomenico allegedly fell a few votes short of gaining the Senate Presidency, a process that completed last week when State Sen. Karen Spilka corralled the 21 votes needed to secure the presidency. It was announced publicly in a press conference on Thursday, March 22. While no one was...

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School Budget Shortfall Hits More than $3 Million, Called Today’s Civil Rights Struggle

March 30, 2018
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The Chelsea Public Schools has hit a major shortfall in its budgeting for next year, and reported at recent meeting that it is in deficit $3.1 million, and has been underfunded by as much as $17.2 million by the state funding formula. It has now become a major call to action for the school...

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DiDomenico Supports Animal Welfare and Safety Legislation

March 30, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate unanimously adopted a bill designed to protect the health, safety and well-being of animals. S.2332, “An Act to protect animal welfare and safety in cities and towns” (PAWS II), expands on gains first secured in the original PAWS law which was filed in...

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Nathan Smolensky Announces as Independent in Congressional Bid

March 30, 2018
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Nathan Smolensky, a non-profit manager from Somerville, has announced that he will be running as an Independent for Massachusetts’s 7th District Congressional seat. “We need Independent voices to speak up,” says Smolensky, “now more than ever. The parties are becoming increasingly polarized, and that means more strong-arming and undermining in our politics, and somehow...

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DiDomenico Supports and Promotes Civics Education Curriculum

March 30, 2018
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Last week, Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate voted to pass, S.2355, An Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement.  The legislation enacts a hands-on and experiential approach to fostering civic engagement by incorporating project-based learning components, encouraging the instruction of civic competencies – including news and media literacy...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2018

March 30, 2018
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PHONE FEUD On March 16, at 12:10 p.m., officers responded to Bellingham Square and spoke to the victim who is employed by Assurance Wireless, a company that provides free cell phones for low-income individuals. The victim stated the male in question applied for a phone, but was denied.  He said that the subject was upset and...

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We Need Courage to Stand Up for Public Education

March 30, 2018
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(The following was delivered to the School Committee at its public hearing on Thursday, March 15) Good evening and welcome to the Chelsea Public Schools FY19 Budget Public Hearing. This year’s budget represents a budget gap of $3.1 million between what we need and what we can do. We have worked very hard in...

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Sports 03-29-2018

March 30, 2018
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Bruins Beat by Bob Morello Bruins stretch drive and 122nd Marathon warmup The Bruins closed out their four-game road trip on Tuesday, taking on the Winnipeg Jets who were riding a five-game winning streak. Despite both teams having already locked in a playoff berth, each were looking to improve their spots as they fight...

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Obituaries 03-29-2018

March 30, 2018
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Vicente Guilherme Devoted to family A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, March 28 in St. Rose Church for Vicente D. Guilherme. Services concluded with Vicente being placed to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. Vicente entered eternal rest on Thursday morning, March 22 at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea,...

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Greeters Ready to Welcome and Assist at City Hall

March 23, 2018
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Greeters Ready to Welcome and Assist at City Hall

The newest initiative of City Manager Tom Ambrosino has everything to do with being hospitable and nice. Kind of an oxymoron in New England, but that’s just what is happening at Chelsea City Hall where two new greeters have been hired to welcome those coming in to conduct business with the City. “I have...

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Students Stage Walk-Out at Chelsea High to Highlight School Safety

March 23, 2018
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Students Stage Walk-Out at Chelsea High to Highlight School Safety

More than 500 Chelsea High students walked out of class on Thursday, March 15, as part of the national school walk-out movement to promote more efforts towards school safety. Armed with only a megaphone, students marched into shin-deep snow and cold temperatures to participate in the movement locally, and to draw attention to school...

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Tobin Bridge Project Starting Next Month, Meeting March 27

March 23, 2018
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Tobin Bridge Project Starting Next Month, Meeting March 27

The Tobin Bridge rehabilitation project will begin next month, and state transportation officials will come to Chelsea to explain the impacts on March 27. The Tobin Bridge project is separate and distinct from the Chelsea Viaducts project, which has a different timeline and a different area of focus. The Viaduct project will start later...

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Housing Families Annual Legislative Breakfast Set for March 28

March 23, 2018
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Housing Families will host its annual Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday, March 28, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. to raise awareness of the magnitude of family homelessness in Malden, Medford, Everett, Chelsea and Revere. Housing Families’ Legislative Breakfast is a free event open to all and hosted at the Irish American Club, 177 West St,...

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DA Conley’s Juvenile Diversion Program on Track to Double Capacity

March 23, 2018
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Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley this week welcomed new community partners to an ambitious diversion project, hoping to double the capacity of a program that allows juveniles charged with some serious offenses to get their lives back on track without incurring additional entries on their records. Conley’s office launched the Juvenile Alternative Resolution...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2018

March 23, 2018
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BUS MISHAP On Monday, March 19, at 12:50 p.m., Chelsea Fire and Police responded to the intersection of Broadway and Eleanor Street after being alerted by Fire Capt. Richard Perisie of a motor vehicle accident. Capt. Perisie ordered a Box Alarm assignment that was immediately transmitted by Fire Alarm. Upon arrival fire crews from E3,...

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To Cut Drug Prices, Start with the Facts

March 23, 2018
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Americans are paying too much for prescription medicines. State lawmakers are fed up with Washington’s apathy towards high pharmacy bills. So they’re taking matters into their own hands and pushing forward with several bills Their proposals are well-intentioned — but they’re doomed to backfire and hurt patients. Why? The bills are based on false...

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