Trash Talk:City Manager Calls for Consideration of Universal Trash Fee as Rates Rise for Water, Sewer and Trash

September 14, 2018
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City Manager Tom Ambrosino told the City Council he believes it might be time to start a discussion about charging everyone a trash fee in the coming years as costs continue to rise for rubbish collection and recycling. This came at the same time that he announced water and sewer rates would increase by...

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Chelsea Cultural Council Grants to Support Art and Cultural Projects

September 14, 2018
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Chelsea Cultural Council has received $21,900 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) a state agency, to assist public projects that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and sciences. Council members will be available to discuss grant procedure and guidelines on Monday, September 24 from 2-6 p.m. in the lobby of...

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Community Meeting Scheduled for Marijuana Proposal at King Arthur’s Site

September 14, 2018
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A proposal for a marijuana cultivation and retail establishment has been proposed for the former King Arthur’s strip club site on Beacham Street adjacent to the New England Produce Center. GreenStar Herbals has scheduled a community outreach meeting for Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in City Hall. The proposal would be for 200 Beacham...

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Council Seeks Further Study of Two-Way Broadway

September 14, 2018
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Facing many critics from the public that showed up to speak against two-way Broadway, the City Council on Monday decided to defer any vote and, instead, hold a Committee on Conference to review the matter. In August, the Traffic Commission voted 5-1 to approve the two-way plan, as well as a spate of many...

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Council Approves Resolution Supporting Locked Out National Grid Workers

September 14, 2018
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The City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the locked out National Grid gas workers in a vote of 8-0 on Monday night, adding to the numbers of elected officials now supporting the workers – who have been locked out in a contract dispute for 12 weeks. Ray Bell of Chelsea – who has...

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BHCC Receives $2.4M in Private Grant Funding

September 14, 2018
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The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation awarded $2.4 million to Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to establish the Early College program at BHCC, marking the largest private grant awarded in the College’s history. The announcement was made in Chelsea Wednesday afternoon at an event celebrating the early college designation to Chelsea High School’s Early College...

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Judith Garcia Participates in International Political Exchange to Russia

September 14, 2018
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Judith Garcia, a member of the City Council of Chelsea, MA, will be participating in a political exchange program to Russia from September 8-18, as a delegate on an exchange organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). Garcia is joined by six other emerging political and policy leaders between the ages...

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News Briefs

September 14, 2018
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JENNY THE JUGGLER The one-and-only Jenny the Juggler will perform for the Chelsea Public Library on City Hall Lawn next Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. The program kicks off the fall programming for the Library. See below for many more fun fall things to do at the CPL.   FALL/WINTER RECREATION PROGRAMMING Looking...

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Downtown Façade Program Continues to Move Forward with Businesses

September 14, 2018
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Throughout the summer, contractor to Chelsea Prospers Nathalia Hermida has been meeting with downtown business owners to create new designs for their facades and signage. Some proposals show dramatic changes with a real “wow factor.” While some of her concepts have higher price tags, she’s also identified how, with more modest investments, residents can...

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Grants Applications Available Sept 24 for Chelsea Thrives

September 14, 2018
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The Chelsea Thrives Partnership is offering mini-grants to anyone who has a great idea for a positive activity or event for youth in Chelsea. Mini-grants are available to individuals that are organizing programs that serve five or more youth. Mini-grants are available to: Groups Individuals Organizations Schools Winners will be scored and selected based...

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M-DOT Lights it Up in Czech Republic, to Play Boston Common this Weekend

September 14, 2018
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Revere native Michael ‘M-DOT’ Januario continues to hone his lyrical skills, traveling to Europe for colossal rap festivals, and working on the second part of his critically-acclaimed album. And he does it all while balancing a family and a career. Fresh off his hit album ‘Ego and the Enemy’ last year, M-DOT just got...

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MS-13 Member Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy

September 14, 2018
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A member of MS-13 was sentenced Sept. 10 in federal court in Boston. German Hernandez Escobar, a/k/a “Terible,” 30, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 23 years in prison, three years of supervised release and will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In March 2018,...

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MS-13 Member Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Role in 2015 Murder

September 14, 2018
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An MS-13 member was sentenced Sept. 6 in federal court in Boston on charges of racketeering conspiracy involving murder. Oscar Noe Recinos Garcia, a/k/a “Psycho,” 24, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 23 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Recinos Garcia will...

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School Updates

September 14, 2018
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KELLY UPDATES Kelly School staff got outside to learn and play some fun, active recess games during our PD days, thanks to Healthy Chelsea partnership and Playworks! Kids and teachers alike have been having great fun starting to play the Playworks core games at recess this week, with lots more fun to come! Fourth...

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Letter to the Editor

September 14, 2018
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Focus on the issues To the Editor: On Monday, September 10, was the City Council’s first meeting back since being on summer break. There seemed to be a full house, which is rare for a Council meeting, but concerned people along with residents came out to voice their opinion on converting Broadway into a...

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Don’t Trash Recycling. If We All Do Our Part, We Can Make It Work

September 14, 2018
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People throughout Massachusetts are committed to recycling and want to do their part to protect our environment. But we may not always be aware that some things need to stay out of our curbside recycling bins. While we may think, “I’ll throw it in with the recycling and someone will sort it all out...

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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 14, 2018
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We join the community in wishing our friends and neighbors of the Jewish faith a happy and healthy New Year. Rosh Hashanah began Sunday night at Jewish places of worship and the services include the traditional sounding of the shofar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement, which begins next Tuesday at...

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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...

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Sports 09-13-2018

September 14, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS gridmen drop opener, play at Nashoba The Chelsea High football team, under the direction of new head coach Rasi Chau, came up short in its season-opener last week at Mystic Valley, 18-0. Mystic Valley scored touchdowns in each of the first three quarters to earn the victory in a contest that...

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Obituaries 09-13-2018

September 14, 2018
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Felicina “Phyllis” T. (Barbieri) Mullen April 29, 1922 – September 09, 2018 The Mullen and Barbieri families are sad to announce that our loving and precious sister, mother, grandmother, nonna and aunt, Felicina “Phyllis” T. (Barbieri) Mullen, age 96, of Chelsea, left this earth peacefully on Sept. 9. Born to Italian immigrants, Vincenzo and...

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Fight Against Homelessness

September 8, 2018
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Fight Against Homelessness

Pastors Ricardo Valle and Ruben Rodriguez show their determination to keep up the fight against homelessness during the one-year anniversary celebration of the Selah Day Center at Iglesia De La Luz Church on Broadway last Friday, Aug. 31. The Day Center has gone through ups and downs, but has provided great services to those...

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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Won Chelsea with 54 Percent of the Vote

September 8, 2018
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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Won Chelsea with 54 Percent of the Vote

The world was turned on its nose Tuesday night in the Congressional District 7 race when Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley surprised everyone with a solid victory, ousting Congressman Michael Capuano from the seat he has held for 20 years. Capuano conceded the race around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a long day of...

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Chelsea Unveils John Bruttaniti Memorial Bridge in Ceremony

September 8, 2018
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Chelsea Unveils John Bruttaniti Memorial Bridge in Ceremony

The City of Chelsea dedicated the Washington Avenue bridge at Heard Street in memory of Chelsea Police officer John Bruttaniti during an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Councillor-at-Large Leo Robinson served as master of ceremonies for the program during which City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Council President Damali Vidot and other dignitaries paid...

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License Commission Agrees to Continue Voluntary Ban on Small Liquor Bottles

September 8, 2018
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One can raise a six-pack to the end of summer if they’re a legal-aged hardworking resident, but one will no longer be able to raise up a 250ml nip bottle due to a continuing voluntary ban by Chelsea liquor stores courtesy of the Chelsea License Commission. The Chelsea Licensing commission met again on the...

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