Gallery Opening

July 21, 2018
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Gallery Opening

John Winam points himself out in one of Arnie Jarmak’s historic Chelsea Record photographs during the opening reception for Gallery 456 on Monday, July 16. The show was the first for the City-sponsored gallery in the old Salvation Army Store. Jarmak was a staff photographer for the Record in the 1970s and captured thousands...

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Eversource’s Main Street Energy Efficiency Program Delivers Big Savings to Chelsea’s Small Business Community

July 21, 2018
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Eversource’s Main Street Energy Efficiency Program Delivers Big Savings to Chelsea’s Small Business Community

For small business owners looking to make energy-saving improvements to their store or shop, it can sometimes be difficult due to the lack of time or available resources. That’s why Eversource recently partnered with the City of Chelsea and its authorized contractor, AECOM, to bring its Main Street program to more than 80 small businesses downtown....

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Working Together:Traggorth, TND to Unite Once Again on Upper Broadway Project

July 21, 2018
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A partnership between the Traggorth Companies and The Neighborhood Developers (TND) will soon file for a project that includes 42 units of affordable and market rate apartments on a long-vacant property at 1001 Broadway – right on the Chelsea City Line. Traggorth and TND once worked together to create the Box District, with Traggorth...

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Climate Action Business Association Canvassing Chelsea

July 21, 2018
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Our Main Streets, mom and pops and storefronts are in many cases the first line of defense and first resource for when a storm hits. This summer, advocates from the Climate Action Business Association (CABA) are coming to Chelsea to equip small businesses with the tools necessary to be resilient and protected in the...

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Two-Way Broadway Comes Down to a Vote of Traffic Commission July 24

July 21, 2018
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The decision for whether or not to make the Broadway business corridor into a two-way street will come down to a vote of the Traffic Commission on Tuesday, July 24. Several City officials have already weighed in on the issue, and it could be the most significant change to the surging downtown area in...

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Chelsea Lining Up to Be Ground Zero in the Fight for Congress

July 21, 2018
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The fight for the Congressional seat now held by Congressman Michael Capuano has taken center stage in Chelsea this week, and the Congressman and challenger Ayanna Pressley – a Boston city councilor – seem to be fighting hard for votes in the City. Both candidates plan to hold major endorsements and campaign events late...

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Two-Way Broadway Comes Down to a Vote of Traffic Commission July 24

July 21, 2018
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The decision for whether or not to make the Broadway business corridor into a two-way street will come down to a vote of the Traffic Commission on Tuesday, July 24. Several City officials have already weighed in on the issue, and it could be the most significant change to the surging downtown area in...

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Linda Champion Announces for Suffolk County DA

July 21, 2018
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Linda Champion has announced her intention to run for the position of Suffolk County District Attorney. The following is her statement: “We are prosecuting people but we are not prosecuting the conditions that exist in our society that cause a person to act out: poverty, substance abuse, trauma and ptsd. In order to prevent...

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News Briefs

July 21, 2018
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BEACON STREET RAMP TO CLOSE SOON The Beacon Street off-ramp is scheduled to be closed for construction on or about July 30 for approximately two months. The Route 111 Bus outbound will use an alternative route until the ramp is reopened. The Route 111 bus outbound will use the 4th Street off-ramp, turn right on Broadway,...

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Chelsea Pride Football and Cheer Registration Begins

July 21, 2018
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Registration is open for Chelsea Pride Football and Cheer. Come and join the Chelsea Pride family. Registrations will be on Mondays and Wednesdays 5pm to 8pm down Carter Park and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. down Mary C Burke baseball field. Registration fee is only $80 for the first child ($50 for each...

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Chelsea Citizen Teacher Honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

July 21, 2018
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Each year, the President of the United States recognizes volunteers throughout the country with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA). Chelsea resident Wilbur Pineda is among this year’s recipients.  As Citizen Teachers these volunteers spend several hours each week sharing their professional “know-how” with middle school students in low-income communities during after school hours. The mentorship...

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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for Friday Kick Off

July 21, 2018
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The Revere Beach Partnership and sponsors of the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival have wowed upwards of a million visitors for the last 14 years to witness some amazing sculptures. And this year will be no exception. With more than 350 tons of special granite sand brought in last Friday from Hudson, New...

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Chelsea Featured on Chronicle Television Show

July 21, 2018
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Chronicle, the long-running, weeknight television show on WCVB-TV Channel 5, featured the city of Chelsea on its Thursday, July 12 broadcast. Hosts Anthony Everett and Shayna Seymour told the audience about the many new residential properties and hotels in the city, the outstanding restaurants, and the diversity of the city’s residents. Jeffrey Bowen of...

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Police Briefs 07-19-2018

July 21, 2018
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ROBBED WITH GUN  On July 14, at 2:31 a.m., while on patrol on Shurtleff Street, a CPD officer observed a male party running up Congress Avenue waving him down. The victim advised the officer that he was just robbed of $5 by two males, and one of them pointed a gun at him. A description...

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Letter to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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MBTA should prioritize electric transit in Chelsea and other environmental justice communities Dear Editor, The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has an aging bus fleet. Over 300 MBTA buses are approaching their useful life of 12 years and several will need to be retired soon. The time is right for MBTA to jump-start investments...

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What President Trump Wants Us to Forget

July 21, 2018
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By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now,...

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Great Job, Senator DiDomenico

July 21, 2018
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  Longtime readers of this newspaper know that we have been outspoken for decades in our support of measures that combat the evils of cigarette smoking, particularly among our young people. Nicotine reportedly is even more addictive than heroin, which explains why 90 percent of those who take up the smoking habit as teenagers...

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Thank You, Bob Hildreth

July 21, 2018
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In an era when the dream of a college education is becoming less and less attainable for low-to-moderate income families, the need for members of the private sector to step up and provide assistance to such families has become more and more essential. One such organization, Inversant, recently held its annual Chelsea 300 Breakfast...

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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...

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Obituaries 07-19-2018

July 21, 2018
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Uvaldo Elias Azo-Maradiaga Of Chelsea Family and friends gathered at Iglesias de Luz de Cristo in Chelsea on Monday, July 9, to honor Uvaldo’s life and mourn his tragic passing.  Uvaldo passed away tragically on July 4 while swimming with his cousins at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.  He was 21 years old. Born and...

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Chelsea Jewish Lifecare and JGS Lifecare Announce Affiliation

July 14, 2018
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Chelsea Jewish Lifecare and JGS Lifecare Announce Affiliation

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (CJL), a highly respected leader in senior living with campuses in Chelsea and Peabody, and  JGS Lifecare (JGS) a leading health care system serving seniors and their families in western Massachusetts, announced their intention to affiliate. “Affiliating our two organizations makes a great deal of sense at this time,” said Adam...

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HarborWalk Coming Together this Summer with a Finished Look

July 14, 2018
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HarborWalk Coming Together this Summer with a Finished Look

When most landscaping plans come into shape at a new building, it takes a few years for them to mature. It’s not the case at Encore Boston Harbor, where the new HarborWalk is about 25 percent complete, and the first views reveal trees that are already 20- and 30-feet tall. “It’s going to look...

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Powerful Wynn Executive Sinatra to Step Down July 15

July 14, 2018
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Powerful Wynn Executive Sinatra to Step Down July 15

When Kim Sinatra appeared beside Matt Maddox for Wynn Resorts’ high-stakes meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in early May, many thought her to be on shaky ground with the company – though that day she appeared to be every-bit in control and ingrained in the company. It is no longer the case....

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MyRWA to Concentrate on Climate Change, Adaptation

July 14, 2018
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On the heels of record-setting flood events in January and March 2018, the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) announced today that it is updating its core mission and resources to help municipalities manage the extreme weather associated with climate change. “Slowing down climate change is all about managing energy,” said Patrick Herron, MyRWA’s executive...

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