Suffolk County District Attorney Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons, the social justice reporter at The Boston Globe, and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic committees, Suffolk...

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Police Briefs 05-10-2018

May 11, 2018
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WRONG WAY DRIVER On Thursday, April 26, at 9:47 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Third Street at Broadway. Witnesses reported that one vehicle was traveling on Broadway the wrong way. The car then struck a car at Third Street. After a field sobriety test was performed the operator was placed into custody and...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly...

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International Worker’s Day: May 1 2018

May 11, 2018
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Members of Chelsea Uniting Against the War (CUAW), joined with family and friends from Chelsea, East Boston and Everett in the celebration of International Workers’ Day, May 1. This year the protest began at Liberty Plaza in East Boston and ended in Glendale Park in Everett. Hundreds of workers, immigrants and U.S.-born, women and...

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...

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Sports 05-10-2018

May 11, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS track teams win two contests This past Tuesday both the Chelsea High girls and boys track teams competed against Northeast and Mystic Valley, with both CHS teams taking away a pair of victories over their Commonwealth Athletic Conference rivals. The girls ran their record to 5-0 on the season with a pair of...

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Obituaries 05-10-2018

May 11, 2018
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Gloria ‘Glo’ Follis Past Massachusetts State Commander of DAV Ladies Auxiliary Gloria I. “Glo” (Chiereghio) Follis, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 2 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton. She was 83 years old. Gloria was born in Somerville in 1935, the daughter of Mario and Susan (Di Lello) Chiereghio.  She...

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Art Show

May 4, 2018
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Art Show

Nardos Eskinder, Yordanos Eskinder, and Natan Kefelegn were proud of their work in the Chelsea Citywide art show on Thursday night, April 26, at the Williams School.

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GreenRoots Kicks-Off Fundraising Effort for Chelsea Walk

May 4, 2018
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GreenRoots Kicks-Off Fundraising Effort for Chelsea Walk

The Chelsea Walk has, for years, been an uninviting walkway between Broadway and the seedier part of the alleyways behind the business district. But as Broadway gets more attention, the City and GreenRoots are looking to make the Chelsea Walk a comfortable centerpiece, rather than a forgotten stretch. GreenRoots, together with City Manager Tom...

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School Budget Cuts Starting to be Felt in the Community

May 4, 2018
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Closing a $3.1 million budget gap is never painless, but now in the weeks after those cuts were announced, many in the community are starting to take notice. This week, one of the most notable cuts that is being discussed is the removal of the librarian from the Chelsea High  School (CHS) Library. Supt....

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City Ready to Complete Last Phase of Everett Avenue, Focus on Downtown Now

May 4, 2018
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The City is preparing to begin construction on the final leg of a five-phase infrastructure redevelopment of Everett Avenue – focusing this construction season on the stretch between Carter Street and Route 16. The $2 million state-funded project will represent the last of five areas that have been completely rebuilt with sidewalks, road reconstruction,...

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Everett Avenue On-Ramp Closing for One Month on May 6

May 4, 2018
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 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public that the on-ramp from Everett Avenue onto the Tobin Bridge (Route 1 southbound) in Chelsea will be closed for approximately one month beginning on Sunday, May 6. This traffic impact is associated with the ongoing Tobin Bridge Repair project and necessary in order...

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Ambrosino Submits $174 Million City Budget

May 4, 2018
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With a proposal that increases spending by nearly $10 million, City Manager Tom Ambrosino submitted a City Budget to the Council this week for consideration at the May 7 meeting. The $174 million budget is rather lean and creates only two new positions, but does contribute extra money to the School Department and covers...

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MCU Selected to Take Part in Equity Builder Program

May 4, 2018
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Metro Credit Union (MCU)  has been selected to participate in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Equity Builder Program, which assists local homebuyers with down-payment and closing costs assistance. Metro received $110,000 through the program, which is available on a first come first serve basis. Homebuyers, at or below 80 percent of the...

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News Briefs

May 4, 2018
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CITY GETS TDI DESIGNATION FROM STATE The Baker-Polito Administration announced the selection of 10 Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) districts in a second round of TDI awards this week, with Chelsea being one of the 10. The designation is a highly competitive program for Gateway Cities designed to accelerate economic growth within focused districts. The second round includes four new districts...

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Chelsea Delegation Announce Landmark Criminal Justice Reform Law

May 4, 2018
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) recently announced that the landmark criminal justice reform package crafted by the Massachusetts Legislature has been signed into law. The Senator had previously joined his legislative colleagues in overwhelmingly voting to pass this sweeping piece of legislation, and last week the Governor signed the bill into law. An Act relative...

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City Gets Multi-Million-Dollar Federal Grant to Fund Beacham Street

May 4, 2018
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The City announced on Wednesday that it had secured a $3 million federal grant to go towards full design and construction of the Beacham Street reconfiguration project. City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Planner Alex Train broke the news, which is a major coup in the $9 million project – which looks to reconfigure Beacham...

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Hidden in Plain Sight at the Bellingham Cary House

May 4, 2018
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Professional photographer, Jarrod Staples, is fascinated by the elements and places that surround us but are often overlooked. It is a concept that the Stoneham resident has been examining for more than 10 years. Staples’ evocative series of images preserve delicate, ordinary items for future generations to remember and examine. “History and memory are...

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Pioneer Charter School Opens New Campus in Village

May 4, 2018
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The Pioneer Charter School welcomed students and City and state officials to its newest campus in the Village section of Everett over the last week. The new building, in the old telecom building on Plymouth Street, has been completely renovated into a top-quality school building, with a gym area and ample parking. The new...

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MS-13 Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder

May 4, 2018
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An MS-13 member was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston in connection with a 2014 shooting in Chelsea and a 2015 conspiracy to kill a suspected cooperating witness. David Lopez, a/k/a “Cilindro,” a/k/a “Villano,” 22, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 20 years...

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Police Briefs 05-03-2018

May 4, 2018
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CHIEF KYES PART OF MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT Chief Brian Kyes was front and center on Weds., May 2, for a major announcement in Cambridge with House Speaker Bob DeLeo on new gun safety legislation. Chief Kyes is the current president of the Massachusetts Major Cities Chiefs of Police. BREAKING, NO ENTERING On April 18, at...

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President Trump Plans to Make Drugs Affordable Again

May 4, 2018
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During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to drive down drug prices. That’s a worthy goal. Fortunately, the Trump administration is already pursuing it in ways that protect patients and encourage research and development. Many strategies that candidate Trump proposed on the campaign trail would have done more harm than good....

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Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2018
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A letter of concern about the cut of the school librarian position at the Chelsea High School: I have heard from several concerned sources that the school librarian position at Chelsea High School will be cut in the 2018-2019 school year. This greatly distresses me, especially considering that the elementary school librarian position at...

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Sports 05-03-2018

May 4, 2018
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CHS Roundup CHS TRACK TEAMS COMPETE VS. WHITTIER Last Tuesday the Chelsea High girls and boys track teams traveled to Whittier and came home with a split. The boys were on the short end of an 83-53 score. “Whittier is a tough and well-coached program and our boys fought really hard,” said CHS head...

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