Chelsea, Massachusetts

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Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, directly across the Mystic River from the city of Boston.wikipedia
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Mystic River

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Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, directly across the Mystic River from the city of Boston. The Mystic River borders Chelsea to the southwest, the Chelsea Creek and Mill Creek and the Island End River border it to the west.
Chelsea, Charlestown, Everett,

List of United States cities by population density

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It is also the second most densely populated city in Massachusetts behind Somerville.

Revere, Massachusetts

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On March 19, 1846, North Chelsea, which consists of present-day Revere and Winthrop, was established as a separate town. Additionally, Chelsea is served by many MBTA bus routes providing local service to East Boston, Revere, Everett and other nearby cities.
Revere borders the towns of Winthrop and Chelsea, and the Boston neighborhood of East Boston to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Winthrop, Massachusetts

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On March 19, 1846, North Chelsea, which consists of present-day Revere and Winthrop, was established as a separate town.
It is one of the four cities in Suffolk County (the others are Boston, Revere, and Chelsea).

Boston

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Chelsea is a city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, directly across the Mystic River from the city of Boston. The MBTA Commuter Rail provides service from Boston's North Station with the Chelsea station on its Newburyport/Rockport Line.
Other proposals were unsuccessful for the annexation of Brookline, Cambridge, and Chelsea.

Battle of Chelsea Creek

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In 1775, the Battle of Chelsea Creek was fought in the area, the second battle of the Revolution, at which American forces made one of their first captures of a British ship.
Most of these areas have since been united with the mainland by land reclamation and are now part of East Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop, and Revere.

Naval Hospital Boston

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It became home to the Chelsea Naval Hospital designed by Alexander Parris and home for soldiers.
Naval Hospital Boston was a hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Richard Bellingham

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In 1635, Maverick sold all of Winnisimmet, except for his house and farm, to Richard Bellingham.
He died in 1672, leaving an estate in present-day Chelsea, Massachusetts and a large house in Boston.

Massachusett

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The area of Chelsea was first called Winnisimmet (meaning "good spring nearby") by the Massachusett tribe, which once lived there.

Government of Chelsea, Massachusetts

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Mayor John “Butchie” Brennan and two former mayors were found guilty of federal crimes.
The city government of Chelsea, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1857.

Tobin Bridge

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Chelsea, however, lost more population than other urban areas after the 1950s because of the elevated expressway built to connect the North Shore to Boston, via the Mystic River Bridge (later renamed for Boston Mayor Maurice J. Tobin).
The Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge (formerly and still sometimes referred to as the Mystic River Bridge or less often the Mystic/Tobin Bridge) is a cantilever truss bridge that spans more than two miles (3 km) from Boston to Chelsea over the Mystic River in Massachusetts.

East Boston

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To immigrants living in crowded tenements in Boston's West End, East and South Ends, Chelsea was the next stop on their path of economic upward mobility.
... in my opinion that the circular route from Chelsea thro' Charlestown to Boston is about 1 of a mile farther than a direct course over Noddle's Island in Boston ... The course suggested will be almost in a direct line, from my knowledge of the land ... On the back part of the Island is a muddy creek and the distance of the Island to Boston is not so great by one third, I presume as it is from Chelsea to Moreton Point in Charlestown ... There is no doubt that but that the necessities of the town of Boston will some require a connection with Noddle's Island with the town of which it is part.

Siege of Boston

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Part of George Washington's army was stationed in Chelsea during the Siege of Boston.
Immediately after the battles of April 19, the Massachusetts militia, under the loose leadership of William Heath, who was superseded by General Artemas Ward late on the 20th, formed a siege line extending from Chelsea, around the peninsulas of Boston and Charlestown, to Roxbury, effectively surrounding Boston on three sides.

Chelsea Creek

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The Mystic River borders Chelsea to the southwest, the Chelsea Creek and Mill Creek and the Island End River border it to the west.
Chelsea Creek, shown on federal maps as the Chelsea River, is a 2.6 mi waterway that runs along the shore of Chelsea, Massachusetts and separates that community from the cities of Boston and Revere as well as feeding part of the current Belle Isle Marsh Reservation that separates Boston from Revere.

Great Chelsea fire of 1908

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On April 12, 1908, nearly half the city was destroyed in the first of two great fires that would devastate Chelsea in the 20th century.
The Great Chelsea fire of 1908, also known as the First great Chelsea fire, was a conflagration that occurred on 12 April 1908, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Brookline, Massachusetts

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As the community prospered and grew, many wanted to seek new opportunities in the more affluent communities of Newton and Brookline.
The population density of this part of town is nearly 20,000 PD/sqmi, on a par with the densest neighborhoods in nearby Cambridge, Somerville and Chelsea, Massachusetts (the densest cities in New England), and just below that of central Boston's residential districts (Back Bay, South End, Fenway, etc.).

Bellingham Square Historic District

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Bellingham Square: This historic district became the center of commerce and government after the 1908 fire.
Bellingham Square Historic District is a historic district encompassing the civic and commercial heart of Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Chelsea Clock Company

The historic Chelsea Clock Company used to be located in this area until 2015.
The company continues to build and repair clocks at their corporate headquarters in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Naval Hospital Boston Historic District

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Containing the Naval Hospital Historic District, the area is mostly residential development enjoying expansive views.
Naval Hospital Boston Historic District is a historic district at the south end of Broadway in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Samuel Maverick (colonist)

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It was settled in 1624 by Samuel Maverick, whose palisaded trading post is considered the first permanent settlement by Boston Harbor.
In April 1633 general court granted Maverick property rights to most of the area of modern-day Chelsea excluding Prattville.

Revere Beach Parkway

Route 1 looms above the southeastern edge of this tree-lined neighborhood, and Revere Beach Parkway winds along the northern edge.
In between, the parkway passes through the cities of Everett and Chelsea.

Silver Line (MBTA)

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Governor Deval Patrick announced in October 2013 that MassDOT would collaborate with the MBTA to extend the Silver Line bus rapid transit line to Chelsea via East Boston by 2017.
The Silver Line is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

Newburyport/Rockport Line

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The MBTA Commuter Rail provides service from Boston's North Station with the Chelsea station on its Newburyport/Rockport Line.
The first leg serves Chelsea, Lynn, Swampscott, Salem, and Beverly.

Great Chelsea fire of 1973

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In 1973, disaster struck again when the Second Great Chelsea Fire burned 18 city blocks, leaving nearly a fifth of the city in ashes.
The Second Great Chelsea fire was a conflagration that occurred on October 14, 1973, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Everett, Massachusetts

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Additionally, Chelsea is served by many MBTA bus routes providing local service to East Boston, Revere, Everett and other nearby cities.
Everett is bordered by Malden on the north, Revere on the east, Chelsea on the southeast, Somerville and Medford on the west, Boston and the Mystic River on the south at Charlestown.