Boston officials yesterday discounted reports that Mayor Raymond L. Flynn had "offered" to annex the fiscally crippled city of Chelsea, which has been unable to pay its bills since las week.

The reports appeared in the Boston Herald and on the United Press International wire yesterday. UPI reported that Boston "offered Monday to take over neighboring Chelsea as that bankrupt city sought a state-appointed receiver to rescue it from all fiscal mess."

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