Editorials

Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2016
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City of Chelsea Emergency 911 Dispatchers On February 03, 2016 the City of Chelsea firefighters, police and EMS battled a four-alarm fire on Eleanor Street. A 3-year-old boy was rescued from the blaze that badly damaged more than 20 apartments and injured two firefighters, according to officials.Red Cross assisted the residents and estimated that...

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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington And Lincoln

February 12, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...

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Letter to the Editor

February 4, 2016
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The benefits of having a residency requirement The virtues of hiring local residents for local jobs are obvious: more employment opportunities, more spending within the community, more tax revenues, and less crime. Although our community has shown interest in creating employment opportunities, most of the focus has been on low-skilled, low-wage workers. Employment policies...

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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...

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Letters to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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We taught the people Dear Editor, The news is punctuated by mass shootings. Consider this. We have taught people: You can be anything you want to be (“Be all you can be!”) and There is no right and wrong. And we have devalued human life – over 50 million abortions since the US Supreme...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

January 28, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. And as a Winthrop High sports fan, Bob is front and center at games —...

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Breaking Down Barriers

January 22, 2016
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By Tracey Flores 12th grade – Chelsea High School (The following essay was read aloud Monday as the winning Chelsea High essay at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony in Chelsea High School.) My dream for breaking down barriers is to break the stereotype of a Latino girl that grew up in...

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Yes,We Have Problems But We Are Addressing Them

January 22, 2016
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In Sunday’s Globe, there was a highly negative article about the quality of life in Chelsea. While the article did point out many positive construction projects in place or being built, the gist of the article was negative about our City citing household incomes, poverty rates, low education levels and the number of newly...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengeance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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