Editorials

Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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City Council Passes Historic Measure

April 29, 2016
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We congratulate the Chelsea City Council on its unanimous vote to enact a Wage Theft Ordinance,, becoming the first council in the state to pass this important legislation. The ordinance will deal directly with the issue of wage theft and incidents of employers not paying minimum wage, not paying overtime, and withholding pay from...

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Happy Passover

April 21, 2016
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We wish the members of our Jewish community a Happy Passover that begins at sundown Friday night. The observance continues for eight days and commemorates the Israelites being freed by God from slavery in Egypt in biblical times. Passover commences with the First Seder, which is a special dinner that includes the recitation of...

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Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2016
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We are an understaffed Fire Department To the Editor: After looking at the list of Top 100 salaries supplied to me, there is no doubt that the increase in salaries, as it relates to the fire department, resulted from the hiring and oversight of the additional engine company placed in service to accommodate the...

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Housing Authority Proposal Has Worked

April 14, 2016
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The Chelsea Housing Authority has put out Requests for Proposals to have a private developer  partner with the redevelopment of the Central Ave. and Walnut St. housing complexes. Both of these projects were built decades ago – Central Ave. in the 1950’s and Walnut St. in the early 1960’s – when the times, and...

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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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MEMORIAL DAY, 2016: 50 Year Anniversary of the Battle of LZ 10 ALFA A ”Day of Remembrance” was established on May 30, 1868, to acknowledge all military service members who lost their lives in any National war.  Later re-designated as “Memorial Day,” it is the most significant day set aside for recognition of our...

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My Record on the Licensing Board Speaks for Itself

April 1, 2016
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By Ken Umemba I write to refute the recent incendiary remarks that Councillor Roy Avellaneda recently espouses to defame and undermine the stellar record of the Chelsea Licensing Board and myself as a member. We do not have to search far to realize the progress the board has made in the past few years....

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years, the Federal courts have been monitoring the quality and necessary cleanup of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18, 2016. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and enjoyed the local...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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