Editorials

A Special Easter

April 17, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 3, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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The Public Input Hearing, Mohegan Sun Casino Project

March 28, 2014
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More than 400 people gathered at the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday, March 25, to attend the public input hearing on the Revere Mohegan Sun casino project in front of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Residents from all over Boston, Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea , Everett and the Greater Boston region spoke to the...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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A Big Chelsea Welcome to CHS Ad Interim Principal Priti Johari

March 13, 2014
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Bourque made a very important announcement this week, selecting Priti Johari as the ad interim principal at Chelsea High School for the 2014-15 school year. Ms. Johari will succeed Joseph Mullaney, who announced in February that he will stepping down from his position. Mr. Mullaney has been an excellent...

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Congratulations and on to the Final Election

March 5, 2014
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We want to congratulate Dan Ryan and RoseLee Vincent on their victories Tuesday in their respective Democratic primary elections for the position of State Representative. Ryan and Vincent will now proceed to the final election on April 1. Ryan does not have an opponent but the aide to Congressman Michael Capuano certainly deserves a...

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A Great Tribute to “Barney” Nugent

February 26, 2014
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In a touching and unique tribute, family members, friends, classmates and associates from Major League Baseball gathered to remember Francis Nugent Jr., known affectionately as “Barney.” Mr. Nugent passed away Feb. 22 after a gallant battle with cancer. He was 61. Barney rose in his noble profession of sports medicine to become the athletic...

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Our Opinions

February 21, 2014
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THE RACE FOR STATE  REPRESENTATIVE Chelsea residents will go to the polls on March 4 to select whom will represent them in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Chelsea has been very fortunate to have excellent representation in the Legislature through the years, notably over the past two decades when Attorney Eugene O’Flaherty so commendably...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 17, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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