Editorials

Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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Unfounded concerns Dear Councilor Vidot, I am writing you tonight to address a very difficult yet important issue. On Monday, January 23, 2017 there was a City Council meeting. At this meeting the Council was going to take a vote on an order introduced by Councilor Recupero regarding the residency requirement for employees in...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Letter to the Editor

January 29, 2017
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Fact-based policy making To the Editor: In a letter entitled, “Keeping Our Water Supplies Safe” (Chelsea Record, 1/6/2017 Joseph Favaloro writes that mountain biking threatens the quality of the MWRA’s water, declared the best in the nation in 2014. Ironically, the MWRA received this honor before the DCR began enforcing the prohibition on mountain...

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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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Let your constituents be your conscience Dear Chelsea Record, I attended the Chelsea City Council meeting last Tuesday on 1/10/17 to hear the presentation on the proposed TIF of the FBI Building requested by Anthony and Patricia Simboli of ACS Development. The requested TIF (Tax Increment Financing) is for 20 years as follows: a...

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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated tomorrow (Friday). Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...

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Anthony “Chubby” Tiro

January 20, 2017
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The passing this week of Anthony “Chubby” Tiro truly marks the end of an era in many respects for long-time Chelsea residents. It is fair to say that there was no one who had a greater love and dedication for Chelsea and its people than Chubby Tiro throughout his entire life. From his days...

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Letter to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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With Heartfelt Thanks from Haiti Father David Fontaine from St. Joseph Parish in L’Asile, Haiti, has sent sincere thanks to Father Jim Barry and all the friends and parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Parish (Chelsea/Everett) and St. May of Assumption Parish (Revere) for their recent donations to his communities in Haiti.   Our Lady...

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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...

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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...

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