Editorials

Help Protect Other Patients

May 25, 2018
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I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease....

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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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Letters to the Editor

May 18, 2018
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A True leader To the Editor, The first time I heard Councilor Pressley speak at her kickoff event in Cambridge, I knew she was the right candidate for the 7th Congressional District. We need a true leader in Washington, representing communities that are in need, and I know that Ayanna is that leader. As...

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President Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 18, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why: More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Improving the Quality of Life in Chelsea

May 18, 2018
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City Manager Thomas Ambrosino has submitted a five-year multi-million dollar Capital Improvement  Program for approval by the Chelsea City Council before the end of May. The ambitious range of projects that will be included are renovation of science labs at the Williams School, roof repairs at the Mary C. Burke, vehicle replacement, building renovations,...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly...

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International Worker’s Day: May 1 2018

May 11, 2018
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Members of Chelsea Uniting Against the War (CUAW), joined with family and friends from Chelsea, East Boston and Everett in the celebration of International Workers’ Day, May 1. This year the protest began at Liberty Plaza in East Boston and ended in Glendale Park in Everett. Hundreds of workers, immigrants and U.S.-born, women and...

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...

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President Trump Plans to Make Drugs Affordable Again

May 4, 2018
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During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to drive down drug prices. That’s a worthy goal. Fortunately, the Trump administration is already pursuing it in ways that protect patients and encourage research and development. Many strategies that candidate Trump proposed on the campaign trail would have done more harm than good....

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Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2018
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A letter of concern about the cut of the school librarian position at the Chelsea High School: I have heard from several concerned sources that the school librarian position at Chelsea High School will be cut in the 2018-2019 school year. This greatly distresses me, especially considering that the elementary school librarian position at...

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