Editorials

Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, And the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 26, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 26, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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Make Chelsea Like a Family for Our Youth

January 20, 2018
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By Jose Manuel Palacios Teshe,  junior, Chelsea High School With the help of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, we were able to improve the social relations of people with different colors of skin, but now the obstacle is another. Now the problem is reducing the high rate of crime in Chelsea to reach a...

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We Need Ways to Connect with Our Neighbors

January 20, 2018
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By Jacqueline Segovia,junior, Chelsea High Inequality is a huge issue in the world, and in the United States there is a long history of different cultures being treated unequally. Our city of Chelsea is no different, as we have prejudice within the community that affects connection between people of different cultures, races and beliefs....

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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Congratulations,Senator DiDomenico

January 20, 2018
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Congratulations are in order for Senator Sal DiDomenico, who recently was named the 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. As vice chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Senator DiDomenico has been an ardent supporter of public education, particularly in his support  of students in low-income areas...

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Letter to the Editor

January 6, 2018
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America on the Rise Finally The following is a response to the Journal Editorial published on Dec. 7, 2017.  I read your editorials in multiple community papers. Please publish this response in every paper in which you printed “America As We Know It Is Over.”   Dear Editor: Could the Democrat icon John F....

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Americans Hate Waiting, So Theyll Despise Single Payer

January 6, 2018
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By Sally C. Pipes What makes for an awful trip to the doctor? Waiting. Earlier this year, doctor-rating website Zocdoc found that long waits or appointment delays were the primary motivators of negative marks from patients. Given this aversion to waiting, it’s shocking that Americans are coming around to government-run, single-payer health care. Waiting...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson: Ring out the old, ring in...

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