Editorials

Wonderland closes

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland closing after all these years is a tragedy for this city. It is a tragedy of the first order. First, there are the nearly 100 longtime employees who have lost their jobs and some of those employees are from Chelsea. Second, it is the end of an industry, which came to exist only...

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Congressman Capuano at his very best

August 18, 2010
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The city owes Congressman Mike Capuano a debt of gratitude for his concerted effort to bring quite a bit of Federal money into the city allowing for, among other things, the recent purchase and payment of a $470,000 fire engine. Congressman Capuano continues to show his care and interest in the well being of...

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Last Gasp – There’s still hope for casino legislation

August 12, 2010
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The expanded gaming bill is not dead, yet. There is the chance the legislation could come back to full blown life if the legislature is brought back into session, and soon. That is a possibility because the state is set to receive $675 million in federal funding that would require the legislature to assign...

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The perfect summer

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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Anthony Simboli’s dream

July 22, 2010
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No one has benefited more from his father coming before him than local developer Anthony Simboli (the younger). The senior Mr. Simboli has become a bit of a legend in local commercial real estate circles. He started in Chelsea about 25 years ago and made it through the ups and downs of the economy...

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On the Chelsea waterfront

July 22, 2010
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When the new park has been completed on the waterfront on Marginal Street, Chelsea might benefit by planning a series of events or a single signature event there every summer that has some of the panache of the Revere Beach Sculpture contest. Such a high profile event in so stunning an environment, would be...

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Demoulas’ Market Basket

July 15, 2010
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One of the great ongoing success stories in the modern history of this city is the new Market Basket supermarket. At the end of this month it will celebrate its first anniversary in business in the sprawling and well stocked new store. Not only is it the largest employer in the city. It is...

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Bruce Berkowitz

July 15, 2010
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Bruce Berkowitz grew-up in this city. From an early age, he wanted to get into the world of banking and finance. He certainly has done this with a flair. Berkowitz is the Founder and Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Fairholme Capital Management – a $16 billion financial management firm. Not bad for...

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Everyone is away

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Thoughts on the coming of July Fourth

June 30, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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