Editorials

Anthony Columbo

March 31, 2010
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We were very sorry to learn of the death of Anthony Columbo, a well-known and well liked Chelsea businessman. Anthony was a quiet, unassuming, humble man who enjoyed his life and his children and his wife and family. He was only 60 when he died – much too young for a good guy with...

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Health care for all; but at what cost?

March 24, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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Larry Hooker

March 24, 2010
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The recent death of Larry Hooker takes from the local scene a complex and fun loving man – a mans man so to speak – who loved his Chelsea friends, his Chelsea life and life itself with his beloved wife. His many, many friends, the great and wonderful Chelsea people and former Chelsea people...

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City council ruling a fait accompli

March 19, 2010
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And so it has finally been done. An agreement between the city and Eastern Minerals that began with negotiations in 2007, has been successfully concluded. The city council votes Monday evening at city hall puts into force a memorandum between the city and Eastern Minerals and a loan provision as well. Taken together as...

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Charter review off to questionable start

March 11, 2010
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The story is told that the newly convened Charter Review selection committee at its organizational meeting last week considered the suggestion that the Charter Review Committee yet to be chosen be picked randomly by writing names on a piece of paper, folding them up, placing them in a hat and then picking them out...

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The Charter Review committee’s imperative and mandate

March 4, 2010
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A Charter Review selection committee has been chosen. The long and complex process of examining the city charter and the likelihood of making some changes in its composition has begun. There should be no bickering in doing the right thing that leads to the proper make-up of the ultimate Charter Review Committee. Political agendas...

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Ashley Rodrigeuz

March 4, 2010
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There is an old quote uttered by a 19th Century American Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes that sums up where Ashley Rodriguez is today. “The higher you’ve climbed the greater the fall. Never speak of the end of a period for you are always at the beginning of a new one.” Rodriguez...

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LNG, again

February 25, 2010
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We cannot emphasize the importance of beginning a process which ends with LNG bound for the Distrigas Terminal in Everett to be off-loaded outside of the inner confines of Boston Harbor. Allowing LNG tankers to transit under the Tobin Bridge into Boston Harbor on their way to a berth in Everett is tempting the...

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Tiger Woods

February 25, 2010
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For those of you struggling in your marriages, the appearance of Tiger Woods on national television apologizing for his indiscretions was a quintessential American television moment. Was he sincere? We believe so – why else make an apology to the nation with your mother sitting in front of you. Problematic with his apology, however,...

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Chelsea at 386

February 11, 2010
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It has been 386 years since Samuel Maverick settled here on the southern side of what we now call Admiral’s Hill. It was 1624 when Maverick arrived from England during a landing made at Dorchester Bay. When he stood atop Admiral’s Hill, where the flagpole is today, where once, there was an outstanding plaque...

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