Editorials

TJ Maxx Opening Sunday

March 24, 2011
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Chelsea’s TJ Maxx store opening will be held Sunday at the Demoulas’s Mall. The opening of this major retailing outlet is a wonderful shot in the arm to the local economy and will give as well a boost in creating new jobs and business energy. We urge all our readers and Chelsea shoppers to...

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Congressman Markey is Right

March 17, 2011
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Congressman Edward Markey has suggested that nuclear plants being planned for right now cannot be built on earthquake fault lines. He would like that bit of solid reasoning to be the equivalent of a law. We agree with Congressman Markey absolutely and positively. It would be a virtual act of insanity to allow nuclear...

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Mark Moschella

March 17, 2011
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The death of Mark Moschella recently at the age of 48 is all about sadness. However, his death brought out a few thousand of his friends and relatives and people he had known all his life to the wake at the Smith Funeral Home. In all our years of noting wakes and deaths, we...

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The Japanese Tsunami

March 17, 2011
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It wasn’t just the earthquake – but the tsunami that followed the record breaking earthquake that has resulted in possibly 10,000 dead or swept away, an entire region of the nation laid bare of homes, buildings, schools infrastructure and now, radiation spewing from six damaged nuclear reactors that are in various stages of destruction....

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Ash Set to Stay; Council in Sync

March 10, 2011
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Council President Marilyn Vega-Torres and Councillor Leo Robinson have accomplished an important piece of work – getting City Manager Jay Ash to sign a contract that has him remaining here for the next four years at a higher salary. The higher salary is nowhere near the $200,000 figure that seemed almost inevitable last week...

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Mark Moschella

March 10, 2011
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The death of Mark Moschella at 48 is a terrible loss for all of us who knew him, who respected him, who played ice hockey with him and his brothers, and who knew his late father. Mark was a very nice man, a very likeable, upbeat, friendly guy always wearing a smile. He was...

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Jay Ash Cannot Be Allowed to Leave

March 3, 2011
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The city council faces its most decisive moment in years when it meets to decide whether or not City Manager Jay Ash stays or goes.   Ash is being sought by the Deval Patrick Administration to head the state’s most important development agency, MassDevelopment.   The administration wants Ash because of his success in...

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Doctors Who Cared More about People than Making Money

February 24, 2011
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In the modern history of this city, two doctors served the people here who couldn’t afford to pay them. Their names were Dr. Morris Clayman and Dr. Sam Klauber. In today’s world, if you are without money you can take yourself to the local health center and receive treatment at no cost. It is...

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Bunker Hill Day

February 24, 2011
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Erasing the Bunker Hill Holiday in Suffolk County is a disgrace. It is an insult to all those who died or were wounded fighting the British at Bunker Hill in the name of the Revolution. The holiday, so say the Legislature, was too expensive and too meaningless to maintain. We don’t agree. Now comes...

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Senator Brown Comes to Town

February 17, 2011
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Senator Scott Brown’s appearance at the Boys and Girls Club breakfast earlier this week was a big hit. Senator Brown’s comments were carefully listened to by the varied audience of community and business leaders which included City Manager Jay Ash. This was the second visit to Chelsea by the inheritor of the late Senator...

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