Editorials

Veterans Day 2009

November 20, 2009
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Veterans Day has come and gone – and with it – the remembrances all of us have of those who served and gave their lives and of those now serving and willing to die. Since the time of the Revolutionary War, hundreds of Chelsea residents who served in the armed forces of this nation...

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The Collaborative’s New Home

November 20, 2009
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The Chelsea Collaborative’s new home on Broadway will be something that stands out when it is completed. The $350,000 build out of a building at 318 Broadway will bring new life and interest to the organization, which has been a leader in this city for so many years. The Collaborative employs 34 men and...

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Investigative report unfair, ill-advised

November 12, 2009
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Fox Television tends to do a good job reporting the news. However an investigative report aired Tuesday night and purporting to show how some residents of the Chelsea Soldiers Home are being abused by an administration that doesn’t care, was, frankly, way off base, misleading and unlike anything we know to exist at the...

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Welcome back Calvin Brown; and welcome to Mike Moronski and Anthony Pellegrino

November 9, 2009
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We want to welcome to the political life at city hall one “old-timer” and two newcomers to the Chelsea city hall political scene. Calvin Brown knows the city hall scene and for a long time he was a part of it. His return to politics is like back to yesterday. Brown is a good...

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Irene Grzybinski

November 9, 2009
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We are very sorry to learn of the death of former Chelsea Provident Cooperative Bank President Irene Grzybinski. She died Wednesday morning. Ms. Grzybinski was the first female president of a major Chelsea Bank in the city’s modern history. She was a humble, quiet, able bank president who was well-known in banking circles here...

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Get out and vote

October 31, 2009
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Tuesday is Election Day and we urge all the registered voters in this city to get out and to vote. It is important. The expectation is for a very light turn out. Let’s reverse the expectation. Let’s come out in larger numbers and let the candidates know there is a voting public out there...

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The best is yet to come

October 31, 2009
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The new Demoulas Marketplace by itself is a fabulous project of inestimable economic value. With more than 1000 employees and at least that many vendors, the Marketplace is an economic juggernaut for this city. A payroll distributed once a week to 1,000 employees, most of whom live in Chelsea, gives an estimated $600,000-$700,000 to...

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Chelsea since the fire

October 22, 2009
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The October, 1973 Chelsea Fire marked the lowest point the city reached in its modern history. Not even the social, moral and economic collapse of the city in the early 1990’s, and the receivership that followed, can compare. In fact, the fire set in motion the ultimate demise of the city and brought it...

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Capuano’s travels

October 14, 2009
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The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, has been profligate in spending government money during foreign travels....

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The Chelsea Street Bridge

October 14, 2009
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As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge going up is going to be a masterpiece of modern engineering and construction. There...

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