Editorials

Be sure to vote Tuesday – It’s the best way to influence our government

October 27, 2010
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Newspaper editorial writers routinely exhort their readers to “get out and vote” on Election Day. We typically write that in a democracy, voting is not merely the right of every citizen, but an obligation. It is the best means each of us has of demonstrating both to our elected officials and to our fellow...

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Vote “No’ on question 2 – A No” saves jobs & affordable housing — and limits “snob zoning”

October 27, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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Gang round-up

October 21, 2010
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The local police along with the FBI and other police agencies rounded up a bunch of gang members Wednesday. This comes as great news to local residents who have been feeling the danger inherent in gun use and violence. Gangs and gang members specialize in gun use and violence. They derive their money from...

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The governor, again

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick’s visit to Chelsea two weeks ago showed how important community organizers are to the political process. Everyone the governor greeted at the Boys and Girls Club was an organizer working on the streets of Chelsea to register voters, to spread the word that the election is coming. This type of get...

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Thank you, Chief Fothergill

October 6, 2010
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Five new Chelsea firefighters have been appointed utilizing Federal money. Chief Chuck Fothergill found that Federal money and came to make good use of it. By law, the city had to appoint these men from a rehire list, as those laid off are the first to be rehired. Four rehires were approved from other...

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Combining forces

October 6, 2010
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City Manager Jay Ash has been paying close attention to efforts by officials from Winthrop and Revere who are attempting to create a scenario by which they can combine their 911 calling centers in order to save money and reduce the duplication of services. Ash said he is also working with Revere to see...

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The new Brown Jug

October 6, 2010
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The Brown Jug at its new location in the Home Depot Mall is nothing short of brilliant. Since opening in the mall, the Brown Jug has been packing them in, so to speak. Long time owner of the Brown Jug Mike Metrinko has made a bold move to capture a larger market for his...

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On public safety

September 30, 2010
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The tragic execution of four innocents in Mattapan earlier this week, including a 2 year-old, magnifies the need for an added public safety push here. Boston is a stone’s throw away Our own recent double execution on Chester Avenue caused the city to recently increase local policing to meet the demands of a difficult...

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The Red Sox and the Patriots

September 30, 2010
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The Red Sox were a great disappointment this season. Nearing the end of the season the teams reminds everyone over 45 of the losing and ineffectual Red Sox teams of decades past. Oh well. Wait till next year. The Patriots beat Buffalo last week but nearly every Patriot fan is worried about the Pats...

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Happy birthday

September 16, 2010
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The Chelsea Provident Cooperative Bank is celebrating its 125th Anniversary – a great accomplishment, given how businesses come and go in the modern world. The bank is the oldest in this city and is very likely one of the oldest businesses in the city at the point. As old as the bank is, it...

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