Category: Editorials

Representative Gene O’Flaherty

The years come and go. Politics change from time to time but our Representative Gene O’Flaherty has remained on Beacon Hill where he grows stronger and stronger as time goes by. His recent fundraiser at Anthony’s Pier Four on the…

Ed Fish

When the city bought back the Naval Hospital site from the US Government more than 30 years ago, the Fish Construction Company was hired to tear down the old and to build the new and to rehabilitate certain of the…

Chelsea’s veterans

Throughout the centuries, Chelsea’s men and women have served their country with valor and loyalty. Chelsea sent dozens of men to fight by General George Washington’s side during the Revolutionary War – when Washington garrisoned the Northern wing of the…

Lennie Lopes

One of this city’s true sporting legends died last week. Lennie Lopes, for decades a force in local sporting circles, captain and player on some of this cities best softball teams to ever come down the line, was 88. He…

Memorial Day Weekend

The weekend that signals the official beginning of the summer of 2010 is upon us. We have no idea what this summer will hold for all of us, for our nation, or for the community of man. After all, it…

Suffolk Downs means jobs

Over the past 75 years, thousands of Chelsea residents have found steady employment at Suffolk Downs. If Suffolk Downs receives a license to build a casino on its property – while maintaining the horse racing venue as well – more…

Roland Palacios

The shooting death of Chelsea High School student Roland Palacios is a tragedy of the first order. The 17 year-old Chelsea young man was shot on Suffolk Street last week in a homicide that Chelsea police detectives and state police…

The Chelsea budget

City Manager Jay Ash’s city budget for the coming year comes in at a cool and slim $120 million. There are no surprises in the city budget, which tends to mimic what came the year before. Copying what came the…