Category: Editorials

City council ruling a fait accompli

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…

Ashley Rodrigeuz

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…

LNG, again

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…

Tiger Woods

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…

Chelsea at 386

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…

The governor’s visit

Governor Deval Patrick’s visit to Chelsea Monday was a tour de force. He enjoyed himself here. We enjoyed having him here. Everywhere he went, he was greeted as a friend, as he should be greeted in Chelsea. After all, he…

The LNG danger

There is not a hint of doubt that LNG steaming into Boston Harbor on a Yemeni tanker might very well pose a terrorist danger. Yemen is presently the terrorist capital of the world – with no real government and Al…

A win for the city council

The election process surrounding the city council’s selection of Attorney Dan Cortell as the District 8 councillor was a great success. The city council, led by its able president Leo Robinson, made the process pristine and absent of the kind…