Category: Editorials

Ash Set to Stay; Council in Sync

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…

Mark Moschella

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…

Bunker Hill Day

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…

Senator Brown Comes to Town

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.…

The City’s Credit Rating

Chelsea’s credit rating remains at a very high level – and considering the state of the local economy as a result of the recession – that is saying something mighty about the level of leadership this city enjoys and which…

Fill the Pot Holes

Nothing, frankly, can be more important to public safety and quality of life than the repair of the city’s many growing pot-holes. Some of them in the most obvious locations – Washington Avenue, Broadway, Everett Avenue, and Beacham Street are…

John Edward McBride

On February 1, Chelsea lost a link to the old days, when this city was a far different place than it is today. The death of John Edward McBride last week at 90 brought to an end a long and…