Category: Editorials

Val’s Flowers

It comes as very sad news that Val’s Flowers is closing its doors at the end of February. Val’s Flowers opened its doors in the downtown business district more than 60 years ago, when this city was a far different…

The Water Mess and the Streets

The sleet that followed the snow on Wednesday and the subsequent giant pools of slush and frozen water that followed has had the effect of ripping up the city’s streets. First came the snow and all the plowing and then…

Another Snowstorm

Just what we needed. Another snowstorm bearing down on us. Another likely snow emergency and parking ban. More and more snow. Higher and higher piles of snow. Greater inconvenience getting around our hilly, winding skinny, crowded streets. And continued cold…

Watch What is Saved

Now that the city can bargain in good faith with its employees to maintain their city paid health insurance and to save money on premiums that are coming close to bankrupting the city, watch what City Manager Jay Ash will…

The Marriott is on Its Way

The Marriott Hotel Corporation is going to locate a Residence Inn in Chelsea. They filed papers at city hall last week of their intent – which turns out to be a rather ironic moment for the worldwide firm noted for…

Helen Cesareo

The death of Helen Cesareo last week brings to mind the old days at city hall when she was a department head in pre-receivership Chelsea. She was a competent, well mannered, thoughtful lady, the type who was known by nearly…

The Snow Storm

We urge everyone shoveling snow to refrain from shoveling the white stuff into the streets that have just been plowed. We must move forward not backward and shoveling snow into the street is moving in the wrong direction. In a…

The Tragedy in Tucson

Like people all over the nation, Chelsea residents have been horrified by the tragic killings and shootings in Arizona. Six dead and 13 wounded innocents is a bit hard to grasp given their lives were eneded or dramatically changed because…

The Foreclosure Nightmare

Chelsea is among the hardest hit communities when it comes to homeowners being foreclosed upon. This is not a surprise. When the real estate market was soaring, Chelsea soared with it, though not as fast as in higher income communities.…