Category: Editorials

Combining forces

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 new Brown Jug

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…

On public safety

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 Red Sox and the Patriots

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…

Happy birthday

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…

What to do?

The double homicide on Chester Avenue last week has struck a nerve in many quarters of this tightly knit city. The dead men, it has been pointed out, aren’t simply statistics, they were fathers and sons, brothers and husbands. They…

Wonderland closes

Wonderland closing after all these years is a tragedy for this city. It is a tragedy of the first order. First, there are the nearly 100 longtime employees who have lost their jobs and some of those employees are from…