Category: Editorials

Veterans Day

It remains a cold, harsh and relentless world where millions upon millions of angry people wish and pray for our demise. They do more than that – as the events of September 11, 2001 proved. In Afghanistan and Iraq, and…

Shortfall requires sacrifice

City Manager Jay Ash has worked wonders with the city budget. The city is sitting with more than $10 million in its account which is known as free cash. But the slowed economy has caused an erosion in tax receipts.…

The election

The city’s voters came out in great numbers Tuesday. More than 42% of all those registered to vote cast a ballot. The outcome, which seemed to hang in the balance, was predictable in the end. After all, Chelsea and all…

Development in Chelsea

How this city can continues to swim against a downward tide when it comes to new development is an extraordinary story of perseverance, smarts and knowing how to get a project done. City Manager Jay Ash has shown time and…

Gang round-up

The local police along with the FBI and other police agencies rounded up a bunch of gang members Wednesday. This comes as great news to local residents who have been feeling the danger inherent in gun use and violence. Gangs…

The governor, again

Governor Deval Patrick’s visit to Chelsea two weeks ago showed how important community organizers are to the political process. Everyone the governor greeted at the Boys and Girls Club was an organizer working on the streets of Chelsea to register…

Thank you, Chief Fothergill

Five new Chelsea firefighters have been appointed utilizing Federal money. Chief Chuck Fothergill found that Federal money and came to make good use of it. By law, the city had to appoint these men from a rehire list, as those…

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…