Category: Editorials

The Cha, Again

Yet another investigation into Mike McLaughlin’s perfidy at the Chelsea Housing Authority is right now being conducted by investigators from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. What will they find this time around? Not much more than they have…

Raising Councilor Salaries

There is a move underway to raise the salaries for the members of the Chelsea City Council from something like $8,000 to $14,000. Councillors here serve for a pittance in comparison with the cities and towns around us. As long…

Location. Location. Location.

It is a compliment to this city as well as a reason to invest here when the leaders of the hotel industry dub the new Marriott here as the Marriott Boston Logan Airport/Chelsea Hotel. The new 128 room Marriott which…

Parking Design Work is Superior

One needs only to drive down Grove Street or Marlboro Street to examine how important parking design for densely populated areas can be. The city is showing great understanding of how to improve parking/traffic patterns on some of the city’s…

Another hotel for Chelsea

Although official confirmation is lacking at this juncture, it would appear much more than likely that yet another hotel will be locating here in the not too distant future. The understanding is that the owners of the new Marriott Residence…

The Marketbasket Mall

City Manager Jay Ash has been meeting quite often with Marketbasket officials regarding their ambitions for the mall on Everett Avenue which they own. The mall has morphed from something meaningless and insubstantial to something bustling and very substantial. This…

The Patriots

Those of you who adore the Patriots are still reeling and trying to come to terms with last week’s loss. Suffice to say, the Pats lost but then, it’s just a game and they lost it. Even the Pats can…

Remembering September 11, 2001

The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing…

The Tobin Bridge and Chelsea

There was a thoughtful op-ed piece appearing in the Boston Globe this week concerning the city and its need to master the Tobin Bridge. That is to say, the author was trying to tell readers that the bridge cut the…

Welcome FBI

The FBI regional office will be built in Chelsea, as expected. A lawsuit questioning the Chelsea development has been dismissed. The sour grapes of another developer who wanted the project were not enough to derail it from coming here. The…