Category: Editorials

Roland Palacios

The shooting death of Chelsea High School student Roland Palacios is a tragedy of the first order. The 17 year-old Chelsea young man was shot on Suffolk Street last week in a homicide that Chelsea police detectives and state police…

The Chelsea budget

City Manager Jay Ash’s city budget for the coming year comes in at a cool and slim $120 million. There are no surprises in the city budget, which tends to mimic what came the year before. Copying what came the…

When tragedy strikes

The Tuesday shooting of a 17 year-old Chelsea High School student on Marginal Street has caused widespread outrage and disbelief among many Chelsea residents. The outrage is caused by the knowledge that danger lurks just around the corner in nearly…

City’s reaction to water crisis

In neighboring Revere, the water crisis produced inertia and confusion. The mayor was out of town. There were no reverse 911 calls and there was very little interaction between city agencies of a meaningful kind to deal with the crisis.…

Johnny Ruiz

Now that he is retiring from the ring, we want to congratulate Johnny Ruiz on a job well done as the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He is the one and only Chelsea man to accomplish such a…

Senator Sal DiDomenico

We need a strong senator at this time in order to act as our voice on Beacon Hill. The down economy and the budget cutting and the diminution of state services and local services, too, demand a strong voice in…

Anthony Pedi

The death two weeks ago of former Chelsea Police officer Anthony Pedi was a terrible loss for his family, so many of whom we know and it was a loss for this city. Mr. Pedi spent nearly a lifetime here.…

Get out and vote

Tuesday is the special senate election. We urge Chelsea voters to get out and to vote. All the candidates have let us know who they are and what they stand for – some more than others. It is our belief…

The Quiet Man returns

Chelsea’s Johnny Ruiz – the first Hispanic heavyweight boxing champion of the world – is set to enter the ring in Manchester, England Saturday to fight David Haye, the British champion. The fight is for the heavyweight championship of the…