The Buffalo News alerts us that one-time American Idol finalist John Stevens suffered a fractured skull and may have some hearing loss after being hit by a van in Chelsea last weekend.
Stevens is from the Buffalo area, allthough he now lives in Cambridge. He went to Berklee and sings with the Beantown Swing Orchestra.
At 57 Bellingham St., WCVB reports.
Marco Cruz, 25, died this morning after being hit by a car outside 284 Washington St. in Chelsea about 10:15 p.m. last night, Chelsea Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.
Suffolk County's more obscure elected positions continue to prove popular among retired or ousted city councilors. The Globe reports that City Councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy, who lost their elections in the fall, are both eyeing the for-some-reason-still-elected position of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.
This morning, a roving UHub reporter spotted Yancey in the register's office: Read more.
A suit by a family of Chechen immigrants over a Michele McPhee story on its alleged ties to the Tsarnaevs should never have been brought in US District Court in Boston, a judge ruled last month. Read more.
Authorities are trying to figure out just how Alex Perez, a.k.a. Alex Perez-Lapop, died on a sidewalk near 83 Cottage St. over the weekend. Read more.
Joshua Resnek ties together the story of Chelsea from Lincoln's speech in 1848 to the Chelsea of the 1960s, tied together by the building he spoke in - which stands to this day.
A Chelsea produce distributor who admitted he was a rapscallion for seeking insurance payments for spoiled produce that was perfectly fine was sentenced to 15 months in prison this week and ordered to pay $221,000 in restitution and fines, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
UPDATE: Lawsuit dismissed.
A Chelsea family who claims reporter Michele McPhee ruined their lives by linking them to Dzokhar Tsarnaev and Islamic jihadists after the Boston Marathon bombings has sued McPhee, media outlets that picked up her account and a noted Islamaphobe in federal court.
In the lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the Umarov family is seeking $5 million in compensation and another $100 million in punitive damages from the defendants. Read more.
Ryan watched the sun come up this morning from the McArdle Bridge between East Boston and Chelsea.
Federal and local authorities are reporting the arrest of 56 MS-13 gang members, who they say recruited young teens at East Boston, Chelsea and Everett high schools and are to blame for five murders and 14 attempted murders of rival gang members since 2014 - including three teens murdered in East Boston over the past four months. Read more.
A correspondent writes about an incident early in the evening last Friday on Rte. 16 in Chelsea - and wonders if anybody else had run-ins with these trees: Read more.
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