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.
Chelsea Police say a man who wanted to commit suicide by cop walked into the Chelsea police station around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, told the desk officer he needed to "get something off of his chest," then "drew a six-inch serrated knife from his coat pocket and brandished it in an overt threatening manner" towards the officer. Read more.
Chelsea Police report arresting 15 alleged prostitutes and their customers on Friday as part of an effort to curb the sex trade in the city.
Undercover officers went after both ends of the business, police say, adding Operation Deflate Date will continue through the end of the year.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jesse Camacho of East Boston got a fair trial on charges he murdered a rival gang member and shot up the now closed Chelsea bucket o' blood and strip club, so there's no reason to do anything about the life-without-parole sentence he got when he was found guilty. Read more.
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