Chelsea

By - 8/11/16 - 11:46 pm
Old Guilford locomotive pulling an MBTA commuter train

After a T locomotive died in Beverly, Pan Am Railways lent Keolis one of its old Guilford locomotives to help pull its train back to Boston - as spotted by a roving UHub photographer at Mill Creek in Chelsea.

By - 8/10/16 - 11:13 pm
Cement truck that overturned on commuter-rail tracks in Chelsea

Awaiting a huge tow truck.

A roving UHub photographer got front-row seats to watch a crew drag a cement truck off the commuter-rail tracks in Chelsea it had rolled on early this afternoon.

By - 8/10/16 - 11:28 am

Chelsea City Councilor Matt Frank says he's fed up with Doug Bennett signs in his city, not because they're large and green and crudely made, but because, he says, they're showing up on people's property without their permission: Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 8:46 am

The Chelsea Record interviews Mimi Rancatore, who runs Toscanini's in Cambridge with her brother Gus: She talks about flavors - chocolate is now more popular than vanilla - and about loving living in Chelsea.

By - 7/23/16 - 6:49 pm
Storm moving in over Boston

It looked like a killer death storm was about to swallow up Boston late this afternoon. That John Gage was able to post this photo strongly suggests it didn't.

It did, however, get pretty intense in places such as Chelsea and Melrose: Read more.

By - 6/27/16 - 11:17 pm

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.

H/t Karen.

By - 6/5/16 - 12:21 pm

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.

By - 3/31/16 - 9:46 pm

John Keith of the South End (yes, our John Keith) is running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds, joining a field that includes former city councilors Steve Murphy and Charles Yancey, perennial candidate Doug Bennett and newcomers Katie Forde and Paul Nutting.

By - 3/28/16 - 11:36 pm

Katie Forde is running for the top administrative job at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, in addition to Paul Nutting and three guys who have long run for office. Read more.

By - 3/28/16 - 7:33 am

Paul Nutting of Dorchester says he's running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds. Other potential candidates including long-time and now former city councilors Steve Murphy and Charles Yancey and long-time candidate Doug Bennett. Read more.

By - 3/17/16 - 6:00 pm

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.

By - 3/7/16 - 9:39 pm

A 16-year-old from Lynn is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow on charges he shot up a party early Sunday, killing Pablo Villeda, 19, and sending six other people to the hospital with gunshot wounds, Chelsea Police and the Suffolk COunty District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By - 3/6/16 - 8:26 am

A party at 120 Washington Ave. ended around 2:40 a.m. with a mass shooting that left a 19-year-old Chelsea man dead, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/5/16 - 11:12 am

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.

By - 2/29/16 - 9:04 am

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.

By - 2/21/16 - 10:36 am

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.

By - 2/19/16 - 11:59 am

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.

By - 2/12/16 - 7:27 pm

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.

By - 2/3/16 - 7:21 am
Dawn over Boston Harbor and Chelsea Creek

Ryan watched the sun come up this morning from the McArdle Bridge between East Boston and Chelsea.