Chelsea

By - 4/14/15 - 12:34 pm

Chelsea and State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today they've arrested Juan Santana-Ruiz, 40, of Everett, on charges he knifed a teenager at a Chelsea restaurant last month.

Santana-Ruiz was arrested in the Hartford area on April 3 and returned to Massachusetts on Friday, authorities say.

According to police and the DA, detectives learned pretty quickly how the 17-year-old died: He... Read more

By - 3/26/15 - 11:09 am

The Chelsea Record reports the Chelsea Conservation Commission rejected plans by Massport to store contaminated sludge from dredging near the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston in "Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells" in Chelsea Creek.

The commission said just because Massport did the same thing with sludge from the Conley Terminal doesn't mean Chelsea Creek can continue as the repository for the stuff.... Read more

By - 3/26/15 - 7:40 am

State Police report a passenger in a car that troopers had pulled over for motor-vehicle infractions last night got behind the wheel and started driving off - with a trooper who had tried to stop him dragged for several feet.

State Police say the incident happened at Congress and Pearl streets.

Troopers took the driver, later identified as Luis Cortez, 29, of Dorchester, out

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By - 3/4/15 - 3:41 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld an Everett resident's assault and battery conviction that was based in part on a DNA test that showed the blood on his sweatshirt belonged to the man he stabbed.

Manuel Arzola sought to overturn the conviction on the grounds the DNA test was the equivalent of a police search requiring a warrant, which police in Chelsea didn't get after... Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 10:52 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered new trials for Michael Cowels and Michael Mims, convicted in 1994 of stabbing a woman to death in Chelsea the year before.

Part of the evidence against the two men was two towels with blood on them, which Suffolk County prosecutors said the pair had used to clean themselves after killing Belinda Miscioscia and dumping her body behind an... Read more

By - 1/25/15 - 3:37 pm
Line at Trader Joe's in Brookline

Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner may be trying to fool us into thinking it's summer with that Red Sox banner the week before the Super Bowl, but it's no use - Louise Miller found long lines there this afternoon.

Meanwhile, up at the Chelsea Market Basket, Dan O'Brien found a store with check-out lines backing up into aisles - and not a single... Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 12:57 pm

The Chelsea Record reports on a local man's induction into the International Candlepin Bowling Association's Hall of Fame.

By - 12/15/14 - 1:07 pm
Enamorado

Chelsea Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report they are looking for Hector Enamorado, 36, on charges he shot two men on Chester Avenue early Sunday, one fatally.

Anybody who knows where he is can contact Chelsea detectives at 617-466-4843 or the anonymous tip line by calling 617-466-4880 or texting CHELSEA and their information to TIP411 (847411).

Police have yet to identify the... Read more

By - 12/1/14 - 8:17 am
Santa on the salt in Chelsea

Kris H. noticed some visitors at the salt piles off Marginal Street in Chelsea.

By - 11/17/14 - 10:40 am

Chelsea and State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash around 1 a.m. on Cherry Street that sent both occupants to Mass. General - where one survived and the other didn't.

Police say the driver of the 2001 GMC SUV, 35, died. His passenger, 47 and also from East Boston, remains hospitalized.

Police say the vehicle was operating at a high rate of speed when it... Read more

By - 10/23/14 - 6:20 am

Ed Baur reports several cars in the area of West 3 and Vale streets were flooded this morning. At least two were occupied:

Police cruiser stuck in the water on Vale St. Officer still in the cruiser water is up to the door and is coming in.

Female motorist stock in the water and water is coming in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, A.P. Blake... Read more

By - 10/18/14 - 4:08 pm
Wanted in Chelsea

Authorities have released a photo of possible suspects in the shooting death of a 35-year-old woman who was simply looking out her window early this morning on Shawmut Avenue in Chelsea.

In a statement, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley says:

Based on evidence developed by investigators through last night, authorities said today that the woman killed inside a Shawmut Street residence was not the intended

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By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 8:09 am

Dear friends, supporters, and loved ones,

I want to thank you for your hard work over these past 15 months in our effort to win the Sheriff’s race. Although we did not come out on top, we did finish 2nd in the election and I am proud to say that 1 out of every 4 Boston voters wants me to be their Sheriff, the... Read more

By - 9/17/14 - 2:29 pm

The state Department of Transportation today approved a $33-million contract with McCourt Construction Co. to start extending the Silver Line from the Airport T stop to Chelsea. Much of the route will be in a busway built along the former Grand Junction railroad:

State officials expect the initial route, from the airport to Eastern Avenue in Chelsea, to be completed in two years.

In the

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By - 8/13/14 - 9:20 pm

Chelsea Police report Officer Paul McCarthy received an award for saving the life of Mostafa Laassal, who, allegedly, on being pursued by police after stabbing his wife, jumped off the top level of the Tobin Bridge, only to be snared in safety netting installed for workers on the bridge repainting project:

The subject was severely injured and could have rolled off the netting.

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By - 8/9/14 - 10:51 am

Traffic across the Tobin Bridge came to a halt around 10 a.m. when a man being pursued by Chelsea Police jumped out of a livery car, went to the side of the bridge and jumped.

Ted Pendergast reports he got caught in safety netting set up for the bridge repainting project. He'd brought a knife with him and tried cutting through the netting, but... Read more

By - 7/24/14 - 10:24 pm
Sunset over the water from Chelsea

Jared Wickerham watched the sun set over the water in Chelsea this evening (also see his photo of the Chelsea Yacht Club).

JB Parrett, meanwhile, was also watching the sun go down, but in Boston, from Community Boating on the Esplanade:

By - 7/19/14 - 1:21 pm
Empty shelves at Chelsea Market Basket

MPH photographed the produce department at the Chelsea Market Basket, apparently hit by yesterday's walk out by warehouse workers over the ouster of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

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