An initial investigation of the fire at which Chelsea firefighters found a badly burned body "found some signs of accidental ignition last night," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and State and Chelsea Police said in a statement today. Read more.
Chelsea firefighters and State Police discovered a body at a brush fire between Rtes. 1 and 16 at Webster Ave. around 6:45 p.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the conviction of a Chelsea man for human trafficking, deriving support from prostitution, rape, and two counts of assault and battery, all involving his former girlfriend, whom he'd convinced to prostitute herself and whom prosecutors say he then raped, beat and threatened to kill when he became convinced she was withholding some of her earnings. Read more.
A federal judge today sentenced Daniel "Roca" Menjivar, 22, to 13 years in prison for repeatedly stabbing a rival gang member and plotting to kill a fellow MS-13 member he thought was cooperating with the feds, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
The Herald reports the T is soliciting bids from companies to run buses between 1 and 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan into downtown and then up to East Boston and Chelsea for a nine-month pilot.
A body pulled from the Chelsea side of Chelsea Creek last night near the Meridian Street bridge was that of a 61-year-old man, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. An initial investigation did not show signs of foul play, the DA's office says.
Chelsea firefighter Jonathan Morel was photographed yesterday about to rescue a motorist on Eastern Avenue who'd gotten trapped by a slushy flood from the nearby Chelsea Creek. About a dozen city blocks turned into slush rivers at the height of the storm and firefighters rescued several dozen people from their cars.
Ed. note: Nothing's on fire in the background; those are lights at a parking lot.
Jose Adan "Chucky" Martinez Castro, 28, the leader of MS-13 on the East Coast, yesterday pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge that could get him 20 years in federal prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Matt Frank watched a salt ship unload in Chelsea Creek last night in preparation for the winter to come.
The Chelsea Record reports on a zoning-board meeting where a proposal to turn the shuttered club with a bloody past into a new club that would require gentlemen to wear suits and ties was rejected, in part because it turns out the proponents didn't have permission from the owner of the land to do anything with it.
The Chelsea Record reports on a city-council meeting about airport noise and residents - some officials want to use a new BU study on noise issues to sue Massport, while others want to use it to help convince Massport to pay more mitigation money.
Transit Police report a 21-year-old man died around 9 p.m. yesterday when he disregarded the downed gates and flashing lights at the Everett Street crossing and tried to walk across the tracks, only to get hit by an outbound Rockport Line train.
Hector "Cuervo" Ramires admitted in federal court today that his attempt to shoot members of a rival gang on a Chelsea street in 2014 failed and that he instead killed a woman who happened to be standing at her window.
Katerin Gomez, 35, died as her three young children watched after she was shot on Oct. 18. Read more.
Cybah has posted his latest batch of photos showing progress on the project to extend the Silver Line through East Boston into Chelsea by way of an old rail line. He took them around 5 a.m. today.
Bryan "Chucky" Galicia Barillas, 20, faces 22 years in federal prison after pleading guilty today to providing the gun another MS-13 member with bad aim used to kill an innocent woman in Chelsea in 2014 and to his role in three failed murder attempts, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Matt Frank watched the Harvest Moon come up over the Tobin.
Domingo "Chapin" Tizol, 23 and a Guatemalan national living in Chelsea, admitted today he and another MS-13 member repeatedly stabbed a member of the rival 18th Street Gang in Chelsea in 2015.
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