By - 10/20/17 - 11:06 pm

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. Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 11:26 am
Oliva with gun

Oliva about to sell gun to informant (via court filing).

Three members of the 18th Street Gang - MS-13's main rival in East Boston and nearby cities - admitted yesterday they sold illegal guns in the Boston area before being swept up in raids last year. Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 12:32 am
Harvest Moon from Chelsea

Matt Frank watched the Harvest Moon come up over the Tobin.

By - 9/28/17 - 8:29 pm
Domingo Tizol

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.

Read more.

By - 9/16/17 - 9:55 pm

Boston Magazine has an interview with some hip artisanal interior craftsman or something who has dreams of setting up a design district in Chelsea (around his office, natch) that would draw all his fellow hip artisans away from the Boston Design Center in South Boston: Read more.

By - 9/12/17 - 3:09 pm

Daniel Menjivar, 22, pleaded guilty yesterday to participation in racketeering and attempted murder for participating in the 2014 stabbing and shooting of a rival gang member who somehow survived the attack, the US Attorney's office reports.

Read more.

By - 9/9/17 - 7:57 pm
Tobin Bridge at sunset

Matt Frank captured the Tobin Bridge at sunset from Chelsea this evening. Read more.

By - 9/7/17 - 10:01 am

Three men were stabbed outside the Tedeschi market at Broadway and Stockton Street overnight. One died, the other two were taken to a Boston hospital for treatment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 9:00 am

Silverline was supposed to go through Chelsea in 2017. What's the status of the implementation. Promises!

By - 8/9/17 - 5:29 pm

A Watertown man who co-owned fried-chicken places in Roxbury and Chelsea today became the latest area fried-chicken operator to be indicted on charges he defrauded the IRS by falsifying tax filings and hiding the involvement of other owners of his business. Read more.

By - 8/9/17 - 4:11 pm

Longtime Universal Hub kibbitzer and photographer Matt Frank is a Chelsea city councilor in District 3. And now our own Cybah, a.k.a. Kris Haight, has been certified for the fall ballot as a candidate in District 6.

By - 8/2/17 - 8:21 pm
Kevin Ayala

MS-13 member Kevin Ayala, 23, was sentenced today to 42 months in federal prison for his role in shooting one member of the rival 18th Street gang and beating another, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Read more.

By - 7/29/17 - 9:44 pm

Matt Frank had a front-row seat for the sunset over the Chelsea waterfront this evening.

Other folks also enjoyed the sun going down: Read more.

By - 7/28/17 - 10:55 am

Efrain "Caballo" Yanes Vasquez, 35, was sentenced to seven years, three months in federal prison today for his involvement in a local "clique" of the murderous MS-13 gang, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 9:46 am

Today we take a trip out of town, way up to Chelsea, where somebody files a report about, well, a grocery cart full of potatoes and raw chicken wings just sitting on 2nd Street near Broadway.

H/t AE Cuneo, who says she's not sure she wants to know the story behind this.

By - 7/5/17 - 9:05 am
Boston's July Fourth fireworks as seen from Chelsea

Matt Frank watched the Esplanade fireworks last night from between the towers of the Chelsea Street bridge (foreground) and the Zakim.

Others, of course, watched from the other side of the harbor: Read more.

By - 6/22/17 - 10:37 am
Stuffed cow

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes posted this photo of the stuffed cow a two-year-old was holding onto when he fell out of a second-floor window on Marlboro Street yesterday:

2 year old child from yesterday is doing fine. He was held overnight at MGH for observation. Thankfully the stuffed cow broke his fall.

By - 6/14/17 - 3:23 pm
Chelsea Street Bridge sign

MassDOT reports it's turning on a network of eight signs on roads leading to the Chelsea Street Bridge that will alert motorists when the bridge is unpassable because a boat is passing underneath or it's otherwise stuck and unable to carry traffic. Read more.

By - 6/10/17 - 9:00 pm

WHDH reports on the scene at the Chelsea Market Basket.

By - 6/10/17 - 9:46 am
Soldiers Home tank in the moonlight

Matt Frank shows us the Chelsea Soldiers' Home water tank in the light of the full moon last night.