By - 3/20/18 - 3:04 pm
Nor'easter in Chelsea Creek

Roving UHub photographer Michael Campbell watched the Nor'easter roll up Chelsea Creek today.

The ship, built in South Korea, owned by a Dutch company, and registered in the Marshall Islands, is an oil and chemicals tanker. It was originally scheduled to arrive last night.

By - 3/16/18 - 9:22 am

The Chelsea Record reports the MBTA has sprung for money to buy some software that will let the operator of the Chelsea Street Bridge give the T a head's up when the bridge is about to be lifted to let boats through - so the T can re-route the new Silver Line buses on detour routes, rather than just sitting waiting for the bridge to come down.

The T plans to start up the Silver Line extension between Chelsea and Logan Airport on April 21. The route mostly uses a recycled railroad right of way - but includes travel over the bridge, the center section of which is lifted for the tankers that traverse Chelsea Creek.

By - 3/15/18 - 11:18 am

Rachel Rollins, who has served as an assistant US attorney in Boston and an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County and , announced today she is joining the race to succeed Dan Conley, retiring after this year as Suffolk County District Attorney.

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By - 3/12/18 - 9:46 pm

Domingo Tizol, a member of MS-13's Chelsea-based Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha "clique" was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a punching and knife attack on a member of the rival 18th Street Gang in 2015 in Chelsea.

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By - 3/9/18 - 12:36 pm
Silver Line extension in Chelsea

Cybah reports the T was testing out Silver Line buses at the new Chelsea station, as it gets ready to extend the bus line from Logan into Chelsea via a dedicated route next month.

By - 3/5/18 - 12:04 pm

The Globe introduces us to the three candidates (so far) for Suffolk County District Attorney (including a current assistant DA who acknowledges his role as a prosecutor might be a drawback this year) as well as insurgents running for DA in Middlesex and Worcester counties.

By - 2/26/18 - 11:56 am

State Rep. Evandro Carvalho, who had announced plans to run for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry, announced today that he's decided to run instead for the Suffolk County District Attorney's post that Dan Conley recently announced he'll be leaving. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 4:24 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced today he will not seek re-election this fall. Read more.

By - 2/16/18 - 10:47 am

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.

By - 2/15/18 - 9:45 pm

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.

By - 2/13/18 - 3:17 pm

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.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:01 pm

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.

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By - 1/22/18 - 12:17 pm

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.

By - 1/22/18 - 9:25 am

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.

By - 1/5/18 - 1:28 pm
Flooded car in Chelsea

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.

By - 11/28/17 - 2:32 pm

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.

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By - 11/21/17 - 4:05 pm

A federal jury today convicted Rafael "Tremendo" Leoner Aguirre, 22, on a variety of racketeering charges that could land him in prison for 20 years, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Among the acts for which he was convicted: Read more.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:54 am
Salt ship unloading in Chelsea

Matt Frank watched a salt ship unload in Chelsea Creek last night in preparation for the winter to come.

By - 11/17/17 - 9:09 am

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.

By - 11/17/17 - 9:05 am

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.