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.

Read more.

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.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:46 am
Scene of fatal pedestrian and train crash in Chelsea

Everett Street crossing after the fatality. Photo by KMV.

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.

By - 10/27/17 - 10:20 pm

The US Attorney's office reports that David "Cilindro" Lopez, 22, pleaded guilty today to RICO charges related to a 2014 attack that left a rival gang member near death with gunshot and knife wounds and a conspiracy to murder an MS-13 member suspected of cooperating with police.

Read more.

By - 10/26/17 - 7:10 pm

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.

By - 10/22/17 - 12:51 pm
Silver Line stop on new extension

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.

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.