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.

By - 5/22/17 - 10:42 pm

UPDATE, 8 a.m.: Suspect found dead.

UPDATE, 11:23 p.m. House is now on fire, suspect remains inside.

WFXT reports on the situation on Warren Avenue.

By - 5/19/17 - 5:47 pm
Fire in Chelsea

Chelsea fire. Photo by Cybah.

Chelsea firefighters are on Shurtleff Street for what is now a three-alarm fire.

Cybah, who lives next door, reports everybody seems to have gotten out OK.

By - 5/15/17 - 10:15 am

WBZ reports on the incident outside the Clark Avenue School this morning.

By - 4/28/17 - 8:36 am

Near Box District Station (See it larger)

Some of you may not know but I take photographs of the construction of the Silver Line Gateway Project in Chelsea. I've been doing this every month or so since the construction started in April 2015.

However, since I don't want to trespass, my photos are usually taken from public ways and sidewalks. But last Thursday (4/20), I was finally able to get a walking tour of the project with a MassDOT engineer and learn some things about the project. (Read More)

By - 4/26/17 - 8:18 pm

Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brighton and Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and pay over taxes, committing mail fraud, making false statements on a naturalization application, and committing visa fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/18/17 - 8:16 am

WHDH reports two women who left the Chuck E. Cheese in Everett last night were shot at in Chelsea and then got themselves to a fire station in East Boston. Unclear if they were injured by the gunfire or by glass shattered by the gunfire.

By - 3/13/17 - 12:01 pm
Chelsea Market Basket before the nor'easter

Cybah joined the pre-nor'easter horde at the Chelsea Market Basket this morning.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:38 am

Federal officials yesterday charged Arif Ali Sha, 66, with selling counterfeit goods out of stores in Dorchester, East Boston and Chelsea for ten years. Read more.

By - 2/16/17 - 9:58 am

Kamaya Farikafi, 23, of Chelsea, is being held in an Ohio jail today pending his return here to face murder charges for the death of Melvin Cortes, 32, of Everett. Read more.