A 72-year-old Chelsea man with a record of drug and gun charges dating to 1968 was pulled out of his Prius Friday afternoon and arrested after police found ammo and numerous prescription pain pills on him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office adds Frederick J. Bonamo's arrest came after police executed a search warrant at two apartments he rents in a... Read more
A man with several aliases was ordered held on bail today on charges he shot Elder Morales, 21, to death around 9 p.m. yesterday at 52 Blossom St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Chelsea Police report.
The suspect, known as Jonathan Castro, Manuel Castro and Manuel Jonathan Castro Menjivar, 22, was arrested this morning.
The DA's office provided this account:
[Assistant District... Read more
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
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State House News Service reports the state Department of Transportation plans to replace Tobin Bridge tollbooths with an "open tolling" system that will either debit your E-ZPass account or snap a photo of your license plate and then send you a bill. Could be in place by year's end.
A Chelsea man faces drug-trafficking charges for the meth-stuffed Valentine's Day bear he allegedly accepted delivery of last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding the package also contained several unadulterated heart-shaped Whitman's Samplers boxes of chocolate.
The DA's office reports postal inspectors noticed something odd about a package addressed to "Larry Lajoicki" at a Chelsea address and notified State Police, who sent... Read more
A Chelsea man released from a 2 1/2-jail sentence for drug dealing because his evidence was certified by former state chemist Annie Dookhan wound up back in jail yesterday after police found him in possession of "eight baggies of suspected crack cocaine packaged for individual sale," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.... Read more
Two men were arraigned today on charges they smashed a Chelsea resident upside the head Sunday as punishment for the sneakers they say he stole from them.
Alexander Guevara, 21, of Chelsea, and Antonio Rivera, 21, of Boston, had bail set at $1,500 and $1,000 respectively, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which provided this account:
Chelsea police responded to the area of... Read more
A man found unconscious at the Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea will be arraigned as soon as he recovers from the heroin overdose he got when some of the balloons burst, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Doctors recovered some of the balloons from the stomach of Luis Sanabria-Morales, 40, but he may still have more plastic-coated heroin inside, the DA's office says. Spokesman Jake... Read more
The Globe reports the Chelsea Collaborative decided to return a $40,000 grant after a visit from a Catholic Campaign official, who began "speaking at length to the group about the need to avoid work that conflicted with Catholic teachings, including activities that might 'support the gay lifestyle.' "
A Chelsea man whose manslaughter conviction was overturned because the jury heard testimony it shouldn't have is not entitled to damages from the state for the time he spent in prison, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today.
Michael Riley was convicted of manslaughter in 1986 after a friend he was with fatally stabbed somebody with whom he'd fought the night before. Riley got a new... Read more
A worker at King Arthur's Lounge who got into an argument with a drunk customer shortly before the guy was ejected clocked out, followed him outside and punctured him so badly Chelsea Police summoned homicide investigators when they arrived, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.
Jody Lassiter, 49, of Everett, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on a single count of armed assault with... Read more
The Chelsea Record can't restrain its enthusiasm for the city's first Starbucks - finally, proof that Chelsea is no longer a gritty backwater where people have no appreciation for "a richer, sometimes exotically mixed cup of coffee" but instead a more refined community on the move:
A Starbucks in Chelsea is a good barometer of things that are happening here.
Better yet, it is... Read more
State Rep. Gene O'Flaherty of Chelsea blames Kevin Cullen for making him resign as co-chair of the Judiciary Committee.
Boston has gasoline trucks in the North End and now Chelsea has ethanol trains headed to Revere. The Chelsea Record reports Chelsea is trying to get other communities along the proposed train's route - basically, the Fitchburg commuter line - to join it in opposing the idea. The ethanol would be mixed into local gasoline supplies at a Revere facility.... Read more
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The Chelsea Record reports on impending work along Marginal Street that will mean both a new park and an expanded giant salt pile. Some of the old tanks' structure will be reused as shelters and design components of the new park.