The Globe profiles the five candidates who show up at candidate forums - Katie Forde, Stephanie Everett, Mike Mackan, Jeffrey Ross and Paul Nutting - and the two who couldn't be bothered, so why waste time mentioning their names?
Whoever wins will face three independents in November.
Ed note: The primary is this Thursday. Yes, it's an oddball date that probably only benefits one of the candidates who doesn't really want to deal with forums.
After a T locomotive died in Beverly, Pan Am Railways lent Keolis one of its old Guilford locomotives to help pull its train back to Boston - as spotted by a roving UHub photographer at Mill Creek in Chelsea.
A roving UHub photographer got front-row seats to watch a crew drag a cement truck off the commuter-rail tracks in Chelsea it had rolled on early this afternoon.
The Chelsea Record interviews Mimi Rancatore, who runs Toscanini's in Cambridge with her brother Gus: She talks about flavors - chocolate is now more popular than vanilla - and about loving living in Chelsea.
The Buffalo News alerts us that one-time American Idol finalist John Stevens suffered a fractured skull and may have some hearing loss after being hit by a van in Chelsea last weekend.
Stevens is from the Buffalo area, allthough he now lives in Cambridge. He went to Berklee and sings with the Beantown Swing Orchestra.
At 57 Bellingham St., WCVB reports.
Marco Cruz, 25, died this morning after being hit by a car outside 284 Washington St. in Chelsea about 10:15 p.m. last night, Chelsea Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.
Suffolk County's more obscure elected positions continue to prove popular among retired or ousted city councilors. The Globe reports that City Councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy, who lost their elections in the fall, are both eyeing the for-some-reason-still-elected position of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.
This morning, a roving UHub reporter spotted Yancey in the register's office: Read more.
A suit by a family of Chechen immigrants over a Michele McPhee story on its alleged ties to the Tsarnaevs should never have been brought in US District Court in Boston, a judge ruled last month. Read more.
Authorities are trying to figure out just how Alex Perez, a.k.a. Alex Perez-Lapop, died on a sidewalk near 83 Cottage St. over the weekend. Read more.
Joshua Resnek ties together the story of Chelsea from Lincoln's speech in 1848 to the Chelsea of the 1960s, tied together by the building he spoke in - which stands to this day.
A Chelsea produce distributor who admitted he was a rapscallion for seeking insurance payments for spoiled produce that was perfectly fine was sentenced to 15 months in prison this week and ordered to pay $221,000 in restitution and fines, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.