By - 2/22/14 - 5:44 pm

And at these heights, I can see why.

Firefighters from Boston and Chelsea, State Police troopers and the Boston Fire Marine Unit all converged on the Tobin Bridge late this afternoon on reports a man looked like he might want to jump from the upper level.

Then the man sauntered into the toll plaza. Ed Baur reports:

It was Crew Member from the Ship

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By - 2/11/14 - 3:09 pm
Arroyo for register of probate

Felix D. Arroyo tomorrow announces a bid to replace Patty Campatelli as Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court.

Campatelli, in her first term in the elected holdover from colonial days, found herself suspended by the Massachusetts Trial Court in January due to an investigation into whether she punched an employee - a charge she denies.

Arroyo the elder was a Boston city... Read more

By - 12/30/13 - 6:18 am

You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.

My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 3:14 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury ruled the MBTA was not to blame for a fall suffered by a man in a wheelchair after he got off a bus in Chelsea in 2007.

Daniel Donovan claimed a bus driver made him get off slightly past the normal stop at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home, on a stretch of sidewalk with a relatively steep slope, which caused his... Read more

By - 12/10/13 - 2:25 pm

A woman who collapsed around 1 a.m. at Broadway and Congress Avenue died of "serious injuries", according to Chelsea Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

The Revere woman, in her 40s, was rushed to Mass General, where she was pronounced dead later in the morning, officials say. Her death is now being investigated as a homicide.

By - 11/29/13 - 1:13 pm

Chelsea Police remind residents:

Keeping the inside of your car clear of devices such as GPS units, purses, & wafflemakers can make a big difference today.

By - 11/26/13 - 11:14 am

You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.

My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.... Read more

By - 11/21/13 - 8:14 pm

Lisa Paulson has her Ford Escape back tonight thanks in part to modern tracking technology but mostly due to her sister's chutzpah.

Paulson woke up Tuesday morning to find her Escape stolen right out of her driveway. After contacting police, who basically told her there wasn't much they could do, she called EZ-Pass to cancel her account, her sister, Kathleen O'Connell, reports. "Oh, well, that's... Read more

By - 11/15/13 - 4:35 pm

As many as 11 vehicles may have been involved in a rollover-causing crash on Rte. 1 north at Rte. 16 this afternoon, in an incident that might be related to a car hitting several other cars on the Tobin around the same time.

Photo of the scene. Pickup over the guardrail.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 2:29 pm

Douglas Bergeron, prosecutors say, just couldn't leave well enough alone.

When the Medford man got on a Route 117 bus with a companion on Oct. 13, he tried to pay for both both their fares with his CharlieCard, but it turned out his card didn't have enough stored value. Rather than kicking one of them off, the driver just waved them both on and told... Read more

By - 10/21/13 - 4:35 pm

The MBTA reports Malden Police have arrested Douglas Bergeron, who is charged with causing a chain-reaction collision when he allegedly assaulted a T bus driver in Chelsea last week.

By - 10/18/13 - 9:16 am

Transit Police report they are looking for Douglas Bergeron, 32, for an attack they say led to a T bus crashing into a parked car Sunday night.

When caught, Bergeron will be charged with assault and battery on a public employee and interfering with public transportation. 617-222-1050 is the number to call if you spot him.

Bergeron is, as they say, known... Read more

By - 10/16/13 - 6:15 am

REVERE- At the Christopher Columbus Day Parade held in Revere on October 14, 2013, Interim Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins once again lost control of himself when he began acting like an animal, and threatened to “kick his opponent’s (Bennett) ass…”

This most recent mental meltdown by Tompkins, who called Bennett a “f@$%&ng bitch,” occurred in public in front of Revere City Council President... Read more

By - 10/15/13 - 10:52 am

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for causing the bus he was on to veer into a parked car on Broadway Street in Chelsea around 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, setting off a chain-reaction collision in which two other vehicles were also damaged.

For some reason, the man didn't wait around for police to arrive. If you know him, contact detectives at... Read more

By - 10/5/13 - 9:27 am
Pooping cows

A concerned citizen files a complaint from above the Mystic:

These cows just pooped all over the lower deck of the Tobin Bridge. Got on cars. Could someone please cleanup? Rain won't get there. Thanks.

By - 9/25/13 - 4:10 pm

Ed Baur is chronicling mystery booms in Chelsea: Around 3:40 p.m., numerous people reported a loud bang in the Bellingham Square area, but firefighters sent out to investigate couldn't find anything that looked like it had just exploded, so they returned to their quarters - only to roll out again around 4 p.m. to investigate something at 2 Lawrence St., which also turned... Read more

By - 9/20/13 - 4:16 pm

Vriky Santos, 22, of Chelsea, was arraigned today on a charge of aggravated rape for a July incident at Explorer Post 109 at the Chelsea Community Fitness Center on Shurtleff Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Chelsea Police report.

Authorities first learned of the charged incident when the victim disclosed the abuse to friends and then personnel at a Chelsea school; the school

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By - 9/3/13 - 10:06 am

Click on this link to watch:

Jean Jackson, the owner of La Paix barber shop at 1059 Hyde Park Avenue in Boston, testifies how Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins unlawfully pulled out his badge and demanded that the store owner remove Douglas Bennett for Sheriff's sign "because it was too early to put up campaign

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By - 8/22/13 - 6:45 am

BOSTON- Steven Tompkins will face a BMC Roxbury District Court Criminal Magistrate over Theft and Property Destruction on September 10, 2013.

Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins of 106 Williams Street in Hyde Park will face a Criminal Magistrate over the theft and property destruction of rival Sheriff Candidate Douglas Bennett’s campaign signs in Egleston Square in Roxbury last Wednesday August 14, 2013 between... Read more

By - 7/25/13 - 10:07 am

The federal government says a wind turbine at a dormant mixed-use development in Chelsea isn't generating as much electricity as its owners claimed and is demanding the return of more than half the money the project got from a federal stimulus program.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the US Attorney's office demands the return of $372,000 in American Recovery... Read more