By - 12/1/15 - 12:05 pm

Chelsea Police say a man who wanted to commit suicide by cop walked into the Chelsea police station around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, told the desk officer he needed to "get something off of his chest," then "drew a six-inch serrated knife from his coat pocket and brandished it in an overt threatening manner" towards the officer. Read more.

By - 9/20/15 - 12:17 pm
New Silver Line station under construction in Chelsea

Box District station in Chelsea under construction.

Kris Haight is chronicling the construction of the Silver Line extension from Logan Airport through East Boston into Chelsea - where it will use a dedicated busway on what was formerly the Grand Junction railroad tracks.

By - 9/19/15 - 2:10 pm

Chelsea Police report arresting 15 alleged prostitutes and their customers on Friday as part of an effort to curb the sex trade in the city.

Undercover officers went after both ends of the business, police say, adding Operation Deflate Date will continue through the end of the year.

By - 9/8/15 - 11:29 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jesse Camacho of East Boston got a fair trial on charges he murdered a rival gang member and shot up the now closed Chelsea bucket o' blood and strip club, so there's no reason to do anything about the life-without-parole sentence he got when he was found guilty. Read more.

By - 8/23/15 - 3:12 pm

UPDATE: I've replaced an originally dire report after talking to Gulf Oil.

Roads around the Gulf Oil terminal on Eastern Avenue were shut Sunday afternoon after workers found minor damage to a 2-million-gallon tank due to a pressure buildup.

Gulf says the tank was empty in advance of planned maintenence this week - it had no vapors in it - and posed no threat to the public. The Chelsea Fire Department, however, responded to the scene just in case.

By - 8/4/15 - 8:04 am

UPDATE: Rivera released on personal recognizance.

A Chelsea police officer is scheduled for arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges he beat a man in handcuffs behind a Chestnut Street residence on Sept. 26, 2014. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 6/22/15 - 3:03 pm

WBZ reports the driver of a tractor trailer discovered his vehicle wouldn't fit inside a Dunkin' Donuts in Chelsea today.

By - 6/6/15 - 10:39 am
Helicopter circling Chelsea

Chopper over Chelsea. Photo by Andrew Teman.

A helicopter is flying low and in circles over the area this morning. It could be a federal radiation chopper, or it could be a training exercise by the FBI and State Police. Read more.

By - 5/25/15 - 6:21 pm

A 17-year-old was shot around 11:40 p.m. on Tudor Street and rushed to Mass. General in critical condition, Chelsea Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

By - 5/18/15 - 10:14 am

State Police report inspectors were out in full force this weekend, looking for commercial vehicles with improperly secured loads, an issue you may recall became kind of a big deal last summer when a hatchet flew into the windshield of a car on I-95. Read more.

By - 5/1/15 - 5:33 pm
May Day march in Chelsea

Cybah took pictures at the May Day march and protest this afternoon.

By - 4/14/15 - 12:34 pm

Chelsea and State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today they've arrested Juan Santana-Ruiz, 40, of Everett, on charges he knifed a teenager at a Chelsea restaurant last month.

Santana-Ruiz was arrested in the Hartford area on April 3 and returned to Massachusetts on Friday, authorities say.

By - 3/26/15 - 11:09 am

The Chelsea Record reports the Chelsea Conservation Commission rejected plans by Massport to store contaminated sludge from dredging near the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston in "Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells" in Chelsea Creek.

The commission said just because Massport did the same thing with sludge from the Conley Terminal doesn't mean Chelsea Creek can continue as the repository for the stuff.

By - 3/26/15 - 7:40 am

State Police report a passenger in a car that troopers had pulled over for motor-vehicle infractions last night got behind the wheel and started driving off - with a trooper who had tried to stop him dragged for several feet.

State Police say the incident happened at Congress and Pearl streets.

By - 3/4/15 - 3:41 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld an Everett resident's assault and battery conviction that was based in part on a DNA test that showed the blood on his sweatshirt belonged to the man he stabbed.

Manuel Arzola sought to overturn the conviction on the grounds the DNA test was the equivalent of a police search requiring a warrant, which police in Chelsea didn't get after arresting him.

By - 2/12/15 - 10:52 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered new trials for Michael Cowels and Michael Mims, convicted in 1994 of stabbing a woman to death in Chelsea the year before.

Part of the evidence against the two men was two towels with blood on them, which Suffolk County prosecutors said the pair had used to clean themselves after killing Belinda Miscioscia and dumping her body behind an industrial building.

By - 1/27/15 - 9:14 pm

Cybah does the time lapse.