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.
UPDATE: Lawsuit dismissed.
A Chelsea family who claims reporter Michele McPhee ruined their lives by linking them to Dzokhar Tsarnaev and Islamic jihadists after the Boston Marathon bombings has sued McPhee, media outlets that picked up her account and a noted Islamaphobe in federal court.
In the lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the Umarov family is seeking $5 million in compensation and another $100 million in punitive damages from the defendants. Read more.
Ryan watched the sun come up this morning from the McArdle Bridge between East Boston and Chelsea.
Federal and local authorities are reporting the arrest of 56 MS-13 gang members, who they say recruited young teens at East Boston, Chelsea and Everett high schools and are to blame for five murders and 14 attempted murders of rival gang members since 2014 - including three teens murdered in East Boston over the past four months. Read more.
A correspondent writes about an incident early in the evening last Friday on Rte. 16 in Chelsea - and wonders if anybody else had run-ins with these trees: Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.ria.ie/library/contact, 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.
Leah Klein was not much liking what she saw in the sky over Chelsea early this evening.
WBZ reports the driver of a tractor trailer discovered his vehicle wouldn't fit inside a Dunkin' Donuts in Chelsea today.
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.
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.
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.