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By adamg - 4/28/24 - 11:45 am
Moon over a Dunkin' sign

Early risin' Matt Frank caught the moon while on the hunt for a cold brew in Chelsea's Prattville about an hour before sunrise this mornin'.

By adamg - 4/25/24 - 9:30 pm

The state Ethics Commission today fined Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden $5,000 for the way the DA's press office released a statement that basically accused his opponent of sexually assaulting a girl when the two were in high school. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 2:07 pm

GBH takes a look at the health woes of giant ships belching diesel smoke from the cheapest possible grade of fuel that now routinely ply Boston Harbor.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 10:11 am

Politico reports (scroll way down for "Yahd Signs and Bumpah Stickahs") that current City Councilor Erin Murphy on Saturday announced endorsements by nine labor unions for her bid to get elected clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County - in a press release that showed the logos of 49 labor unions and groups, at least one of which says, no, it's not endorsing her this time around. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/24 - 11:53 am
Proposed extension of Silver Line to Everett and Sullivan squares

Proposed extension, via MBTA.

The MBTA and MassDOT said today they want to extend the Silver Line 3, which now terminates in Chelsea, to neighboring Everett and then to the Sullivan Square T stop - where riders will be able to ride a new breed of "high frequency buses" to Kendall Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/24 - 9:33 am

Kelly Garrity reports that Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) is going to run this fall for the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County's clerk job that Maura Doyle recently announced she is retiring from. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/24 - 9:10 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge and the Mystic River

Matt Frank took in the sunset over Chelsea, the Tobin, the Mystic, Boston Harbor and downtown Boston this evening.

By adamg - 2/5/24 - 10:11 am

Alexander Giannakakis, whose Nazi brother was the main suspect in a string of arson fires aimed at Jews in 2019, but who died before he could be arrested, has been returned from Sweden to face charges he tried to hide evidence of his brother's crimes and involvement in other local white-supremacist efforts, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/24 - 3:46 pm
Ed Flynn

Ed Flynn, worrying about Boston's neighboring cities.

The Boston City Council today approved a $13.3-million federal homeland-security grant without the normally required hearing after Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) warned there was no time left, that surrounding communities that would share the grant need the money now. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/24 - 5:33 pm
Rainbow over Uphams Corner

After the overnight torrents, we got another mini-torrent this afternoon, followed by a rainbow that water-weary Bostonians rushed out to see. Danny in Boston shows us the double rainbow over Uphams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/23 - 1:43 pm
The tanker Nor'easter

Eric Bender watched three Boston tugs guide the tanker Nor'easter out of Chelsea Creek this morning. He reports: Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/23 - 10:25 pm
Partially eclipsed sun over Chelsea City Hall

Even aside from the fact we were not in prime viewing territory for today's eclipse, it was kind of cloudy/hazy today, but Matt Frank was still able to get some shots with special darkening filters near Chelsea City Hall. Read more.

By Neal - 10/14/23 - 12:37 am

View of the Great Chelsea Fire of 1973 from Burlington's Civil Defense HQ in Overlook Park on Winnmere Hill. Photo by Steve Duke

Burlington Retro's Robert Fahey recounts the reaction and response in Greater Boston (or more specifically, Burlington) to the Great Chelsea Fire of 1973, which happened fifty years ago today.

By adamg - 9/16/23 - 9:56 pm
Sunset over the Tobin Bridge and birds

Matt Frank watched the sun go down over clouds, the Mystic River, the Tobin Bridge and birds this evening.

Yesterday's sunset.

By adamg - 9/15/23 - 8:34 pm
Red sky over downtown Boston and Boston Harbor

If nothing else, the clouds heralding Lee gave us an amazing sunset tonight, as Tim Babatz couldn't help but notice at Fan Pier on the harbor.

Up the harbor a bit, Adam Balsam got a good view in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/23 - 8:37 am
Display of Christmas stuff at the Chelsea Dollar General

Our own Cybah walked into the Dollar General in Chelsea yesterday and could only think: "Not yet Dollar General.. not yet."

By adamg - 7/27/23 - 10:09 pm
Rainbow over Harvard Square

Maria Daniels, in Harvard Square, was one of many people who looked up after the rain stopped this evening.

In Jamaica Plain, Handmaid saw the rainbows, too, but also a still angry cloud: Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/23 - 10:59 pm
Lightning over Chelsea

Chelsea Scanner compiled video of last night's storming over Chelsea: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 10:25 pm
Custom House in the torrent

Custom House in the torrent. Photo by Matt Frank. See it larger.

Sarah Wroblewski reports Boston got nearly two inches of rain out of tonight's storm, more than local storm drains and roads could handle in a short amount of time. Some trees came down after being hit by lightning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/23 - 9:48 pm
Rainbow over the South End

Amy Weingarten Salvucci took in the post-storm rainbow over the South End this evening. Brooks Payne captured it as well.

Romeo Trauma watched the rainbow over Dudley Street in Dorchester: Read more.

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