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By adamg - 5/14/20 - 10:59 am

A federal judge yesterday denied a request by a man facing 11 armed-robbery counts that he be allowed to await trial at his mother's home in Chelsea due to health issues that might put him at risk of complications should he contract Covid-19 behind bars, ruling he would prove too much of a potential menace to society - and that given he is facing serious time behind bars, he would prove too much of a flight risk. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 7:49 am

The Chelsea Record reports Chelsea City Councilor Damali Vidot has turned in papers to run against state Rep. Dan Ryan in the September Democratic primary for the 2nd Suffolk district, which covers Charlestown and most of Chelsea.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 8:59 am

The Chelsea Record reports, says Lynn and Somerville will soon start using the Revere Quality Inn that Chelsea and Revere rented out for Covid-19-positive residents who need a place to stay and who don't want to infect their families or neighbors.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 12:12 am

A federal judge has rejected a deal by federal prosecutors and the lawyer for East Side Money Gang member Jose Perez Jr. that he be released to home confinement in Lynn while he awaits trial on charges he violated probation on a gang-related gun conviction by getting arrested on new drug and gun charges. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 7:36 pm
Food line in Chelsea Square

Lining up for food in Chelsea Square.

The city of Chelsea today began daily food distribution to residents who need help getting enough to eat, in the city that has been hit by Covid-19 harder than any other community in the state. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/20 - 10:12 pm

The state Department of Public Heatlh today began releasing town-by-town Covid-19 numbers. Even with what might still be considered relatively low testing numbers, Chelsea is showing an infection rate of 1,890 cases per 100,000 people, based on 712 cases and a population of around 40,000. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 1:34 pm

With the state's highest rate of Covid-19 cases by far, where most people live in tightly packed multi-family homes - and where many residents are afraid to even go to the doctor because of their immigration status - officials in Chelsea pleaded today for more help from both state and federal officials. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:29 am

WBUR reports on the cases at the Chelsea facility, like the one in Holyoke, a state-run home for veterans.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 9:56 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' office announced this morning:

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 6:09 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced several steps this evening to try to curb the spread of Covid-19, including: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 9:02 am

Bunker Hill Community College, which was due to go on spring break on Monday, shut its Charlestown and Chelsea campuses last night after learning somebody at the Chelsea campus has one of those "presumptive" Covid-19 cases.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 10:30 am

Chelsea Scanner reports on some pizza slapping at the Chelsea Market Basket yesterday on Festivus evening:

One individual slapped a slice of pizza out of another individuals hand while he was eating it... Per the detail officer. Peace was restored....

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 8:32 am

WCVB reports on the 1:30 a.m. crash.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:38 pm
Tobin bridge at sunset

Matt Frank looked towards the Tobin Bridge from Chelsea this evening.

Pat Quintin took in an equally stunning view of the sunset from the Mass. Ave. Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/19 - 11:29 pm
Wanted car

Chelsea PD looking for small red SUV in connection with gunfire.

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes reports somebody fired off more than 24 rounds at Tudor and Lawrence streets tonight. Nobody injured. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/19 - 9:47 pm
Smashed car

Photo via Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes reports local and state police and the Chelsea Fire Department: Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 11:53 pm
Two dogs on Tobin Bridge

Photo by State Police.

State Police report that around 3:30 p.m. these tail waggers decided to see what was on the other side of the Tobin Bridge - and would have made it but for a couple of motorists who figured a high bridge over the Mystic River was not a good place for wandering puppers: Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/19 - 9:56 pm
Chelsea waterfront at king tide

Matt Frank snapped the flooded banks of Chelsea Creek at today's king tide from a water taxi.

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