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By adamg - 9/16/20 - 10:48 pm
Setting sun in haze over Salem

Rick Macomber focused on the sun setting in the smoky haze from West Coast fires over Salem Willows this evening.

Matt Frank watched the sun disappear into the haze over the Tobin Bridge from Chelsea: Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 3:14 pm
Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury

Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury last month.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state does not have to print Rayla Campbell's name on the Republican ballot for the 7th District congressional seat, because she failed to collect even the reduced number of signatures the court had earlier allowed due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/20 - 12:33 pm
Crowded Silver Line bus on Friday morning

Tim Walsh snapped an SL3 bus at 5:40 a.m. on Friday:

Can you add additional SL3 buses to south station in the early commute? The 540am bus looks like the red line for a Redsox championship parade.

By adamg - 7/8/20 - 5:49 pm

COVID-19 Update: Targeted Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

WGBH reports Gov. Baker said today he's ordered ramped-up testing in eight communities that now have Covid-19 rates far higher than the statewide average. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/26/20 - 10:50 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Maurice Morrison got a fair trial that led to his second-degree murder conviction for shooting both a Chelsea cab driver and the driver's front-seat passenger in the back of the head in 2013, possibly because the passenger was blackmailing him. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 9:14 am
King Arthur sign

"Good riddance," says former Chelsea Councilor Matt Frank, who took this photo after it closed.

The Chelsea Record reports King Arthur's Lounge was torn down last week.

It is being viewed in most every circle as a very positive end to a past most in Chelsea did not want to be associated with, including the shady strip club, many criminal assaults and even a murder.

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.

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