Chelsea

By - 4/18/19 - 5:26 pm

Transit Police report the woman killed at a ramp to the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea this morning was Mary Pettiglio, 60, of East Boston.

They add the driver of the 111 bus, not named, was suspended as they and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office investigate the crash.

By - 4/18/19 - 9:25 am
Crash scene at ramp to Tobin Bridge

NBC Boston reports on the death around 5:40 a.m. on Everett Avenue, involving a Route 111 bus and a 60-year-old local resident.

By - 4/13/19 - 10:05 am

The Chelsea Record reports the city licensing commission has suspended the Chelsea Walk Pub's license for ten weeks after "viewing multiple surveillance videos of patrons falling off stools, being overserved, urinating in public, getting groped, and laid out on the sidewalk by the front door after closing time."

By - 4/6/19 - 4:32 pm

Many of Boston's elected officials of color took to Twitter yesterday to support Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins in her verbal battle with the Baker administration over her plans to not seek to prosecute people charged with certain low-level crimes: Read more.

By - 3/21/19 - 9:30 am

The ACLU of Massachusetts now has a data person on staff, who's begun analyzing lots of data related to criminal justice, and one of his first looks is at "Declining to prosecute" cases for Suffolk County - the sort of thing that new DA Rachael Rollins said she would step up for certain types of low-level crimes: Read more.

By - 2/23/19 - 9:36 pm
Sunset over Chelsea Creek

Matt Frank watched a tug work its way down Chelsea Creek at sunset today.

By - 2/7/19 - 9:27 am
Truck vs. SUV in Chelseas

Paul Koolloian photographed the aftermath of a crash between an 18-wheeler and an SUV at Spruce and Auburn streets in Chelsea early this morning. He reports no injuries.

By - 1/28/19 - 7:52 am
By - 12/29/18 - 12:43 pm
Sunrise over Chelsea

Bob watched the sun come up over the tanks of Chelsea this morning.

By - 12/22/18 - 1:08 pm

The Chelsea Record reports MBTA and Massport officials now acknowledge the constant raising of the Chelsea Bridge for ships even during rush hour is screwing up Silver Line and other bus service and commuters and that they are hoping to convince the Coast Guard to go along with a pilot plan to bar most maritime traffic - but not oil tankers - under the bridge for two hours in the morning and again in the late afternoon.

By - 12/21/18 - 11:30 am

CommonWealth interviews incoming Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins:

More recently, Rollins has seemed to temper the policy, saying the approach will be not to seek incarceration for first-time offenders for the list of 15 charges, but she stopped short of saying they would not face prosecution.

By - 12/18/18 - 10:41 pm
Brujo

Luis "Brujo" Solis Vasquez, a member of a Chelsea MS-13 gang, was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison yesterday for his role in the murder of a rival gang member in an apartment on Chester Avenue in 2014, the US Attorney's office reports.

Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 11:28 am
Surveillance photo in federal case

Feds say this photo shows Leoner-Aguirre, in the white pants, shooting at victim running for his life.

Aguirre

Massachusetts does not have a "stand your ground" law, and the Massachusetts Court of Appeals today rejected an attempt by an MS-13 leader convicted of a 2014 shooting in Chelsea to try to create a precedent for it.

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By - 11/13/18 - 10:53 am

The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.

Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.

By - 11/11/18 - 9:01 pm
Boston skyline and Tobin Bridge at night

Acraftymitch captured the Tobin and Zakim bridges and downtown Boston from Malone Park in Chelsea this evening.

Copyright Acraftymitch. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/6/18 - 10:10 pm
Rollins

Rachael Rollins cruised to victory over Michael Maloney in the race to replace Dan Conley.

Read more.

By - 10/24/18 - 9:19 am

The Chelsea Record reports nine local liquor stores want the state to overturn a city ban on the sale of nips and any alcoholic beverages that cost less than $3 a shot. Read more.

By - 10/2/18 - 8:58 pm
Hector Enamorado

A federal judge today sentenced Chelsea MS-13 member Hector "Vida Loca" Enamorado to life in prison for murdering a member of a rival gang and nearly killing an innocent bystander.

Read more.

By - 9/14/18 - 10:12 pm
Sunset at the Custom House in downtown Boston

Molly Lanza watched the sun go down behind the Custom House this evening. Read more.