Chelsea Fire Chief Leonard Albanese is saying residents need to reduce the "fire load" on their porches, following a six-alarm fire that destroyed two triple deckers - and they can start by not smoking or cooking on porches - the Chelsea Record reports.
Edwin "Demente" Diaz, 20, pleaded guilty today to being one of the MS-13 members who repeatedly stabbed a suspected member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston - as other members were shooting him - in January, 2016.
In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.
Firefighters from Chelsea and surrounding communities are on John Street for a six-alarm fire involving three buildings.
A Watertown man who was already facing charges of lying to the state Department of Revenue and the IRS about how much money he was making at fried-chicken take-out places in Roxbury and Chelsea now faces a new charge that could see him stripped of his US citizenship. Read more.
A federal jury in Boston today convicted an MS-13 leader and two of his henchmen for the Dec. 14, 2014 murder of Javier Ortiz in Chelsea.
As you might expect, the MBTA pulled out all the stops today for the inaugural runs of the new Silver Line 3 between Chelsea and South Station.
A federal judge today sentenced Hector "Cuervo" Ramires, 24, for firing a shot that ended the life of a Chelsea woman standing at her window.
The five candidates for Suffolk District Attorney took similar positions on issues ranging from reducing the number of people who go through the criminal system to protecting law-abiding immigrants from ICE at a forum last night sponsored by JP Progressives and the NAACP. Read more.
Four of the five people currently running for Suffolk County District Attorney this year support the criminal-reform legislation that just passed the state senate unanimously and which was opposed by just five Republicans in the house. That could be enough vote splitting to elect the one candidate who opposed the proposal, David Bernstein writes.
Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) announced today he won't join the race for the DA's seat Dan Conley is giving up: Read more.
State Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) is considering running for Suffolk County DA, the State House News Service reports.
JP Progressives and the Boston NAACP are hosting a forum for the four people running so far for Suffolk County district attorney this year, starting at 7 p.m. on April 9 at English High School in Jamaica Plain.
Roving UHub photographer Michael Campbell watched the Nor'easter roll up Chelsea Creek today.
The ship, built in South Korea, owned by a Dutch company, and registered in the Marshall Islands, is an oil and chemicals tanker. It was originally scheduled to arrive last night.
The Chelsea Record reports the MBTA has sprung for money to buy some software that will let the operator of the Chelsea Street Bridge give the T a head's up when the bridge is about to be lifted to let boats through - so the T can re-route the new Silver Line buses on detour routes, rather than just sitting waiting for the bridge to come down.
The T plans to start up the Silver Line extension between Chelsea and Logan Airport on April 21. The route mostly uses a recycled railroad right of way - but includes travel over the bridge, the center section of which is lifted for the tankers that traverse Chelsea Creek.
Rachel Rollins, who has served as an assistant US attorney in Boston and an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County and , announced today she is joining the race to succeed Dan Conley, retiring after this year as Suffolk County District Attorney.
Domingo Tizol, a member of MS-13's Chelsea-based Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha "clique" was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a punching and knife attack on a member of the rival 18th Street Gang in 2015 in Chelsea.
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