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By adamg - 6/7/19 - 9:43 am

A federal judge this week sentenced Nery Rodriguez Diaz, 19, a Salvadoran national living in Chelsea, to 14 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 2:42 pm

Construction contractor Consigli posted drone video of today's fall of the Chelsea Soldiers Home water tower, part of the work to build a new, $200-million, 154-bed long-term care facility for veterans: Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 12:24 pm

WFXT reporters ICE agents went into the Chelsea and East Boston courts this week to arrest two men they say are here illegally and who were facing local charges - one an alleged MS-13 member, one an alleged member of the rival 18th Street Gang.

Earlier:
Two DAs, public defenders sue to keep ICE out of local courthouses.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 1:56 pm

Visualizing environmental justice on the Chelsea Creek

Researchers from Northeastern, the MIT Media Lab and Chelsea's GreenRoots worked with local teens from along Chelsea Creek to graphically illustrate ongoing chemical discharges into the river, which basically serves as a funnel for most of the Boston area's heating oil, jet fuel and road salt.

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

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

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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