Monthly Archives: August 2017

Chelsea Soldiers Home Annual BBQ

August 18, 2017
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Chelsea Soldiers Home Annual BBQ

Veterans and families gathered for the annual BBQ at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Pictures are Cheryl Poppe, Matthew Giacoppo and Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian.

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Kayaks and the Creek: Residents Want More Recreation Opportunities on the Waterfront

August 18, 2017
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Kayaks and the Creek: Residents Want More Recreation Opportunities on the Waterfront

By Seth Daniel When Sandra Perdomo’s little daughter saw the kayaks floating off the new pier on Marginal Street last Tuesday, Aug. 8, her eyes lit up as big as silver dollars. She had never been on a kayak, and certainly had never really been anywhere near the Chelsea Creek for recreational events. But...

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Public Health Alert:Chief Kyes, Area PDs, Send Out Warning on Bad Heroin; Four Dead in Chelsea Over 48 Hours

August 18, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Four people in Chelsea died of suspected opiate overdoses in a 48-hour period last weekend, with a fifth dying in Revere as well. The surge in opiate deaths sparked Chief Brian Kyes to issue a community public health alert on Sunday, Aug. 13, warning everyone that it appeared a batch of...

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New Outdoor Sidewalk Seating Pioneered with Ciao Market

August 18, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Outdoor, sidewalk seating in Chelsea was something few ever considered until the owners of Ciao! Pizza and Pasta put together a proposal to have some tables and chairs on the sidewalk in front of their newest venture, Ciao Market, on Broadway. When Edson Coimbra and Marvin Posado conceived the idea, they...

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Cambridge College Moves Campus to Charlestown

August 18, 2017
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Cambridge College, long considered a pioneer in adult learning, opens their new campus in Boston’s historic Hood Park (Charlestown), having moved from its former location on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The new, state-of-the-art campus consolidates the four schools into a single campus in Boston. “We are delighted to welcome new, returning, and future students...

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Chelsea Store Owner Sentenced for Trafficking Counterfeit Merchandise

August 18, 2017
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A Chelsea man was sentenced last month in federal court in Boston for trafficking counterfeit merchandise at three retail locations in the Boston area. Arif Ali Shah, 66, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 18 months in prison, two years of supervised release, a $5,000 fine, and ordered to...

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MS-13 Member Sentenced for Assaulting Gang Members

August 18, 2017
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A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea was sentenced Aug. 2 in federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy involving the assault of two rival gang members. Kevin Ayala, a/k/a “Gallito,” 23, a Salvadoran national residing in Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor to 42 months...

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Crown Fried Chicken Manager Charged in Tax Fraud Scheme

August 18, 2017
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A manager of two Boston-area restaurants was charged last month in federal court in Boston with tax fraud. Burhan Ud Din, 48, of Watertown, was indicted on one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and 12 counts of failing to withhold and pay employee taxes to the IRS. Two of Din’s...

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ES$G Member Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Trafficking

August 18, 2017
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An East Side Money Gang (ES$G) member was sentenced Aug. 8 in federal court in Boston for trafficking crack cocaine. Moises “Moi” Casado, 21, of Chelsea, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Richard G. Stearns to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. In April 2017, Casado pleaded guilty...

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Police Briefs 08-17-2017

August 18, 2017
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Police Log Monday, 8/7 Kimberly Moysey, 26, 280 Harvard St., Cambridge, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of vehicle and marked lanes violation. Johnna Grimaldi, 34, 8 Richard St., Saugus, was arrested on a warrant. Jose Renu, 57, Everett, was arrested for possessing, alcoholic beverage, furnishing false name, multiple...

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