Chelsea Walk Paint Days This Friday, Saturday

Chelsea Walk Paint Days This Friday, Saturday

Prepare for a little color on the Chelsea Walk.

But only if residents turn out to help paint the newfound oasis in the middle of the Broadway business district.

GreenRoots and Chelsea artists Sylvia Lopez Chavez will host two Paint Days of the Walk on Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We hope everyone will join GreenRoots and artist Silvia Lopez Chavez to transform the Chelsea Walk into an area we will all be proud of,” said GreenRoots Director Roseann Bongiovanni.

Phase II of the Walk transformation will begin later this summer with furniture and lighting installations, to be followed by Phase III consisting of art installations on the ceiling of the Chelsea Walk.

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Police Briefs 09-15-2016

Monday, 9/5

Elias Dominguez, 31, 3 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting.

Tuesday, 9/6

Heriberto Lebron, 65, 165 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law.

Anthony Aloise, 54, 207 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class drug.

Jorge Cora, 53, 36 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended/revoked license.

Kristopher Goodrich, 34, 835A Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants and for trespassing.

Carlos Zavala, 47, 111 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Christopher Golinski, 34, 63B Floyd St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation.

Wednesday, 9/7

Ramon Pagan, 55, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested for trespassing.

Diontie Rovira, 23, 28 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

John Lewis, 31, 292 Salem St., Revere, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Thursday, 9/8

Frank Gerardi, 44, 161 Bennington St., East Boston, was arrested for shoplifting.

Joshua Conte, 28, 2 Margaret Rd., Stoneham, was arrested on warrants.

Saturday, 9/10

Rigoberto Lovato-Ramirez, 32, 112 Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.

Sunday, 9/11

Juan Lopez, 40, Carter St., under the bridge, (homeless), was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Sixto Lopez, 29, 17 Whitier St., Lynn, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, reckless operation of motor vehicle, disorderly conduct.

Juvenile Offender, 15, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, carrying dangerous weapon, evade taxi fare, armed assault to murder.

Juvenile Offender, Chelsea, was arrested for armed assault to murder, assault and battery, carrying dangerous weapon or k nife over 4×1 inches, evade taxi fare.

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Another Accomplice Charged in Murder of Elder Morales Last Year

An alleged accessory to the 2013 murder of Elder Morales in Chelsea was held on high bail following his indictment last Thursday in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court.

Armando Lopez, 29, was arraigned yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court as an accessory after the fact to Morales’ March 5, 2013, homicide. Lopez is also charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition, also in connection with Morales’ shooting death.

Lopez had been held on $25,000 bail since his February arraignment on the firearm charges in Chelsea District Court. On Thursday, Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Connie Wong raised Lopez’s bail to $40,000.

Prosecutors told the court that Lopez knew his fellow gang associate, Jonathan Castro, 23, of Chelsea, was accused of shooting Morales to death, yet agreed to help conceal Castro’s gun and clothing after the homicide. Castro was able to dispose of the items prior to his arrest and, while held without bail on a murder charge, coordinated with Lopez to have the items retrieved and brought to Lopez’s home, prosecutors said.

A search warrant executed at Lopez’s home by Chelsea and State Police detectives did not recover the murder weapon. It did, however, yield a different revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition, prosecutors said.

Lopez is the fourth man charged in connection with Morales’ murder.

Erick Romero, 15, of Chelsea, is charged in Chelsea Juvenile Court with manslaughter and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Though he is a juvenile, prosecutors indicted Romero as a youthful offender, making the case public and exposing him to the same penalties as an adult, if convicted.

Elder Portillo, 19, is charged with second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

All four arrests were made by Chelsea Police and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit.

Prosecutors allege Morales was on the porch of a Blossom Street address shortly before 9 p.m. when a group of men, including Castro, approached him. One member of the group, whose face was obscured by a mask, walked up with a knife and exchanged words with Morales.

The other members of the group then rushed toward Morales. At this point, Castro pulled a revolver and began to fire multiple shots. Morales attempted to flee but was struck twice, suffering mortal injuries. He was transported to Whidden Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Based on witness interviews, video surveillance, and the efforts of Chelsea Police and State Troopers through the night of the murder, Castro and two other men were tracked to the defendant’s Everett home. Castro agreed to speak with investigators at Chelsea Police headquarters and admitted in a recorded, post-Miranda statement to firing at Morales.


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