One year into the ban on ‘nips’ – or small
alcohol bottles – at least one city councillor is proclaiming victory based on
ambulance data that shows major decreases in the numbers of alcohol-related
Councillor Roy Avellaneda said he has been
monitoring data and anecdotal information surrounding the nip ban, which he
advocated for a little over a year ago, and believes that the ban has resulted
in major victories.
First among those victories is the numbers
of alcohol-related transfers done by the ambulance in Chelsea.
“It’s been one year and it’s been the most
significant feature in what we see with alcoholism and reducing the alcoholism
that plagued the downtown,” he said. “If I was solely to look at how the number
of ambulance transfers has decreased for alcohol-related calls, it strongly
correlates to the time that the nip ban went into place.”
Date from Cataldo ambulance regarding
alcohol-related calls shows that there was an astounding number of those
transfers in the past. In 2015, there were 872 transfers, followed by 715 in
2016 and 742 in 2017.
The nip ban went into effect in the middle
of 2018, and Avellaneda points out that the ambulance data begins to decrease
at the same time.
In 2018, there was a decrease to 556
transfers, and this year, 2019, data would support that the transfers have
nose-dived. As of June 30, there were only 127 transfers. Doubling that number
in the second half of the year would still only result in around 260 transfers
– which would be 50 percent less than in 2018 and nearly 600 fewer transfers
than in 2015.
“My figures show a result of 66 percent
fewer alcohol-related ambulance responses and I think that’s unbelievable,” he
said, noting that public works personnel have also said they are experiencing
less nip bottle litter issues too.
While other things might have also
contributed to the decrease, including the advanced work of the HUB by the
Police Department and its partners, Avellaneda points out that the HUB does
great work but mostly related to opiate and drug issues. The alcohol issues, he
said, stood out to him initially because they had plagued the downtown since he
was a kid in the 1980s. It had become normal, and the numbers of ambulance
transfers shocked him when he first saw that they numbered in the 800s.
They were nearly seven times greater than
those of other issues, like opiates, and that’s when he said he decided to join
the fight to ban nips.
“I felt we were focusing way too much on one
issue and not enough on the other,” he said. “There were seven times as many
responses for alcohol and we needed to do something on that too…It’s something
I’ve seen since I was a kid. It got to a point where we just accepted it. When
you talked to merchants about it, they would say, ‘Well, that’s Chelsea.’
That’s not the Chelsea we want and we don’t have to allow these behaviors – and
by that I mean the behaviors of people who are selling these nips to people with
a problem or addiction.”
The battle has been difficult, though.
While the City has instituted the ban, nine
package stores in the city have sued in court, and that case is pending before
the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). The City is arguing
that the ABCC doesn’t have jurisdiction, while the stores argue it does. That
has been pending for many months, since earlier this year.
The process is slow because Chelsea has been
the first community to successfully go through with a ban, despite the fact
that many have tried and many desire to follow suit.
“There are a lot of eyes on this decision,”
said Avellaneda. “There are a lot of communities around the state what want to
try this. There are many that did try to pass it but the alcoholic beverage
lobby is so strong they turned back. Chelsea has done it and all eyes in the
state are looking at us to see if we can withstand a legal challenge.”
Surviving that challenge could be made even
stronger if the data holds regarding ambulance transfers.
“There is no next
step here, just monitoring the situation,” he said. “They didn’t just go buy
the next size to drink. We aren’t seeing the next size bottles littering the
streets. That argument is out. I believe we can see this made significant
changes and we’ll just build on that.”
Following Governor Baker’s signing and the
finalization of the Commonwealth’s FY 2020 Budget, Triangle, Inc. is proud to
announce it has received an additional $100,000 in funding for its
School-to-Career program, which supports students and recent graduates between
16 and 26-years-old in the Metro North and South Shore regions. The funds will
help advance programs to help young adults plan their careers, expand their
experience and skills to secure competitive employment, and live more
independent lives. The allocation is part of $5.4 million funding in the
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s budget dedicated to
workforce development and employment service programming throughout the
“We want to thank our elected
officials, including House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Karen Spilka,
and the co-sponsors of this budget amendment, Representative Daniel Ryan and
Senator Sal DiDomenico for their work in securing this critical funding,” said
Coleman Nee, CEO of Triangle, Inc. “These additional resources will advance the
vital work of providing transition aged young adults with meaningful pathways
for career and lifetime success, giving our participants a more independent
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In a split decision, the Zoning Board of
Appeals (ZBA) denied a request for a special permit and variance for a proposed
eight-unit, four-story, market-rate condominium project at 254 Spencer Ave. on
In a 2-2 vote, ZBA members Arthur Arsenault
and Marilyn Vega-Torres voted to okay the project, while members Hugo Perdomo
and Joseph Mahoney voted to deny approvals, siding with the recommendation of
Planning Director John DePriest.
DePriest stated that the conversion of the
existing two-family house to eight units was too large for the site, and that
the developers did not meet the hardship requirements to gain approval for the
special permit and variances.
While the Planning Department recommended no
more than five units on the parcel, a number of neighbors and city officials
came out in support of the project Tuesday night, much as they had done last
month when the project was approved by the Planning Board.
“I would hate to see these units be
abandoned, it is kind of an eyesore right now,” said District 3 City Councillor
Perlatonda noted that the City has recently
approved larger, affordable housing projects, such as at the old Midas site,
and that 254 Spencer Ave. sits next to the 34-unit Acadia affordable housing
“The neighbors want this, I want this, and I
don’t think it should be limited to five units,” said Perlatonda. “It’s a great
project, and I don’t see why we wouldn’t want it right now.”
Richard Lynds, the attorney for developer
Ricky Beliveau, said the four-story condo building would fit into the
neighborhood by serving as a transition from the taller, five-story Acadia
development on one side to the triple-deckers on the other side of 254 Spencer
To make the project work financially, Lynds
said Beliveau needs the eight units at market rate. He said Beliveau would be
investing $2.5 million into the project, with units selling for about $500,000 each.
“Ricky believes in the City of Chelsea,”
said Lynds. “For him to make this type of investment shows where his mind is
and where his wallet is.”
As the special permit and variance failed to
garner the necessary vote, several of the supporters who attended the meeting
voiced their displeasure to the board members and DePriest.
“We are going with what the law is in the
books,” said Mahoney.
After the meeting, Lynds said he and
Beliveau will regroup to see what their next steps are for 254 Spencer Avenue.
“It’s too early to tell what we will do
right now,” he said. “We will look at all of our options.”
Lynds said he was surprised by DePriest’s
staunch vocal opposition to the project.
“This was an
opportunity for good, market-rate units,” said Lynds.
year, several people lost fingers and suffered serious burns lighting off
illegal fireworks in Massachusetts,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J.
Ostroskey. “Thirty-four firefighters were injured when an errant firework
ignited a six-family building. Have a fun but safe Fourth of July and leave the
fireworks to the professionals,” he added.
of July No Holiday for Firefighters
Fire Chief Dennis Condon, president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of
Massachusetts, said, “The Fourth of July holiday is a busy time for
firefighters. We are supervising the professional displays so that they are
safe for spectators and licensed operators; we are busy responding to all types
of fires and medical emergencies. In fact, the week of July Fourth is one of
the busiest times of the year for fires.”
Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said, “This year, set a good example for your
children. Just as children know where you keep the matches and lighters, they
know where you stash your illegal fireworks.” He added, “Children imitate
adults. If you use fireworks, children will copy you, not realizing how very
dangerous fireworks are.”
Cause Many Dangerous Fires
summer, there were many fires, amputations and burn injuries from illegal
fireworks in Massachusetts. In the past decade (2009-2018), there have been 800
major fires and explosions involving illegal fireworks in Massachusetts.
These incidents resulted in 12 civilian injuries, 39 fire service injuries and
an estimated dollar loss of $2.5 million.
June 25, 2018, people shooting fireworks in the street started a fire in a
six-unit Lynn apartment building. One ricocheted to the second floor porch and
ignited several items. The fire spread to the rest of the second floor and to
the third. Thirty-four firefighters were injured at this fire.
July 2, 2018, the Worcester Fire Department was called to a fire in a
three-unit apartment building. The fire was started by fireworks igniting trash
in a first floor doorway.
July 3, 2018, Dartmouth District #1 responded to a pier fire at Anthony’s
Beach. Crews discovered remains of many fireworks on and around the pier after
the fire was extinguished.
July 4, 2018, the Agawam Fire Department responded to a brush fire started by
three juveniles who were using illegal fireworks.
July 5, 2018, the Lynn Fire Department put out a car fire started by fireworks.
past decade (2009-2018), 38 people were treated at Massachusetts emergency
rooms for severe burn injuries from fireworks (burns covering 5 percent of more
of the body) according to the Massachusetts Burn Injury Reporting System
(M-BIRS). Fifty-five percent of the victims were under age 25. Eighteen percent
(18 percent) were between the ages of 15 and 24; 8 percent were between the
ages of 10 and 14; 18 percent were between five and nine; and 11 percent were
children under five. The youngest victim was a six-month old boy. These victims
are scarred for life. In the past year:
22-year-old man was seriously injured when roman candles were set off inside an
22-year-old was injured in Gloucester playing with sparklers.
10-year-old boy was injured by illegal fireworks at a Marshfield beach on July
3, 2018. He was an innocent by-stander.
man lost part of his hand when a firework he was holding exploded. The
explosion occurred in a Mansfield MBTA parking lot.
Tewksbury Fire Department provided emergency medical care to a man who lost a
part of every finger on his right hand when a firework he was holding exploded.
25-year-old Brockton man suffered injuries to his left hand when a “cherry
22-year-old Kingston man suffered injuries to his hands, face and stomach from
Fireworks Are Illegal in Massachusetts
possession and use of all fireworks by private citizens is illegal in
Massachusetts. This includes Class C fireworks, which are sometimes falsely
called “safe and sane” fireworks. Class C fireworks include sparklers, party
poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Sparklers
burn at 1,800ºF or higher. It is illegal to transport fireworks into
Massachusetts, even if they were purchased legally elsewhere. Illegal fireworks
can be confiscated on the spot.
For more information on
the dangers of fireworks, go to the Department of Fire Services webpage Leave
the Fireworks to the Professionals.
The Chelsea GreenWay project is fully under
construction this week, and City officials expect to have the multi-million
dollar job substantially completed by the fall.
The GreenWay project came through a $1.1 million commitment to the City from the state, as well as funds from the City Council to complete the beautification of the shared use path along the new Silver Line.
The Chelsea GreenWay project is currently underway on the shared use adjacent to the Silver Line. Land-scaping and extensive tree plantings of native species is expected to be completed in November.The project is the final piece-aside from the new commuter rail station of the Silver Line extension in Chelsea
“This final part of the Silver Line project
will result in such enhancements as the
planting of more than 500 trees and several parcels will be landscaped, and
there will also be hardscape plazas at key entryways such as Chestnut Street
and Highland Street,” said Alex Train of the Planning Department.
That project goes from Eastern Avenue where
the shared use path stats and concludes at Chestnut Street.
After that, there will be on-street
improvements to continue the walking path such as signage, sidewalk replacement
and crosswalk enhancements – filling out the walking path from one end of the
project to the end at Market Basket.
Train said this is also an opportunity to
plant more native trees that aren’t necessarily common in Chelsea.
“I think there is a real opportunity in the
planting program,” he said. “This is one of the most intensive planting of
local native species. These are trees that are native to the area, but may not
be prevalent anymore.”
The idea with the GreenWay is to take pieces
like the Chelsea stretch and connect it to other greenways and paths, such as
the East Boston GreenWay and Everett’s Northern Strand Trail. Connecting those
paths can create a network for alternative transportation that most planners
only dreamed of a few years ago.
“We’re working very close now with an
organization called the Land Line Coalition, which is working to try to connect
all of these greenways together,” he said.
The same is true for the Silver Line’s
potential expansion into Everett and Cambridge – a plan that is being
considered by the MBTA in the near future.
“We are ready to expand the GreenWay network
if the Silver Line expands into Everett and to the casino and beyond,” he said.
“That could be a tremendous connection for our residents.”
Work will continue throughout 2019 on the
project, though it is expected to be finished in November, with punch list
items finishing next spring.
The contractor on
the project is D’Allesandro of Avon.
Money the city is set to receive from Encore
Boston Harbor could be going toward job training for Chelsea residents.
Monday night, the City Council voted 8-3 to
allow City Manager Thomas Ambrosino to renegotiate the city’s Surrounding
Community Agreement (SCA) with Encore to set aside $100,000 of the $225,000
earmarked for roadway repairs in the agreement for workforce development.
“I still believe that workforce development
is an important and unmet need in the City,” Ambrosino stated in a letter to
the council. “This casino mitigation agreement provides an opportunity to set
aside a modest annual amount for that purpose. The source would be a portion of
the funds set aside in the existing Agreement for roadway improvements, a
program which the City already adequately supports through other available
Although the council approved Ambrosino’s
renegotiation with Encore, several councillors opposed moving funds away from
road improvements to workforce development.
“Why take the money from where it was
intended to go and put it somewhere else?” District 6 Councillor Giovanni
Councillor-At-Large Roy Avellaneda countered
that there are numerous mechanisms in the budget for roadway improvements, but
revenue streams for workforce development are nonexistent.
“This is a good use, in my view, of that
$100,000,” he said, adding the training would benefit Chelsea residents.
But District 1 Councillor Robert Bishop said
the workforce development money would be used mainly for casino and other
“That is something the casino should be
spending money on, not us,” said Bishop. “Why should we pay to train people at
District 3 Councillor Joe Perlatonda cast
the third vote against the measure, agreeing with Bishop that the wording of
the proposal focused too heavily on training for jobs in the casino industry.
•In other business, the Council approved the
Community Preservation Act Budget for Fiscal Year 2020, and approved Community
Preservation Act funds for six projects, including renovating the Civil War
Monument, the Marlborough Street Community Garden, Bellingham-Cary House
building repairs, the Garden Cemetery project, Congregation Agudath Sholom
repairs, and money for an affordable housing trust fund specialist.
•District 4 Councillor Enio Lopez also asked
Ambrosino to look into the city installing removable speed bumps at Marlborough
and Shawmut streets for the summer.
Lopez also asked
the City Manager to provide the Council with a list of all City cars being
taken home by City employees, and to provide the Council with a list of
overtime hours worked by the Inspectional Services Department.
How much awesomeness can be contained within
The people of Chelsea will soon find out as
the first of a series of five monthly events takes place downtown on Saturday,
June 8, with the launch of the Chelsea Night Market.
Presented by the City of Chelsea through its
downtown initiative called Chelsea Prospers and local events production company
Jukebox, the Chelsea Night Market is an ambitious undertaking for a hidden
corner of the downtown that’s beginning to awaken.
Last year, GreenRoots took the lead in the
block’s transformation by creating a colorful mural with Chelsea artist and one
of the state’s top muralists Silvia López Chavez on the Chelsea Walk.
That pedestrian walkway provides the
entrance to the next phase of the effort with activation of the space through
the Chelsea Night Market.
Edwardo Chacon of Jukebox said, “Vendors are
still being accepted for future markets and there’s always room for more
artists and performers to join in. Our priority is to engage as much local
talent as possible. We’re excited by all the energy growing around the market
and the new connections we’re making. This is going to be epic.”
Here, in the large parking lot on Cherry
Street behind the businesses on Broadway between Fourth and Fifth Streets,
event visitors every month will find the area transformed with activity and
something new to discover on each visit.
More than a dozen booths will feature local
businesses, artists, merchants and community groups. Merchandise includes both new, vintage,
thrift and handcrafted items.
Jack’s Men’s Shop will highlight emerging
brands for men’s fashion, while Allen’s Cut Rate features a selection of
high-quality fragrances. You’ll find hand-crafted jewelry by Beaded Inspiration
and Sacred Soul Fire. Over at the booths for Dandelion District and High Energy
Vintage there’s a variety of vintage items including old school video games,
nicnacks and clothing.
At Jukebox’s booth, show off your local
pride with swag that shouts your love of all things 02150. Among the offerings
are T-shirts and totes emblazoned with Chelsea. All proceeds are dedicated to
supporting the next projects to improve Luther Place.
A variety of other tents will feature
community groups and artists.
Test your aim with Archery Games Boston,
show off what you’re proud of with the Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition, and play around
with the team from the Phoenix Charter Academy Chelsea.
Several local restaurants are on board with
menus of street food as well.
Get a sandwich hot off the grill from the
chefs of Broadway House of Pizza, nibble savory Chinese food from Chung Wah, or
sink your teeth into an empanada from Pan y Café.
On the main stage a variety of performers
will entertain the crowd.
MC for the night is comedian and actor Chase
Abel. Host of the podcast “Ready Set Blow” with Randy V, he’s a
regular at Boston’s top clubs.
Among them is a band headed by Bengisu and
It’s impossible to describe their mix of
Turkish-funk-rock, but it will definitely get a groove going.
DJ Tempo Sauve’s upbeat house electronica is
gathering a strong following, and he’ll keep the energy going throughout the
night. There’s a rumor some comedians from the recent show at Tu Casa may stop
The performance highlight, however,
undoubtedly will be the crew from the Boston Circus Guild. They’ll be roaming
among the crowd to show off their amazing skills and costumes and then at 9:30
p.m., will take the stage for a 20-minute fire performance that will top off
Serving as a backdrop to the main stage and
to provide a tangible reminder of the market through the summer, the wall of
456 Broadway will serve as space for temporary mini murals with new designs
appearing each month by local artists.
The Chelsea Night Market team is grateful
for the support of the Chelsea Record as a media sponsor helping them to spread
the word about the upcoming event and to highlight the new happenings of
For additional information check out the
Chelsea Night Market’s website at www.chelseanightmarket.com, the facebook
event at https://www.facebook.com/events/529915294079626/ or contact at Mimi Graney, at email@example.com
Future dates include:
•July 13 (raindate 7/20)
•August 10 (raindate 8/17)
•September 21 (raindate 9/28)
•October 5 (raindate 10/12)
CITY OF CHELSEA, MA
Department of Planning and Development
City Hall, 500 Broadway, Room 301 · Chelsea,
Current and former
municipal employees crowded into Monday night’s City Council meeting as the
council took up a vote to allow City Manager Thomas Ambrosino to negotiate
changes to the city’s group health insurance policies.
Most of those employees
did not leave happily or quietly as the council voted 8-2 to grant Ambrosino
that authority to negotiate the changes. Councillors Roy Avellaneda and Yamir
Rodriguez voted against the order, while Councillor Calvin T. Brown was not
present at the meeting.
The city’s current group
health plan is governed by a three-year agreement with the Public Employee
Committee (PEC) that expires on June 30 of this year.
“During the months of
November through March, I did attempt to negotiate with the PEC a new
multi-year agreement that would provide some cost savings to the group health
plan,” Ambrosino stated in a letter to the council. “Unfortunately, I have not
been able to reach agreement with the unions.”
General Laws, Ambrosino stated, in the absence of a new agreement, the old PEC
agreement will remain in effect indefinitely. Without City Council action,
Ambrosino said he cannot put any health care cost savings in place.
The action approved by the
City Council allows the city to take advantage of recent state legislation that
allows municipalities to implement cost saving plan design changes on its own
if no agreement can be reached with the PEC as long as the city agrees to share
a percentage of its first year cost savings with the unions.
With the newly granted
authority by the council, the City Manager said he will negotiate reasonable
design changes to the city’s group health policies, likely by imposing
deductibles in line with deductibles paid for health insurance by state
Ambrosino said even with
any changes, Chelsea will always have health insurance at least as good as that
provided to Massachusetts public employees.
However, a letter to the
City Council submitted by the Chelsea Public Employees Committee outlined over
two dozen reasons why members believe the adoption of the changes to the group
health insurance should not be adopted.
“The PEC strongly believes
that the adoption of Sections 21-23 is inappropriate and premature for multiple
reasons: the Self-Insurance Trust Fund is running about a $2 million surplus;
the PEC has agreed to apply any surplus to reduce future health insurance
costs; City Manager Thomas Ambrosino wants the sickest families among City
employees and retirees to pay $1 million more on an annual basis currently paid
by the City; the PEC and City Manager Thomas Ambrosino agree that no changes to
employee/retiree health insurance are needed until FY2022; Ambrosino has failed
to bargain in good faith for a successor PEC agreement; a grievance, including
an alleged unfair labor practice, are pending at this time; and Sections 21-23
will effectively disable bargaining on health insurance,” the letter summarizes.
City Council President
Damali Vidot noted that her husband works for the Department of Public Works
and that any changes in health insurance would directly affect her. However,
she said the changes are necessary to allow Ambrosino to negotiate with city
“We hire the Town Manager
to negotiate with the unions, and I’m not comfortable when he does not have all
the tools needed for the negotiations,” said Vidot.
Vidot she said she hopes
Ambrosino can go back to the unions with the new negotiating tools and find
common ground with the unions. In addition to wanting the best for city
employees, Vidot said the council has a fiscal responsibility for the entire
The council president also
said that there has been some miscommunication on the issue, especially when it
comes to retirees. Vidot said changes to group health insurance plans would
only affect a very few retirees who do not qualify for Medicare.
District 1 Councillor
Robert Bishop said he agreed that the City Manager should have all the tools
available as he negotiates with the city’s union.
As the vote took place, many in the audience shouted and voiced their
displeasure, with several people stating the council should be ashamed of their
vote. The meeting came to a brief halt as the crowd noisily filed out of the
council meeting, with several audience members individually appealing to
Chelsea Fire Chief Leonard A. Albanese Jr., Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Suffolk District Attorney Rachel Rollins announced the cause of the May 3 fire at 48 Watts St., a 2-family home in Chelsea, was electrical.
A quick-moving fire on Watts and Highland Streets last Friday, May 3, claimed the life of one 37-year-old man and caused extensive damage. Investigators said there were major problems with smoke detectors in the home and first-responders reported not hearing any alarms upon arrival.
The fire took the life of an adult man
believed to be a relative of the occupants of 48 Watts St. The victim was
identified as Milton Lopez, 37.
In the dense neighborhood, the fire spread
to rear of 107-109 Highland Street.
The fire originated in a void space above
the suspended ceiling of an enclosed porch. Investigators determined that an
electrical event took place in the area of origin where there were numerous
electrical circuits. Just before the fire was discovered, residents reported
that the lights in the first floor kitchen, the room next to the porch, went
off. The victim was found on the enclosed porch.
Chelsea fire investigators, Chelsea
detectives, and State Police assigned to both the Office of the State Fire
Marshal and to the Office of Suffolk District Attorney Rachel Rollins jointly
investigated this fire. The Chelsea Inspectional Services Department, State
Police Crime Scene Services and the Department of Fire Services’ Code
Compliance Unit provided assistance.
The home had a mixture of working, missing
and disconnected smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and heat detectors. All
of the alarms found in the home, whether they were disconnected, lying on a
shelf, or actually functional, had expired and were more than 10 years old.
First-arriving firefighters report not hearing any alarms sounding.
State Fire Marshal Ostroskey said, “May is
Electrical Safety Month and electrical fires are the second leading cause of
fire deaths in Massachusetts behind smoking. It’s important to have a licensed
electrician check out your system every ten years to prevent problems.”
information on electrical fire safety go to:
Department’s paid summer internship program
Launched in 2014, the Summer Enrichment Program
provides young people with the opportunity to begin an internship with one of
the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country, and one of the largest in
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, while working alongside established career
professionals in the world of law enforcement. Participants will gain insight
into the world of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies through job
shadowing, weekly presentations by members of law enforcement, roundtable
discussions, law enforcement-related field trips, and educational tours.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
Summer Enrichment Program is a seven-week program that begins on Monday, July
8th and ends on Friday, August 23rd. The program will invite twenty
participants, selected from a group of local high school students, to the
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department to learn more about careers in law
enforcement. Participants will work 21 hours per-week on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays, from 8am – 4pm, and will be compensated at a rate of $12.00 per-hour.
During each week of the internship, members will participate in a “meet and
greet” with members of the law enforcement community on Wednesdays, and a tour
or field trip on Fridays.
At the conclusion of the program, all
participants will have completed and received their CPR Certification, in
addition to a Certificate of Completion from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s
Department. By the end of their participation, members of the program will have
not only gained insight into the world of law enforcement and met a variety of
notable law enforcement officials, but they also will have gained transferable
job skills they can utilize later on in their careers.
For employment, applicants must participate
in a competitive interview process, complete the written application, submit a
CORI form, pass a drug test, complete a physical examination from their doctor,
possess a valid picture ID (school ID, passport or driver’s license) and have a
savings or checking account. Ideal applicants will be mature, professional and
have an interest in some aspect of law enforcement. Applicants will be notified
of the Department’s decision by telephone. Once admitted, applicants will
receive Department-issued polo shirts and be required to wear khakis for the
duration of the program.
The deadline for the application is Tuesday,
April 30th. Interviews will be held from Monday, May 6th through Friday, May
Applications can be filled out online at
www.scsdma.org or, they can be faxed to
(617) 704-6743 or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Nadia
Lovinsky at (617) 704-6656 or email@example.com.