Baltimore man says he’s ‘a young Black brother pushing for greatness’ with help from a local anti-violence group

October 16, 2020

BALTIMORE — Since March, seven young Baltimore men — all of them on a list to get help from a local anti-violence group — were killed before they got the assistance they needed. But workers from Roca were able to reach and help about 180 other young men in the past year…


Eating Out: Outdoor, Indoor Dining Will Begin in Regal Form This Weekend

June 24, 2020

ROCA Crew members Ray Bennett and Elvin Martinez on Monday near the PORT Park were busy transforming pallets into parklets for the City’s outdoor dining effort, which begins this weekend…

FROM: Chelsea Record

Despite The Pandemic, Immigrants In Mass. Say They Are Afraid To Seek Medical Care

June 15, 2020

In early April, when Esmeralda*, a 24-year-old woman living in Chelsea, started feeling sick, she was too scared to be tested for COVID-19. Her temperature spiked…


Life on the bubble, then a pandemic

May 23, 2020

Whether we will continue to care about Chelsea is an open question now that the grim tallies there, and across the state, are dropping and the beaches are back. But before we move on, let’s meet Veronica…

FROM: The Boston Globe

Seen@ Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce 2020 Shining Stars Awards

March 12, 2020

The stars were aligned for the 35th anniversary Shining Stars Awards Gala at the Castle of Knights on Friday, March 6 with more than 250 in attendance…

FROM: MassLive

Chicopee Chamber to honor Shining Stars

March 3, 2020

The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will pay tribute to four recipients of the prestigious Shining Stars Awards on March 6…

FROM: The Republican



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