Turbulent Years in Chelsea: Documenting Life in the '70s & '80s

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Just one short mile but a world away from affluent, neighboring Boston, Chelsea's historically Irish and eastern European Jewish populations had always made the city unique. A more recent wave of immigration from Puerto Rico and Central America brought about more diversity during a period of economic decline. Ethnically charged political competition and unprecedented levels of corruption eventually brought the small city to the brink of collapse. This gripping narrative focuses on Chelsea's most turbulent years, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. Join photographer Arnie Jarmak and writer Joshua Resnek as they unveil the hardscrabble city they encountered and lived in during their early careers.
ISBN: 9781467144636
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 136
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
"Arnold (Arnie) Jarmak is a documentary photographer and entrepreneur. He founded Jarmak Corp. in 1998, reclaiming antique lumber from New England's defunct mills and repurposing them for commercial and institutional clients. Raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts, he has been based in Chelsea since 1977. Jarmak's favorite book is Theodore Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. Joshua Resnek is a newspaper publisher and editor as well as independent investigative journalist based in Boston's North Shore. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, he was based in Chelsea from 1977 to 1991 and then from 1991 to 2012 as a part owner of the Chelsea Record. He is currently the publisher and editor in chief of the Everett Leader Herald. Resnek's favorite book is Tolstoy's War and Peace. Jarmak and Resnek met in the first grade and have been friends and colleagues ever since."