Charity faces closure

A BUREAUCRATIC impasse could see the Chelsea branch of The Benevolent Society shut its doors early next year after 94 years helping the area’s disadvantaged with food parcels and vouchers. Chelsea br...

Premier award for IT guru

A CHAMPION effort by Longbeach PLACE teacher Carrie Ewin has seen the 25 year old receive an Outstanding Youth Volunteer award as part of this year’s Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. Ms Ewin has...

Knife attack after rant

A MAN tried to stab another man with a 30cm knife during a racist rant at a Southland bus stop, 8pm, Sunday. Before the assault the victim and his mate were racially abused. The pair were sitting at ...

Cafes on the menu

CAFES and restaurants were crime targets last week – some possibly by the same offender. In the first raid, a thief used a gas cylinder to force entry to the Hattori Hanzo restaurant, Station St, Che...

Chemist robbed

POLICE believe the man responsible for the café raids may be responsible for stealing a large quantity of perfume from the Chemist Warehouse, Florence St, Mentone, overnight Tuesday last week. CCTV f...

Councils on online watch list

A NEW website tracking the performance of councils across Victoria has been launched by the state government. Performance indicators in 66 categories are listed on the Know Your Council site, includi...