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Two Kennedy family members were arrested after a 'loud party' near the family compound


Two members of a family among the most recognizable in American politics were arrested last Sunday in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, according to CapeCod.com.

CapeCod.com reported Monday that Matthew “Max” Kennedy, 52, was arrested and charged early that morning with disorderly conduct and violating a local noise ordinance.

Caroline Rose Kennedy, 22, who is one of Max Kennedy’s daughters, was also arrested on the same charges.

Barnstable police Lt. John Murphy told The Boston Herald Tuesday that officers responded to noise complaints on Irving Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Fireworks were also set off at the property, according to multiple reports, which is not part of the nearby Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port.

Murphy said “if [the] noise is audible for a distance of 150 feet away” it violates Barnstable’s anti-noise ordinance.

“It’s a loud party statue, that’s what it used for,” adding the law carries arrest and a $100 fine for violations.

Murphy said no other people appeared to be arrested at the party, which took place mere blocks from the Kennedy Compound.

A spokeswoman for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office said Max Kennedy was arraigned Monday for the disorderly conduct charge. His pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 22.

Caroline Kennedy was not arraigned, according to The Herald, and her arraignment was continued until the same date.


Max Kennedy is the ninth child of former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-MA) and his wife, Ethel Kennedy.

The attorney has written two best-selling books, one of which is a collection of his father’s letters.

Max Kennedy teased a run for Congress in 2001 after Rep. Joe Moakley (D-MA) died from leukemia.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) ultimately won Moakley’s seat when Max Kennedy pulled out of the race despite moving to the 9th congressional district beforehand.

Max Kennedy cited concerns for his young family before leaving the race, and he also faced extensive press scrutiny before his decision.

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