News Briefs

September 14, 2018
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JENNY THE JUGGLER

The one-and-only Jenny the Juggler will perform for the Chelsea Public Library on City Hall Lawn next Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. The program kicks off the fall programming for the Library. See below for many more fun fall things to do at the CPL.

 

FALL/WINTER RECREATION PROGRAMMING

Looking for interesting, fun, affordable activities to do in Chelsea?  Registration for youth & adult programs are now underway. Go to:  HYPERLINK “http://recreation.chelseama.gov” \t “_blank” recreation.chelseama.gov where you can view and register for a wide range of affordable programs such as: keyboard and guitar classes, yoga, volleyball, computer & GED classes, English and Spanish language classes. Register online or in person at the Williams Building, 180 Walnut Street, Monday-Friday, 4-8:30pm and Saturday 9-4:30pm. Call (617) 466-5233.

 

PLASTIC BAGS COMING BACK

Council President Damali Vidot and Councillor Enio Lopez have re-initiated the discussion on banning plastic bags.

The discussion began with the two councillors last year and into this year, but fizzled out before the end of the session.

Now, both have introduced a new ordinance on banning plastic bags in Chelsea, and the discussion will begin again.

 

NO LIGHTS FOR   POP WARNER

The Chelsea Pop Warner program made a big showing Monday night at the Council meeting when the called on the City to provide better playing accommodations for the kids.

Coach Michael Recupero recalled that his Pop Warner team won the national championship in 2001 and he felt like the proud football tradition in Chelsea was now being forgotten and tarnished.

Scores of players and parents were in the audience to support the call for lights and a better field this season.

City Manager Tom Ambrosino said the situation this year is temporary while the football field and stadium are completely replaced. The City and Schools were hoping to be done with the huge project by the end of September, but bids came in nearly $500,000 over budget, and it required more time.

Meanwhile, the electrical infrastructure for the improved lighting also had some snags. The electrical connection to the Carter Street fields and the high school parking lot had significant problems, and that is being handled now.

The City expects to have the fields done by the end of October.

 

FALL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

The Chelsea Public Library has released its fall programming, with the following events coming up.

  • Banned Books Week – Sept. 23-29. Help out the Library by stopping by and picking up a banned book and check out the display.
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, Chelsea Lego Club, 6 p.m.
  • Weds., Oct. 24, Smoothie Time, 3:30 p.m. Make Smoothies with Health Chelsea and celebrate Food Day.
  • Weds., Oct. 31, Tissue Box Monsters: Make a monster out of tissue boxes and decorate it however you’d like, 3:30 p.m.

 

BEACON STREET RAMP CLOSED

The Beacon Street off-ramp on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge closed for construction on Aug. 27 for two months through November. The Route 111 Bus outbound will use an alternative route until the ramp is reopened. The Route 111 bus outbound will use the 4th Street off-ramp, turn right on Broadway, left on 2nd Street and then left on Park Street. Two stops—Beacon @ Broadway and Park @ Williams—will be temporarily closed. A new temporary stop will occur at Chelsea Square (Broadway @ Second Street).

 

10TH ANNUAL    ALS/MS WALK             FOR LIVING

Join hundreds in the 10th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living, a fundraiser to support individuals with ALS and MS and support the residences at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL), the first urban model Green House in the country. The event will begin at 165 Captains Row on Admirals Hill, Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.

Register or donate at  HYPERLINK “http://walkforliving.org” \t “_blank” walkforliving.org, or call 617-409-8973 with any questions.

 

FITNESS, GAMES IN THE SQUARE

  • Join friends and neighbors every Wednesday morning at 7:30 to 8 a.m., City Hall Plaza. Free class and practice with Bill Baron, presented by Chelsea Prospers. This ancient Chinese practice is a martial art, but its emphasis on balance and harmony, both physical and spiritual, makes it desirable for anyone seeking a peaceful start to their day. Appropriate for all people aged 10+ including seniors. Held weather permitting.
  • Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. on City Hall Plaza, join neighbors for table top games in Bellingham Square. Bring dominos, chess, checkers, backgammon, and more to play with your neighbors. Held weather permitting.

 

CHELSEA HILLS WALKS

The Chelsea Hill Community will hold the following walks and meetings in the coming weeks. If weather is inclement or too cold, they will cancel. Check their Facebook page for information on cancellations. Locations will also be announced on the Facebook page. To contact them, e-mail  HYPERLINK “mailto:chelseahillcommunity@gmail.com” chelseahillcommunity@gmail.com; or by phone at (857) 323-0661.

Meetings:  The Chelsea Hill Community will have their monthly meeting on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, 26 County Rd.

Walks:

  • Second Saturdays…Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
  • Third Thursdays…Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.

 

CHELSEA ENHANCEMENT TEAM: CLEANING UP PROGRESSIVELY

Join the Community Enhancement Team (CET), every third Wednesday of the month. The CET is a team of resident leaders committed to working together to solve community problems and improve the quality of life, the cleanliness and safety in Chelsea.

Next meeting is Weds., Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the High Terrace Community Room next to 61-63 Gerrish Ave.

 

CHELSEA STREET BRIDGE APP

For those seeking real time information about the Chelsea St. Bridge closures, Massport is operating a Twitter account which alerts drivers whenever the bridge is opening for shipping and closed to traffic. The Twitter account is @LoganToChelsea. This real time information supplements the new vehicular warnings systems now currently active on Broadway and Williams St.

 

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

With support from the City, the Chelsea Collaborative will again be offering citizenship classes to Chelsea residents eligible to become a U.S. citizen. Classes include a free citizenship preparation course and application assistance. To learn more about the requirements for these classes and how to apply, please call the Chelsea Collaborative at 617-889-6080 —Monday- Thursday 10 a.m.—5 p.m. Classes will be at the Chelsea Collaborative located at 318 Broadway.

 

MASSPORT NOISE COMPLAINT LINE

Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.

 

SENIOR WATER AND SEWER DISCOUNT

Chelsea senior citizens are reminded to sign up for the new Senior Discount for water and sewer charges. Any senior 65 or older who owns and occupies his/her own home may apply.  The discount is 10% off the monthly bill.


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