News Briefs

YOUTH CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Chelsea Youth Chorus will hold a concert on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 258 Chestnut St.

The chorus will hold the concert to benefit the Salvation Army’s Toy Drive.

Entry is free with a new, unwrapped toy.

CLARK AVENUE EVENTS

The Clark Avenue Middle School Winter Concert will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. The concert will feature the band and chorus. And also, the Clark Avenue will have a Family Game Night from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15. This event will feature parents and their children learning new games together, playing these games, and then going home with a brand new wrapped game.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

The Chelsea Collaborative, the Chelsea Schools, Roca, and the Chelsea Police – among others – will hold an information session for the community regarding immigration and questions about the new government coming to Washington, D.C.

The forum will focus on what rights immigrants have who are here illegally, and what happens if a person is detained by the authorities. There will also be discussion about options available if the DACA executive order isn’t renewed or if Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is revoked.

The meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Chelsea High School.

For more information, call (617) 889-6080.

RODENT PROGRAM AVAILABLE

Rodent infestation remains a significant problem in many areas of the City. The City does bait all public sewer and drain lines, but, in addition, the City Council has approved a program to bait private properties. If anyone is having a problem with rodents in their yard, and want assistance with baiting, please contact the Inspectional Services Department at 617-466-4130. As long as the owner signs a waiver, a vendor, at the City’s cost, will analyze a yard. If there is evidence of rodent infestation on the property, the City will bait the yard at no cost to the homeowner. In the meantime, all owners throughout the City are urged to clean and maintain their private properties, including buildings, yards, and parking lots.

CHELSEA PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENT

  • The Library will host a children’s Chill Out with Yoga program on Monday, Dec. 19, at 3:30 p.m. with parents encouraged to participate with their children. Come in comfortable clothes and be prepared to remove shoes. The program will be run by instructor Alex.
  • The Raspberry Pi Robots from the Rhode Island Computer Museum will be at the CPL on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to program motors of the robot so it moves through obstacle courses. For children age 9 and up. Registration is required at the Children’s Desk.
  • There will be drop-in crafts all day long from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, not including holidays.

For any program call (617) 466-4350 for info.

ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Children, ages 3-10, and their families construct a whimsical mini enchanted village using icing, gingerbread, and candy plus a variety of recyclable containers. Saturday, December 10, 1-3pm , Family of 4 cost $15. Register at Chelsea Community Schools, Williams Building, 180 Walnut Street St.,  Mon – Fri 4-8:30pm and Sat 9-4:30pm. Call 617-466-5233.

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.

CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING

The Chamber’s Annual Meeting Luncheon will feature presentations by Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger on the future of the college’s Chelsea campus, as well as by BHCC students regarding their consulting project for the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. Also, there will be a hearty, holiday lunch. Tickets are $20 and are available online or by RSVPing with the Chamber at 617-884-4877.

CHELSEA COLLABORATIVE GALA

The 28th Chelsea Collaborative Gala will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Spinelli’s in East Boston from 6- 10 p.m.

There will be music, a silent auction and more. The Collaborative will be honoring Unsung Heroes City Manager Tom Ambrosino, Mass Law Reforms and the Youth Jobs Coalition.

For more information, call (617) 889-6080.

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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