News Briefs


Michael and Katherine Gasper of the Community Gardens received a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council and they are building three Little Free Libraries at gardens throughout Chelsea. On ArtWalk Sunday, The Garden will celebrate the two that are located at the Chelsea Community Garden with some special activities.

On Sunday, June 18, join State Rep. Dan Ryan at the Chelsea Community Garden for our “Little Free Library” Celebration and Ribbon Cutting at 1 p.m.

Come earlier at 12:30 p.m. for a garden reading aloud by Rotary Club.

There will also be a “Word Slam” from 1-4 p.m. Write your own garden poetry, haikus, limericks, short stories.


The June Chamber of Commerce Breakfast will take place on June 21 and will feature Gordon Edes, official Red Sox Team Historian.

The Breakfast will be at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 145 Beech St., and the meal is at 7:30 a.m., program at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20.


Michael Albano and Eden Edwards will host their annual fundraiser house party for the Apollinaire Theatre in the Park on Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in 32 Crest Ave.

The Apollinaire in the Park brings the community together in a free show in the PORT Park that is always very well attended.

This year, the Company will put on ‘The Visit’ by Friedrich Durrenmatt from July 12-30.

This July the Company’s youth program and community members will be featured alongside the professional cast. The Theatre wants to welcome even more newcomers to the theatre this year, both onstage and off.

Join Mike and Eden and the cast of the Apollinaire for a wonderful dinner night.


The Chelsea Youth Commission has been revived and 11 new members have been appointed and approved by the City.

City Manager Tom Ambrosino said he committed to reviving the Commission in 2016, and put in place some new regulations to update the Commission.

Those on the Commission are all Chelsea residents between the ages of 13 and 20. They include:

  • Branden Garcia
  • Justin Munoz
  • Daynaba Mohamed
  • Stephanie Alvarado
  • Alejandro Medina
  • Median Hassan
  • Jessica Ponce
  • Paulela Pierre
  • Deja Freeman
  • Adrianna Vega
  • Marcella Castillo


National Grid began a major gas line relocation/replacement project on Monday, June 5, on Columbus Street from Washington Avenue to Fenno Street, and on Washington Avenue, from Columbus Street to Hysil Avenue.

The work will continue for four weeks, and will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


The Friends of the Chelsea Senior Center will hold its 2nd Annual FUNdraiser on Weds., June 21, from 5-7 p.m.

The fun will take place at the Senior Center, 10 Riley Way. There will be appetizers, raffles and a silent auction.

For more information contact Tracy Nowicki at (617) 466-4370.

SPLASH Learn to Swim for ages 6-12

In this one week program, learn and improve fundamental swimming skills to gain confidence in and around the water. Monday through Friday  6:30- 7:15pm, June  5-9.  Location: Jordan Boys and Girls Club, 30 Willow St.  Register online at or in person at the Williams Building, Mon. – Fri. 4-8:30p.m. and Sat. 9-4:30p.m. Cost $25.  Call (617) 466-5233.

Beginner Swimming for Teens & Adults

Instruction in basic swimming skills for beginners to advanced beginners.  Learn and improve the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke and breaststroke.  Work at your own pace with individualized guidance from the instructor.  Monday through Friday  7:15 – 8pm, June  5-9.  Location: Jordan Boys and Girls Club, 30 Willow St.  Register online at or in person at the Williams Building, Mon. – Fri. 4-8:30p.m. and Sat. 9-4:30p.m.  Call (617) 466-5233.

HiSet Preparation in Spanish

This summer, prepare for the Massachusetts Department of Education High School Equivalency Test.  Instruction focuses on writing, reading, math, science and social studies.  $130 fee includes cost for textbooks/workbooks and calculators. Chelsea residents take priority. Photo ID is required. Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm.  June 3-August 12. Register in person at the Williams Building, Chelsea Mon. – Fri. 4-8:30p.m. and Sat. 9-4:30p.m. Call (617) 466-5233.


CAPIC, the local anti-poverty agency has been designated by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as the official Continuum of Care -Balance of State Homeless Provider for Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.  Given this official designation, CAPIC is commissioned to assume responsibility to coordinate homelessness prevention activities for Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, which includes outreach to identify unsheltered homeless individuals and foster relationships with them in an effort to encourage these individuals to accept additional resources, shelter, and housing; CAPIC will screen unsheltered homeless persons for mainstream resources and assist them with the application process; and assist unsheltered homeless persons access emergency shelter.

In this role, CAPIC, in conjunction with DHCD will also coordinate the Annual Point-In-Time Count, and organize volunteer efforts for counting unsheltered persons in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. CAPIC is grateful for the opportunity to increase direct services for those in need and improve the quality of life for homeless individuals.


On Thursday June 15, at 6 p.m., there will be an O’Neil Playground Renovation Public Meeting – City Hall Room 102. The City will be applying for a Parkland Acquisition and Renovation for Communities (PARC) Grant from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs in July to request funding for this playground project. Residents’ ideas and opinion will be our main focus of the meeting.


Councillors Yamir Rodriguez and Damali Vidot announced on Monday night that sign-ups for the summer youth and adult athletic league, The Movement, have begun.

The popular outdoor basketball and volleyball league started last year and will continue once again, this time they believe even stronger.

The goal is to engage youth and adults with activities in the summer to keep them away from street violence.


In recognition of CAPIC’s 50th Anniversary of the Corporation, the Agency is asking all former employees to register for recognition at the Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 26, 2017. It is our hope that past employees will register and possibly even attend the celebration.

Please contact Cary Havey at 617 884-6130 (EXT. 142) and let her know when you were employed and what position you held. Please leave contact information and your availability for the event. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.


With support from the City, the Chelsea Collaborative will again be offering citizenship classes to Chelsea residents eligible to become a U.S. citizens. 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.


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.


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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