CPL RELEASES WINTER LIBRARY PROGRAMS
The Chelsea Public Library released its winter program schedule this week, with events starting today.
- Thursday, March 1, Lego Club, 6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m., Wingmasters Bird Show.
- Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Diversity in Action: Chelsea Family Book Club. The Club will read a book together and discuss it as a group while enjoying refreshments.
- Weds., March 21, 3:30 p.m., A visit from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
- Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m., Dinoman: inflatable life-sized dinosaurs.
BEGINNER SPANISH CLASS
Participants ages 15+ learn to speak Spanish in an engaging and supportive environment. Develop skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling and conversation. Fridays 6:30-8pm, until March 23. Cost: $40. Register online at: HYPERLINK “http://recreation.chelseama.gov/”recreation.chelseama.gov or in person at the Williams Building, 180 Walnut Street, Monday – Friday 4-8:30pm and Saturday 9-4:30pm. Call (617) 466-5233.
CHELSEA HILLS HOT COCOA AND COOKIE DAY
The Chelsea Hill Community will be having their first Hot Cocoa and Cookies party in Malone Park on March 17, from noon to 2 p.m.
Come drink hot cocoa and eat delicious cookies in celebration of saying GOODBYE to winter and HELLO to Spring. A great opportunity to meet your neighbors as well our amazing Chelsea Police officers.
Outdoor RX will be joining us and having an activity for the kids so please come by and enjoy this small neighborly event.
Chelsea Hill Community would like to thank the HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/ChelseaPoliceDept/”Chelsea Police Department and HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/outdoorsrx/”Outdoors Rx for partnering up with us to host this event.
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:[email protected]” [email protected]; or by phone at (857) 323-0661.
Meetings: The Chelsea Hill Community will have their monthly meeting on March 28 at 6 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, 26 County Rd.
- Second Saturdays…March 10 at 10 a.m.
- Third Thursdays…March 15 at 6 p.m.
RESIDENTS PLEASE BE ADVISED.
Please be advised that in order to avoid the spread of bed bugs, ALL mattresses and box springs MUST be wrapped in plastic when put out for pick up regardless if you had beg bugs or not. Mattresses or box springs not wrapped in plastic will not be picked and will be left curbside.
(Tenga en cuenta que, para evitar la propagación de los chinches, TODOS los colchones DEBEN envolverse en plástico cuando los saque para ser recogidos, independientemente si tengan chinches o no. No se recogerán colchones que no estén envueltos en plástico y se quedarán en la acera.)
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.
WE CAN HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILLS!
CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program is Open for the 2017-2018 Season
CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program is accepting applications for this winter’s heating season. The program serves families in Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop and assists households in paying heating bills from November 2017 to April 2018. The program is open to tenants as well as homeowners, whose income is within 60% of the state median income. Heat may be oil, propane, kerosene, gas or electric. For more information please call 617-884-6130 or to make an appointment please call 617-884-6130.
CITY OF CHELSEA HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Funding is now available through the City of Chelsea’s Department of Planning & Development to make needed repairs to your property! You are eligible to apply if you are a homeowner-occupant, investor owner (in some cases), your property is located in the following areas (Shurtleff/Bellingham and Addison/Orange census tracts), and household income for the property’s households do not exceed the established HUD income limits. Please consult the City’s website: www.chelseama.gov/planning-development/pages/housing-rehabilitation-program-cdbg for more information and the current income eligibility guidelines or call our office at 617-466-4185.
This program receives funding from the City of Chelsea with funds provided by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
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., March 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the High Terrace Community Room next to 61-63 Gerrish Ave.
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.
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.