CHELSEA SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERTS
Come celebrate Chelsea and the summer with this summer event series. There are exciting experiences all season.
- July 12
Summer Nights in Chelsea Square – Kina Zoré
Thursday, 7 p.m.
- July 19
Summer Nights in Chelsea Square – Air Congo
Thursday, 7 p.m.
- July 26
Summer Nights in Chelsea Square – International Strings
Thursday, 7 p.m.
CITY ANNOUNCES CAMERA REBATE PROGRAM
The City of Chelsea, through Chelsea Prospers, its downtown initiative, has launched a rebate program for the purchase and installation of exterior security cameras. Business owners, commercial property owners and owners of residential property in the downtown are eligible for rebates of 60 percent of the total cost of new security systems or expansions of existing systems, with a maximum reimbursement of $1,500. An application and pre-approval is required. Cameras need to meet technical specifications and applicants must agree to share footage with the Police Department when investigating area incidents. Applications and additional details are available on the City of Chelsea website and from Downtown Coordinator Mimi Graney at HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected]” [email protected] or 617-466-4186.
OpenGov TO LAUNCH
The City will be launching its new OpenGov software portal this summer. This is a transparency software program which will allow residents and visitors to the City’s website to access public information and data about the City, including its financial information, in easily accessible formats. Stay tuned for the launch.
EVERSOURCE TRANSMISSION LINE UNDERWAY
The Eversource 115 kV underground transmission line project commenced work in the last few weeks. This underground transmission line will be installed over the course of the next year along Marginal, Williams and Beacham Streets. Regular look ahead schedules for the project will be posted on the project website.
CHARLIE CARDS ON COMMUTER RAIL
Thanks to GreenRoots’ and widespread outcry over the increased commute times during Bridge construction projects, the MBTA is now allowing Charlie Cards to be used to board the commuter rail from Chelsea.
FITNESS, GAMES IN THE SQUARE
- Join us 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.
CITY HOUSING REHAB PROGRAM
The Chelsea CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program provides deferred-payment loans to eligible applicants for housing rehabilitation in 1 to 4-unit residential buildings to bring the property into code compliance and eliminate violations that threaten the health and safety of building occupants. More information can be found at the City’s Department of Planning and Development (617-466-4180), [email protected], or at:www.chelseama.gov/planning-development/pages/housing-rehabilitation-program-cdbg
STOPS AND STARTS: ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERTS
- Revere Beach Parkway/Webster Avenue Utilities Improvements
The City will soon begin water main improvements on Revere Beach Parkway and drainage installation on Webster Avenue to protect road surfaces. Construction is estimated for July through November.
- Maverick Street Utilities & Roadway Improvements
The City will soon begin water, sewer, and drainage improvements, including new curbing and sidewalks and full-depth/full-width road reconstruction on Maverick Street. Construction is estimated for July through November for utilities, and April through July 2019 for sidewalks and road reconstruction.
- Shurtleff Street Roadway Improvements
Water, sewer, and drainage improvements were completed in December 2017. This season, the City will install new curbing and sidewalks, and full-depth/full-width road reconstruction. Construction is estimated through August.
- MassWorks V Utilities & Roadway Improvements — Everett Ave.
The City began water, sewer, and drainage improvements including new curbing and sidewalks and full-depth/full-width road reconstruction, on Everett Ave. from Carter St. to Route 16. There will be traffic improvements at the Carter Street/Everett Avenue intersection. Construction is estimated through November for utilities, and through July 2019 for sidewalks and road reconstruction.
- Carter Street Pumping Station Force Main Improvements
The new force main for the Carter St. pumping station was completed in November 2017. Final sidewalk reconstruction and paving restoration on Second Street began in May. Project completion is anticipated this summer.
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 May 30 at 6 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, 26 County Rd.
- Second Saturdays…July 14 at 10 a.m.
- Third Thursdays…July 19 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., July 18, 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.
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