Bellingham Cary House
The Bellingham Cary House Association will host a photographic documentation project on Thursday, Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m.
The house is a First Period dwelling build between 1620 and 1725, and it is the only surviving house in Chelsea of that age. The exhibit will showcase the original beams and construction of the home.
The program will take place at the home, 34 Parker St.
Chelsea Fall/Winter Recreation Program Registration is Underway
Register for a wide range of quality programs such as: keyboard, guitar, dance art and English & Spanish language classes. Go to: recreation.chelseama.gov where you can view and 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.
Call for Art to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Seeking paintings, photography, or drawings to be displayed in the Chelsea City Hall Gallery, 500 Broadway Chelsea, MA -Artwork should match the theme Celebrate Hispanic Heritage–this is a family/community art exhibit. -Artwork eligible for consideration should be brought to Chelsea City Hall – Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division Rm 100 , 500 Broadway, Chelsea by Wednesday Sept 18.
Free Water Meter Replacement
The City of Chelsea’s DPW is continuing its water meter replacement program for both residential and commercial customers. As part of this effort, meter service technicians from the DPW may be visiting a property to remove the old meter and replace it with a new meter. All DPW meter service technicians travel in marked City of Chelsea vehicles and have City of Chelsea identification badges. Whenever a water meter technician visits a property, one should ask to see the City issued ID. Installation of a new meter will typically take less than 30 minutes. The new meters will eliminate most estimated bills. Reliable readings will also allow customers to identify leaks that may result in higher than normal bills. There is no charge for the new meter.
Property Tax Deferral Program
Seniors 65 or older having trouble keeping up with real estate tax increases may wish to take advantage of the tax deferral program. This program allows seniors to defer taxes on their real estate, up to 50 percent of the fair market value of the property, provided they agree to repay the City upon death or re-sale of the property. The City has increased the income eligibility limits to this program and reduced the annual rate of interest on deferred taxes to 4 percent. Seniors who are interested should contact the Assessor’s Office at 617-466-4010.
Chelsea Hill Walks
The Chelsea Hill Community has updated its schedule and has new meeting times.
Chelsea Hills will now be meeting every first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Starbucks at the Mystic Mall.
As for their walks, they will have them every second Saturday at 10 a.m. and every fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. Locations vary, so please check the Chelsea Hills Facebook page or subscribe to email list.
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 bill.