News Briefs

Wednesday Movie Nights Begin

The first of six free movies – Disney Pixar SOUL – kicked off this week and will continue through the summer. The movies start at 8:15 p.m. at the Mary C. Burke Complex, 300 Crescent Ave. The listings include:

•July 28, Creed.

•Aug. 4, The Croods 2

•Aug. 11, Selena

•Aug. 18, Knives Out

•Aug. 25, Babe

Bring your own snacks, blankets and/or chairs.  If there is inclement weather, a cancelllation announcement will be posted Wednesday morning on recreation.chelseama.gov. 

Chelsea Summer Wednesday Night Movies are presented by the Friends of the Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea Recreation, & Cultural Affairs Division and the Chelsea Senior Center.

Senior Shuttle Pilot Program

The City of Chelsea and its Elder Affairs Division are pleased to announce a Senior Shuttle PILOT Program for Chelsea residents. Any City resident who is 60 or older with a disability is eligible to use this service. The shuttle will run Monday-Friday during the week. To learn more about the shuttle service, including eligibility requirements, booking information, shuttle destinations, and more, visit https://www.chelseama.gov/senior-shuttle or call (617) 466-4370.

CPL Programs: Craft Kits, Summer Reading, and Storytimes

The animal cube craft kits are available while supplies last. Pick-up times are:

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library’s summer reading program is called “Tails and Tales” or “Colas y Cuentos” in Spanish. Ask for a registration kit at the library.

Join us for the outdoor story times at John Ruiz Park at 141 Washington Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150. The dates include 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Upper Broadway Utility Reconstruction Project – Update

The City has completed water, sewer, and underdrain installation from Chelsea City Hall to Webster Avenue. Aqualine, the City’s Contractor, has paved the entire width of the road on Broadway from Eleanor Street to Webster Avenue.

The Contractor is currently working on sewer and water service transfer between Webster Avenue and Stockton Street.

The project began work in September 2020.

Mark Your Calendars – Chelsea Day

Register and Showcase your Talent. The City is happy to announce the 2nd Annual Chelsea Day Celebration that will take place on September 25th. This year, in addition to celebrating Chelsea, we will be honoring our essential workers and commemorating our emergence out of the Pandemic. Organizers are calling for singers, dancers, musicians, poets, solo acts, group and any other unique talent to register for the Chelsea Day Talent Showcases. For more information call (617) 466-5071, or e-mail [email protected]

Homeowner Stabilization – Second Round

Anyone seeking assistance to pay for your mortgage, real estate taxes, or even past due tenant rent can apply for the Homeowner Stabilization Program Round II. Stop by City Hall for an application or go to the following link for an application: https://www.chelseama.gov/homeowner-stabilization-program

The program offers:

•Mortgage relief for owner-occupied 1-4 unit properties.

•Help for those whose household income is at or below 100 percent AMI.

•Applicants must certify mortgage information, household income, assets and public benefits.

•Applicants will be chosen by a lottery system, though priority will be given to households with children, disabled people, elderly people or veterans.

Benefits are up to $5,000 for a single family; up to $8,000 for a two-family, and up to $10,000 for a three- or four-family.

For questions, call Desirae Valentin at (617) 455-4185.

Faster Internet? Fill out This Survey

Please fill out this citywide survey to inform how our city needs to improve services and what programs you need! The survey will take 8 minutes to complete. Your input will help the city plan for future infrastructure investment, programs to increase digital skill sets, and policy changes to improve speed, price, and reliability of services. Take the survey at https://mapc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Nsi6j7acPhCe1g

Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Owners of restaurants, food trucks, bars, bakeries and related businesses can now apply to the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Available up to

$10 million per business in COVID-19 relief for payroll costs, rental payments, debt service and more. If used correctly, these funds don’t have to be refunded. Priority will be given in the first 21 days to restaurants owned by women, veterans and socially or economically disadvantaged groups. Learn more about the restaurant revitalization fund at https://www.sba.gov/restaurantes. Get help with your application by calling 1-844-279-8898.

Summer Vaccine Festival

The City will host a Summer Vaccine Festival on Saturday, July 24, at the Chelsea Senior Center vaccine clinic, 10 Riley Way, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be music, live performances, free gift cards and a raffle for an iPad. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered there for anyone 12 and older.

New Vaccine Hours

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Chelsea Senior Center: New Hours available on Mondays!

– Fridays 3:00-7:00 pm.

– Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

– Mondays, 2:00-6:00 pm

Vaccines Available:

Pfizer (for ages 12+) – 1st and 2nd shots.

One-Dose Johnson & Johnson (for ages 18+)

Walk-up or Register by calling 3-1-1 (617-466-4209) or visiting http://www.cic-health.com/chelsea/seniorcenter

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