YOUTH COMMISSION APPLICATIONS SOUGHT
The City of Chelsea is accepting applications for its Youth Commission. Members of the Youth Commission will advise and assist the City Council, the School Committee, and the City Manager in the development of policies, programs, and delivery of services for the health and welfare of Chelsea’s youth and their families.
The Youth Commission is comprised of eleven members each being appointed to the position for a one-year term. Interested applicants must be Chelsea residents between the ages of 13 and 20 and currently enrolled in high school. Members will be appointed by City Manager Tom Ambrosino with the approval of the City Council.
Ideal members of the Youth Commission have a solution focused attitude and are passionate about making an impact on their community. Members will meet two Tuesday evenings per month and attend additional meetings as needed. Youth interested in being considered for the Commission need to fully commit to making a difference in our community.
Applications are available on line at: HYPERLINK “https://tinyurl.com/chelseayouthcommissionapply” \t “_blank” https://tinyurl.com/chelseayouthcommissionapply, in Spanish at: HYPERLINK “https://tinyurl.com/solicitudchelsea” \t “_blank” https://tinyurl.com/solicitudchelsea or pick up a hard copy at: Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division, Health and Human Services Department at Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway, Rm 100, Chelsea, MA 02150. The application deadline is 4pm on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
CHELSEA WALK FUNDRAISER
The City and GreenRoots are continuing their quest to get matching funding of $20,000 to help re-purpose the Chelsea Walk on Broadway, using a state grant to help fund the rest of the effort.
Right now, they are more than halfway to the goal, but only have until June 8 to get the local funding in line.
All proceeds will go towards the creation of an amazing public art space, celebrating our community and linking our business community to vital parking spaces.
GreenRoots is accepting donations towards this project at www.patronicity.com/chelseawalk.
Learn to play guitar in the genres of Blues, Rock, Funk, Jazz and Latin music. Explore how to play songs through use of recordings and written music materials. Bring your own guitar. Ages 12+ Thursdays, May 31- July 26. Beginner 6:30-7:15pm or Intermediate 7:30-8:15pm. Register online at HYPERLINK “http://recreation.chelseama.gov” \t “_blank” recreation.chelseama.gov or in person at the Williams Building, Monday-Friday, 4-8:30p.m. and Sat. 9-4:30p.m. Cost $30. Call (617) 466-5233.
Learn the basics steps to follow in the home buying process. Become a more informed consumer. A licensed real estate professional provides an overview of the steps towards purchasing a home. Wednesday May, 30 from 6-8pm. Register online at HYPERLINK “http://recreation.chelseama.gov” \t “_blank” recreation.chelseama.gov or in person at the Williams Building, Mon.-Fri., 4-8:30p.m. and Sat. 9-4:30p.m. No cost. Call (617) 466-5233.
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 4-8. Location: Jordan Boys & Girls Club, 30 Willow Street. Register online at HYPERLINK “http://www.chelseama.gov/recreation” \t “_blank” www.chelseama.gov/recreation or in person at the Williams Building, Mon.-Fri. 4-8:30p.m. and Sat. 9-4:30p.m. Cost $30. Call (617) 466-5233.
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: https://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. Public bidding will be in May. 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. Public bidding will be in May. 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. Public bidding was completed in April. Construction is estimated for May through August.
- MassWorks V Utilities & Roadway Improvements — Everett Ave.
The City will soon begin 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 for May through November for utilities, and April 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 will begin in May. Project completion is anticipated this summer.
CPL SPRING LIBRARY PROGRAMS
The Chelsea Public Library has announced its spring programming, with a very special School Vacation Week program as well.
- Wednesday, June 6th at 3:30pm~ Rainforest Reptiles
569 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150 – (617)-466-4350 – www.chelseama.gov/childrens-department
All of the programs are free.
Summer Recreation Program Registration is Underway
Participate in a wide range of affordable programs for youth & adults such as: learn to swim classes, soccer clinics, field trips, and language classes. Register online: HYPERLINK “http://recreation.chelseama.gov” \t “_blank” 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.
CAPIC CHILD CARE
Are you in need of full time childcare?
CAPIC’s Child Development Center has openings. Call us to learn more.
Child Development Center
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Ages: 6 Weeks – 9 years old
Contact: Wilma Rodriguez, Program Director, 617-889-9929
CAPIC’s Child Development Center provides families with full day and full year quality child care; allowing families to maintain/attain self-sufficiency through employment or training while infants, toddlers, and preschoolers receive care in a structured and nurturing environment that promotes family and individual development. The program accepts vouchers, EEC contract slots, DCF contact slots, and private pay.
- Nurturing, fun and safe environment
- All activities and materials are age and developmentally appropriate
- High quality care
- Bilingual staff – English & Spanish
- Engaging and developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities
- Full-time programming (holidays, school vacations, and summer)
- Program provides healthy meals (breakfast, lunch and snack)
- Multicultural environment
- Teachers are First Aid and CPR certified
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 [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…June 9 at 10 a.m.
- Third Thursdays…June 21 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., June 20, 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 bill.