News Briefs


•Kelly School site council, Thursday, April 25, 8:30 a.m., in the school.

•Clark Avenue Middle site council, Thurs., April 25, 8:30 a.m., in the school.

•School Committee Human Resources Sub-Committee (appointment of Sarah Kent as assistant superintendent), Thurs., April 25, 6 p.m., City Hall.

•Community Preservation Committee meeting, Monday, April 29, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Room 102. Determination of first-round applications to be sent to the Council for funding.

•License Commission Meeting, Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m., City Hall.

•Chelsea City Council meeting, Monday, May 6, 7 p.m., City Hall.


The Chelsea Tree Board will present a National Arbor Day celebration in Chelsea Square on Friday, April 26, at 9 a.m. Join them and observe National Arbor Day in Chelsea and learning about the greening of the Gateway Cities.


Come shop or sell your goods at the Community Yard Sale on April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 80 Everett Ave. Hot dogs and refreshments are for sale. The yard sale is a fundraiser to support foster parent retention efforts in Chelsea, Charlestown, Eastie, Revere and Winthrop.


The Chelsea Fire, Chelsea Police and the youth of Chelsea will engage in a basketball tournament on Saturday, April 27, from 1-5 p.m. at Chelsea High School.

The tourney is sponsored by Unity within the Community.


Sign up for the GOALS and Chelsea Collaborative Soccer Camp by May 1, ages 8-13.

The camp takes place at Highland Park from July 1-Aug. 9, Monday to Thursday, 1-5 p.m.

Call (617) 889-6080 x107 for more information.


The City and GreenRoots will hold its annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27, at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall. Breakfast and supplies will be provided. Volunteers will be dispatched across the city to clean up.

A celebration will be held at Eastern Minerals, 37 Marginal St., at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Yaritza at (617) 466-3046 x3.


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 beginning in September, 2019.  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 meet the 1st & 3rd  Tuesdays of each 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 online at, in Spanish at For more information call 617-466-4073 or email  [email protected].  The application deadline is Monday, April 29, 2019.


As part of Chelsea’s celebration of Black History Month, the Lewis Latimer Society presents an exhibit at Gallery 456 featuring three notable former city residents of African descent. See portraits of each notable Black resident of Chelsea’s past at 456 Broadway, on display through the end of February.

Keep an eye out for these upcoming events at Gallery 456:

•Empty Bowls, an exhibit by the Chelsea Hunger Network: March 4 to April 18 

•Senior Art Show, presented by the Chelsea Senior Center: April 29 to June 3.

•2019 Year Book, presented by the Chelsea High School Year Book: June 3 through July 8. Opening reception Friday, June 7

•Photography One Person Show, the work of Matt Frank: July to August


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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. Application deadline

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