News Briefs

Water Shutdowns Friday

On Friday, February 5, Chelsea Water & Sewer Dept. will be performing water shutdowns as part of an upcoming design on Watts, Willow, and Central. The shutdowns will take place from 3-7p.m. and will be performed street by street. The locations are as follows:

•Watts Street from Highland Street to Willow Street

•Central Ave from Highland Street to Willow Street, and

•Willow Street from Watts Street to Central Ave

Black History Month Online Programs

•All month – Chelsea City Hall Art Gallery Exhibit, ‘Celebration of Family, Freedom, Healing, Love.’

•All month – Downtown Gallery 456 – Photography Exhibit

“Family, Peace, Justice, Equality,” Photographer: Sharon Caulfield.

•Feb. 10  – ‘Silent Beats’: Short Film and Discussion on Assumptions and Stereotypes. Facilitator: Khalil Sadiq, Racial Equity Consultant, 6-8 p.m.

•Feb. 18 – ‘Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.’ Racial Disparities in the US Judicial System. What in the law needs to change for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Conversation with Associate Justice of Superior Court Judge Angel Kelly. 6-8 p.m.

•Feb. 24 – Tribute to Chelsea Trailblazers: “Community Responding to a Pandemic and Racial Equality, 6-8 p.m.

Schedule a Vaccine Appointment

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Adults 75 and over can receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on February 1 using the statewide website. Find more details on the vaccination eligibility, vaccination locations and information for booking appointments at

Provide Vaccine Contact

Patients of MGH, Cambridge Health Alliance or Beth Israel, health care provider may contact patients with information on their own vaccination efforts. Below are some contacts for them.

•Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare

Patients can call 781-744-8000 to schedule an appointment. BIDH will host a vaccination site at 1100 Revere Beach Parkway next to Home Depot in Parkway Plaza Shopping Center starting on Thurs. Feb. 4.

•CHA (Cambridge Health Alliance) 

Patients will get contacted by CHA to schedule an appointment. Patients can schedule their appointment themselves on CHA’s MyCHART. If a person is age 75 or older and has a primary care doctor at CHA, but does not get contacted, they can call the CHA vaccine hotline at 617-665-1995 to make their first vaccine appointment.

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