News Briefs

New parking lots under the Mystic/Tobin to open Sunday

Beginning on Sunday, August 1, the new municipal lots underneath Tobin Bridge will be open to Chelsea residents. 

The two parking lots create a significant increase in available spaces for residents in proximity to Downtown Chelsea. In total, 148 new parking spaces will be available. The “Tobin – Williams to Second Street Lot” will offer 88 new spaces while 60 parking spots are available in the “Tobin – Second to Everett Ave Lot.”

From 8 a.m.-6 p.m., the lots will be open to the public for a fee of $0.50 for up to 10 hours. From 6 p.m.-Midnight, the lots will be open to the public for free. Overnight parking (Midnight-8 a.m.) will be resident sticker only. Fees will be paid through the Passport app.

Repeat The Fun

This Saturday, July 31, the City of Chelsea is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Festival at the Chelsea Senior Center (10 Riley Way) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The festival will include music, food and a 360 degree photo booth experience. Free $25 gift cards will be distributed, and there will be a raffle to win an IPad.

The Pfizer vaccine will be available for anybody ages 12 and older. All are welcome, and you do not need identification or insurance to get vaccinated.

High School Track and Field Open to the Community

The City of Chelsea and the Chelsea Public School District invite the community to the Veterans Memorial Stadium track and field from 6-8pm on Mondays & Thursdays during the month of August. At these times, runners and walkers can take advantage of the all-weather track, and families and friends wishing to play touch football or soccer may use the field. Please note that pets, bicycles, skateboard, scooters, roller skates, hoverboards, strollers or athletic shoes with metal spikes are not permitted. No food, gum, or tobacco products are permitted. Only water is permissible. It is a time for residents to engage in healthy activities and enjoy this valuable park and open space without need for a permit.

Wednesday Movie Nights

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:

•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, Sumer 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.

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.

New Vaccine Hours Posted

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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