The Bulletin Board is your place to find classes, ongoing programs, job listings, local contests, scholarships, and other opportunities. Events (one time & unique happenings) are also posted on the calendar.  You may submit a post to the bulletin board here.

CAPIC Fuel Assistance Program

CAPIC Fuel Assistance serves residents in Chelsea, Revere or Winthrop. Any household within the income guidelines may be eligible. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) services homeowners and renters (including renters whose heating costs are included in their rent). Eligibility is determined on the combined gross income of all family members over 18.

Services CAPIC provides include:

  • Aid with paying utility bills.
  • Free electrical assessments.
  • The opportunity to enact energy conservation measures in your home and more.
  • This year, with ARPA funding from the State, those who qualified under LIHEAP will also be eligible for assistance with their water bills. More information is available at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/lihwap

Any interested resident may apply by calling 617-884-6130 or online at http://www.capicinc.org/Eng/E_FuelAssistance.html.

The City of Chelsea has pledged to be part of Cities Race to Zero

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

Joining Cities Race to Zero is the latest effort in Chelsea to improve the quality of the climate and living conditions in the City. Chelsea’s participation in the program features a variety of commitments including creating a more inclusive society, creating green and healthy streets, reducing air pollution and ensuring clean air, developing zero carbon buildings, moving towards resilient and sustainable energy systems, advancing towards zero waste, creating sustainable food systems, divesting from fossil fuels, and moving towards resilient and sustainable construction systems.

Chelsea has joined over 700 cities around the world in a pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2030 – and reach net-zero emissions in the 2040s or sooner – to ensure a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City acknowledges the current state of the national and global climate, and through this pledge, commits itself to putting climate considerations as a priority in urban decision-making conversations. The City is committed to creating a thriving and equitable community for all its residents.

Pledging to Cities Race to Zero is another example of the City’s commitment to climate change. Recently, residents have been encouraged to provide feedback regarding air quality in Chelsea. The City has also partnered with various entities to support energy-saving programs. Urban heat island mitigation projects have also been ongoing throughout the City this year.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Identifies Chelsea as a Community at Increased Risk Level for West Nile Virus

Chelsea residents are encouraged to take precautions and enact preventative measures in their homes to protect themselves and their community from West Nile virus (WNV):

  • Avoid mosquito bites: Apply bug spray when outdoors and be aware of peak mosquito hours. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during the evening or early morning. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors to help keep mosquitos away from your skin.

 

  • Mosquito-proof your home: Drain standing water such as rain gutters and drains, empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently. Residents are also urged to install or repair window and door screens. Tightly-fitting screens on all windows and doors will best effectively prevent mosquitoes from getting inside.

 

  • Protect your animals: Animal owners should reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

The City of Chelsea will continue to work with the Department of Public Health to monitor the risk level of mosquito-borne diseases in the community and surrounding areas. More information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.

Early Voting begins Saturday, October 23

Early Voting will be available to all residents who are registered to vote ahead of the City Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 23, and extending through the following week, registered voters who wish to cast an early ballot may do so in person at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.

The days and hours for early voting are:

  • Saturday, Oct. 23 | 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Monday, Oct. 25 | 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 | 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27 | 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 28 | 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, Oct. 29 | 8:00am-12:00pm

Residents interested in voting by mail may do so by contacting the Elections Department at 617-466-4050 to receive an application.

Chelsea Public Schools will host a pair of virtual community meetings on Zoom to discuss the ESSER III COVID-Relief grant funds that the District has received / Las Escuelas Públicas de Chelsea (CPS) tendrán dos reuniones de comunidad en Zoom (virtualmente) para discutir los fondos de subvención de ESSER III (Alivio de COVID) que CPS recibirá

Chelsea Public Schools will host a pair of virtual community meetings on Zoom to discuss the ESSER III COVID-Relief grant funds that the District has received. CPS has received over $20 million in funds for use until September of 2024.
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Las Escuelas Públicas de Chelsea (CPS) tendrán dos reuniones de comunidad en Zoom (virtualmente) para discutir los fondos de subvención de ESSER III (Alivio de COVID) que CPS recibirá. Las Escuelas Públicas de Chelsea recibirán un poco más de $20 millones en fondos de subvenciones del Alivio de Covid para usar hasta septiembre de 2024.
Para obtener más información ➡ https://www.chelseaschools.com/Page/2769

TND Presents Raise the Roof

On October 19th, neighbors, friends, and local leaders from across the state will once again gather virtually for TND’s Raise the Roof. The night will celebrate the community we have built, together.

This is not your typical fundraiser. Join the comedy show, fun networking, and enter to win raffle prizes.

Buy Tickets

 

The Latino Factor: Impact on Boston and Beyond Event

Did you know that if U.S. Latinos were a country, their GDP would be ranked seventh in the world?

Or that Boston has the third-largest population of Afro-Latinos in the U.S.?

The Latino Equity Fund is partnering with GBH/World Channel to bring together a lively discussion on the impact of Latinos in the Commonwealth and across the country.

Please join us and award-winning veteran journalist Jorge Quiroga on October 27th at 7 pm who will engage guest panelists on various topics on Latinos including voting, workforce, and the economy.

Guest panelists:

Diana Campoamor, Founder, Nuestra America Fund
Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Dan Rivera, CEO, MassDevelopment

 Register Here 

Downtown Chelsea Events and Tours

The City of Chelsea’s Downtown Initiative for Neighborhood Vitality

Walking Tours & Dia de los Muertos
We’ve been busy hosting a busy calendar of events in the downtown. Learn more here and follow along on our website:

www.ChelseaProspers.org

 

Walking Tours
Chelsea is a city rich in culture and history. Through these walking tours we take up different themes to share the stories of our community. Join us for a in-person tour or use the guide to explore on your own!

Upcoming In-Person Tours:

Prattville with Lee Farrington 

Sunday, October 17 at 2 pm. Meet at the flagpoles at Voke Park (across the street from 535 Washington Street). Reserve your space here.

Public Art with Max Pro

Saturday, October 23 at 2 pm. Meet on City Hall Plaza, 500 Broadway. Reserve your space here.

Jewish Chelsea with Ellen Rovner

Sunday, November 7 at 11 am. Meet on City Hall Plaza, 500 Broadway. Reserve your space here.

Waterfront with Pepper Fee

Sunday, November 14 at 2 pm. Meet in front of 73 Winnisimmet St, at the corner with Williams Street. Reserve your space here.

 

Dia de los Muertos
Friday, October 29

6 to 9 pm

Chelsea Square

Celebrate the lives of loved ones through a community ofrenda and mini-festival. Elotes, mariachis, craft making, face painting and more will be part of the gathering on the small park in Chelsea Square opposite 189 Winnisimmet Street.

This event is presented by a team with Chelsea Prospers including Jukebox Event, All Planets Design, and the Chelsea Funeral Fund Committee.  The Chelsea Cultural Council provided financial assistance for the festival.

KITE MAKING

 

Some people believe that messages sent into the sky are a means of spiritual communication, with the reach towards the heavens a way to connect with those who have passed away. Inspired by the Sumpango Kite Festival held in Guatemala, we invite you to create a kite for display at our Dia de los Muertos gathering. Kits with all the supplies you need are available for pick up at Chelsea City Hall. Contact Mimi Graney to reserve your supplies.

SUPPORT THE CHELSEA FUNERAL FUND

The Chelsea Funeral Fund provides dignified care for residents of Chelsea who die without the means to pay for a funeral. Since the fund was established as part of Chelsea community’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, 13 individuals have been assisted. Today, the lack of resources, rather than the cause of death, qualifies one to access this fund. Fr Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte of St Luke’s Episcopal Church administers the fund and it is open to all, regardless of faith.

 

For each donation of $5 to the Chelsea Funeral Fund during the month of October, volunteers will craft a colorful flower that will be included in the community ofrenda. Follow this link to make your contribution.

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