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Families First Sees Overwhelming Success in Chelsea
A Father Describes His Experience
“As a father, I thought my role was just to make money, take it home, and that will solve it all… but in this program, I discovered that’s not true.”
Parents graduating from the Power of Parenting program pose with their certificates of completion at the first-ever program in Chelsea!
The Chelsea Collaborative is hiring. We are looking for 3 individuals with a passion for educational justice and desire to work with youth.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
“HONORING CHELSEA TRAILBLAZERS”
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 TH , 2020
WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL
180 WALNUT STREET
5:00 – 8:00PM
PERFORMANCES, SPOKEN WORD, EDUCATIONAL ARTIFACTS, CHILDREN ACTIVITIES,
HENNA, DOOR GIFTS, VENDORS, FOOD, AND MORE!!!
ALL ARE WELCOME, ALL EVENTS ARE FREE
February 2020 Community Black History Month Events
February 4 Tuesday 5 – 7pm City Hall Art Reception Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway,
Chelsea Art, Poetry, African and African American Artifacts by local artist. Refreshments
February 17 Monday 5pm Cook Off Community Dinner
La Luz de Cristo Iglesia, 738 Broadway, Chelsea. Dinner
February 20 Thursday 5:00 – 8:00pm Black History Month Celebration Williams Middle
School. 180 Walnut Street, Chelsea, MA
Special Recognition Honoring – “Chelsea Trailblazers” and Dynamic Keynote Speaker
Educational Artifacts, Entertainment, Activities for Children, Henna, Door Gifts, Vendors,
and More!!! Dinner
February 28 Friday 6 – 8pm Evening of Performing Arts Dance Groups, Singing
Performances, Fashion Show, Comedy Acts. Clark Avenue School, 8 Clark Avenue.
A new tobacco law in Massachusetts is now in place and it affects where tobacco and vaping products can be sold. These changes are designed to reduce the youth vaping epidemic in Massachusetts and stop tobacco companies from targeting and addicting young people. The tobacco and vaping industries have long targeted youth, LGBTQ populations and communities of color, resulting in terrible health consequences for the public.
Here’s a simple summary of how the law will change where and what tobacco and vaping products can be sold.
- The new law substantially restricts where e-cigarette and nicotine vaping products and flavored tobacco products can be purchased.
- Now all flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping products can only be purchased for on-site consumption at licensed adult-only smoking bars in Massachusetts.
- Non-flavored nicotine products with a nicotine content of 35 milligrams per milliliter or less can continue to be purchased at stores licensed to sell tobacco products like convenience stores, gas stations, liquor stores and bodegas.
- Non-flavored nicotine products with over 35 milligrams per milliliter of nicotine content can only be purchased at licensed, adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars.
- Beginning on June 1, 2020, menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products like cigars and flavored chewing tobacco can only be purchased for on-site consumption at licensed, adult-only smoking bars.
- Also on June 1, 2020, the price of e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping products will increase because of the addition of a 75% excise tax on the wholesale price.
The new law substantially restricts the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products to protect youth since flavors, including mint and menthol, are a leading reason they start using them. Local Boards of Health have the authority to assure that the new law is being followed by retailers in their communities. For more information, visit mass.gov/NewTobaccoLaw.
Contact Edgar Duran Elmudesi at the Metro Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, email@example.com or 617-451-0049 x549 to learn more about how this new law will protect youth from tobacco addiction and fight the tobacco industry’s targeting of youth, LGBTQ and communities of color with vaping products and menthol cigarettes.
Help for those who want to quit vaping, smoking or using other tobacco products is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and KeepTryingMA.org. Organizations that want to support people in quitting can contact Edgar Duran Elmudesi for information and guidance on simple strategies they can implement.
The Chelsea Public Schools will be holding a lottery for pre-school programs (ages 3 and 4 by August 31, 2020). A limited number of seats are available at the John Silber Early Learning Center for the upcoming school year 2020-2021. Transportation is not provided for these programs. How to Enter the Lottery: Lottery Applications will be available February 3 through February 14 at the Parent Information Center from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Lottery Applications MUST BE COMPLETED at the Parent Information Center with the child’s birth certificate. Lottery Information: When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM Where: John Silber Early Learning Center (Gymnasium) Please contact the Parent Information Center at 617.466.5500 or the John Silber Early Learning Center at 617.466.5150 if you have any questions. _______________________________________ Las Escuelas Públicas de Chelsea llevarán a cabo un sorteo para programas pre-escolares (edades 3 y 4 antes de 31 de agosto, 2020). Un número limitado de asientos están disponibles en el John Silber Early Learning Center para el próximo año escolar 2020 - 2021. No habrá transportación para estos programas. Cómo Participar en el Sorteo: Las Solicitudes del Sorteo estarán disponibles desde el 3 de febrero hasta el 14 de febrero en el Centro de Información de Padres de 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Las Solicitudes del Sorteo DEBEN SER COMPLETADAS en el Centro de Información de Padres con el certificado de nacimiento del niño/a. Información del Sorteo: Cuándo: Miércoles, 26 de febrero 2020 a las 6:00 PM Dónde: Gimnasio del John Silber Early Learning Center Póngase en contacto con el Centro de Información de Padres al 617.466.5500 ó el John Silber Early Learning Center al 617.466.5150 si usted tiene alguna pregunta.
… seeking Spanish language family dementia caregivers who would like to participate in a therapeutic clinical research study at MGH of the effects of short-term group treatments to enhance mood and help improve the caregiver experience. The groups last 4 weeks and consist of guided imagery, mindfulness, and supportive discussions. Eligibility criteria include being the primary caregiver for a relative with dementia and being over 35 years of age. The groups meet weekly and take place at One Bowdoin Square in downtown Boston (4 blocks from the MGH Main Campus.) and next to the T station blue line (Bowdoin stop).