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Major Public Art Unveiled in Chelsea’s Downtown

Mural Unveiling

Chelsea Resilient: Call and Response Through the Ages

a new work by artist David Fichter

Saturday, November 13, 2021

11 am in Bellingham Square

472 Broadway, Chelsea

Muralist David Fichter’s work, Chelsea Resilient: Call and Response Through the Ages, will be unveiled on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11 am on Fifth Street between Broadway and Cherry Street.

 

Across 80 feet, Chelsea Resilient traces the rich history of this Massachusetts city from its beginnings as Winnisimmet, when Native American peoples fished and dug mussels on the banks of Chelsea Creek, to the urban, diverse city we know today. Across four centuries this community has repeatedly risen to overcome challenges and tragedies, responding with energy, heartfelt mutual concern, and an unquenchable drive to rebuild. The struggles and successes of each generation of Chelsea residents echo across history with a message of courage, determination, and optimism. Our past, present and future are linked in a continuous call to action and grassroots response, the defining character of Chelsea and its people.

 

The mural is the culmination of 18 months of work by the artist. A Steering Committee guided the overall design while dozens of members of the Chelsea community contributed to the research, provided reference images, and contributed their likeness to the telling of Chelsea’s story.

 

Celebration includes performances by the Chelsea International Band and Carmen Villalta’s Salvadoran Folklore Dance Group “Torogoz.

 

Funding was provided by the Chelsea Cultural Council through their Heritage Celebrations Grant program and supplemented by municipal funds allocated by the Chelsea City Council for art in the downtown.

 

Roadway Murals

Division Street and Chelsea Square a River of Color

Saturday, November 6, 2021

11 am starting on the Broadway side of City Hall

Division Street was once one of the city’s most unpleasant alleyways. Since 2019, progressive efforts are transforming the area into a Neighborway – that is, an attractive, shared street where people walking, on bikes and in vehicles can all safely pass.

 

Celebrate with us the completion of four blocks of roadway murals on Division Street stretching from Hawthorne to Pearl Street along with another big roadway design on Winnsimmet in Chelsea Square.

 

Following a concept by artist Liz LaManche working with Neighborways Design, individual artists painted designs scattered along the roadway. A Community Painting Day last summer brought in dozens of helpers to fill in hexagon shapes. Rugged thermoplastic was professionally installed where standing up to traffic wear is most needed.

 

During our “dog parade” this Saturday we’ll walk from City Hall through Division Street to show off the results.

 

Walking Tours

Learn about Your Neighborhood

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 St.

Reserve your space here.

Join local historians who share their deep knowledge about some of the familiar places you see everyday right here in Chelsea. Can’t attend the tour? Find the virtual tours available on the Chelsea Prospers website.

Pearl Street Mural

Silvia López Chavez at work

GreenRoots and its team of ECO (Environmental Chelsea Organizers) youth partnered with Chelsea artist Silvia López Chavez for a new mural on the side of ROCA’s offices downtown. The design is a blooming garden made up of 33 national flowers representative of the diversity of Chelsea’s residents. The design can be found at Pearl Street side of the building at the corner of Essex Street.

Funding was provided by the Chelsea Cultural Council through their Heritage Celebrations Grant program.

Special Edition: Federal Family Wait List Lottery

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Federal Family Waitlist Lottery Open

 

Dear friends, neighbors and applicants,

 

As of November 1st, 2021, the Chelsea Housing Authority will be reopening our Federal Family waiting list lottery. This list only opens once every few years and has a one month window in which to apply. Anyone interested in applying must to do so from November 1st, 2021, to November 30th, 2021.

 

Additionally, we have made easier and more convenient for everyone to apply with our latest online application option. We encourage anyone interested in applying to do so online through our website, “www.chelseaha.com” under the applicants tab and the “apply online” subtab. Doing this has the following benefits: 1) Guaranteed receipt of your completed application, 2) Immediate receipt of your application upon completion, and 3) Security with you and your family’s confidential information.

 

For applicant qualifications and more information please click:

HERE for English & HERE for Spanish.

Chelsea High School Upcoming Concerts / La Escuela Superior de Chelsea Próximos Conciertos

This week, Chelsea High School will have a pair of musical performances. First, tomorrow morning CHS will host a Dance & Percussive Recital at 8:30am. Then on Thursday morning, three CHS groups will perform for veterans at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea.
This special concert series will feature performances by the CHS Concert Band, CHS Cantare and the debut performance of the CHS Orchestra!
We wish all our CHS musicians and performers the best of luck this week! 🎶🥁🎺🎵
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Esta semana, La Escuela Superior de Chelsea (CHS) tendrá dos actuaciones de música. Primero, mañana habrá un recital de baile y percusión en CHS. Entonces, el jueves por la mañana tres grupos de CHS actuarán para veteranos en la casa de soldados en Chelsea.
¡Esta serie especial de conciertos contará con actuaciones de la CHS Concert Band, CHS Cantare y la actuación debut de la CHS Orchestra!
¡Deseamos a todos nuestros músicos e intérpretes de CHS la mejor de las suertes esta semana! 🎶🥁🎺🎵

Chelsea Commuter Rail Station – New Station Opening on Nov. 15 / Estación del Commuter Rail en Chelsea – Nueva estación abre el 15 de noviembre

New Chelsea Commuter Rail Station Opening for Service on November 15

Old Station Will Close at End of Service on November 14

The MBTA is pleased to announce that the new, fully accessible Chelsea Commuter Rail station next to the final SL3 stop on Everett Avenue in Chelsea will open for service on Monday, November 15. The new, multimodal station will connect the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Lines to the SL3. The new station features full high-level platforms for boarding, canopies and benches, new sidewalks, security cameras, passenger assistance telephones, lighting, and more.

The current station on Arlington Street will continue operating until it is permanently closed on Sunday, November 14, after the last train departs at 11:11 PM.

Please plan your trip accordingly. In the event that you accidentally arrive at the old station on or after November 15, you may walk or take the SL3 to the new station. Walking directions and a map are included below. Signs and MBTA Transit Ambassadors will help guide customers as they walk along this route.

Walking directions (view a map)

  1. Cross Arlington Street and travel north on 6th St
  2. Turn left on Spruce Street and cross the train tracks
  3. Continue past MGH Chelsea and turn right on Everett Ave
  4. The new station will be on your left after Santander bank, before the train tracks

Riders may also take the Silver Line 3 (SL3) between the old and new stations by riding an outbound bus from Bellingham Square to Chelsea Station.

Be safe! Please do not walk along the Commuter Rail tracks or Silver Line busway. Cross tracks and busways only at marked pedestrian walkways and look both ways before crossing.

Please know that MassDOT, the MBTA, their consultants, and the contractor continue to work on the Chelsea Commuter Rail Project through these challenging times and have implemented appropriate safety measures related to COVID-19.

For more information about this project, please visit: www.mbta.com/ChelseaStation. For project questions or comments, please email us: ChelseaStation@mbta.com.

Please share this information with anyone you think will be interested in the project. If you have been forwarded this message and would like to receive email alerts about the project, please sign up.

Best regards,

Chelsea Commuter Rail Station Team

Nueva estación del Commuter Rail en Chelsea abrirá al público el 15 de noviembre

La antigua estación cerrará definitivamente el 14 de noviembre después del último tren

El MBTA se complace en anunciar la apertura de la nueva estación del Commuter Rail, ubicada junto a la última parada del bus SL3 en Everett Avenue en Chelsea. Esta nueva estación multimodal conectará las líneas de Newburyport/Rockport del Commuter Rail con la línea de bus SL3. La nueva estación es totalmente accesible con plataformas elevadas que permitirán abordar a nivel los trenes del Commuter Rail, cuenta además con marquesinas con bancas, aceras nuevas, cámaras de seguridad, teléfonos de asistencia para pasajeros, iluminación, etc.

La estación actual ubicada en Arlington Street seguirá operando hasta su cierre permanente que ocurrirá el domingo 14 de noviembre después del paso del último tren a las 11:11 PM.

Por favor planifique sus viajes de acuerdo a los cambios. En caso de que por equivocación llegue a la antigua estación el 15 de noviembre o después de esa fecha, se puede caminar o tomar el bus SL3 para llegar a la nueva estación. Abajo se incluyen instrucciones y mapa para llegar a pie. El MBTA podrá a disposición letreros y Embajadores del transporte a lo largo de la ruta para ayudar a guiar a sus consumidores.

Instrucciones para llegar a pie (ver un mapa)

  1. Cruce Arlington Street y viaje en dirección norte en 6th Street
  2. Doble a la izquierda en Spruce Street y cruce las vías del tren
  3. Continúe más allá de MGH Chelsea y doble a la derecha en Everett Avenue
  4. La estación nueva estará a su izquierda después del Banco Santander, antes de las vías del tren

Los viajeros también pueden usar el Silver Line 3 (SL3) entre la estación vieja y la nueva usando un autobús de salida de Bellingham Square a Chelsea Station.

¡Tenga cuidado! Por favor no camine por las vías del tren del Commuter Rail o el carril para autobuses de Silver Line. Sólo cruce las vías y carriles en las vías peatonales y mire en ambas direcciones antes de cruzar.

Tenga presente que MassDOT, MBTA, sus consultores y el contratista siguen trabajando con el Proyecto Chelsea Commuter Rail Project en estos tiempos dificultosos y han implementando medidas de seguridad adecuadas contra el COVID-19.

Para más información acerca de este proyecto, por favor visite: www.mbta.com/ChelseaStation. Para preguntas o comentarios acerca del proyecto, por favor escriba a: ChelseaStation@mbta.com.

Por favor comparta esta información con cualquiera que usted crea que pueda tener interés en el proyecto. Si alguien le envió este mensaje y desea recibir alertas por e-mail acerca del proyecto, por favor inscríbase.

Atentamente,

El Equipo de Chelsea Commuter Rail Station

 

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic this Saturday, Oct. 30 – Clínica de vacunación contra la gripe este sábado

The City of Chelsea will host a Community Flu Vaccine Clinics this Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Chelsea City Hall.

The clinic is open to all members of the community, and to both those with insurance and those without. Residents with insurance, however, are asked to bring their insurance card on the day of the clinic.

Anyone ages nine and above are welcome to get the flu vaccine.

La ciudad de Chelsea tendrá una clínica comunitaria de vacunación contra la gripe este sábado 30 de octubre de 10:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. en el City Hall de Chelsea.

La clínica está abierta a todos los miembros de la comunidad, tanto a los que tienen seguro como a los que no. Sin embargo, los residentes con seguro deben traer su tarjeta de seguro el día de la clínica.

Cualquier persona de nueve años o más puede recibir la vacuna contra la gripe.

FDA Permits Marketing of E-Cigarette Products, Marking First Authorization of Its Kind by the Agency / La FDA da aprobación a los cigarrillos electrónicos Vuse, su primera autorización de venta de un producto de vapeo

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has authorized the marketing of three new tobacco products, marking the first set of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products ever to be authorized by the FDA through the Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) pathway. The FDA issued marketing granted orders to R.J. Reynolds (RJR) Vapor Company for its Vuse Solo closed ENDS device and accompanying tobacco-flavored e-liquid pods, specifically, Vuse Solo Power Unit, Vuse Replacement Cartridge Original 4.8% G1, and Vuse Replacement Cartridge Original 4.8% G2. As the RJR Vapor Company submitted data to the FDA that demonstrated that marketing of these products is appropriate for the protection of public health, today’s authorization allows these products to be legally sold in the U.S.

“Today’s authorizations are an important step toward ensuring all new tobacco products undergo the FDA’s robust, scientific premarket evaluation. The manufacturer’s data demonstrates its tobacco-flavored products could benefit addicted adult smokers who switch to these products – either completely or with a significant reduction in cigarette consumption – by reducing their exposure to harmful chemicals,” said Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. “We must remain vigilant with this authorization and we will monitor the marketing of the products, including whether the company fails to comply with any regulatory requirements or if credible evidence emerges of significant use by individuals who did not previously use a tobacco product, including youth. We will take action as appropriate, including withdrawing the authorization.”

Under the PMTA pathway, manufacturers must demonstrate to the agency that, among other things, marketing of the new tobacco product would be appropriate for the protection of the public health. These products were found to meet this standard because, among several key considerations, the agency determined that study participants who used only the authorized products were exposed to fewer harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs) from aerosols compared to users of combusted cigarettes. The toxicological assessment also found the authorized products’ aerosols are significantly less toxic than combusted cigarettes based on available data comparisons and results of nonclinical studies. Additionally, the FDA considered the risks and benefits to the population as a whole, including users and non-users of tobacco products, and importantly, youth. This included review of available data on the likelihood of use of the product by young people. For these products, the FDA determined that the potential benefit to smokers who switch completely or significantly reduce their cigarette use, would outweigh the risk to youth, provided the applicant follows post-marketing requirements aimed at reducing youth exposure and access to the products.

Today, the FDA also issued 10 marketing denial orders (MDOs) for flavored ENDS products submitted under the Vuse Solo brand by RJR. Due to potential confidential commercial information issues, the FDA is not publicly disclosing the specific flavored products. These products subject to an MDO for a premarket application may not be introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce. Should any of them already be on the market, they must be removed from the market or risk enforcement. Retailers should contact RJR with any questions about products in their inventory. The agency is still evaluating the company’s application for menthol-flavored products under the Vuse Solo brand.

The FDA is aware that the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) found approximately 10 percent of high school students who currently used e-cigarettes named Vuse as their usual brand. The agency takes these data very seriously and considered risks to youth when reviewing these products. The evidence also indicated that, compared to users of non-tobacco flavored ENDS products, young people are less likely to start using tobacco-flavored ENDS products and then switch to higher-risk products, such as combusted cigarettes. The data also suggest that most youth and young adults who use ENDS begin with flavors such as fruit, candy or mint, and not tobacco flavors. These data reinforce the FDA’s decision to authorize the tobacco-flavored products because these products are less appealing to youth and authorizing these products may be beneficial for adult combusted cigarette users who completely switch to ENDS or significantly reduce their cigarette consumption.

Additionally, today’s authorization imposes strict marketing restrictions on the company, including digital advertising restrictions as well as radio and television advertising restrictions, to greatly reduce the potential for youth exposure to tobacco advertising for these products. RJR Vapor Company is also required to report regularly to the FDA with information regarding the products on the market, including, but not limited to, ongoing and completed consumer research studies, advertising, marketing plans, sales data, information on current and new users, manufacturing changes and adverse experiences.

The FDA may suspend or withdraw a marketing order issued under the PMTA pathway for a variety of reasons if the agency determines the continued marketing of a product is no longer “appropriate for the protection of the public health,” such as if there is a significant increase in youth initiation.

While today’s action permits the tobacco products to be sold in the U.S., it does not mean these products are safe or “FDA approved.” All tobacco products are harmful and addictive and those who do not use tobacco products should not start.

Applications for many ENDS and other new deemed tobacco products on the market as of Aug. 8, 2016 were required to be submitted to FDA by Sept. 9, 2020. The agency has taken action on over 98% of the applications submitted by that deadline. This includes issuing MDOs for more than one million flavored ENDS products that lacked sufficient evidence that the benefit to adult smokers who used the flavor products would overcome the public health concern posed by the well-documented and considerable appeal of the products to youth. Recently, FDA posted a sample MDO decision summary. This sample does not reflect the decision rationale for each MDO action taken by the FDA.

The agency will continue to issue decisions on applications, as appropriate, and is committed to working to transition the current marketplace to one in which all ENDS products available for sale have demonstrated that marketing of the product is “appropriate for the protection of the public health.”

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The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

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La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) de EE.UU. informó este martes que autorizó por primera vez productos de cigarrillos electrónicos, dando la aprobación a R.J. Reynolds para vender tres de sus productos de vapeo Vuse.
“Si bien la acción de hoy permite que los productos de tabaco se vendan en Estados Unidos, esto no significa que sean seguros o estén ‘aprobados por la FDA’. Todos los productos del tabaco son perjudiciales y adictivos y quienes no los usan no deberían empezar [a usarlos]”, dijo la FDA en un comunicado.

La FDA dijo que había denegado a la empresa el permiso para vender 10 productos aromatizados, pero no dijo cuáles eran. Los tres productos autorizados son todos con sabor a tabaco, y la FDA dijo que era menos probable que atrajeran a los niños y adolescentes, y más probable que fueran utilizados por los fumadores para reducir su riesgo de daño.

“Las autorizaciones de hoy son un paso importante para garantizar que todos los nuevos productos de tabaco se sometan a una sólida evaluación científica de la FDA previa a su comercialización”, dijo en un comunicado Mitch Zeller, que dirige el Centro de Productos de Tabaco de la FDA.

“Los datos del fabricante demuestran que sus productos con sabor a tabaco podrían beneficiar a los fumadores adultos adictos que se cambien a estos productos, ya sea por completo o con una reducción significativa del consumo de cigarrillos, al reducir su exposición a sustancias químicas nocivas”, añadió Zeller.

“Debemos permanecer atentos a esta autorización y vigilaremos la comercialización de los productos, incluso si la empresa incumple algún requisito reglamentario o si surgen pruebas creíbles de un uso significativo por parte de personas que no consumían previamente un producto del tabaco, incluidos los jóvenes. Tomaremos las medidas oportunas, incluida la retirada de la autorización”.

La acción de la FDA restringe la publicidad digital, radiofónica y televisiva de los productos, dijo la FDA.

“Los datos también sugieren que la mayoría de los jóvenes y adultos jóvenes que usan sistemas electrónicos de administración de nicotina (ENDS) comienzan con sabores como fruta, caramelo o menta, y no con sabores de tabaco. Estos datos refuerzan la decisión de la FDA de autorizar los productos con sabor a tabaco porque estos productos son menos atractivos para los jóvenes y la autorización de estos productos puede ser beneficiosa para los usuarios adultos de cigarrillos de combustión que cambian completamente a ENDS o reducen significativamente su consumo de cigarrillos”.

Los productos de cigarrillos electrónicos llevan años en el mercado, a pesar de que ninguno había recibido la luz verde oficial de la FDA. Los fabricantes tenían hasta el 9 de septiembre del año pasado para presentar solicitudes de autorización de la agencia para seguir en el mercado.

La FDA dijo en septiembre que necesitaba más tiempo para decidir sobre las solicitudes.

COVID-19 booster shots are now available at the vaccination clinic at the Chelsea Senior Center

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson booster shots are available at the Chelsea Senior Center Clinic.

For individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

The CDC’s most recent recommendations also allow for mix-and-match dosing for booster shots. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, while others may prefer to get a different booster shot.

Click here for more information on the latest CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19 booster shots. 

The Senior Center continues to offer vaccinations to Chelsea residents every weekend. The Senior Center is open on Friday’s (3:00-7:00pm), Saturday’s and Sunday’s (10:00am-5:00pm) and Monday’s (2:00-6:00pm) for residents to get their COVID-19 vaccines or booster shots for free.

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Las vacunas de refuerzo de Pfizer, Moderna y Johnson & Johnson están disponibles en la clínica del Chelsea Senior Center.

Para las personas que recibieron la vacuna Pfizer o Moderna COVID-19, los siguientes grupos son elegibles para una vacuna de refuerzo a los 6 meses o más después de su vacunación inicial:

  • 65 años o más
  • Mayores de 18 años que viven en entornos de atención a largo plazo
  • Mayores de 18 años que tienen afecciones médicas subyacentes
  • Mayores de 18 años que trabajan o viven en entornos de alto riesgo
  • Para las personas que recibieron la vacuna Johnson & Johnson COVID-19, las vacunas de refuerzo también se recomiendan para las personas mayores de 18 años que se vacunaron hace dos o más meses.

Las recomendaciones más recientes de los CDC también permiten una dosificación combinada para las inyecciones de refuerzo. Las personas elegibles pueden elegir qué vacuna recibir como dosis de refuerzo. Algunas personas pueden tener una preferencia por el tipo de vacuna que recibieron originalmente, mientras que otras pueden preferir recibir una vacuna de refuerzo diferente.

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información sobre las últimas recomendaciones de los CDC con respecto a las inyecciones de refuerzo de COVID-19.

El Senior Center continúa ofreciendo vacunas a los residentes de Chelsea todos los fines de semana: los viernes de 3pm a 7pm, Sábados y domingos de 10 am a 5 pm y lunes de 2pm a 6pm.Para que los residentes obtengan sus vacunas COVID-19 o vacunas de refuerzo de forma gratuita.

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