After hearing the testimonies of public housing tenants and the counter-interrogatories of two witnesses on July 17, Federal Judge Woodlock sentenced Michael McLaughlin to three years in jail, two years of probation and a $4,000 fine.
Thousands of Chelsea, Revere, Everett and East Boston residents organized through the May 1st Coalition, of which the Chelsea Collaborative is a lead sponsor and marched through the streets to Central Square in East Boston to celebrate International Workers Day. Residents, workers and community members gathered in the different neighboring cities and marched this May 1st to highlight the struggle of working families, especially in our immigrants communities. The crowd called for improved wages, safer working conditions and comprehensive immigration reform during a festive and powerful program in East Boston. To see a video from the event, please click the link http://youtu.be/mxJavC-cIA8.
Chelsea Green Space organized the 2013 Annual Earth Day event which brought out more than 100 participants to clean-up various areas throughout the city. Participants included members and staff from Chelsea Green Space, the Chelsea Citywide Tenants Association, The Neighborhood Developers, REACH, the Al-Huda Cultural Society, Chelsea High School, Youth Build and the Chelsea City Council. These ambitious volunteers removed more than 150 bags of trash, tires and other debris. The City of Chelsea's Department of Public Works played a supportive and necessary role in providing supplies and picking up the trash at the end of the day. All participants celebrated their efforts at Anita's Place with donated hot dogs and fruit from Kayem and D'Arrigo Bros. Produce.
The Chelsea Collaborative Summer Youth Employment Initiative has selected approximately 350 names in the annual lottery. All selected youth will have an interview on Tuesday, April 16th @ Chelsea High School (Everett Avenue entrance) between the times of 11:30 AM – 3 PM. Each youth will receive a phone call to notify them of the great NEWS and inform them the time of their interview. You can find all the selected names posted in the window at our offices, 318 Broadway.
Sign the petition "Stop Ethanol Trains through Densely Populated Neighborhoods" to prevent flammable, explosive trains from traveling through Chelsea to Global Oil's facilities in Revere. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/685/875/129/stop-ethanol-trains-through-densely-populated-neighborhoods/
Join us on Tuesday, April 16th from 11am - 3pm to interview 300+ youth applicants for summer employment with the Summer Youth Employment Initiative. All volunteers will receive a brief training @ 11 AM on the interview procedures and will use an interview guide that is provided. Interviews take about 10 minutes each. Volunteers are welcome to come for all or part of the afternoon. Please RSVP to Sylvia Ramirez at SylviaR@chelseacollab.org
The Chelsea Hunger Network invites you to its 2nd Annual Empty Bowls Event to benefit Chelsea's food pantries and soup kitchens. The event will take place on Thursday, April 25th from 5-7:30pm at the Chelsea Community Schools Program 180 Walnut Street.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Children 7 and under eat for FREE. Purchase tickets at the Chelsea Collaborative or The Neighborhood Developers.
The Chelsea Collaborative hires up to 300 teens each summer as part of the Summer Youth Employment Initiative. The Chelsea Collaborative pays for the youths’ salaries and the youth are placed in worksites at community agencies, non-sectarian church community programs, city government and local businesses. We partner with worksites that commit to providing new job skills and strong adult supervision and mentoring for the youth participants. The program includes job training and “Fifth Day” activities designed to broaden youths’ horizons, build character, foster healthy life choices and provide recreational opportunities. We invite you to become a worksite!
Cuban-Nicaraguan writer and journalist Maria Lopez Vigil visited the Chelsea Collaborative to celebrate the anniversary of Monsignor Romero from El Salvador and talk about her book, Memories in Mosaic, an extraordinary compilation of stories and anecdotes on Romero’s life. More than 20 community members participated in the lively discourse.