Update: 45 Chelsea
Source: ERNANI DEARAUJO, ESQ.
East Boston Neighborhood Coordinator
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
(East Boston, October 20, 2011) We started the week with around 70
displaced people from the apartments at 53, 45, 43, and 41-39
Chelsea Street. Everyone in need has been cared for and provided
with food and support as needed. Thank you to all the restaurants in
Eastie that have stepped up and especially to the East Boston Health
Center for providing food vouchers and care packages for the many
As of tonight, there are about 15 individuals still without a place
to stay and we are placing them in a temporary shelter at the Paris
Street Gym. Red Cross and the City are staffing the building (thanks
Michael Sulprizio!). They need housing, so please let us know if you
are aware of apartments in the area.
On Chelsea Street, debris is being removed this week and residents
in the radius of the still standing buildings will be evacuated
during the day while work is being done. About 40 impacted residents
will be able to use a day room at the Paris Street Pool where they
will have food, TV, and a place to rest.
This has been an extraordinary week in our neighborhood and we are
so proud that we've come together to help our neighbors in need.
If you have any questions about how to help the families or the
situation in general, please call Ernani DeAraujo (617 593 0418),
the Mayor's East Boston Liaison, or Adrian Madaro, Rep. Carlo
Basile's Chief of Staff (617 593 3641).