Anniversary Celebration

Anniversary Celebration

Kiaralis, Mike, and Sara Sandoval attended the 40th Anniversary of Chelsea TND where Mike was awarded as Chelsea member of the year. TND celebrated 40 years as an organization founded in Chelsea, and also celebrated their outgoing Director Ann Houston and their incoming Director Rafael Mares.

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TND to Announce New Director at Annual Meeting

TND to Announce New Director at Annual Meeting

The Neighborhood Developers (TND) will announce its new director on May 31 just as it honors its outgoing, long-time Director Ann Houston.

Trey Greer of TND told the Record that the big announcement for their new director will come during their 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the Homewood Suites in Chelsea on May 31.

“Part of this process is that Ann Houston, TND’s Executive Director,

will be moving up to lead this new partnership,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Ann really defined the TND we all know today. And so, TND will be taking on a new Executive Director. They will be announced at our Annual Celebration on May 31.”

Houston has been the director of TND for quite some time, but an announcement came this month officially that she would be transitioning to a larger role that would encompass TND and Roxbury’s Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp.

It’s called OppCo, and it will involve preparing partner CDCs for the next generation of our work: building homes, supporting communities, and fostering opportunities.

The 40th Anniversary comes on May 31st at Homewood suites in

Chelsea at 6 p.m.

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Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library Opens

Desayna Christmas gets her hands as close as she can stand to the electrostatic globe at the new Lewis Latimer Museum, which was unveiled Tuesday night along with a presentation in City Hall for the 150th Civil War Anniversary. She was joined by (right to left) Dhalia Christmas, Chawanzi Mowena and Dakeya Christmas.

Desayna Christmas gets her hands as close as she can stand to the electrostatic globe at the
new Lewis Latimer Museum, which was unveiled Tuesday night along with a presentation in
City Hall for the 150th Civil War Anniversary. She was joined by (right to left) Dhalia Christmas,
Chawanzi Mowena and Dakeya Christmas.

The Lewis Latimer Society of Chelsea and Historian George Ostler held a combined event on Tuesday night in which a 150th Civil War Anniversary historical exhibit in the City Hall Gallery was unveiled along with the opening of the new Lewis Latimer Museum at the Chelsea Public Library. Ron and Leo Robinson first welcomed a healthy crowd to the City Hall Gallery to take in exhibits on on historic figures from Chelsea who played a variety of roles in the Civil War. That included late Mayor Frank Fay – who served as a medic in virtually every major conflict – and a nurse from Chelsea who pushed to treat black and white soldiers in a more equal manner.

Later, the new Lewis Latimer Museum was officially opened to the public at the library – where artifacts and historic presentations are now carefully arranged. The Museum will open to the public by appointment in the future.

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