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Bay State Governor Lauds Tolerance in Town of 32 Nationalities

Chelsea was hailed as “a living example of the spirit of tolerance which is so sorely needed to banish the forces of oppression and aggression threatening the world” by Gov. Leverett Saltonstall at a banquet marking the 200th anniversary of the separation of Chelsea from Boston.

The event, part of Chelsea Bicentennial Week program, brought together hundreds of former residents, including many Jewish personalities who were brought to Chelsea in their youth from foreign shores or who were natives of the city which has a Jewish population of 18,000 among a general population of 43,000.

The Governor complimented Chelsea’s population, representing 32 nationalities who rub elbows with perfect harmony and accord.