Chelsea, Mass. (Jul. 18)
Two Jewish women were elected by the Board of Aldermen last night to serve as acting Aldermen, taking the seats of their brothers now in the Army. They are Miss Florence Newman, sister of former Alderman Sergeant David Newman, and Miss Miriam J. Finger, sister of former Alderman Sergeant Alexander E. Finger.
This is the first time in the history of Chelsea that women are serving on the board of Aldermen. The young women were elected unanimously by the Board of Aldermen with Mayor Bernard E. Sullivan sitting in.