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June 1, 2023 

With the recent appointment of Paul Nowicki as executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority, it reaffirmed a well-known and noble fact: Paul and his wife, Tracy, are one of the most public service-oriented couples in the city’s long history.

June  22, 2023

From left, District 1 Councilor Todd Taylor, Joe Mullaney, Darren Cromwell, CBC President Joan Cromwell, John Martin, Larry Elgart, and David Rudolph...

August 11, 2022

Meet the two men who have made Chelsea the center of the high school basketball university for the last seven Augusts:

January 27, 2022

Chelsea Black Community (CBC) President Joan Cromwell has announced the recipients of the Chelsea Trailblazer Awards.


The prestigious awards will be presented at the Black History Month 2022 Community Celebration Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

December 30, 2021

The Chelsea Black Community, under the direction of President Joan Cromwell, hosted a Community Presentation by the Rev. Dr. George Walters-Sleyon, who delivered an informational talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine hesitancy, and the way forward as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has emerged as a serious health threat in the United States.

Additional Links in the News 

CBC Juneteenth Celebration Held at Washington Park - June 23, 2022

CBC President Joan Cromwell Thanks Chelsea for Its Support of Black History Month Celebration - March 11, 2022

CBC Black History Month: The Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond Will Be Keynote Speaker at CBC ‘Trailblazers’ CelebrationJanuary 27, 2022 

CBC President Joan Cromwell Announces Chelsea Trailblazer Award Recipients - January 27, 2022 

CBC Hosts Community Presentation on COVID-19 - December 30, 2021

Chelsea Leads State in Youth Vaccination Rates - September 23, 2021

Appreciation: Former Chelsea Receiver Harry Spence - August 26, 2021 

‘Let It Fly’ Is Back; Umemba, Castro Set to Host Basketball Tourney at CHS Saturday - August 12, 2021

Farewell Celebration Planned for the Reverend Dr. Sandra Whitley - July 8, 2021

Chelsea Juneteenth Celebration Set for Friday in Chelsea Square - June 16, 2021


$250K to find Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - September 24, 2020 Sunday’s protests in Massachusetts honoring George Floyd - June 7, 2020


Cromwell Announces Latest CBC Chelsea Trailblazer Award Recipients - February 11, 2021


HoopBus Joins with Community Leaders: Promoting Solidarity and Increase Voter Turnout - October 7, 2020


Marchers in Chelsea decry Breonna Taylor death, decision - October 3, 2020


Hundreds of Chelsea Residents Attend Black Lives Matter Protest - June 11, 2020


Honoring Our Trailblazers: CBC Hosts Celebration Tonight - February 21, 2020


Make Your Way to Chelsea Day - October 18, 2019


Let It Fly (2019) - August 16, 2019


Councilor Tejada Praises Let It Fly Classic directors (2019) - August 9, 2019


Chelsea Cultural Council Announces Grant Recipients - February 15, 2019


August Madness : Umemba, Castro Prepare for Fifth Annual Let It Fly Basketball Tournament - August 10, 2019

Let It Fly Basketball Classic - 2018

Umemba, Castro Make Let It Fly Hoop Tourney an Instant Classic - 2017

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