The Second Annual Franklin Park Invitational Basketball Tournament on Aug. 25th featured 12 teams from Mission Hill to Mattapan, including 14-and-under, 16-and-under and 21-and-under teams from the courts at Franklin Park. The Tournament was organized by local coaches Stan McLaren and Al “Ski” McLain. Photo shows members of the competing teams for the 16-and-under championship.
Vine Street Community Center Council awarded their first scholarship on Aug. 24. The Pizzi Family Foundation was a donor. (L-R) Awardee Asad Hardwick, Andrea Pizzi, awardee Jamal Ellison and David Hinton, coordinator of Vine Street Community Center. Not present were awardees Marysabel Mejia and Nair Andrade.
Dorchester House hosted the “First Impressions Fair” on Monday, August 26 to help prepare youth for the upcoming school year. Manny Cardoso from Unique Cuts was one of the local barbers that provided 40 free haircuts. In addition, Dorchester House pediatrics and dental staff provided healthcare, hygiene and school supplies to students.
President Barack Obama meets with faith leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 26 to discuss the anniversary of the March on Washington. (Photo courtesy of the White House)