On Sunday, May 26, members of the community gathered at Jermaine Goffigan Park in Roxbury for a memorial event honoring all those who have lost their lives as a result of violence. As a part of the event, balloons were released, affixed with messages of love in tribute to the fallen.
Cedric Douglas (L) and Percy Fortini-Wright pause for the camera after finishing their mural of civil rights icon Rosa Parks earlier this month. The two were part of Mural Fest, which brought together over 80 Boston artists to transform a deserted parcel of land just outside of Dudley Square in Roxbury into the largest public art event and collection of street art in the history of the city.
Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (far right) presented a City Council resolution co-sponsored by Councilor Tito Jackson recognizing the Fit for the King Urban Field Day at Dorchester’s Martin Luther King K-8 School. She was joined by (L to R): Joann Flaminio, Boston Athletic Association; Carol Johnson, superintendent of Boston Public Schools; Stephanie Anderson Garrett and Pam Everhart of The Links, Inc. and Jessica Bolt of the King K-8 School.
Newly ordained Rev. Jacques A. McGuffie gave his blessing after celebrating his first Mass on Sunday, May 26 at St. Patrick Church in Roxbury. He was one of five ordained by Cardinal O’Malley at the Cathedral on May 25. A native of Haiti, he earned degrees at Northeastern and Boston University and worked for the Mass Dept. of Social Services. After his wife’s death, he entered Pope John XXIII National Seminary for Delayed Vocations in Weston in August, 2009. He awaits his first assignment from the Cardinal this week.