Boston Scenes 05-11-2017
State Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry with Senate President Stan Rosenberg
Former Gov. Deval Patrick and wife Diane Patrick
Chancellor, Keith Motley
Rev. Gloria Hammond, Wellesley College President Paula Johnson
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Eastern Bank CEO Quincy Miller
City Councilor Matt O’Malley joined Governor Charlie Baker, state officials and students from Mary Curley Elementary and Middle School to help the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife stock Jamaica Pond in Boston with trout.
The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus presented Mayor Martin J. Walsh with its annual “Good Guys” award on May 5 at the Parker House Hotel in Boston, for his outstanding work in support of women’s issues. Presenting the award are Gail Jackson-Blount, board president (center) and Sarah McCarthy Welsh, executive director.
Public college and university students chosen as this year’s “29 Who Shine” honorees for their civic leadership and academic achievements were celebrated at the State House by Governor Charlie Baker, Education Secretary James Peyser, Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago and University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan.
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Local luminaries turned out the the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester as former President Barack Obama accepted the library’s Profile In Courage Award. Obama spoke pointedly about the Trump administration and congressional Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential,” Obama told the crowd. “But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm — those who often have no access to the corridors of power.”