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Boston Scenes 02-23-2017

The City of Boston and Mayor Martin Walsh host a Senior Black History Month Celebration at Prince Hall in Dorchester.
Youth from the Hyde Square Task Force held a rally and press conference last week in Jamaica Plain calling for funding for the Jackson Square Recreational Facility, a planned skating rink and indoor sports field. The Urban Edge CDC has raised $13 million for the facility, but would need another $8 million to complete the project.
Governor Charlie Baker ceremoniously signed a resolution examining procurement policies relative to Congo conflict minerals (S. 2463), requiring the Executive Office of Administration and Finance in consultation with the Office of the Inspector General to review state procurement policies and examine best practices ensuring that the commonwealth’s electronics and information technology suppliers provide products that do not directly or indirectly finance armed conflict or result in labor or human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country, use minerals that the origin and exporter can be identified, and contain raw materials that appropriate tax payments have been made on.
Carney Hospital President Walter Ramos cuts the ribbon on the newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department with local elected officials and community leaders.
Mayor Martin Walsh offers remarks during the Boston Public School Diversity Fair at the Bolling Building in Roxbury.
Mayor Martin Walsh joins Veronica Robles at the Veronica Robles Cultural Center for the 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Serenade in East Boston.
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