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Boston Scenes 03-31-2016

(Left to right) Angela Gomes (MBLA President), Wayne A. Budd (Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient), Stephanie Lovell, Paulette Brown, Patricia J. Williams (Trailblazer Award Recipients).
(l-r) MBLA Gala 2016 Bennie Wiley, Courtney Scrubbs (MBLA Treasurer).
(l-r) Wayne A. Budd (Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient), Angela Gomes (MBLA President), Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland (Retired) (Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University).
In attendance at the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council 41st annual gala dinner were (l-r) Darren Haynes, ESPN sports anchor; JoAnn Price, Managing Partner of Fairview Capital Partners; Darryl Settles, Boston developer and owner of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen; and Peter Hurst, President and CEO of GNEMSDC. Nearly 400 people gathered at the Aqua Turf Country Club in Plantsville, Conn., on Thursday evening to celebrate entrepreneurs of color and their corporate partners.
Over 600 guests attended the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (“MBLA”) Annual Gala on March 31, 2016 to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of Wayne A. Budd, Paulette Brown, Stephanie Lovell, and Patricia J. Williams. The event was held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and emceed by WCVB-TV CityLine host, Karen Holmes Ward. The distinguished guest list included national, state, and local dignitaries, appointed and elected officials, members of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts state judiciary, the Massachusetts legal community, and many supporters throughout Massachusetts.