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Boston Scenes 05-25-2017

State Rep. Dan Cullinane, Mayor Martin Walsh and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry joined community members to help cut the ribbon before the start of the annual Haitian Unity Parade in Mattapan.
Carney Hospital CEO Walter Ramos and Dr. Martin Williams received a Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, the nation’s leading wound care management company, awarded to the Copeland Surgical Center. The Copeland Surgical Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.
Coffee Connectors, which aims to broaden professional networks and advance first-generation college students and graduates, kicked off last week with more than 85 executives meeting with more than two dozen first-generation college students and graduates from schools ranging from USC to Providence College and RPI. Larry DiCara, a partner at Nixon Peabody, described the challenging path forged by his own immigrant forebears and said, “The playing field has never been level in this country and the states that have done well are the ones that welcomed immigrants.”
Jhonathan Perea, a junior studying microbiology at Boston University, was born in Colombia and grew up in Chelsea. He is talking with Tom Rutledge, head of fixed income generation for Magnetar Capital.
UMass Boston Chancellor Keith Motley attended the graduation ceremony at UMass Dartmouth to bestow a bachelor’s degree in political science to his mentee Bruce C. Bolling Jr. His mother Joyce Ferriabough Bolling and friend Amanda Ruiz beam with pride.
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