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Boston Scenes 10-22-2015

Guns on display that were taken off the streets.
Richard E. Holbrook, Chairman and CEO, Eastern Bank giving award to John E. Rosenthal.
John Rosenthal and House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo
(l to r) Richard E. Holbrook, Chairman and CEO, Eastern Bank, John Rosenthal, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, Bob Rivers, President and COO, Eastern Bank
Guests at the event.
Former Governor Dukakis in the audience.
Mayor Martin Walsh delivers remarks at the New England Council Breakfast meeting as President and CEO Jim Brett looks on. The Council is a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region.
(l-r) President Glen LeRoy; Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown; Emerson College President Lee Pelton. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the Boston Architectural College (BAC) today celebrated new leadership with the official Presidential Investiture of Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP. More than 200 guests came together as a community at the Harvard Club of Boston to celebrate the BAC’s next chapter, which will be led by LeRoy as the College’s seventh president.
Eastern Bank honors Stop Handgun Violence founder John E. Rosenthal with the 2015 Wainwright Social Justice Award. Eastern also recognizes 162 organizations dedicated to violence prevention with $1.4 million in grants. Eastern Bank recently honored John E. Rosenthal, founder of Stop Handgun Violence, with the 27th annual Wainwright Social Justice Award for his unwavering commitment to violence prevention. More than 800 people attended the evening reception in downtown Boston, where the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation awarded $1.4 million in grants to 162 Massachusetts and New Hampshire organizations working in the area of violence prevention. “Eastern Bank is proud to honor John for his courageous advocacy that has resulted in laws that make it more difficult for children, criminals and the mentally ill to gain access to firearms,” said Richard E. Holbrook, Chairman and CEO, Eastern Bank. “We are equally honored to recognize nearly 200 organizations that are working hard to prevent violence through a variety of programs that address anti-bullying, domestic violence, hate crimes, suicide prevention and more.” “I’m very proud and humbled to receive this year’s Wainwright Social Justice Award,” said Rosenthal. “If every business prioritized and celebrated social justice like Eastern Bank, we would all be living in a far more fair and just world.” Rosenthal, President of Meredith Management, is a successful real estate developer and manager who has been nationally recognized for his efforts in balancing corporate and individual responsibility. The Social Justice Award recognizes nonprofits or individuals who have achieved outstanding success in addressing social justice issues.