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Boston Scenes 8/15/13

Mayor Thomas M. Menino administers the ceremonial swearing in for U.S. Senator Edward Markey at Faneuil Hall last week.
National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice briefs President Barack Obama during his Presidential Daily Briefing in Chilmark, Mass., on August 12.
(L-R) Northeastern University’s Robert Gittens, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, State Senator Linda Dorcena-Ferry and Boston businessman Darryl Settles at Pressley’s campaign kickoff at Tavaro’s Restaurant in Dorchester. Among the many supporters in the crowed were mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie, State Rep. Russell Holmes and State Rep. Carlos Henriquez.
Mayor Thomas Menino attends the United for Seniors Summer Swing at the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury on August 8.
Mayor Thomas Menino enters the 2nd annual “Summer Swing” hosted by Central Boston Elder Services. More than 500 Boston seniors attended the event at the BCYF Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury. Mayor Menino thanked the crowd for their contributions and support, and highlighted the wide array of city resources available to seniors.
Mayor Thomas Menino attends a lunch at The Food Project’s West Cottage Street Farm in Dorchester on August 7.
Five members of the Nigerian Catholic Women Organization of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Dorchester were conferred the title of Ezinne, which means “Good Mother” in Igbo. This title is bestowed on only mothers who have rendered noteworthy service to the Church and are of upstanding character. This is the first time an Ezinne conferment has taken place in the United States.
Neighborhood Health Plan Vice President of Business Development Jill d'Arbeloff and volunteers from the organization helped fill 30,000 backpacks with new school supplies for children throughout the state as part of Cradles to Crayons’ Backpack-a-thon on Boston’s City Hall Plaza on August 9.
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