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Boston Scenes 02-26-2015

Heavy snowfall last Thursday produced near-whiteout conditions on the Boston Common, but left little accumulation.
Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera speaks during a meeting with town managers and mayors from across the Commonwealth held as part of a Baker administration effort to promote greater ties between the state, cities and towns. During the meeting, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and municipal leaders discussed Governor Baker’s executive order establishing a Community Compact Cabinet to provide mutual accountability, promote best practices, and develop specific “community compacts” with local governments.
The Huntington Theatre Company presented the 5th annual Boston regional finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, celebrating the writing of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright on Saturday, February 7. Carla Velasquez of Codman Academy Charter Public School took first place with her performance as Vera from Seven Guitars. Maria Gonzalez (Tonya, King Hedley II) of Another Course to College was named first runner-up; Joshua Champagne (Levee, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) of City on a Hill Charter Public School was named second runner-up. The three will compete in the competition’s National Finals at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre on Monday, May 4.
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