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Boston Scenes 04-13-2017

83rd Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch was guest speaker at Harvard Kennedy School Black Policy Conference. Christopher Robichaud, lecturer in ethics and public policy, was moderator.
In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, Citizens Bank has teamed up with the Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg to announce its Financial Literacy Awards as well as its commitment to financial literacy in the Boston economy. As part of its ongoing commitment to give consumers the confidence and tools they need to be fiscally healthy, 15 nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts will receive $535,000 in contributions as part of the “Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money” financial literacy initiative.
Governor Charlie Baker, here with Dudley St. Neighborhood Initiative Executive Director Juan Leyton and CommonWealth Kitchen Executive Director Jen Faigel, toured the Dorchester food business incubator and commercial kitchen that provides shared commissary space and manufacturing capacity to entrepreneurs with food-based ventures. CommonWealth kitchen hosts over 55 businesses, employing over 200 workers. Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has supported CommonWealth Kitchen’s growth by providing the nonprofit organization with over $300,000 in capital equipment grants from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. CommonWealth Kitchen and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative are also core partners in a $200,000 project, funded through the administration’s Urban Agenda Economic Development grant program, to facilitate the launch of small local food manufacturing businesses.
Surrounded by fellow members of the John W. McCormack debate team, Genesis Valdez speaks to the Boston School Committee about how the team garnered the best win-loss record in the Boston Debate League.
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