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Boston Scenes 08-18-2016

A float of beauty queens leads the Dominican Festival Boston 2016 parade in downtown Boston. The parade began at the Hynes Convention Center and terminated at City Hall.
Mayor Martin Walsh walks with Alexa Grullon of Dorchester during the annual Dominican Parade on Boylston Street in Boston.
On July 29th, the Cruz C.A.R.E.S. Summer Works Program celebrated its inaugural class of participants, highlighting youth painting homes at Harvard Commons, a new diverse community of 54 homes in Dorchester developed by Cruz Companies. From left, Summer Works participants Rashid Griffin, Josaun George, and Kaylin Berry-Woods; Cruz Companies leaders Christopher Sonnie, John B. Cruz, III, Dareline Jackson and Justin Cruz; youth painting instructor Qween Ragland; and youth participants Sun Brown and Sterling Pina.
Community Resource Officer Rafael Rodriguez of the Boston Police Department visited the Roxbury YMCA’s Camp. Officer Rodriguez had a fun-filled afternoon with campers ages three to six: He read campers “Where the Wild Things Are,” explained the importance of being a good listener, taught campers to call 911 in an emergency, and answered questions about his job. He also distributed “Safety First” coloring books and gave out police badge stickers. To build stronger relationships with camps and their district, the YMCA of Greater Boston and Boston Police Department partnered during the week of National Night Out to bring local police officers to camps and foster positive interactions with their community.
Sister Angela Paige and Brother Joe Cook hand food to Gabrielle Farrow, 13, as the community visited the Paige Academy in Roxbury to enjoy Ahmed’s Table, an urban pop-up kitchen and garden-to-table market, over the weekend. Proceeds go to the Ahmed Cook Scholarship Fund. The Paige Academy provides a holistic approach to education, from birth to six years.
Interns from the Roxbury Youth Program, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist’s Urban Ministry, unveil their mural highlighting the power of community in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. (l-r) Kiara Pires, Zhania Goode, Jalera Remy, Ionya Whyles, Mezki Ali, Andre Coker-Ryan and, supervising the work, artist/educator Darre Ann Gane-McCalla.
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