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Boston Scenes 10-15-2015

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh with Dr. Valerie Roberson, RCC President.
The Manhattans with Gerald Alston “bust” some smooth moves during their concert at “The Reggie” Gala.
Richard Ward, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, the Neighborhood Health Plan, among the key sponsors of “The Reggie’s” 20th anniversary celebration.
Dr. J. Kieth Motley, UMass Boston Chancellor, Dr. Valerie Roberson, RCC President and Keith McDermott, Director of the Reggie Lewis Center.
Chancellor J. Keith Motley, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Boston, received the Ground Breaking award from the Reggie Lewis Center @ Roxbury Community College (RCC) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the success of the Center since its inception. Dr. Motley was among the community leaders present when the the facility broke ground
State Representative Byron Rushing, Kevin Hepner, RCC CFO, Frieda Garcia, activist.
Larry Ames, Persistence awardee, Governor Charlie Baker and Keith McDermott, Director of the Reggie Lewis Center.
Eli “Lady” Pabon of Boston-based Bomba Sankofa soloing to the barriles (Bomba drums) at the Plenazo y Bombazo in Dudley Square. This free outdoor event was organized by historian, educator and performer Jorge Arce of Humano Project with the support of Hibernian Hall & Madison Park CDC to celebrate the merging of cultures.
Passers by view the new international art project launched by French conceptual artist JR called “Inside Out” outside of the Dudley branch of the Boston Public Library in Roxbury. The project features portraits of Roxbury residents.
The Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center @ Roxbury Community College (RCC) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. More than 650 people attended the festivities at “The Reggie,” including Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh. More than $150,000 was grossed, for a special endowment to support the Center’s programs. Among the evening’s highlights,recognition of some of the Center’s long time supporters including: Larry Ames, Former Assistant Sports Editor, Persistence Award; Rosie Clinton & Wavel Johnson, Employee Longevity Awards; Ruth Hines, RCC Employee Award; Hazel Small, “Reggie’s” Longevity Member Award and; Dr. Keith Motley, Ground Breaking Award. The crowd also enjoyed the smooth sounds of noted R&B group, The Manhattans.