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Boston Scenes 11-03-2016

Members of the Middlesex County (MA) Chapter of the Links Incorporated.
Kimmie Jackson and Carolyn Golden-Hebsgaard, gala co-chairs
Paula Wright, chapter president
Jean Hurd and Pat Long, organizing and charter members.
Basketball champion, activist and best-selling author, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (center) is joined by Henry Louis Gates Jr. (left), professor and director of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker, after his interview with Gates regarding the social and political issues facing America. Abdul-Jabbar was also promoting his latest book, “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.”
Mayor Martin Walsh joins a White Walker and District B3 Commander Haseeb Hosein at the Mattapan substation for their annual Haunted House. Children and parents from the community came by to enjoy the Haunted House as well as pizza and hot dogs in celebration of Halloween.
40th Anniversary of the Middlesex (MA) County Chapter of the Links Incorporated. On Sunday October 23rd over 350 people celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Middlesex (MA) County Chapter of the Links Incorporated. Friendship and service are the pillars of the Links Inc. whose members contribute a minimum of 48 hours of community service. Approximately one million dollars of in-kind services have been donated to communities in need over the 40-year period. The chapter has worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the community and to financially support its program initiatives through local fundraising, volunteering and in-kind services. President, Paula Wright, said “As a result of your continued generosity and support, we have been able to provide services to the mothers and children at Brookview House through our Sisters Linked to Sisters program. We are thrilled to announce that we are now expanding our service project to include Sisters Linked to Scholars at The Steppingstone Foundation. Thanks to all who contributed to our successful 40th Anniversary Gala; particularly our sponsors The TJX Companies, Inc., Dell, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, Eastern Bank, OneUnited, Partners HealthCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, Chancellor J. Keith Motley and Mrs. Angela Motley, Eduporium, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, John Hancock and Massport.