Office of Governmental & Community Affairs
Boston College Commencement
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 - Alumni Stadium
Speaker: Senator Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Boston College Law School Commencement
Friday, May 26th, 2017 - Conte Forum
Speaker: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Geraldine S. Hines
McMullen Museum at Boston College:
From Cuba to the Cosmos: Rafael Soriano
January 30 - June 4, 2017
Cuban painter Rafael Soriano (1920–2015) was an acclaimed master of geometric abstraction and a global figure in the twentieth-century art world; his work resonated with international artists of Latin American origin like Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, and Wifredo Lam. As a result of the Revolution in Cuba, in 1962 Soriano immigrated to the United States. An unprecedented examination of his life’s work, this exhibition focuses on the multiple influences that nurtured a style where, in his words, “the intimate and the cosmic converge.”
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43rd Honorable Theodore D. Mann Community Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, May 24th
Key Note Speaker: City Councillor Andrea Campbell
Location: Boston College, McElroy Dining Hall
2016 Neighborhood Improvement Fund Grant Recipients
Total Funds Awarded: $325,798
1. Allston Village Main Streets, Inc.: $36,000
Replacement of 56 tree pits in Allston Village with flexi-pave, a permeable pavement, to create a smooth walking surface, increase accessibiliyu and allow for healthy tree growth.
2. Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation: $59,000
Improvements to Chestnut Hill Reservation: Plant new trees/vegetation on Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Driveway, build new paced sloping pathway on Commonwealth Avenue, install chip seal on pathways and new stone dust to address erosion and repair hazardous areas.
3. The Fund for Boston Parks & Recreation: $100,000
Installation of bronze relief of Allston resident, Army Major General George W. Casey recognizing his heroism and service in WWII, the Korean Conflict and Vietnamn War where he was killed in action July 7, 1970. The relief will be located in new Smith Park Amphitheater in Allston.
4. The Jackson Mann Community School & Council, Inc.: $100,000
Creation of a safe, new state-of-the-art playground at the Jackson Mann Complex for children, ages 2 to 5 years old, from the school and the Allston-Brighton Community.
5. Artists for Humanity (AFH): $30,798
Installation of life-size sculptural art works on the lawn of Brighton High School to raise the visibility/presence of the school on Warren Street. AFH will work with art teachers and students at Brighton High School to design works reflecting typical student activities such as reading, writing, scientific inquiry, sports and the arts.