BOSTON — 600 guests attended the Whiiter Street Health Center’s 24th annual “Toast”, a gala that honored Eversource Energy President and CEO Joseph R. Nolan Jr. The event, held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel raised more than $1 million to support the Roxbury-based Center as it provides high-quality medical care and social services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Hosted by Whittier’s CEO and President Frederica Williams, the event was emceed by…

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ROXBURY — 400 guests attended the Goodwill’s annual “The Good Party” gala, which was held at the organization’s headquarters on Harrison Avenue on Thursday, June 13, 2109. Join 300 leading business and civic representatives; community leaders, collaborators, local personalities; VIPs; and the Goodwill Board for a festive evening of delicious food and spirits, good friends, and good fun to celebrate Goodwill and support its mission. The organization’s mission is to help individuals with barriers to…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT The BASE Boston has a new headquarters, just down the road from its previous location. The new clubhouse is at 150 Shirley St., Roxbury, right next to Clifford Park. The organization had and open house and college/career celebration on May 21, 2019. The BASE combines baseball and softball training and competition with academic and career resources to empower student-athletes to achieve their full potential both on and off the field. Founded…

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ROXBURY– This photo was taken in 1965 at a fire on Harrison Avenue. The 21-year-old woman survived with the help of Boston Police Patrolman James Donovan. The Globe ran a version of the photo with underpants painted on. That was considered an OK thing to do in those days. (We’ve included the Globe clip below as well.) The Herald ran the photo with polka dot underpants painted on. The attached clip shows another version. PHOTO…

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