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Boston Mayor Menino to Join Newton Mayor for Annual Prayer Breakfast

The annual Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast will be held next Wednesday, May 23, at Boston College.

Along with a number of local officials, community members and religious leaders, Mayor Setti Warren will welcome Boston Mayor Tom Menino to the  next week.

The annual event, which will be held Wed., May 23 at , aims to bring together community members from all walks of life and religions to support the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony

Last month, Warren announced , who founded the breakfast in 1975.

“I am delighted that Mayor Menino will be joining us to celebrate the legacy of Mayor Mann, and I look forward to welcoming him to Newton,” Mayor Warren said in a press release issued Wednesday. “Mayor Mann gave so much to this community, and was an inspiration to countless Newton residents, myself included, and it is essential that we preserve his legacy for generations to come.”

In addition to the breakfast, Warren will also award the annual Community Service Award in Mann's name. This year, will be the recipient of the award.

According to the press release, Wednesday's prayer breakfast will include a number of special guests and events including: remarks from Joshua Kraft, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Boston, musical performances from the and the Lovetones, scholarship presentations to Newton students from the Newton Rotary Club and a video tribute to Mayor Mann.

The Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast will be held Wed., May 23 starting at 7:30 a.m. in McElroy Commons at Boston College.

Adam Maleson June 15, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Tom Menino is the Roslindale native who had no clue where the city of Newton was located 20 years ago. In the early 1990's Menino was quoted as saying he had heard of Newton, it was out in the western part of the state. This statement was made by the sitting mayor of Boston about a town which directly borders Boston. Newton's border is less than 3 miles from Roslindale. I have never been able to shake the impression that Tom Menino is a man of very limited knowledge. I'm not sure what Ted Mann "gave so much to this community", but he took from this community 1/3 of its public schools, and gave them to real estate developers. Ted Mann actually dug the pit into which Newton has been thrown, and it's about time Newton starts facing reality and dispensing with this bogus hero worship for a Mann who did much more damage to Newton than any good he could have possibly even dreamed of accomplishing. Mayor Menino was ignorant about the whereabouts of Newton. Mayor Mann was ignorant about the meaning of the First Amendment separation of church and state. I'm tired of honoring ignoramuses just because they have the title of Mayor in front of their names. I'm tired of the fact that ignoramuses are able to get elected to political office to begin with. And then we're expected to ooh and ahh over them, even decades after their deaths. I'm sick of this bogus game. It's all phoney baloney.

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