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Boston Police Department Celebrates Black History Month

Boston, MA: Detective Frederick McLean of the Special Service Squad was the first African American to receive the Department's Medal of Honor.  On April 7, 1952, Detective McLean was on a day off when he heard that a robbery was being planned by two men he knew to be armed and dangerous.  Driving through Roxbury in his own vehicle, Detective McLean observed one man acting…
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William Monroe Trotter was a businessman, newspaper publisher, and civil rights activist who grew up in Boston’s Hyde Park

William Monroe Trotter was born in 1872 and lived in Hyde Park. He attended Hyde Park High School, which at the time, was a predominately white school. The 1890 graduation exercises below show that he gave the valedictory address to his fellow classmates. After high school, Trotter attended Harvard University, where he became the first man of color to receive a Phi Beta Kappa.  After…
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President Donald Trump delivers first State of the Union

State of the Union Speech Excerpts January 30, 2018. Together, we are building a SAFE, STRONG, and PROUD America. We want every American to know the dignity of a hard day’s work; we want every child to be safe in their home at night, and we want every citizen to be proud of this land that we love. Just as I promised the American People…
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City Model Room Open for Group Tours

Boston, MA: - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced the relaunch of the agency’s popular Model Room tours. The relaunch includes new tour dates, an updated public interface, a revised and simplified registration process, and a dedicated webpage on the BPDA’s website. Visitors to the BPDA Model Room will now be able to register for tours using Eventbrite. This new system will allow for…
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Patriotic or Deplorable Etiquette – American Flag Executive Order US Code: The Flag should not be used as part of a athletic uniform

Patriots Strong - American Revolutionary Old Barracks Fifes and Drums re-enactors march on President's Day. Watch Exclusive Video How the American flag is not to be used. The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a…
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