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ABCD Honors Volunteers, Supporters; Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, Darlene Love and The Spinners WOW Sold-out CHC!  

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ABCD applauds 19 community volunteers and honors neighborhood activists and corporate supporters at a festive Community Heroes Celebration on November 9

Inspired by the eloquence of keynote speaker Michael Tubbs, Mayor, Stockton, CA, more than 1,000 guests celebrated Boston-area community heroes at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on November 9.

WCVB-TV/Chronicle anchor and CHC emcee Shayna Seymour kept the program rolling until the last award was accepted, the last accolade applauded! The audience cheered as Senator Edward Markey and State Representative Byron Rushing were inducted into the 2017 ABCD Hall of Fame and J. Keith Motley, PhD., received the ABCD Lifetime Achievement Award. Community residents and corporate friends joined together to honor 19 local neighborhood residents as ABCD Community Heroes! And then – legendary singer Darlene Love and The Spinners – loved by all – brought young and old onto the dance floor!

Longtime ABCD supporter Emmett Lyne, Partner, Rich May, PC, served as the 2017 CHC Events Chair and led a great committee featuring John E. Butterworth, Executive VP & Partner at CBRE/New England, Joe Dalton, Gov. Affairs Director of ENGIE North America, John T. Grady, Jr., Senior Advisor of Moelis & Company; Jodi K. Hanover, Stockholder/Partner at Rich May, Mary-Jane Kubler, Founder & Partner, KublerWirka, Inc.; Alain Mathieu, Attorney at Mintz Levin; Kevin J. McCarthy MSW, LCSW; Penni McLean-Conner, Senior VP & CCO, Eversource Energy and David Sweetser, Founder and President, High Rock Development.