October 25, 2007 — Vol. 43, No. 11
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Local and Culturally Relevant Events this week:

Gov. Deval Patrick listens intently as presidential candidate Barack Obama stirs a crowd of supporters on Boston Common. Though Patrick acknowledged his friendships and professional relationships with other Democratic candidates, the governor officially endorsed Obama last week and introduced him at Tuesday night’s rally. (Lolita Parker Jr. photo)

Dorchester businesswoman Brent Harding (front row, third from left) stands with some of the more than 500 attendees at a recent travel business conference she hosted at the Hilton Boston/Dedham Hotel in Dedham. Harding welcomed guest speakers Steve Branch and T.V. Wilson (center), executives with Your Travel Business. (Tony Irving photo)

To promote the City of Boston’s 21st Annual Can Share, Mayor Thomas M. Menino went shopping at Hi-Lo Foods in Jamaica Plain on Tuesday. His budget was $21, the amount equal to the average weekly food stamp benefit of a Massachusetts household. With Menino are Michael Gonzalez (right) and Yee Chin Chen (center). The shopping trip kicked off Can Share, the annual food drive to help feed Boston’s hungry. (Photo courtesy of City of Boston Mayor’s Office)

Sen. John F. Kerry (center) congratulated members of the Brookline High School African American Scholars Program during a recent meeting at his Washington, D.C., office for “going above and beyond what is expected of them.” The Brookline group (from left): Chadli Mascarenhas, Martika Cox, Sakeenah Chapman, Diana Etienne, Elizabeth Divine, Ashley Hutson, Lauren Miller, Alyssa Howes and teacher Douglas Miller. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry)

Mayor Thomas M. Menino (center) joined students from Dorchester’s William Monroe Trotter Elementary School at Faneuil Hall at the NAACP Niagara Movement event, held on Oct. 18. The students displayed pieces of original artwork honoring a number of African American historical figures. (Photo courtesy of the City of Boston Mayor’s Office)

Thousands of Barack Obama supporters, energized by Gov. Deval Patrick’s recent endorsement of the U.S. senator from Illinois, crowded in the Boston Common during a rally to listen to their presidential candidate. (Lolita Parker Jr. photo)

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