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Mayor Walsh to Sponsor North End Community Forum With Chris Herran on March 29th

Recently the world of addiction and alcoholism has been front and center throughout not only the city of Boston but the entire commonwealth of Massachusetts. Heroin overdoses have stolen the headlines in our local papers and on our news stations. Next Saturday at the Nazzaro Center, former High School All-American and Boston Celtic Chris Herren will share his story of recovery from drug addiction. The event is being sponsored by Mayor Walsh and I urge you all to spread the word especially throughout our youth programs.

The attached flier has all the event’s details. Please make an effort to attend if possible. Chris’s story is truly amazing!!! With Thanks, Stephen

Chris Herren realized his dreams by playing for the Celtics in the NBA, only to lose it all to addiction before rising again with a new dream. Now he works with youth both on the court and off the court as a mentor who is open in sharing the battles of his addiction.

Saturday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m.

Nazzaro Community Center
30 North Bennet Street, Boston’s Historic North End

All ages are welcome!

5 Replies to “Mayor Walsh to Sponsor North End Community Forum With Chris Herran on March 29th

  1. Thanks for rescheduling this important talk after its weather-related postponement the last time around.

    I hope a lot of our residents attend this (especially pre-teens and teens).

    -David Marx-
    NEWNC Public Safety Committee Chair

  2. North End Against Drugs urges everyone to attend this event. We are grateful to Mayor Walsh and Stephen Passacantilli for this important opportunity for our community.

    Hope to see you all there.


  3. This should be a ‘must see’ event for anyone able to attend. Chris Herren is a fantastic motivational speaker, who tells it like it is. His speaking fee is normally $10,000. We are so lucky to have him free, thanks to Mayor Walsh and Stephen Passacantili.

  4. The talk Chris Herren gave yesterday was powerful, thought-provoking and really hit home. He certainly had the attention of his audience (especially the kids) with his captivating story of success, loss and redemption.

    Many thanks to Chris, Marty Walsh, Stephen Passacantilli, Sal LaMattina, Aaron Michlewitz and John Romano!

    -David Marx-
    NEWNC Public Safety Committee Chair

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