The Herald News
MAPS to celebrate 50+1 Anniversary with Gala in October
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will celebrate its 50+1 anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 9, with a special Gala at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel.
Boston Business Journal
Ben Franklin Institute gets $250K grant to boost diversity from Cruz Cos.
The Roxbury-based firm’s donation will be used to create an endowed scholarship to help students from Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan who study construction management, HVAC, practical electricity or a related program area at BFIT.
The Bay State Banner
In the news: Denzil McKenzie
John B. Cruz III presents attorney Denzil McKenzie with a commemorative plaque honoring his firm, McKenzie and Associates, as the oldest African American-owned law firm in Boston. His firm has represented clients including the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. McKenzie founded the firm in 1984, focusing on business litigation; finance, bankruptcy and creditors rights; corporate counseling and transactions; estate planning and probate; real estate and development; zoning and licensing; and faith-based organizations and nonprofits.
New England Real Estate Journal
Cruz Companies gifts $250,000 to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology to Diversify Trades
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) created the Walter Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund. The endowed scholarship fund is a result of a generous gift from Cruz Companies and will financially support students from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan who pursue a course of study in construction management, HVAC&R, practical electricity, or a related program area at BFIT.