Mayor Martin Walsh, Paul English honored at gala

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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program honored Mayor Martin J. Walsh and entrepreneur-philanthropist Paul English at its Medicine that Matters gala on May 20 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Walsh received the program’s esteemed Dr. Jim O’Connell Award for protecting and promoting the health and well-being of every Bostonian, especially those suffering from substance use disorder. English received the program’s highly regarded Tim Russert Award for his activism and philanthropy — particularly in the area of homelessness — that is rooted in his belief that compassion must be accompanied by action.

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