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North Bennett graduation features Boston mayor

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will give the commencement address Friday to the 101 graduates of the North Bennet Street School.

This is the first time in Boston school’s 135-year history that a sitting mayor will deliver the commencement speech.

“We are so pleased Mayor Walsh is joining us for our commencement this year, as he has been a lifelong advocate for a community-focused education that teaches hand skills, preserves craft and trade traditions, and produces professionals of the highest caliber,” school president Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez said in a statement.

“He is truly a partner in craft for the school, and we welcome future initiatives with the City of Boston that further enhance lives and livelihoods through education.”

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