Statement of Paul Grogan on the passing of former Boston mayor Kevin White

January 27, 2012

For immediate release: January 28, 2012
Contact:  Ted McEnroe 617-338-3890

Boston – Paul S. Grogan, the President and CEO of the Boston Foundation, released the following statement in reaction to the death of former Boston Mayor Kevin H. White.

    "It is with great sadness I learned of the passing of Kevin White. Mayor White guided the city through a turbulent era and left a lasting legacy that endures in the facades of Faneuil Hall and the development of neighborhoods  across the city. I will remember him as a mentor, a great friend and a charismatic leader who left behind a more vibrant city and set a course for its continued success."

Paul Grogan served as an aide for Mayor White in a number of roles, and headed Boston’s Neighborhood Development and Employment Agency under Mayor White in the early 1980s.


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