This comes from City Hall…

Newton – In an effort to honor the legacy of Mayor Theodore “Teddy” Mann and his contributions to the City of Newton, Mayor Warren announced today that he will name the annual Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast in honor of Mayor Mann, and will award the annual Community Service Award to a Newton resident in Mayor Mann’s name. An annual event started by Mann in 1975, the Prayer Breakfast brings together residents, businesses, non-profits and clergy to support the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony. The Mayor Theodore Mann Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30am at Boston College.

Later that evening, Mayor Warren will dedicate the Executive Conference Room in City Hall (Room 209) to Mayor Mann. In addition to bearing his name, the room will feature photos and artifacts from Mann’s tenure in office.

“Mayor Mann gave so much to this community, and was an inspiration to countless Newton residents,
myself included,” Mayor Warren said. “It is essential that we preserve his legacy for generations to come.”

“The Mann family is grateful for this wonderful recognition of Ted Mann’s accomplishments during his long tenure as Mayor of the city he loved,” said Mayor Mann’s widow, Florence Mann. “Teddy would have been honored to know that a room at City Hall would be permanently named in his memory and dedicated to his legacy and that the Prayer Breakfast he began to promote racial, religious and ethnic harmony would forever bear his name.”

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