The Horace Mann school community, with many others across Newton, is rallying to support a local family facing difficult times. The father, Rigoberto Mendez, who moved here from Guatemala in 1991, is scheduled to be deported on August 15. His wife is currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Their older son will be entering UMass Boston this September, and the younger son attends Horace Mann. A GoFundMe page for the Mendez family has been set up to provide financial support. A vigil will be held tomorrow (August 1) at 7PM at the Horace Mann Playground (687 Watertown Street) to show support for this family that has been part of Newton since the 1990s. At the vigil (and also later online), there will be opportunities to sign up to provide other support for the family.







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