Dudley intersection to be dedicated to Sr. Margaret Leonard

Sr. Margaret Leonard

The corner of Dudley Street and East Cottage Street in Dorchester will be dedicated to longtime community leader Sr. Margaret Leonard in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 31. Sr. Leonard is the executive director of Project Hope, which assists homeless families. She is part of the Little Sister of the Assumption community, which has been active in the Dudley Triangle neighborhoods for decades.

The Oct. 31 ceremony will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the intersection, which is next to Project Hope’s headquarters on Dudley Street, where tihe organization offers an array of educational, economic and childcare programs now serving 650 families and children per year in the Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods.

A committee of residents, activists and supporters pushed for the dedication of the “square” through a petition drive.

“I have seen Sister Margaret’s positive impact on this community for over 25 years, said one supporter, Jenny Cintron. “I am very honored to work with other residents and supporters to show our sincere appreciation for all of the wonderful things she has done for our community. She is a wonderful, down to earth person.”

John Barros, Chief of Economic Development will represent Mayor Martin Walsh at the unveiling of the square. Reverend Liz Walker will do the community benediction.

This article has been changed to reflect to correct date of the event. It is Oct. 31.

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