A few days after the 50th anniversary of President
Kennedy’s death, Jack Schlossberg, Kennedy’s grandson (the 20-year-old Yale student is Caroline Kennedy’s son), presented the annual John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards during a ceremony Tuesday at the Institute of Politics at Harvard. This year’s recipients are US Representative
(D-Hawaii), one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in Congress, and Charles Best, founder of Donors
Choose.org, an online charity that connects donors with public school teachers to meet classroom needs. The New Frontier Award was created by the John F. Kennedy Library and the Institute of Politics to recognize Americans under 40 whose public service is “changing their communities and the country.” . . . Meanwhile, Scampo chef Lydia Shire, Rialto’s Jody Adams, and Gordon and Fiona Hamersley of Hamersley’s Bistro were honored at Boston Medical Center’s annual Food for Thought benefit dinner at the Mandarin Oriental. Proceeds from the evening benefited BMC’s The Grow Clinic, which provides specialty medical, nutritional, development and social services, and dietary assistance to underserved children in Greater Boston.