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Needham teen sits for breast cancer awareness, funds

Adam Lassman, 17, of Needha, is founder of the Pink Seat Project, which works to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as funds to battle the disease.
Adam Lassman, 17, of Needha, is founder of the Pink Seat Project, which works to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as funds to battle the disease. Lassman Family

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Adam Lassman of Needham was in the second grade when his mother, Amy Lassman, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now the 17-year-old is helping others through his Pink Seat Project, which places pink seat covers in entertainment venues to raise breast cancer awareness and funds through ticket sales from those seats.

Arlington native Jackie Flynn will perform in Comics Unite on July 17 at 6:45 p.m. at The Center for Arts in Natick to benefit the Framingham-based United Way of Tri-County.

On June 26, Barbara Carr retired after 31 years as codirector of the Carter Center for Children in her hometown of Needham.

Natick Selectman Joshua Ostroff was presented with the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award at the recent annual meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Quincy.

Mathematics professor Solomon Friedberg of Newton has been appointed as the James P. McIntyre Professor of Mathematics at Boston College.

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