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Story swap and mural to honor the late 'Tip' O'Neill in Cambridge

Posted by Brock Parker  December 3, 2012 11:01 AM

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Cambridge residents can swap stories about the late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas “Tip” O’Neill this week and the city will dedicate a mural in his honor Sunday.

TipONeill-for-news.ashx.jpgThe “Community Story Trade” Thursday and the mural dedication are part of a series of events being held by Cambridge this year to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of O’Neill’s birth in Cambridge in 1912.

Dick Flavin, a former Boston television personality and author of the play “According to Tip” will moderate the “Community Story Trade” in the Cambridge Public Library lecture hall Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., according to the City of Cambridge. The event will provide the opportunity to share personal memories and reflections about O’Neill, who died in 1994 at the age of 81 years old.

O’Neill spent 50 years in public service, including serving as the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for a decade.

Sunday, Dec. 9, a memorial Mass will be offered for O’Neill at 11 a.m. in the Saint John the Evangelist Church at 2254 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.

At noon Sunday, the unveiling of the Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Mural by artists David Fichter and Joshua Winer will be held at the Midlred O’Neill Branch Library at 70 Rindge Ave. in Cambridge.

More information about the events can be found at www.cambridgema.gov/tip.

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