#BPDintheCommunity: Our officers had a great time celebrating Independence Day for Cabo Verde!!!

#BPDintheCommunity: One day after celebrating America’s Independence, today (July 5, 2018), our officers had a wonderful time celebrating Independence Day for Cabo Verde with several members of our Cabo Verdean community at the Cape Verdean Community Center on Hancock Street in Dorchester. During the celebration, BPD Commissioner William Evans was honored to take a photo with 100-year-old Maria Teixeira Lopes who he met at the event. On this day 43 years ago, Cabo Verde gained its independence on July 5, 1975. To all of our Cabo Verdean community members, we say, "Happy Independence Day Cabo Verde and thank you for making our city the special place that it is!!!"