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Waltham celebrates being named the state's number-one city to live in

Waltham High School show choir Music Unlimited
Waltham High School show choir Music Unlimited (Photo: Mike Lovett)

Waltham pride was on full display at Brandeis on Feb. 15, as members of city agencies joined with Brandeis and Bentley community members to celebrate the city's selection as Massachusetts' best city to live in by Money magazine.

Students in Waltham High School's award-winning show choir, Music Unlimited, performed moving renditions of "Man in the Mirror," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "I Don't Feel Noways Tired," before and after Mayor Jeannette C. McCarthy, Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz and Herlyne Das '18, a Waltham High School graduate, addressed the gathering. The celebration was hosted at Brandeis' Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.

"We've always known Waltham was a hidden treasure," McCarthy said. "There's one thing that Waltham has always celebrated: its people. We've always been diverse, and for the most part, we've always gotten along." McCarthy also praised the social justice missions of Brandeis and Bentley and the work the two universities do inside the city.

"I can tell you that Brandeis has been happy and proud to call Waltham our home since we were founded here in 1948.  We love our Waltham roots." Liebowitz said. "And we love the way Waltham is today -- diverse, welcoming, affordable, historic, exciting -- and with the best single street of terrific restaurants of any city in Massachusetts."

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Categories: Campus News
Date: February 27, 2018