Walsh rings in ninth ‘We are Boston’ gala

The ninth We are Boston Gala took place Dec. 8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Nearly 700 people attended the event celebrating Boston’s diversity, immigrant heritage and contribution.

Mayor Marty Walsh hosted the gala, attending for the first time as mayor. “Everyone in Boston has a story of survival. I’m proud of the fact I’m the son of Irish immigrants,” he said.