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Senator Edward Markey speaking from the stage at Wiggins Auditorium in Peabody duirn his town hall meeting today. (Owen O'Rourke)

Markey will be honored as an ‘unsung hero’

BOSTON -- U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey will be inducted Thursday into a Boston organization's hall of fame honoring those "... who serve and uplift their communities as unsung heroes."

Action for Boston Community Development's (ABCD) "Heart of Humanity" celebration will be at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and salute 22 "outstanding community heroes," including Markey and Boston state Rep. Byron Rushing as well as J. Keith Motley, Ph.D., former chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, according to a statement issued by the organization.

Markey served 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before winning a special election to the Senate in 2013.

"Once again, ABCD is proud to put the spotlight on t…

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