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Group paid for own trip; no government funds used

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Photos showing a group of private citizens enjoying a trip to Boston appeared with a story on the front page of Life & Leisure Sunday about a grant-funded trip to Boston for local educators. The two groups traveling to Boston took place at different times and were not related to each other.

The T-G regrets this error and is happy to set the record straight.

The privately-paid trip, which was not funded by a government grant, was organized by Marla Jennings and included 20 people. Some of the participants were teachers or retired teachers, but "there were people from all walks of life," said Andrea McTigue, who was joined by her husband Brad on the trip.

"Each participant paid their own way for the trip. None of it was paid with a grant," said Andrea McTigue.

A clarification was also listed on the front page of Sunday's T-G.

The group visited Harvard University, saw the Paul Revere statue, and went to the North Church and Quincy Market. They viewed the city from atop the Prudential Tower and went aboard the U.S.S. Constitution.

According to McTigue, while in New York City the group visited Times Square, went to the top of the Empire State Building, rode the Staten Island Ferry past the Statue of Liberty and shopped on 5th Avenue and in Chinatown.