Behind the Scenes at Boston's Democratic Convention

THE EYES OF THE WORLD turn to Boston this month as the Democratic National Convention unfolds in the city's FleetCenter. It's a big moment for the nation, for Boston, and for Julie Burns, executive director of Boston 2004 Inc., the nonprofit, nonpartisan agency organizing Boston's convention preparations.

The 35-year-old Burns, who was Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino's deputy chief of staff before becoming the city's key convention planner, oversees community outreach and hospita

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