Boston’s Armenian Heritage Park Celebrates Major Milestone


BOSTON — Benefactors of Armenian Heritage Park gathered at the home of Charles Talanian in Boston on Monday, December 15, to celebrate a major milestone — the signing of the agreement authorizing the Armenian Heritage Foundation to develop Armenian Heritage Park on Parcel 13 of the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

The park will commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and will celebrate the contributions of Armenian Americans and other immigrant groups to Massachusetts and Boston. Construction is planned for 2009.

In their remarks, both Rep. Peter Koutoujian, honorary co-chair, and James Kalustian, president of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, extended their appreciation to Gov. Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority for their leadership and commitment towards the realization of Armenian Heritage Park. They also thanked the leadership of Boston’s North End and Rowes Wharf communities for their tireless commitment to the park’s designation on Parcel 13. Appreciation was also extended to Bruce Bagdasarian, Esq., legal counsel, who represented the foundation in the negotiations with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and to the key benefactors for their important leadership support.

The Armenian Heritage Foundation is a 501-3c comprising representatives from 38 Armenian American parishes and organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A few naming opportunities remain at the park. For sponsorship opportunities, please call James Kalustian (781) 777-2407, Charles Guleserian (617) 484-6100, Haig Deranian (617) 484-2215 or Dr. Jack Kasarjian (617) 232-6350. For further information, visit www.ArmenianHeritagePark.org