Category: Boston

‘Follow the North Star’ Exhibit of Inuit Art at Museum of Fine Arts

‘Follow the North Star’ Exhibit of Inuit Art at Museum of Fine Arts

BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is currently hosting an exhibit of Inuit prints donated by the estate of the late renowned Canadian-Armenian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife, Estrellita. Opening at on the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, on July 1, this exhibition presents a selection of prints from […]

Boston College Graduate on Fulbright Scholarship to Explore Armenia’s Geological Setting

Boston College Graduate on Fulbright Scholarship to Explore Armenia’s Geological Setting

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Courtesy of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, newly minted Boston College graduate Natasha Bednarz will spend the next year in Armenia working on the most comprehensive exploration ever undertaken of the Caucasus’ geological setting. As a researcher at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, Bednarz will participate in the groundbreaking Transect project, which, […]

Sheriff Koutoujian Welcomes Members of Mass. Legislature for Criminal Justice Discussion

Sheriff Koutoujian Welcomes Members of Mass. Legislature for Criminal Justice Discussion

BILLERICA, Mass. – Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed members of the Legislature and their staffs to the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction on July 10 for a discussion of ongoing initiatives and programs. The visit was organized in conjunction with the Legislature’s Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform Caucus and was the […]

Knights of Vartan Awards Scholarships at Annual Event for Armenian Students

Knights of Vartan Awards Scholarships at Annual Event for Armenian Students

By Anelga Hajjar Special to the Mirror-Spectator CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On Tuesday, June 13, the Knights of Vartan Ararat Lodge held its fifth annual event honoring Armenian high school graduates and college students from the local community, at Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston. Vartan Soukiassian, event chair, awarded College Scholarships in the amount […]

Soirée Raises $220,000 for Clearing Landmines in Karabakh

Soirée Raises $220,000 for Clearing Landmines in Karabakh

WINCHESTER, Mass. — A dinner party on Saturday, June 10, at the home of Raffi and Nina Festekjian, raised $220,000 for Halo Trust’s Safe Steps for the People of Karabakh Campaign, surpassing expectations by the organizers. The goal is to demine the entirety of Artsakh by 2020. The Festekjians are the co-chairs of the campaign. Raffi […]

Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston Honor Fr. Aljalian at Father’s Day Dinner

Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston Honor Fr. Aljalian at Father’s Day Dinner

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff   WATERTOWN — The Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston honored Fr. Arakel Aljalian, pastor of St. James Armenian Church of Watertown, as “Father of the Year” at the Society’s annual dinner on Saturday, June 17 at St. James’ Armene and Veronica Tarvezian Hall. Dr. Aida Yavshayan served as the […]

Philanthropist Edward Avedisian Receives Inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation

Philanthropist Edward Avedisian Receives Inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation

YEREVAN and BOSTON — This year’s commencement ceremonies celebrated a number of firsts for the American University of Armenia (AUA), including the inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation award, bestowed to Edward Avedisian. The award was given to the AUA Trustee and major benefactor of the University “In recognition of extraordinary achievements and distinguished service in the […]

Heritage Park Fundraiser Brings Together Eating Well, Doing Good

Heritage Park Fundraiser Brings Together Eating Well, Doing Good

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON — One hates to stereotype, but for many Armenians, food and conversation, especially talking about food, can elevate any evening. On Friday, June 9, the Armenian Heritage Park brought together many in the community who like good food and also want to support efforts to maintain the park, at […]