DORCHESTER — More than 450 guests attended the reception and panel discussion at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate to mark the release of Bill Brett‘s sixth book, “Boston: Game Changers.” The evening was emceed by veteran radio host Jordan Rich, who is in “Game Changers” for his work, particularly that of supporting many Boston area charities over his long career. The evening was kicked off by a welcome from the Institute’s…

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ROXBURY — It was a packed house at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Yawkey Club, 115 Warren Street, Roxbury, when James Orrigo mesmerized the young people gathered to hear him speak. The talk, held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, was sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation as part of the nonprofit’s efforts to support young people in the city of Boston. Orrigo is a social entrepreneur and motivational entertainer who uses original music…

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UPDATED — Kerry Brett was featured on WCVB’s “Chronicle” in a segment that aired on Friday, February 14, 2020 as part of the TV show’s annual Valentine’s Day show. Kerry talks about her new podcast “Shot @ Love.” You can view the “Chronicle” segment here. Kerry, a renowned portrait photographer, has been working for month’s on her podcast “Shot @ Love,” which you can hear via this link. Also on the show is a piece…

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HINGHAM — A couple dozen customers of Ellen Landers, who opened the Atlantic Bagel & Coffee shop in Hingham every morning for more than 20 years, out to dinner to celebrate Landers’ retirement. Lucca’s in Rockland Landers was joined by her daughter Jamie at the night out at Lucca’s in Rockland. Landers arrived at 3:30 in the morning to get ready for the daily rush of customers. The Hingham Anchor did a full story on…

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BRAINTREE — 500 guests attended the inaugural ball to celebration Mayor Charles C. Kokoros, above left, being sworn in as mayor of Braintree. The swanky event was held at X1 Boston, which is located in Braintree. Kokoros was sworn in on Thursday at a ceremony that included US Representative Steve Lynch serving as emcee. Kokoros succeeds the town’s first Mayor, Joseph Sullivan, who was elected in 2007. All photos by Bill Brett

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