Bill Brett will speak about his new book “Boston: Game Changers” at two events in the next week. Books will be for sale at both events and Bill will be available to sign the books. Bill will be at the new Scituate Library, 85 Branch St., on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Eric Engdahl will host Bill at the ReelHouse restaurant in Marina Bay, 552 Victory Road, Quincy, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019,…

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ARLINGTON — A standing room only crowd packed the Regent Theatre in Arlington for a panel on substance abuse and the premiere screening of the short documentary “Shattered” about the life of former professional hockey player Kevin Stevens. The panelists included Stevens, two-time Stanley Cup champion and recovering addict, state Senator Cindy Friedman of Arlington, Dr. Michael Hamrock, addiction specialist from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and Becky Savage, a self-professed hockey mom and educator, who lost…

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UPDATE, December 28, 2018: Happy 34th birthday, Pete Frates! BOSTON — As a crowd gathered outside Boston’s City Hall today, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recognized Sept. 5, 2017 as Pete Frates Day in Boston. Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, his family and vast collection of friends have been committed to find a cure for this devastating disease. Frates, a former Boston College baseball standout, is the force behind the Ice Bucket Challenge,…

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WINCHESTER — Local real estate magnate and philanthropist Bill Cummings has written an autobiography and was at Winchester’s Book Ends on March 10 for his first event to talk about the book. “Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist” chronicles his life from his humble beginnings in Medford to his membership in the Giving Pledge, an international organization founded by Melinda and Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for the world’s…

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QUINCY — I’m sharing a photograph I took of Robert Hale, Jr. and his team from Granite Communications in Quincy that I took for my book, “Boston: Game Changers,” which will come out in a few months. I’m posting this early peek of my portrait to offer my congratulations and a big thank you to Hale and his team on the news today that the Hale family has pledged donations to Brigham & Women’s Hospital…

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