NEWTON, Mass. (April 9, 2020) – The Highland Street Foundation (HSF) today announced it will award $750,000 to 100 partner institutions – museums, theaters and cultural sites – to be used at their discretion to help recover from the Covid-19 crisis. The grant program will take the place of the foundation’s Free Fun Fridays initiative, which for the past 12 years has awarded more than $7 million to provide children, families and community groups –…

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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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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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