RANDOLPH — 600 guests attended the Friendship Home’s 12th annual Circle of Friends Gala, which was held on March 5, 2020, at Lombardo’s in Randolph. The gala raised more than $500,000 to support the Norwell-based organization that has as its mission “to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment.” All photos by Bill Brett

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KINGSTON — 250 guests attended the Emmy’s Angels 3rd annual Hearts for Hearts gala at Indian Pond Country Club on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The gala was held in memory of Emily Cipolletti and was organized by her siblings (Peter, Kate and Charlotte, who are featured in Bill Brett’s sixth book, “Boston: Game Changers”) in support of Boston Children’s Hospital. Emily passed away in 2016 from a rare heart disease. The money raised will support…

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NORTH END — Former Boston Bruins player and Hall of Famer Ray Bourque hosted a reception on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at his North End restaurant, Tresca, for the Forsyth Institute. Among those on hand were Forsyth CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Wenyuan Shi, and Director of ForsythKids Kerry Maguire, who gave opening remarks. The event will kick off a campaign leading up to Forsyth’s annual fundraising gala, “A Taste and A Toast,” which…

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