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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BOSTON — More than 500 guests turned out Saturday night for the surprise 65th birthday party for Jake Kennedy, who with his wife, Sparky, founded the annual Christmas in the City. Saturday’s party was held at the Seaport Hotel. The night also served as a fundraiser for the Jake Kennedy ALS Fund, which has a goal of raising $1 million for ALS research. Jake was diagnosed with ALS and it is not the first time…

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BOSTON — Several hundred guests attended a swanky event at the Revere Hotel to join event planner Bryan Rafanelli in celebrating his book “A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration,” which was recently released from Rizzoli. The book’s foreword was written by Chelsea Clinton, whose wedding Rafanelli planned. The event opened with a conversation between Rafanelli and Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry. All photos by Bill Brett

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HINGHAM — More than 350 people packed the auditorium at Hingham High School to hear bestselling author and historian David McCullough for a night that kicked off his tour to support his latest book, “The Pioneers.” The event was held to benefit the Hingham Historical Society. “The Pioneers” is the fourteenth book by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, whose previous subjects have included the Wright brothers, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Johnstown Flood. For…

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