SEAPORT — More than $1 million was raised by 2,500 guests who attended the 16th annual “Celebration for Kids” on Dec. 1, which featured food prepared by dozens of Boston’s best chefs, a colossal holiday shopping gallery, silent auction, a live auction, and dancing to the World Premier Band. Proceeds from the event, which was held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, go to brightening the lives of at-risk kids during the holiday…

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Photo by Bernard Videl BOSTON — Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, has a new book out, will be honored by the Authors Guild Foundation on May 15, and continues to work for the Massachusetts-based FRAXA Foundation. She spoke with Carol Beggy about the many projects she has going and why she continues to work for charities that she cares about. You can read it by clicking here.

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Despite years of being wrong or the scientific evidence that proves a buck-toothed rodent in a burrow in Western Pennsylvania cannot predict the weather, Punxsutawney Phil still holds court each Feb. 2. Post By Carol Beggy When I was working as a “co-op” student at the Boston Globe, I talked the city desk editors into letting me return “home” to Western Pennsylvania to cover the 100th anniversary of Punxsutawney Phil’s weather prediction. That day 31…

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Dear Friends: With the re-launch of my website, we are bringing back a blog that you can find here. It will be edited by my longtime collaborator Carol Beggy. The Boston: Game Changers blog, which also is the name of my sixth book that we’re working on, will be updated regularly and feature a range of content including coverage of events that I and others photograph, interesting stories that I come across in my daily…

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BOSTON — At the Book Expo in New York earlier this year, I got a chance to (briefly) meet former Dallas Police chief David O. Brown, whose “Called to Rise,” is now out from Ballantine Books. The New York Times published a piece today by Elizabeth Hinton about Brown’s book (which he wrote with Michelle Burford) and two other books that look at confronting and reforming racist policing. For me, Brown’s story is an important…

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