ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON DEC. 28, 2017: COPLEY SQUARE — Channeling his friend and mentor, the late New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, Bill Brett took to the streets on Dec. 28, 2017 to capture some of the ways that people were dressing to deal with the extreme cold. With a high of just 12 degrees, Thursday saw the lowest high temperature in 140 years of record keeping, shattering the previous mark by six degrees.…

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COPLEY SQUARE — More than 350 guests attended the Ellie Fund’s 24th annual gala and Academy Award viewing party, which was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel. The gala, which was held on Sunday, February 9, raised more than $150,000 to benefit the Ellie Fund’s mission to provide essential support services for breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of everyday life, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery and healing. Members of…

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COPLEY SQUARE — More than 300 guests attended the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s annual gala, which this year had a Disco theme. The event, held on November 16 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, raised more than $450,000 to support the clubs’ programs. The 32nd annual “Grand Drawing” gala got a boost when Boston Mayor Marty Walsh stepped up to serve as the celebrity auctioneer. The night’s emcee was WBZ morning anchor Kate…

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COPLEY SQUARE — More than 700 guests turned out over the course of a full evening in support of the Corey C. Griffin Foundation. The gala, which was held on February 9, 2019 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, raised more than $1 million. The black tie event kicked off with an exclusive sponsorship dinner, where major sponsors and donors were honored by the organization. The dinner was attended by over 250 supporters including Kevin…

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COPLEY SQUARE — More than 125 guests gathered on Monday night at the Boston Public Library to celebrate the release of Ben Bradlee Jr.’s latest book “The Forgotten.” The book, which is published by Little Brown and hit stores today, looks at Luzerne County, Pa., and the 2016 election. Joining Bradlee for the celebration were several of his former Boston Globe colleagues including Stephen Kurkjian, Frank Phillips, Renée Loth, Ande Zellman, Joe Kahn, Alex Beam,…

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