DORCHESTER — New England Council President and CEO Jim Brett was joined by Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy and dozens of volunteers helped distributed turkeys, gift cards, and bags of Thanksgiving groceries to about 225 families. The distribution was held on Nov. 19, the Saturday as usual, but when the Food Pantry’s team realized that the number of people in line exceeded the number that had registered ahead of time, they acted quickly to put…

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SEAPORT DISTRICT — More than 1,800 guests attended the New England Council’s 2022 annual celebration on the evening of Monday, November 7, at the Omni Boston Hotel in the Seaport District.  Among the guests were many of the most notable business, academic, non-profit, and government leaders from all six New England States, gathered to honor the Council’s New Englanders of the Year: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CEO Andrew Dreyfus; Boston Globe Media CEO…

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MALDEN — Family and friends and a number of representatives from veterans groups and military organizations gathered on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 to honor to Corporal Joseph J. Puopolo, a Korean War veteran from East Boston, who went missing and later was reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp. Corporal Puopolo, a 19-year-old Army soldier, was a member of C Battery, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, 8th U.S. Army,…

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COLUMBIA POINT — More than 400 guests attende the annual RFK Alliance’s “Embracing Legacy” gala that was held at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester’s Columbia Point. Honored guests included Ed Loughran, Ed Kelly, Marylou Sudders, Boston Police Superintendent Nora Baston, and Jay Calnan. For more on the RFK Alliance, click here. All photos by Bill Brett

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SEAPORT — More than 500 guests attended the 20th annual Leave No One Behind gala that was held at the Westin Boston Seaport. The evening honored James Carmody, former general manager of the Seaport Boston hotel. The event’s emcee was Matt Noyes, chief meteorologist of NBC Boston and NECN. For more on the New England Center and Home for Veterans, click here. All photos by Bill Brett

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