DORCHESTER — More than 500 guests packed Florian Hall when Henry Richard’s 18th birthday was turned into a night of fundraising for Team MR8 and its Boston Marathon team. Henry is the brother of Martin Richard, who was killed when bombs went off near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. The entertainment included the Fenian Sons and DJ Dave Solimine, and Henry’s sister, Jane, a singer, was also on hand. All proceeds benefit…

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BOSTON — My wife, Ginnie, and I want to share some great news with you about one of our grandchildren. As some of you know, our little trouper Hadley, who just turned eight, has Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder for which there is no known cure. That, of course, is not the good news. The good news? The doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital and the recent tests that show she is stable with no…

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  BEVERLY — Max Gaudenzi‘s request is a simple one. He needs our help to get a new bed. A 21-year-old, self-described New England Patriots superfan, Max is making an appeal to raise money to get a bed that helps him sleep through the night without needed the help of his parents — or anyone else. Max has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a “disease that has slowly taken away my ability walk, feed myself, dress myself,…

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