Bill’s brother James T. Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council, will receive two honorary degrees this year. Jim will be honored along with Bank of America’s Anne Finucane at the Regis College graduation ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021, which will be held virtually on Saturday, May 8, 2021. For more on the graduation event, click on this link to read the Weston Town Crier story. And on Sunday, May…

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DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the County Sligo Association of Boston’s 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Florian Hall in Dorchester. The Association honored Dianne Colleary at the event. The afternoon gathering included a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal and music by the Andy Healy Band, which has performed for several years, and the Heavey Quinn Academy performed traditional Irish dance. The banquet turned out to be one of…

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DORCHESTER — More than 300 guests attended the New England Council Christmas party, which was held recently at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, located on Columbia Point in Dorchester. New England Council President and CEO Jim Brett welcomed the guests which included Lynne and Gary Smith, the New England Council’s Larry Zabar and his wife, Hope, Patrick Shaughnessy of Best Buddies, Craig Welton of Northeast Arc, and Carol McKean of Carol…

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SEAPORT — 250 guests attended the Special Olympics Massachusetts event that honored state Senator Nick Collins of South Boston with the John “Jack” Brett Champion’s Award. The event was held on Monday, December 9, 2019 in the Lighthouse Room at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. In 2014, Jim Brett, president and CEO of The New England Council, and former Massachusetts state representative, was the first recipient of the John “Jack” Brett Champion’s Award, named in…

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BOSTON — 250 guests attended the 42nd Salute to Scouting Annual Dinner, which is held to raise awareness and support for the inner city Scout programs, and provides enhancements needed to remain relevant in America’s changing landscape. The event was held at the Revere Hotel Boston and honored Jim Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council. WCVB NewsCenter 5’s Randy Price was the event’s emcee. The Boy Scout nominating committee and Board of…

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