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 — 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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By Carol Beggy SEAPORT – Nearly 1,600 guests attended The New England Council’s annual prestigious New Englander of the Year awards 2019 dinner, which was held on Monday, October 21, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston. The New England Council is the nation’s oldest regional business organization and the highlight of the evening is the presentation of the New Englanders of the Year awards, which this year went to: • Margaret Brennan, senior…

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DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the New England Council’s annual Holiday Party, which was held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The event, host by Council CEO and President James T. Brett and Council Board Chair John Hailer, was preceded by a board meeting at which bestselling author Ben Bradlee, Jr. spoke about his latest book, “The Forgotten,” which is about Luzerne County, Pa., and the 2016 presidential election. All…

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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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