COPLEY SQUARE — More than 400 guests attended the 15th annual Concussion Legacy Gala, which was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel. Hosted by Dr. Chris Nowinski, the co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF), and Dr. Robert Cantu, CLF co-founder and medical director, the gala’s special guests included veteran news anchor Jill Arrington, who delivered the opening remarks; Hall of Fame sportscaster Andrea Kremer; Matthew Collier, a US Army veteran and…

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SEAPORT DISTRICT — It was a packed house on October 28 at the Seaport Boston Hotel in South Boston’s Seaport District for the 2022 annual Boston Irish Magazine’s Boston Irish Honors luncheon. This year’s honorees were: Jon Cronin, president & CEO, Cronin Development, Mary Swanton, executive director, Irish Pastoral Centre, and Jerry York, the retired longtime head coach of Boston College’s hockey program. This unique event, celebrating the heritage of Boston’s Irish people and their…

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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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SOUTH END — More than 450 guests attended the 11th annual “Medicine That Matters” Gala in support of Boston Health Care for the Homeless at the SoWa Power Station in the South End. The gala, which raised $2 million, honored Jack Connors and the RIZE Massachusetts Foundation, the only public-private partnership solely dedicated to funding solutions to end the opioid overdose crisis. The events emcees were WCVB-TV’s (Channel 5) Erika Tarantal and Shayna Seymour. All…

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