DORCHESTER — Veteran Boston journalist and radio host Dan Rea and his wife, Jeanne, made a “substantional gift” to the University of Massachusetts Boston to renovate and endow the weight room in the school’s Clark Athletic Center, UMass announced. Rea, who graduated from Boston State College a decade before it merged with UMass Boston, chose to honor the importance of both institutions and their athletic programs through the “Dan Rea ’70 Boston State College Varsity…

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BOSTON — 150 guests attended the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s 3rd annual Champion Awards event, which was held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the UMass Club. The Foundation’s co-founder Dr. Christopher S. Ogilvy was on hand for the event. This year, the nonprofit recognized a number of people and organizations for their support of research into brain aneurysms, a condition that affects as many as one in 50 people. Those honored include: Mayor Martin J.…

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PARK SQUARE — 400 guests attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the Isenberg School of Management’s annual awards dinner, which was held on March 28, 2019 at the Boston Park Plaza hotel. This annual networking event honored those working in the industry: 2019 Distinguished Industry Leader, Stephen Kaufer, president & CEO, TripAdvisor; 2019 Stephen Elmont Recipient, Victoria Vega ’88, vice president operations, Corporate & Senior Living Culinary Group,…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT The Calf Pasture Pumping Station. DORCHESTER — The new residence hall at the University of Massachusetts Boston stands tall at the school’s Columbia Point campus. It has been many years from planning to construction. You can read more about it here. It also stands in stark contrast to the Calf Pasture Pumping Station, which is part of the city’s first sewage treatment program. It was completed in 1884. Read more here.…

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