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Students of St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School and Armenian Sisters’ Academy sing the U.S. and Armenian National Anthems. (Photo by Tom Vartabedian)

Boston Mulls Centennial after Statehouse Observance

Special for the Armenian Weekly BOSTON, Mass.—No sooner had the final prayers been uttered and closing remarks given by State Rep. Jonathan Hecht that the crowd of 400 spectators gathered for a reception in the Massachusetts Statehouse on April 11. Students of St. Stephen’s Armenian [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Genocide memorial titled 'A Mother’s Hands' will be unveiled May 10 in Lowell on Mother’s Day weekend.

Lowell to Unveil Genocide Memorial on May 10

Lowell, Mass.—In what is believed to be an historic first—at least in America—a genocide monument with an imposing cross will be unveiled by a municipal complex. Genocide memorial titled ‘A Mother’s Hands’ will be unveiled May 10 in Lowell on Mother’s Day weekend. The unique [more...]

April 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

A scene from the protest in Boston (photo by Ken Martin)

Armenians Seek Justice Once Again

Boston, Mass.—The Armenian nation is far too familiar with the struggle of maintaining our identity and the challenge to persevere through the many inhumane cards life has dealt us.  Due to the safe haven Armenians found in the Syrian community following the events of the Armenian Genocide, the [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

(L-R) Dikran Kaligian, Ara Papian, George Aghjayan, and Aram Hamparian (Photo by Mikael Garabedian)

Panel on Western Armenia Held in Watertown

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On April 3, a panel discussion titled “Western Armenia: Our Lands, Our Rights” took place at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) in Watertown. The event, which was hosted by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Boston “Sardarabad” Gomideh and the [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 5 Comments

“Anguish” by Krikor Khandjian (1926-2000)

Commemoration at Museum to Feature Dorjee, Kasongo, and Mouradian

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Sunday April 27, the Armenian Museum of America will present a joint commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, the Tibetan Genocide, and the Genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Anguish” by Krikor Khandjian (1926-2000) As it has been our custom in recent years, [more...]

April 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

The looks on their faces are haunting. A sense of fear and uncertainty, doom even, is evident.

Retired Boston Globe Reporter Kurkjian to Speak at NAASR

Stephen Kurkjian, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter (retired) for the Boston Globe and the son of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, will present an overview of his ten years of research into a unique Genocide-era photograph in the illustrated lecture “Kiss My [more...]

April 6, 2014 // 4 Comments

On April 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm, Armenian-Americans will gather in front of the Tip O’Neill Federal Building to protest the State Department’s failure to condemn the perpetrators of the invasion and occupation of the Armenian-populated town of Kessab.

Armenian Community to Protest Attacks on Kessab Region in Syria

State Department Silent on Perpetrators of Terror against Armenian Civilians  BOSTON, Mass.—On April 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., Armenian-Americans will gather in front of the Tip O’Neill Federal Building to protest the State Department’s failure to condemn the perpetrators of the invasion and [more...]

April 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

Karnig Ostayan (r), Judith Ananian Sarno and Raffi Manjikian (l) are helping to elect Sami Baghdady (seated), candidate for Selectman in Belmont, Mass.  on April 1, 2014. (Photo:  J. Hovsepian)

Belmont Armenians Working on Local Election

BELMONT, Mass.—Elections are our voice to the world, be it local, national or international. As active members in the Greater Boston community, be it in our church or in civic endeavors, working on a campaign brings together energized passionate players in a common enterprise getting our [more...]

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

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