The cover of Avedis' Journey

Carolann Najarian to Present ‘Avedis’ Story’ at NAASR

BELMONT, Mass.—Dr. Carolann Najarian will present a talk entitled, “Telling Avedis’ Story: An Armenian-American’s Journey into Her Father’s Saga of Survival,” on Thurs., Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave. [more...]

October 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Oxfam in Armenia Country Director Margarita Hakobyan (center) visits workers at the Ayrum fruits factory prior to its grand opening.

Oxfam Launches Worker-Owned Factory in Armenia

Oxfam in Armenia Country Director Margarita Hakobyan (center) visits workers at the Ayrum fruits factory prior to its grand opening. On Fri., Oct. 3, the northern Armenian town of Ayrum celebrated the opening of a brand new, 1,200-square meter fruit processing plant. With the support of Oxfam in [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

Participants of PAEF's bee-keeping program in Litchk Village, Syunik region PAEF2: Students at Glendale Community College participate in a screening of ‘Armenia's Breaking Backbone.’

New PAEF Film Highlights Destructive Mining in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly In my journey to learn more about Armenia’s environmental organizations, I attended a movie screening of the Pan-Armenian Environmental Front’s (PAEF) documentary film titled, “Armenia’s Breaking Backbone.” We sat down afterwards for a question-and-answer [more...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Angele Manoogian receives a medal from the Artsakh Freedom Fighters Organization in Yerevan, recognizing her services during the Artsakh conflict. Making the presentation is Harmik Hovsepyan, a freedom fighter.

Artsakh Freedom Fighters Honor Angele Manoogian in Yerevan

A funny thing happened to Angele Manoogian on her way to Yerevan last month. Not only was her flight re-routed to Warsaw—that’s Poland!—but her luggage didn’t arrive until a week later. “Try living out of a carry-on and you get the picture,” she laughed, condoning such a calamity. [more...]

October 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Actor David Alpay will be a special guest at ATP’s 20th anniversary celebration in Downtown Boston on Sat., Nov. 8.

ATP Anniversary to Feature Actor David Alpay, Artist Arthur Hovhannisyan

Tickets Moving Fast for Fundraiser in Downtown Boston Nov. 8 WATERTOWN, Mass.—The organizing committee of Armenia Tree Project’s (ATP) 20th anniversary recently announced that actor David Alpay will be featured as a special guest at the Downtown Boston event. The celebration will be held in the [more...]

October 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

The walkathon volunteers.

3rd Annual New England Walk of Life Mobilizes Community

Walkathon Dedicated to Five-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Gabriel Aljalian WATERTOWN, Mass.—The third annual New England Walk of Life of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) was held on Sept. 27 in Watertown. The festive walkathon garnered broad community support, with more than 250 [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments


AUA’s Akian Art Gallery Features Paintings by Haroutune Armenian

YEREVAN—The Akian Art Gallery at the American University of Armenia (AUA) is currently showcasing a new art exhibition titled, “Colors from Armenia and Beyond,” by Dr. Haroutune Armenian. Haroutune Armenian is president emeritus of the American University of Armenia, where he served as [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sam Manoian Post #1, Armenian-American Veterans of Lowell, presented five scholarships to worthy high school graduates on Oct. 4 during a dinner-dance at Sts. Vartanantz Church in Chelmsford. (L-R) Commander Richard Juknavorian, Samantha Sarkisian, Nairi Hovsepian, Robert Papazian, Daniel Donabedian, Rob Kochakian, standing in for son Matthew, and Scholarship Chairman George Manuelian. (Tom Vartabedian photo)

Lowell Veterans Award Five Scholarships

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—One graduate looks to a career in medicine. Another is opting to become a nurse. A third has chosen English literature and biochemistry as possible careers. A fourth yearns to design video careers as his future, while a fifth student looks for a business degree. Sam Manoian Post [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments


Fuller Center Honors Genocide Martyrs by Building 100 Homes

YEREVAN—To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) recently began a project—called “Honoring 100 Years by Saving 100 Families”—that aims to build and renovate 100 homes for 100 at-risk families. Since the start of the [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

1A’s ‘Musical Sketches’ took place in Aeon, a new and progressive type of cafe in the city called an anti-cafe, where visitors pay for their time spent, rather than the food they consume, a concept originating in Moscow. (Image courtesy of Tarverdi Photography)

A Musical Detour with Yerevan’s #ONEBus

In June 2013, ONEArmenia, a for-purpose platform with community-building objectives based out of Yerevan and New York, launched a campaign to reimagine an everyday, often unpleasant, part of life in Armenia: public transportation. The result has come to be known as the #ONEBus and what started as a [more...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

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