New England

From left, WSU’s Henry Theriault, George Aghjayan, WSU President Barry Maloney, WSU Provost Lois Wims, Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty, the Very Rev. Sahag Yemishyan, the Rev. Aved Terzian, Jermaine McCalpin, Patricia Marshall, and Chris Bohjalian

Bohjalian, McCalpin Speak at Genocide Commemoration in Worcester

By Josh Rizkalla WORCESTER, Mass. (WSU News)—Armenian American author Chris Bohjalian recently spoke to a supportive crowd in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at Worcester State University (WSU). His passionate remarks made it clear that a century later, Armenian [more...]

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lerna Ekmekcioglu

Ekmekcioglu’s New Book Explores Armenian Life in Post-Genocide Turkey

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenians of Istanbul, Turkey, faced extraordinary conditions in the 1920’s. Reeling from the chaos and losses of the World War I genocide, they had little to guide them as they looked to the future. Lerna Ekmekcioglu In this in-depth study of the aftermath of the genocide [more...]

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

(L-R) Rev. Shnork Souin, Arch Priest Rev. Gomidas Baghsarian, Rev. Hagop Manjelikian, and Rev. Kapriel Nazarian

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Held in Providence

By Joyce Yeremian PROVIDENCE, R.I.—On Sun., April 24, the Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Committee of Rhode Island commemorated the 101st Anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Monument at the entrance to North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I. The [more...]

April 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Former North Providence Mayor A. Ralph Mollis speaking to the crowd

North Providence Hosts Annual Flag Raising Ceremony

On Friday morning, April 22, North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi welcomed the gathering outside of the town hall to kick-off the annual flag raising ceremony. He then introduced the emcee, Town Council President Dino Autiello. Emcee, Councilman, Dino Autiello commencing the program Councilman [more...]

April 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Children display a poignant banner at Lowell City Hall. (Photo: Sona Gevorkian)

Merrimack Valley Commemorates Armenian Genocide

LOWELL, Mass.—Newly-appointed Mayor Ed Kennedy and a number of City Councilors joined Armenians from throughout the Merrimack Valley in commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 23. More than 100 observers turned out for the commemoration, despite the rain which [more...]

April 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armenian Heritage Park (Photo: Peter Vanderwarker)

Heritage Park May 7 Events Featured During ArtWeek Boston

World Labyrinth Day and Reception to View the 2016 Abstract Sculpture BOSTON, Mass.—On Sat., May 7 at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway in Boston, two events are being held—both featured in ArtWeek Boston, a “weeklong celebration of unique and creative experiences that are participatory, [more...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Mayor Fung presenting citation to Roxanne Arzoomanian, honoree

Cranston Hosts Annual ANC-RI Flag-raising Ceremony

Homenetmen Scouts with three singers as the flag is being raised at Cranston City Hall CRANSTON, R.I.—On Thursday evening, April 21, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung welcomed members of the community to the City Hall Council Chambers. Fung served as the host to the annual Armenian National [more...]

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley (Photo: Tamar Kanarian)

Boston Catholics Rally around Armenian Genocide Remembrance

BOSTON, Mass.—In an era of papal recognition of the Armenian Genocide, others have also taken a quantum leap forward in their quest for justice, including Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley (Photo: Tamar Kanarian) For the first time ever inside a formal church setting, an [more...]

April 25, 2016 // 3 Comments


Governor Hits Mark at Boston Genocide Observance

BOSTON, Mass.—Governor Charlie Baker was in his element Friday. And it wasn’t even an election year. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gets a smile from genocide survivor Asdghig (Tetezian) Alemian (Photo: Tom Vartabedian) In addressing a crowd of 275 at the Massachusetts State House, he [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 3 Comments

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