New England

Varoujan “Val” Asbedian is applauded at a recent 76th birthday party in North Andover.

Val Asbedian Kept His World Connected

BEDFORD, Mass.—At a time when the computer industry in Massachusetts was being threatened by a debilitating virus, on came Varoujan “Val” Asbedian to save the day. Varoujan “Val” Asbedian is applauded at a recent 76th birthday party in North Andover. Armed with three Masters Degrees and a [more...]

February 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Garen Bagdasarian, leader and activist among Armenians from Azerbaijan

Providence Commemorates Baku Pogroms

  Robert Avetisyan, NKR representative PROVIDENCE, R.I.—On Sat., Jan. 16, the Cultural Committee of Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church of Providence, the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Committee of Rhode Island, and the Armenian Refugees Social Economic Development Association sponsored an evening [more...]

February 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

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ARS Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS), Eastern USA recently announced that it is now accepting applications to its annual Undergraduate and Graduate Lazarian Scholarship Program. Applications for this year’s scholarship will be accepted until April 1. Applicants must be of [more...]

February 8, 2016 // 1 Comment

Shant der Torosian playing the piano at the event (Photo: Marash Girl)

Marash Defense Remembered in Watertown

By Ara Demirjian On Sun., Jan. 31, after attending a memorial service at St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church in Watertown, Mass., in commemoration of the victims of the Armenian Genocide from Marash (1915-20), the Boston Marashtsi community held its annual reception in the St. Stephen’s [more...]

February 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Watenpaugh reads from Bread From Stones

Keith David Watenpaugh Speaks at NAASR

BELMONT, Mass. (A.W.)—On Jan. 28, Prof. Keith David Watenpaugh of the University of California, Davis, gave a lecture about his latest book, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism (Univ. of Calif. Press), at the National Association for Armenian Studies and [more...]

February 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Berj Chekijian welcomes the guests

Berj and Ani Chekijian Host Reception for AMAA

BELMONT, Mass.—On Sat., Jan. 16, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) held a reception graciously hosted by Berj and Ani Chekijian of Belmont. More than 50 guests gathered in fellowship and good spirits to view a video presentation and hear updates on the happenings and [more...]

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Arthur Martirosyan

ANC-EM Presents Inaugural ‘Michael Varantian Lecture Series’

What to Expect from Russian Foreign Policy? Four Scenarios and Implications for by Arthur Martirosyan, Senior Consultant, CMPartners WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Eastern Massachusetts recently announced the inaugural Michael Varantian Lecture Series. The second [more...]

January 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

Lilit Karapetian (feature)

Pianist Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian to Perform at Jordan Hall

BOSTON, Mass.—On Tues., Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., pianist and New England Conservatory (NEC) faculty member Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian will appear in a solo recital at NEC’s illustrious Jordan Hall in Boston. The program will include “Sonata in F Major” by Haydn, Schumann’s “Fantasy in C [more...]

January 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

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