New England

Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian addresses a Merrimack Valley crowd during an Armenian Genocide observance in Lowell

Rally Around Peter Koutoujian

LOWELL, Mass.—Over the years, Peter Koutoujian has been a good friend to the Armenians of Merrimack Valley, both back when he served as a state representative and now as sheriff of Middlesex County. Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian addresses a Merrimack Valley crowd during an Armenian [more...]

July 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Every Thursday, starting on July 21, the museum will be hosting #Luresday Thursday.

Armenian Museum of America Now a ‘Pokéstop’

The Armenian Museum of America is taking advantage of its new status as a “Pokéstop” to invite Pokémon Go players through its doors. Every Thursday, starting on July 21, the museum will be hosting #Luresday Thursday. Every Thursday, starting on July 21, the museum will be hosting #Luresday [more...]

July 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

This project is seen as a potential change within the church community, as many smaller parishes are financially struggling due to minimal membership and the pooling of resources can help strengthen communities.

Armenians Create a Legacy for Future of Merrimack Valley

For decades Armenians living in the Northern Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts have been parishioners of two stalwart churches, St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church of Haverhill and Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church of Lawrence. Families of these two parishes attended [more...]

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

The fifth grade graduating class

St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

WATERTOWN, Mass.—In June 2016, St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School (SSAES) successfully completed its 32nd academic year. The Graduation Ceremonies were held on June 16 (K) and June 17 (Elementary). A scene from the Kindergarten graduation ceremony In her remarks, school principal Mrs. [more...]

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Homenetmen Scouts Troup 51 Hold Annual ‘Panagoum’ (Photo Series)

Providence Homenetmen Scouts Troop 51 held their annual Panagoum Camping Trip the weekend of June 17-19 at Camp Buck Hill in Pascoag, R.I. This year, Boston Homenetmen Scouts Troop 290 attended as a joint effort to bring Armenian youth together for a weekend of scouting and fun. The 50 scouts [more...]

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Arakadz Lodge, Merrimack Valley Knights of Vartan, honored its area high school graduates June 21 at St. Gregory Church, North Andover. (L-R) Rev. Fr. Stephan Baljian, lodge chaplain and pastor; Denis Hamboyan, commander; Charlie Sirmaian; Allie Sirmaian; Michelle Ryan; Rob Couyoumjian; Kristina Bebirian; Ben Balian; Charles Kochakian, master of ceremonies; and Tom Vartabedian, featured speaker. Missing from photo is Ani Minasian.

MV ‘Knights of Vartan’ Honor High School Graduates

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.—Class officers, athletes, honor students, musicians, and community volunteers. This year’s crop of high school graduates in Merrimack Valley (MV) certainly made the Armenian community quite proud of its achievements throughout local schools. As tradition has it, the Arakadz [more...]

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pianist Hayk Arsenyan

Pianist Hayk Arsenyan to Perform at AMA

  Pianist Hayk Arsenyan The Armenian Museum of America (AMA) and the Composers’ Union of Armenia present “Armenian Beauty” on Sun., June 19. The program will be held at 2 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Armenian Museum in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries. This concert will be [more...]

June 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from the celebration

Homenetmen Providence Chapter Celebrates 35th Anniversary

By Ari N. PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Providence Homenetmen chapter celebrated its 35th anniversary on Sat., June 4, at Venus de Milo in Swansea, with a gala banquet and dance. Among the honored guests were Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region Central Committee member Levon Attarian, [more...]

June 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

'We have no right to lose this war,' said Hovhannisyan (Photo:Tamar Kanarian)

NKR MP Lernik Hovhannisyan Speaks in Watertown

Hovhannisyan: ‘If We Lose Artsakh, Then We Risk Losing Armenia’ WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—As part of his Eastern United States speaking tour organized by the Artsakh Fund of the Eastern U.S. and the Hairenik Association, Lernik Hovhannisyan, a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation [more...]

June 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

NKR MP Lernik Hovhannisyan with members of the Providence Armenian community

Providence ARF Hosts Artsakh MP Hovhannisyan

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—On Wed., June 8, in the Fermanian Fellowship Hall at Sts. Vartanantz Church, the Providence ARF “Kristapor” Gomidehoutiun hosted a program on the current situation in Artsakh by Lernik Hovhannisyan, who is visiting from Artsakh, and provided the community with [more...]

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

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