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Fri, 17 May 2013 02:45:31 +0000 Save the Date: Philadelphia to Host 2013 ANCA-ER Banquet PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—More than 300 supporters of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) are expected to attend the 2013 ANCA Eastern Region Banquet on Sat., October 12, at the Hilton Doubletree Philadelphia hotel. The ANCA Eastern Region will once again honor an individual with its ... Read Article Fri, 17 May 2013 02:36:57 +0000 Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives WASHINGTON– As Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan continues his official U.S. state visit, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives introduced the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act, a new measure calling upon the President to build upon the U.S. record of having recognized the Armenian ... Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 11:23:11 +0000 Knights and Daughters of Vartan Host Shengavit Director WORCESTER, Mass.—On Monday evening, April 29, Vladimir Tshagharyan, the director of the Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Culture Preserve in Yerevan, was hosted at a joint dinner meeting of the Knights of Vartan Arshavir Lodge No.2 and the Daughters of Vartan Santoukht Otyag No. 5. About ... Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 11:21:58 +0000 Vartabedian: What will it be, baseball or church? It wasn’t so much his son’s wrestling prowess that overwhelmed the father, although winning over 50 matches in one high school season is commendable for any player. Nor was it the many football accolades his son received as a star-studded lineman, and the scholarship offers ... Read Article Thu, 16 May 2013 11:19:48 +0000 Relay for Cancer Research at Harvard CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—On April 5, the American Cancer Society hosted its annual 24-hour “Relay for Life” event at Harvard University. Participants formed their own teams, which tried to raise $1,000 for cancer research. Throughout the night, the teams walked on the indoor track, and occasionally engaged ... Read Article Wed, 15 May 2013 11:36:06 +0000 The Armenian Weekly Releases PDF of April 2013 Magazine Editor’s Desk: Heritage, Memory, and Justice (Download full PDF of magazine here) In 1929, the Armenian author Hamasdegh made a pilgrimage to the Syrian desert of Der Zor, which he called “that immense graveyard of our martyrs.” Describing what he saw, he wrote, “It was ... Read Article Wed, 15 May 2013 11:19:24 +0000 Panel Discussion on ‘Being Armenian: What Does It Mean Today?’ BOSTON, Mass.—On April 25, the Boston University Armenian Students’ Association (ASA) hosted a discussion about what it means to be an Armenian in the diaspora. The panelists were Anita Postaljian, a 2012 Birthright Armenia volunteer; Stephen Kurkjian, a retired Boston Globe editor/reporter; and Judy Norsigian, ... Read Article Wed, 15 May 2013 11:17:21 +0000 Sassounian: White House Files Politically Motivated, Anti-Armenian Brief to Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Obama Administration last October if it should review a Federal Appeals Court decision that had struck down a California law (Section 354.4) extending the statute of limitations on Armenian Genocide-era life insurance claims. The U.S. solicitor general, the lawyer ... Read Article Wed, 15 May 2013 11:16:10 +0000 ACHT Golf Tournament The Armenian Church of the Holy Translators (ACHT) of Framingham, Mass., hosts its 13th Annual Golf Tournament at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland on Mon., June 10, 2013. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and tee-off is at 10 a.m. This year’s tournament ... Read Article Wed, 15 May 2013 11:13:27 +0000 Book Review: ‘The Astrologer of Karabagh’ By Platon P. Zubov Edited with Introduction and Annotations by Ara Ghazarians Reviewed By Murad A. Meneshian 125 pp.; ISBN 0-9674621-5-0 The Armenian Cultural Association’s (ACF) English-translated publication of The Astrologer of Karabagh or the Establishment of the Fortress of Shushi 1752 is timely and ... Read Article