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News of general interest to the Armenian-American community, as well as editorials, political analyses, regular columns, and short stories and poems.


Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:51:19 +0000
ARS Norian Youth Connect Program Speakers Announced

WATERTOWN, Mass.—Journalist Raffi Khatchadourian (The New Yorker), historian Houri Berberian (UC Irvine), filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian (“What Will Become of Us”), and a panel of science and tech experts will be headlining the Spring 2020 installment [...]

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Armenian Relief Society Eastern U.S.

Armenian Relief Society Eastern U.S.

The ARS Eastern USA has 32 chapters located throughout the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, and Southeastern regions of the United States. Please contact the ARS Eastern U.S. Regional Office (arseastus@gmail.com) if you would like more information about a chapter near you.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:46:01 +0000
Worthy of Concern and Focus

Four items worthy of some attention have hit the Armenian scene since the start of the new year. Let’s start with a positive topic. Catholicos Aram’s declaration of 2020 as “Year of Armenians with Special [...]

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Garen Yegparian

Asbarez Columnist

Garen Yegparian is a fat, bald guy who has too much to say and do for his own good. So, you know he loves mouthing off weekly about anything he damn well pleases to write about that he can remotely tie in to things Armenian. He's got a checkered past: principal of an Armenian school, project manager on a housing development, ANC-WR Executive Director, AYF Field worker (again on the left coast), Operations Director for a telecom startup, and a City of LA employee most recently (in three different departments so far). Plus, he's got delusions of breaking into electoral politics, meanwhile participating in other aspects of it and making sure to stay in trouble. His is a weekly column that appears originally in Asbarez, but has been republished to the Armenian Weekly for many years.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:44:17 +0000
Our Good Fortune…With It Comes Responsibility

To put this week’s topic in context, we need to go back a few years and a few generations. All Armenians are aware that the genocide of 1915-23 changed our world forever. For 1.5 million [...]

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Stepan Piligian

Stepan Piligian

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Stepan was raised in the Armenian community of Indian Orchard, MA at the St. Gregory Parish. A former member of the AYF Central Executive and the Eastern Prelacy Executive Council, he also served many years as a delegate to the Eastern Diocesan Assembly. Currently , he serves as a member of the board and executive committee of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). He also serves on the board of the Armenian Heritage Foundation. Stepan is a retired executive in the computer storage industry and resides in the Boston area with his wife Susan. He has spent many years as a volunteer teacher of Armenian history and contemporary issues to the young generation and adults at schools, camps and churches. His interests include the Armenian diaspora, Armenia, sports and reading.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:25:56 +0000
Remembering the 1980 Detroit AYF Boosters

By George Sarkisian Highland, Michigan With the recent passing of Michael Kajo Kajoian, all of the 1980 Detroit AYF boosters have left us. They truly were the greatest generation. Vahan Solakian: Born on October 3, [...]

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Guest Contributor

Guest Contributor

Guest contributions to the Armenian Weekly are informative articles written and submitted by members of the community, which make up our community bulletin board.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:15:15 +0000
Building a More Globally Competitive Armenia

Having just started a new year, now is an excellent time to reflect on the past and envision what we can do to make a better future. Over the past several years, Armenia has seen [...]

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Joel Burke

Joel Burke

Joel Burke is a digital nomad and the founder of HealthyArmenia.org. Previously, Joel was the head of business development for the e-Residency program of the Republic of Estonia and was an early stage employee of a Gigster, a YC and Andreessen Horowitz backed startup in Silicon Valley.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:59:41 +0000
On My Grandfather’s Shoulders

The following was submitted in response to a call for photographs to be featured online with Stepan Piligian’s column “The Answer is in the Mirror: Parents and Grandparents.” This is me with my grandfather, Reverend [...]

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Tsoleen Sarian

Tsoleen Sarian is the Executive Director of Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives. Her previous work in the non-profit sector has included Armenia Tree Project and the Global Partnership for Afghanistan, as well as a period with the Conflict Management Group. She serves in a leadership role at the Armenian Memorial Church, and on the Board of Directors of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Eastern Region.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:03:09 +0000
Inside Armenia’s Up-and-Coming Wine Industry

“In ten years, the whole world will have heard of Armenian wine,” Aimee Keushguerian says, as we sip red wine, rich with the earthy flavors of Armenian grapes, poured straight from the huge steel barrels [...]

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Araxie Cass

Araxie Cass

Araxie Cass is a member of the AYF Chicago Ararat Chapter, as well as a student of Creative Writing and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her work includes creative non-fiction and short stories, focusing on Armenian topics, as well as social justice, culture and community.

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Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:44:11 +0000
An Invitation to Couples’ Night Out

We are happy to announce that for the third year in a row, God willing, we will have this year’s Couples’ Night Out event by the collaborative efforts of the New England Armenian Clergy.  It’s [...]

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Avedis Boynerian

Reverend Dr. Avedis Boynerian has been the Senior Minister of the Armenian Memorial (Congregational) Church since October 2003. He had previously served as the Minister to the Armenian Evangelical Martyrs’ Church of Aleppo, Syria. He graduated from the Andover Newton Theological School in 2011 with a Doctor of Ministry.

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Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:42:27 +0000
ARF-Backed Candidate Vartine Ohanian Makes History in New Lebanese Government

Vartine Ohanian has been appointed to serve in Lebanon’s newly-formed government, which would make her the first female Armenian cabinet member in the country’s history. Armenians make up approximately four-percent of the population in Lebanon. [...]

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Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:28:21 +0000
In Memoriam: Khajag Sarkissian – The Aedificator

PASADENA, Calif.—The Latin word aedificator comes as close as any word can to capturing the essence of Khajag Sarkissian. It was used in ancient times to describe a builder, architect, or maker. A creator. It’s [...]

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Raffi Hamparian

Raffi Hamparian is the Chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America. Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, Hamparian is a graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he also earned a Masters Degree in International Relations. Raffi has worked for a number of members of Congress, most recently as the chief foreign affairs aide for former New Jersey Congressman Steven R. Rothman. He currently serves as the Director of Federal Affairs for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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