Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Year’s Day

The front page of this week’s newspaper may not be enjoyed by some readers, and some will like it. It is a matter of perception. Isn’t there anything else besides money, some people may say? They have the right to … Continue reading

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Hagop Keledjians Bequeath $1.5 Million to Montreal’s AGBU Manoogian School

MONTREAL – Hagop Keledjian passed away in 2010 and his wife Zaruhi Vardanyan-Keledjyan in 2011 and they bequeathed $1.5 million to the Montreal AGBU Manoogian School. Their unwavering love, dedication and belief in Armenian education made them a very happy … Continue reading

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Rachel Kuprelian is the New Massachusetts Secretary of Labor

WALTHAM – Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles resident Rachel Kaprielian is joining the governor’s Cabinet as secretary of labor and workforce development. Kaprielian a former House Democrat from Watertown, will replace current Secretary Joanne Goldstein, who is leaving the administration … Continue reading

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State Assembly Education Panel Unanimously Adopts Genocide Curriculum Measure AB 659

SACRAMENTO – Standing strong against Armenian Genocide denial, the California State Assembly Education Committee unanimously adopted AB-659, a measure introduced by Assemblymember Adrin Nazadrian which would bolster the commitment of the State of California to teach the Armenian Genocide to … Continue reading

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Hacop Baghsassarian Donates $250,000 to Chamlian School’s Gymnasium

GLENDALE – Chamlian Armenian School’s Board and Administration are extremely pleased to announce the generous donation of $250,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Hacop and Hilda Baghdassarian towards the Gym construction fund. The Baghdassarians have a long history of community involvement, … Continue reading

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Mike Gatto Introduces Resolution to Recognize Nagorno-Karabakh

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Mike Gatto joined with people of Armenian descent around California and the world in calling for the United States to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a sovereign state. The resolution, AJR 32, invokes strong language from the … Continue reading

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Dink Two Murder Suspects Released Two Days After Arrest

Two suspects in the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink murder case, who were arrested in Trabzon a week ago, were release on Jan. 9 after interrogation. Zeynel Abidin Yavuz and Osman Hayal were considered key suspects, and arrest orders for them … Continue reading

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AGBU Distributes Over $1.1 Million in Scholarships in Year 2013-2014

Funds Support Hundreds of Performing Arts, Religious Studies and International Students Around the World $400,000 Awarded to Students Studying in the U.S NEW YORK — AS the fall semester comes to close, university students worldwide are enjoying the benefits of … Continue reading

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China to Provide Armenia Close to $820,000 in Military Aid

The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan and his counterpart of the People’s Republic of China Colonel-General Chang Wanquan on December 26 signed an agreement on the per year military assistance provided free of charge by … Continue reading

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Davutoglu Calling 1915 Inhumane Helps Turkey, Armenia, Says Samson Ozararat

Samsom Ozarat, a key figure behind the scenes on reconciliation efforts between Turkey and Armenia, said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s statement calling the 1915 deportation of Armenians inhumane was very important. But he argued Armenia has lost confidence in … Continue reading

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