ISTANBUL, Turkey (Marmara)— Recent surgery and subsequent health concerns have led to the de facto retirement of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople Mesrob Mutafyan. Mutafyan, 52, underwent a thyroid operation several months ago. In[...]

By Daphne Abeel Mirror-Spectator Staff MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — For Taner Akçam, his appointment to the Kaloosdian- Mugar Chair at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the realization of a dream. The[...]

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Georges der Parthogh, a veteran journalist, international news photographer and a leading member of the Armenian community, died here on Monday, June 2. He was 84. Born in Harar, Ethiopia on December 18, 1923, der[...]

By Daphne Abeel Mirror-Spectator Staff WORCESTER, Mass. — Taner Akçam, a Turkish historian, author, sociologist and activist has been appointed to the Kaloosdian-Mugar chair at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and[...]

Leaves Legislative Post May 30 By Daphne Abeel Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON — On May 21, MassachusettsGov. Deval Patrick announced that he has appointed state Rep. Rachel Kaprielian (D-Watertown) Registrar of Motor Vehicles (RMV).[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) — Noubar B. Afeyan, PhD, managing partner and CEO of Flagship Ventures, was among this year’s recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor given by the National Ethnic Coalition (NECO) on May 10 in New[...]

By Daphne Abeel Mirror-Spectator Staff HOUSTON, Texas — “We started this program because of our belief that teachers prepare tomorrow’s leaders. That is the source of our inspiration and our mission,” said Maro Bedrosian, speaking[...]

By Daphne Abeel Mirror-Spectator Staff CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The misty, wet weather outside the windows of the Grand Hyatt Regency penthouse did nothing to dampen the spirits of Armenian Assembly members and supporters who gathered, on[...]

NEW YORK — A monumental 12th-century khachkar— a 2,000-pound, nearly eight-foot-tall block of basalt, carved on its surface with symbols of the four evangelists, a massive cross, small birds at fountains and surrounding patterns of[...]

WASHINGTON — In commemoration of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (DCA) reaffirmed her commitment to this critical human rights issue. “It is long past time for the president and Congress to[...]

By Daphne Abeel Mirror-Spectator Staff WASHINGTON — Once more, April 24, the day of commemoration of the Armenian Genocide has come and gone, marked by ceremonies and observances throughout the US, in Armenia and abroad. Once more,[...]