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Fifth Annual Walk Against Genocide Commemorates Atrocities, Promotes Awareness

The 5th Annual Walk Against Genocide took place Sunday, April 22, beginning at The Holocaust Memorial and concluding at the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway in the North End. This walk commemorates genocides and mass atrocities of the 20th and 21st centuries, and was particularly significant for the Armenian Genocide, which marked its 103rd anniversary today, Read More…

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Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on the Greenway

The annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 was held Sunday on the Greenway at the Armenian Heritage Park. Members of the Massachusetts Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee were joined by marchers who had protested earlier in the day at the Turkish Consulate in Boston. https://www.instagram.com/p/BEmJMcFljvA/ The annual commemoration featured speeches, music and plenty of Armenian tricolors. Remembering Read More…

Community Government

Billboard by Group Denying Armenian Genocide Taken Down After One Day

In the Thursday mid-morning rain, workers have covered the controversial billboard by a group denying the Armenian Genocide, identified as “Turkic Platform, Istanbul“. In response to community complaints, sign owner Clear Channel Outdoor replaced the “Truth = Peace” sign just one day after it went up. The original billboard referred to the FactCheckArmenia.com website that broadly denies Read More…

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Group Denying Armenian Genocide Buys North End Billboard

Update: The billboard has been taken down. See this updated post. A group identified as the “Turkic Platform, Istanbul” has purchased a large North End billboard along the Greenway as part of a campaign to deny the 1915-1923 genocide of the Armenian people. The controversial exhibition is located just steps away from the Armenian Heritage Park and its Abstract Sculpture honoring Read More…

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Photos: Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration Draws Thousands to Greenway

One hundred years after the Armenian Genocide of 1915, thousands gathered in Boston on April 24, 2015 for a milestone commemoration at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway. People attending the large event remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed around the time of World War I by the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Many highlighted the genocide’s recognition by Massachusetts along with other Read More…