Inbox [June 26]: Asian Festival today, Tarentino comedy benefit tonight, CitySquare apartments break ground, Assumption elects 3 new trustees

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13th annual Asian Festival noon to 6 p.m. today

The 13th annual Asian Festival, organized by the Southeast Asian Coalition, is planned for noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Italian-American Cultural Center, 28 Mulberry St.

Admission is free, and there will be food and traditional dances from Vietnam, Burma, China, Cambodia, Korea, Japan, Laos, Bhutan, India, Thailand and Nepal

For more information, see the Southeast Asian Coalition Facebook event page

Mechanics Hall

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Mechanics Hall

Comedy benefit for slain officer tonight at Mechanics Hall

The Auburn Police Association will host “A Night Of Comedy” tonight at Mechanics Hall to benefit the family of Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., who was killed in the line of duty May 22.

Featuring Artie Lange, Lenny Clarke and guests Dezi Garcia and Mychael David, the night kicks off with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres for VIP ticket holders at 5:30. The show starts at 7. VIP tickets are $150, others $100 and $50.

For more information and ticket, visit the Mechanics Hall website

Downtown renaissance continues with Roseland groundbreaking at 145 Front St.

Roseland Residential Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mack-Cali Realty Corp., held a groundbreaking ceremony last week with public officials for 145 Front St. at CitySquare. This project is the first of two phases. When complete it will comprise 365 apartments. Phase one includes 237 apartments. Roseland anticipates a third quarter 2017 completion of this community.

“The luxury residential community will be a draw for the many young professionals flocking to the revitalized downtown. The property will feature studio, one-, and two-bedroom units, with a wide range of state-of-the-art amenities, including a stunning outdoor swimming pool with a sundeck, a courtyard with fire pit, barbecue grills, a dog run, and more.” The building will also have a full-time concierge, a fitness center with on-demand yoga and spinning services, and a clubroom with billiards, computers, a lounge area, and a game room. Additionally, there will be 10,000 square feet of retail space at 145 Front St.

Read the entire story on the Mack-Cali website

Assumption College Board of Trustees

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From left, Richard Burke, Alison Kenary and Lilliam Alonso Miller are the newest members of the Assumption College Board of Trustees.

CEO of Fallon Health, Worcester philanthropist, and entrepreneur elected to Assumption College Board of Trustees

The president and CEO of the region’s largest health care provider, a supporter of a number of initiatives of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester and in the Worcester community, and the president of a successful small business have been appointed to the Assumption College Board of Trustees. Assumption alumni Richard Burke ’80, president and CEO of Fallon Health, and Lilliam Alonso Miller ’89, president and co-owner of Remodela Inc., and vice president of Maderas Alfa Inc., join longtime community advocate Alison Kenary as the new members of the College’s Board.

“These three individuals are not only well-respected in their communities and profession, but bring a wealth of experience and significant skill sets that will contribute to the Board,” said Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College. “I look forward to working with Richard, Alison and Lilliam as we, and the rest of the College’s Board, provide direction and guidance building upon the successful foundations of a vibrant learning community that produces well-rounded and thoughtful graduates who are leaders in their fields.”

Read the entire story on the Assumption College website

— Cindy Henderson

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