SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 20, 2013

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Tim O’Brien of Boxford has been elected vice president of district operations for the Boy Scouts of America’s Yankee Clipper Council. He is the chief financial officer of DV Die Cutting Inc. in Danvers. O’Brien has been a member of Yankee Clipper Council’s executive board since 1998. O’Brien is an Eagle Scout and an Order of the Arrow Vigil member.

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John E. Murphy, a lawyer and former state representative from Peabody, has co-founded a new government relations firm with lobbyist Roger Donoghue called Murphy Donoghue Partners, which will partner with attorneys Maureen Glynn and Tara O’Donnell. Murphy is a former majority leader and majority whip and served in the Statehouse from 1971 to 1984.

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Samantha Alves has joined Children’s Friend and Family Services in Salem as director of youth mentoring and health information technology resource coordinator. Previously, she was a policy advocate at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and also served as an intern at Children’s Friend. She has a master’s degree in social work from Boston College and is a licensed certified social worker.

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Jennifer B. Koiles, founder and principal of Koiles & Associates in Salem, has been accepted as a fellow by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Koiles specializes in family law and mediation. She is a mother of two, a dedicated skier, runner and outdoor enthusiast.

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Terry Hudson-Jinks of Salem has been named chief nursing officer at Tufts Medical Center, where she has served as the interim chief nursing officer for the past six months. Hudson-Jinks began her career at Tufts Medical Center 28 years ago and most recently served as vice president of patient care services. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Salem State College.

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Mirza Cifric, Joseph M. Grimaldi Jr. and Gayle Piraino have been appointed to the Endicott College board of trustees. Cifric is the chief executive officer and director of AbVitro Inc., an early-stage biotechnology company. Grimaldi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Mullen, a marketing agency in Boston. Piraino is the founder and president of GAP Promotions, a promotional products agency. Piraino graduated from Endicott in 1975 and received the Alumni of the Year Award in 2012.

Milestones

Farrar Gates & Green, a financial services firm founded by Marblehead native Steve Farrar, Anthony Gates of Danvers and Derek Green of Middleton, has relocated its Marblehead office to 24 Tioga Way to better support an expanding base of clients in Marblehead and Swampscott. The firm also has an office at 153 Andover St., Suite 108A in Danvers.

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At its annual meeting and recognitions award dinner in October, the North Shore Association of Realtors recognized C.P. Berry Homes with the Community Enhancement Award for English Commons at Topsfield, a luxury living community for people ages 55 and older. The development was recognized for how well it fit into the surrounding area, the preserved open space, quality of construction, and landscaping and community amenities. Amy Wallick, president of the North Shore Association of Realtors, presented the award to Alan Berry, vice president of C.P. Berry Homes.

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Su Chang’s Chinese Cuisine Restaurant celebrated its 20-year anniversary on Nov. 5 at its 373 Lowell St. location in Peabody.