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Habitat partners with Plymouth group

Present and past officers of the state chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys are (from left) Tracey Ingle, Philip Murphy, Holly Harris, Steven Mann, and Judith Flynn.

HABITAT PARTNERS WITH PLYMOUTH GROUP: Allen Hanford of Carver is part of the team from Brush With Kindness, the special-projects program at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, which is partnering with the Plymouth Taskforce for the Homeless in remodeling a kitchen in a home in Plymouth. The kitchen is in a newly purchased duplex that houses eight formerly homeless men and two staff managers. Hanford is chairman of Brush With Kindness.

UNION ELECTION: Craig A. Pinkham was elected secretary-treasurer of Braintree-based Utility Workers Union of America Local 369. The Quincy native succeeds Daniel Hurley, who was elected president of the local. Pinkham has been with the union since 2001, starting with an internship at Boston Edison during his college days at Suffolk University, when he worked as a customer service representative in the utility’s call center.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Several area lawyers have been recognized for their advocacy of elder services and their commitment to raising awareness of legal issues affecting seniors. The recognition came during the annual meeting of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, at which Norwell lawyer Holly Harris was named president-elect.

Suzanne Sayward of Dedham was recognized as a Chapter Member of the Year, one of two lawyers to earn the award from a field of 550 chapter members. A Special President’s Award was given to Brian Barreira of Plymouth for his work for The Dorothy Fish Trust.

The meeting also included electing chapter officers for 2012, which included Harris as president-elect; Philip Murphy of Milton as president; and Judith Flynn of Rockland, vice president.

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