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Carol Leifer at Combined Jewish Philanthropies event

Carol Leifer signs her book for Judy Ravech at the Westin Waltham.

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Carol Leifer signs her book for Judy Ravech at the Westin Waltham.

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Comedy writer Carol Leifer, who’s written for “Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld,” and most recently, “Modern Family,” spoke at a Combined Jewish Philanthropies event at the Westin Waltham celebrating women donors to CJP. . . . Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo dined at Empire the other night, chatting up owner Ed Kane, and posing for photos in her sash. . . . Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and a few friends had drinks at Cafeteria on Newbury Street the other night. . . . Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Ernest Green of the “Little Rock Nine” were guests at the Anti-Defamation League’s Youth Congress event this week. . . . Union Oyster House owner Joe Milano welcomed Flavio Zanonato, mayor of Boston’s sister city, Padua, Italy, to his restaurant this week.

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