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Crittenton Women’s Union hosts benefit at ICA

Newton Mayor Setti Warren (left), Michael Patrick MacDonald, and Elisabeth Babcock.

Crittenton Women’s Union

Newton Mayor Setti Warren (left), Michael Patrick MacDonald, and Elisabeth Babcock.

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Crittenton Women’s Union, a local organization that helps low-income women out of poverty, had its annual benefit on Wednesday night at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The night honored Merck Pharmaceutical heir Albert Merck and his wife, Katharine, who are big Crittenton supporters. Guests included Newton Mayor Setti Warren, Tufts University senior VP and Crittenton board member Mary Jeka, Crittenton CEO Elisabeth Babcock, and Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of “All Souls: A Family Story From Southie.” MacDonald read from his book during the event.

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