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Rihanna and her boyfriend spotted around Boston

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Rihanna is in our midst. The singer and her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel dined at chef Lydia Shire’s Scampo at the Liberty Hotel Friday night — she dug into a plate of roti and curried chicken while bodyguards kept a close eye on her from an adjacent table — and Jameel had the short ribs and bolognese. Jameel, whom Rihanna started dating over the summer after a relationship with Drake, is a Saudi businessman whose family-owned company, Abdul Latif Jameel, has the exclusive distribution rights for Toyota in Saudi Arabia and seven other countries. The couple dined at Nick Varano’s STRIP by Strega at the Park Plaza the next night. It’s unclear what’s brought the couple to town, but Abdul Latif Jameel’s charitable arm, called Community Jameel, has partnered with MIT to create the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL), which works with educators, universities, governments, and companies to prepare people for a labor market altered by technological progress and globalization. Jameel is president of Community Jameel.