|Day One executive director Peg Langhammer (left) with Mariska Hargitay. (Christine Hochkeppel for The Boston Globe)|
Side by side with 'Law & Order'
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star Mariska Hargitay was the headliner yesterday at a fund-raiser for Day One, a Providence sexual assault resource center. The organization chose the actress, daughter of the late starlet Jayne Mansfield, to speak based on her work as crusading NYC detective Olivia Benson.
Welch residence going for $27.5m
Want to live like Jack and Suzy Welch? Break out your wallet. The grand Greek Revival on Beacon Street that has been the couple's crib for the past several years is on the market, and the asking price is a cool $27.5 million. The building at 40 Beacon St., known as the Appleton-Parker House, is actually owned by developer James Pappas, who declined to speak with us yesterday. He may be selling now because Jack and Suzy are leaving town. "As long planned, with the last of our kids going off to school next September, we're moving to New York, where we already have a home and where our work is," Suzy Welch wrote in reply to an e-mail yesterday. "We love Boston and will visit often." The building, formerly home to the Women's City Club and listed since 1978 on the National Register of Historic Places, has 12 bedrooms, breathtaking views, and a three-car garage. Although it's been a single-family residence of late, the 18,000-square-foot building is zoned for four condos. Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of GE, met Suzy Wetlaufer in 2001 when she was editor of the Harvard Business Review. They married three years later. The couple has written two books together and dispense words of wisdom at www.welchway.com.
Bridging the divide
This week's fund-raiser for the Lenny Zakim Fund was a festive affair. School Superintendent Carol Johnson made the scene at the Landmark Center, as did Gabriela Romanow of the traveling global warming exhibit "Double Exposure" and her husband, Bob Romanow, whose chain of Frugal stores stocks the area's largest inventory of African-American books. Others in attendance were Steve and Barbara Grossman, Mary McFadden and Larry Stifler, CEO of Health Management Resources, Susan and Glenn Rothman of Hearts on Fire Diamonds, Elaine and Bobby Sager, and Susan and Barry Tatelman. Zakim, for whom the fund and bridge are named, was director of the Anti-Defamation League's New England office.
Globe correspondent Carol Stocker contributed. Names can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-929-8253.