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bell.jpgLast night's party for the Bob Lyons, author of the new biography, “On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell,” was a well-attended affair. And why not? Bell's son is longtime talk show host Upton Bell. The guest list for the party at the Boston Habor Hotel included Hartford Whalers founder Howard Baldwin, former sportscaster Bob Lobel, Legal Sea Foods owner Roger Berkowitz, NECN's Jim Braude, former boxer Tony DeMarco, ex-Pats Tim Fox and Randy Vataha, Tufts Health Plan CEO Jim Roosevelt Jr., Century Bank CEO Jonathan Sloane, NPR's Robin Young, Judge Hiller Zobel, and Globies Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy

Caption: Over 150 guests attended a book partyin honor of ''On Any Given Sunday. A Life of Bert Bell'' hosted by the Boston Harbor Hotel. L. to R.  Signing books abourt his dad Upton Bell and Retired State Superior Court Justice Hiller Zobel/// Bill Brett photo

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