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BRADLEES ELECTS DR. JOHN A. CURRY TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 BRAINTREE, Mass., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Bradlees, Inc. (NYSE: BLE) is pleased to announce that is has elected Dr. John A. Curry to the board.
 Curry is president of Northeastern University in Boston, the largest cooperative education institution in the nation.
 Curry graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1956. He received a master's degree in educational administration and counseling from Northeastern in 1960 and his doctorate from Boston University in 1980. Curry, who has over 24 years of management and administrative experience in the education field, was appointed president of the University in July, 1989 and, most recently, he served as executive vice president (1984-1989) and senior vice president for administration (1979-1984).
 Curry has many memberships in academic and professional associations including the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the National Commission of Cooperative Education and the Boston Plan for Excellence. He has served on many boards and committees related to education and other issues. Among his many affiliations, he is currently a director of the Fleet Bank of Massachusetts and The Boston Coalition. He is also a member of The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Science, WGBH-TV, Channel 2 Boston and the Forsyth Research Center. Recently, Curry was the recipient of the 1993 American Jewish Committee's human relations award for his work in strengthening diversity in the city and the Lena Park Community Development Award for the same reason.
 Bradlees, Inc. operates 126 discount department stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Bradless common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BLE.
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