The Boston Arts Academy’s Foundation is one of the first organizations to figure out a way to hold an in-person celebration and they did it with the help of Boston philanthropist and noted performing arts supporter Ernie Boch, President and CEO, Subaru of New England. The event organizers offered an in-person experience while others viewed the festivities online. The Boston Arts Academy Foundation originally scheduled the BAA Honors celebration for Saturday, May 2, 2020 and…

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Bill Brett has marked the life of incredible Dorchester matriarch Alma Wahlberg with a special cover of his book “Boston: Inspirational Women.” Bill asked his publisher, Three Bean Press, to make a special cover for his fourth book, “Boston: Inspirational Women,” which Bill published with his daughter Kerry Brett in 2008. The book featured portraits of some of the most remarkable women in Boston and Alma was among those in the book. A mother of…

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Bill’s brother James T. Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council, will receive two honorary degrees this year. Jim will be honored along with Bank of America’s Anne Finucane at the Regis College graduation ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021, which will be held virtually on Saturday, May 8, 2021. For more on the graduation event, click on this link to read the Weston Town Crier story. And on Sunday, May…

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SOUTH BOSTON — When you can’t have the traditional packed house for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and you don’t want to miss the event for a second year, you have to try something new. That is what state Senator Nick Collins did, when he opened his doors to a few socially distant appearances along with recorded and broadcast visits from the usual cast of politicians. Among those stopping by in person was former…

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[Originally posted on May 7, 2019] BRIGHTON — As they have for more than 35 years, scores of musicians were at the Green Briar Pub in Brighton on Monday night for a couple of traditional Irish music sessions. That is, except for one thing: it was last night the Irish restaurant was open. The pub was known for its taps that featured Guinness and newer craft for one last session. Green Briar ran two sessions…

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