NORTH END — Pizza lovers lined up to get a perfectly made pizza from Montilio’s Baking Company & Pizzeria, which had its historic pizza carts and oven in the North End at a recent festival. The carts, owner George Montilio told Bill Brett, are from the Italian island of Sicily. The larger of the carts is from the turn of the last century and has an Italian imported oven inside its bed. The smaller cart…

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DORCHESTER — Jimmy Leahy found out just how important his EMT training is. Jim Leahy, a retired sergeant whose last assignment for the Boston Police Department was in the West Roxbury District Court, and his son Jimmy, a lieutenant on the Weymouth Fire Department, are both members of the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes & Drums. The younger Leahy recounted to Bill Brett that while they were at a Dorchester parking lot for a rehearsal on…

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SOUTH BOSTON — Retired US Marine Corps General John F. Kelly gave the keynote address at Sunday’s rededication ceremony for the Vietnam War memorial in South Boston that honors the lives of the 25 troops who lost their lives in the war. Kelly, who most recently served as the White House chief of staff, reflected on the loss of his own son, First Lt. Robert Kelly, who stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan in November…

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DORCHESTER — More than 800 people stopped by Florian Hall in Dorchester during the Friendship Party for Tommy Hall to support the South Boston resident who is facing a health challenge. Among those in attendance at the party on Friday, September 13, 2019, were Boston city councilors Mike Flaherty and Ed Flynn, and Quincy Mayor Tom Koch. According to “Caught in Southie”: Tommy is suffering from Stage 4 Sarcoidosis – an inflammatory disease that affects…

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