SOUTH BOSTON — 2,500 guests attended the 244th birthday of the US Marine Corps at a special lunch held by the Semper Fidelis Society Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Among those on hand to help in the celebration were US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, Admiral Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations, and General David H. Berger, the 38th commandant of the US Marine Corps. The luncheon also included a…

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Re-posting this in recognition of Veterans Day. This holiday is important to us at BillBrettBoston.com because of those who served and ensured our rights to publish and so many other freedoms. (Originally posted on September 16, 2019) 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…

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SEAPORT — More than 500 guests attended the annual “Saints & Sinners” Halloween cruise, which was held aboard the Provincetown I on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The party, which offered to help attendees to “step into the Halloweekend” is Boston Biggest Haunted Cruise and one of the most anticipated parties of the season. They had costume competition, with several categories including best reality star lookalike from the 1980s and 1990s. The party was held on…

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MILTON — Nearly 1,000 people participated in the “Mike’s 5K to Crush Substance Abuse – Run, Walk, Stroll!” on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Milton. All the money raised goes towards prevention and treatment of substance abuse. The 2019 event was dedicated to the memory of Chris Woodfall, who lost his battle against addiction. The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MSAPC), which includes several hundred town residents, is committed to reducing youth substance abuse and…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT BOSTON — The marquee at Emerson College’s Paramount Theater was lit up in memory of Daniel J. Hollis, a 19-year-old member of Emerson’s class of 2022, who was fatally injured in an altercation in Allston on September 28, 2019. The Boston Globe reported on October 8, that a US Marine on leave in Boston played a role in Hollis’ death. But on campus, Hollis, a native of Mendon, MA, was remember…

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