The Highland Street Foundation has joined the growing ranks of Boston’s philanthropic community in proudly supporting Off Their Plate, a grassroots organization that provides nutritious meals for frontline healthcare workers. The meals are prepared by chefs from local restaurants who have lost their jobs due to outbreak of the Coronavirus. The effort helps to provide sustenance to two groups of workers that play a critically important role in the City during this unprecedented time. For…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Few in town attend more events than Bill Brett and so Bill and his team have been getting queries about what events have been canceled (short answer, everything) and if we have any information on what events have already been rescheduled. To keep as up-to-date as possible — and figure out where we’ll be this fall, we hope — we are compiling this list, which we will update as we are given information,…

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SOUTH SHORE — Our man Bill Brett has been practicing his social distancing, but as life has taken him outside he usually takes along his camera or uses his phone. This lead photograph of the Divas With a Twist group singing was taken by Bill on March 7, 2020, at the River Club in Scituate, one of the last public concerts on the South Shore. Other images are from Hingham, Braintree and Marshfield. All photos…

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DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the County Sligo Association of Boston’s 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Florian Hall in Dorchester. The Association honored Dianne Colleary at the event. The afternoon gathering included a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal and music by the Andy Healy Band, which has performed for several years, and the Heavey Quinn Academy performed traditional Irish dance. The banquet turned out to be one of…

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SOUTH BOSTON — When Bill Brett decided to put the long lens on the camera and catch some stories of how people were dealing with the impending Coronavirus shutdowns and beyond. As he drove through South Boston on Saturday, he spotted the lines outside of several bars and pubs. The area was packed with people, most young revelers, out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. By Sunday, however, Mayor Marty Walsh announced new guidelines for all…

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