BOSTON — Skål International Boston, an international association of travel and tourism professionals, held its past presidents luncheon today, April 18, 2019, at the Revere Hotel Boston. Terrilyn Haak, of the Mastro’s Ocean Club Boston and Skål’s current president, served as the event’s emcee. The luncheon brought together leaders of most of Boston’s hotels and major tourist draws. All photos by Bill Brett

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BOSTON — In a first for the for the Boston Fire Department, a father and son both active District Fire Chiefs for the Department. Adding to the family pride, it was District Chief Paul Carey who pinned his son, newly promoted District Chief Michael Carey. “Today is always a special day when the Department can promote new officers,” said Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn. The officers are: District Chief Michael Carey, Captain Edward Kelly, and…

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SOUTH BOSTON — The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, an annual staple for the city’s political leaders, had a new host (state Senator Nick Collins), a new location (the Raymond L. Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Terminal), and many of the same reworked jokes. Or, just new versions of the old yarns. The breakfast featured Collins, Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Steve Lynch, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, members of the Boston City Council,…

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DORCHESTER — More than 200 guests packed the parish hall in the basement of St. Margaret’s Church to support the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry, which helps thousands of people make ends meet each year. Last year’s breakfast raised more than $100,000 in donations for the Food Pantry, which is located in the basement of this church, part of St. Teresa of Calcutta’s Parish, right next to where the event is held each year on…

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BOSTON — A crowd of more than 100 Bostonians who were not on spring break felt like they were when attending a party hosted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Shore Leave in Boston. A floral step and repeat and make-your-own-tropical-bouquet floral bar were highlights. The theme of the party was “Bermuda: Always in Season,” and this was reflected by cuisine and cocktails embracing each season on the island. A…

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