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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SOUTH BOSTON — Get ’em while you can. Jack Doherty’s College Hype team had already been working overtime to get the St. Patrick’s Day Parade T-shirts ready and NOW to get them “updated.” The SouthieApparel.com team needed to add a “canceled” to the shirts. We suspect that these Ts will be soon become a collector’s item. You can order from the “Keep Calm and Irish On” line via this link. For more information on all…

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SOUTH BOSTON (by way of Kentucky) — Bill, Carol and the whole Bill Brett Boston team want to wish Sister Evelyn a happy and blessed 105th birthday. This photo is from Bill’s fifth book “Boston: Irish,” which came out in 2014. Bill took this photo after spotting Sister Evelyn walking in South Boston. They talked and she told him about how she made her outfit. When they met, she was still living in South Boston…

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