DORCHESTER — Hundreds of well-wishers and mourners lined the streets of Dorchester near St. Ann’s church in Neponset for a touching farewell to Jimmy Hayes, a local native and former pro hockey player who died unexpectedly recently. He was 31. Although the actual funeral Mass was for immediate family only, the area outside the church to Florian Hall was lined with Dorchester residents, participants in the local youth hockey program, Jimmy’s friends from his days…

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BOSTON — Bill and his brother Harry took a (photo) stroll from the Faneuil Hall Marketplace to the North End, where the annual St. Anthony’s Festival was taking place. The scenes they spotted showed a city that looks to have rebounded, with tourists and diners and lots of traffic. Nary a face mask in sight, however. Diners in the North End sat just inches away from the traffic to eat their meals. But the Bretts…

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BOSTON — Family and friends turned out to celebrate Carol and Ed Celeta’s 60th wedding anniversary at a party at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The couple were married at St. Theresa of Avila in West Roxbury on August 5, 1961. The fete was hosted by the couple’s children: Jimmy Celeta, Judith Celeta, Edward Celeta, and Nancy Balzano. Also attending the party were grandchildren Kristina, John, Anna, Emma, and Mia, and great-grandchild John. All photos by…

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DORCHESTER — More than 300 guests turned out for a send-off event at Florian Hall in Dorchester for “Paulie’s Push to Honor and Remember,” a fundraiser in which Paul Veneto, a retired United Airlines flight attendant, will push an airline beverage cart more than 200 miles. Veneto will push the beverage cart from Logan Airport in Boston to Ground Zero in New York, for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. He decided to do this to…

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