MEDFORD — Hundreds of well-wishers and employees turned out recently as Century Bank celebrated its 50th anniversary. Of course, the one person missing from the special celebration was the bank’s founder, Marshall Sloane, who died on April 6, 2019 at age 92. Marshall and his family, who continue to run the bank, are featured in Bill Brett’s forthcoming book “Boston: Game Changers.” Despite the loss of Century’s beloved founder, the 50th anniversary celebration had a…

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BRIGHTON — As they have for more than 35 years, scores of musicians were at the Green Briar Pub in Brighton on Monday night for a couple of traditional Irish music sessions. That is, except for one thing: it was last night the Irish restaurant was open. The pub was known for its taps that featured Guinness and newer craft for one last session. Green Briar ran two sessions every Monday: * At 7 p.m.,…

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QUINCY — George Montilio, baker extraordinaire, was given the Paul Harris award by the Rotary Club of Quincy at its annual dinner, which was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Neighborhood Club in Quincy. Three hundred guests attended the event at which Montilio, who runs Montilio’s Baking Company — founded by his father, was recognized by Dolly Di Pesa, the president of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the…

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Hingham — More than 3,000 Hingham voters packed Hingham High School the other day with some 1,800 voting to authorize the town’s Board of Selectmen to purchase the town’s municipal water system, which was operated by Aquarion, a privately operated subsidiary of Eversource. The $114 million purchase will put the water system under public ownership for the first time in 140 years, according to The Patriot Ledger. For more details, see the Ledger story, here.…

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