BROCKTON — Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan and chief of staff Sydne Marrow were on hand recently when George Montilio cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the company’s auxiliary facility. As the city officials saw on their tour of the new bakery, Montilio’s skilled crews were making hundreds of gingerbread houses and yule logs that were shipped all over the country for the holiday season. All photos by Bill Brett

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HULL — At the stroke of noon on December 16, thousands of wreaths were placed by volunteers at veterans graves in cemeteries across the country. In the Hull Village Cemetery, American Legion Post 140 held a ceremony followed by the laying of 650 wreaths by volunteers from Hull, Notre Dame Academy, Boston College High and Legion members many whom are veterans themselves. The goal is to “remember, honor and teach our children the value of freedom.”…

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BEACON HILL — Dignitaries, business and community leaders, and friends filled the main dining room at the historic Hampshire House on Beacon Hill to give “cheers” to Thomas A. Kershaw and his many contributions to Boston’s hospitality and tourism industry and the community. A few days before his 85th birthday on December 1, 2023, the luncheon featured accolades from formerLieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, City Council President Ed Flynn and state Representative Jay Livingstone. Boston news…

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WRENTHAM — It was a packed house at th Red Rooster Bar & Grill in Wrentham to celebrate Eddie Doherty’s book “Laughs, Lies & American Justice,” at an event hosted by the restaurant’s owner John Carroll. From the author: A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR:This book is a compilation of mostly unrelated short stories, brief observations and anecdotes detailing multiple events that I was party to, witnessed, read in police reports or heard about mostly during…

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SEAPORT — It was a soldout dinner at the Davio’s in the Seaport District when Mark Wahlberg was in town for a special sold-out dinner at Davio’s featuring Flecha Azul Tequila. After his time at the eatery, Wahlberg made his way to the TD Garden for the Celtics game against the Pacers. Joining Davio’s owner Steve DiFillippo were Kiss-108’s Billy Costa and Lisa Donovan, Dorchester Boys and Girls Clubs CEO & President Bob Scannell, and…

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