PHOTO BY BILL BRETT Paul Doyle with fellow award recipient Linda Dorcena Forry at the Charitable Irish Society event in October. I thought I would share my friend Paul Doyle’s poem on World War I to mark the 100th anniversary and Veterans Day. — Bill THE GREAT WAR By Paul Doyle Eleven, eleven, eleven, nineteen eighteen Signaled the end of the war, which was grossly obscene. Millions of young men suffered and died For the…

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PHOTO VIA WIRE SERVICE Paul McCartney performs at the Austin City Limits Festival last week in Texas. FOXBOROUGH — While most of us are getting ready to watch the Red Sox take on the Yankees and a others will be watching the gubernatorial debate, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is hosting Sir Paul McCartney at a private concert. There is a tent on the field at Gillette Stadium, we’re told, that holds up to…

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BRIGHTON — When Eric T. Donovan was sworn in on Aug. 17 as clerk magistrate of Brighton Division of Boston Municipal Court, he had a few familiar faces there to cheer him on — his classmates from Westfield State College. Joining Donovan were Jack Doherty, Boston Police Department Superintendent in Chief Greg Long, Matt Savage, Ray Salmon, and Dave Gera. For more on Donovan’s appointment, see the official state release here. Photo courtesy of Jack…

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SOUTH BOSTON — Great news from the chairman is that on Sept. 9, veterans from the region will gather at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston when the annual ceremony at the South Boston Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial will be dedicated to Senator John McCain, who died on Aug. 25. South Boston native and longtime veterans advocate Tom Lyons, chairman of the veterans memorial, spoke to the Boston Globe about McCain’s importance to veterans everywhere.…

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