NANTUCKET SOUND — Bill Brett was on the ferry from Nantucket to the Cape when the boat got an announcement that it was a woman’s birthday. A rendition of “Happy Birthday” followed soon after. Bill, who was traveling back from covering the Ireland Funds Nantucket Celebration, was seated next to Tom Sexton, a Boston-based bagpiper who had performed at the Ireland Funds event. (We’ll publish his photographs from that event in the coming days.) Sexton…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT BOSTON — Watching the live press conference of Boston Police Department announcements of the retirement of Bill Evans and Mayor Marty Walsh’s appointment of William G. Gross as the new commissioner. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Gross, as he said in the press conference, is a true street cop who started on the streets in Dorchester. Our city is lucky to have all three of these men. — Bill

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CHINATOWN — Lauren Baker, the state’s first lady and a longtime champion of education and programs for young people, was at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown the other day to help the Highland Street Foundation celebrate two of its programs for the young people and families of Boston and Massachusetts. The two Highland Street Foundation initiatives that Baker was celebrating were the TADpole 10, which encourages non-profit groups to utilize the Boston Common…

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DORCHESTER — Word is that the Archdiocese will announce on Saturday new assignments for area priests. First bit of news is that Father John Ronaghan will return to Dorchester to serve as pastor of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, which includes St. Margaret’s Church, which Father Ronaghan attended growing up. (He also attended the former St. Margaret’s School.) The parish’s current pastor Father John Currie will run three parishes, we’re told, including St. Peter’s and…

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