NEEDHAM — A segment on the award-winning television magazine show “Chronicle” about our own Bill Brett and his fifth book, “Boston: Irish” was re-aired on the show recently. The segment also gives an exclusive sneak peek of the cover of “Boston: Game Changers,” Bill’s latest book, which is expected to be released this fall. (Just in time for Christmas!) You can view it here.

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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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