BOSTON — It was a packed house for the June 10 luncheon to mark the 50th anniversary of Tom Kershaw’s purchase of the Hampshire House and the Bull & Finch, the basement bar that spawned the TV show “Cheers.” Joining Kershaw for the lunch and an evening of festivities were state House Speaker Bob DeLeo, Mayor Marty Walsh, former Mayor Ray Flynn, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Union Oyster House owner Joe Milano, Kiss 108 FM’s…

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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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DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Massachusetts. The event, which was held at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, honored Governor Charlie Baker with the Jack Brett Award. Also on hand were First Lady Lauren Baker, Special Olympics CEO & President Mary Beth McMahon, Northeast Arc’s Jo Ann Simons, New England Council President & CEO Jim Brett, and Special Olympics Board Chairman Tim Shriver. Irish…

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