NORTH STATION — It was a packed house for the Boston Police Foundation’s “Battle of the Bands,” which was held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the recently opened Big Night Live concert venue in the TD Garden. The “Rising of the Pipes” 2019 featured live music from the Irish tenor John McDermott as well as the Boston Police Gaelic Column Pipes and Drums, the New York City Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, and…

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DORCHESTER — Jimmy Leahy found out just how important his EMT training is. Jim Leahy, a retired sergeant whose last assignment for the Boston Police Department was in the West Roxbury District Court, and his son Jimmy, a lieutenant on the Weymouth Fire Department, are both members of the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes & Drums. The younger Leahy recounted to Bill Brett that while they were at a Dorchester parking lot for a rehearsal on…

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WEYMOUTH — My friend Paul Doyle set up a birthday celebration for a young man he knows, Brendan Tevenan, who works at Justice Hardware in Jackson Square in East Weymouth. Brendan, whose actual birthday is Aug. 15, is at the store on Mondays through his participation in the South Shore Support Services program. He was joined at the celebration by his brother Pat, seen in the photographs with the cake, Doyle and bagpiper Tom Sexton…

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