The Boston Arts Academy’s Foundation is one of the first organizations to figure out a way to hold an in-person celebration and they did it with the help of Boston philanthropist and noted performing arts supporter Ernie Boch, President and CEO, Subaru of New England. The event organizers offered an in-person experience while others viewed the festivities online. The Boston Arts Academy Foundation originally scheduled the BAA Honors celebration for Saturday, May 2, 2020 and…

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Bill Brett has marked the life of incredible Dorchester matriarch Alma Wahlberg with a special cover of his book “Boston: Inspirational Women.” Bill asked his publisher, Three Bean Press, to make a special cover for his fourth book, “Boston: Inspirational Women,” which Bill published with his daughter Kerry Brett in 2008. The book featured portraits of some of the most remarkable women in Boston and Alma was among those in the book. A mother of…

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[Originally posted on May 7, 2019] BRIGHTON — As they have for more than 35 years, scores of musicians were at the Green Briar Pub in Brighton on Monday night for a couple of traditional Irish music sessions. That is, except for one thing: it was last night the Irish restaurant was open. The pub was known for its taps that featured Guinness and newer craft for one last session. Green Briar ran two sessions…

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Bill Brett has been busy out delivering copies of his fifth book, “Boston: Irish,” now that stores and other venues are opening back up for business. And, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. “Boston: Irish” can be purchased through College Hype, which can ship the book out. Five of Bill’s six books are for sale through the Dorchester-based company. You can order through this link. If you prefer to stop by a brick and…

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DORCHESTER – Jack Doherty and his team at College Hype has teamed up with famed radio host Greg Hill and his foundation to create shirts to support the recovery of AJ Quetta, a varsity hockey player for Bishop Feehan High School who was seriously injured during a game. On January 26, 2021, AJ crashed, head first, into the boards during his game against Pope Francis in Springfield. He was taken off the ice on a…

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