SOUTH BOSTON — The crew at Doughboy Donuts is not fooling around when it comes to public health. The photo above is a sign on the front door. Wear a mask or go someplace else for your coffee. (On a side note, we’d do whatever they told us just to get one of those cinnamon raisin crullers. They are THAT good.) Photos by Bill Brett

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(Photo of Lt. Colonel Richard Ball at the Dever Memorial in 2018. Photo by Steve Allen.) DORCHESTER — Bill Dever, who had been an ardent advocate for Dorchester, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, and the father of fallen Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Richard T. Dever, died on April 30, 2020. He was 76. Because of the bans on gatherings of larger than 10 people due to Covid-19, the service for Mr. Dever will be…

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HINGHAM — More than $1,200 was raised through a book sale that Bill Brett arranged with Hennessy News at 118 North St., Hingham, to benefit the Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry, which is located at St. John the Evangelist Church, 685 Main St. It started like so many stories during this time of shutdowns, social distancing, and many cancelled events. Late in 2019, Bill released his sixth book, “Boston: Game Changers,” and was in full swing…

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DORCHESTER — College Hype’s Jack Doherty has been cranking out a new line of shirts with the theme of “Resilience 2020” to raise money for Boston Medical Center and South Shore Health as those hospitals deal with strained resources and staffs during the Coronavirus pandemic. You can order the shirts by clicking here. Jack and his team have always supported local causes. You can see more about the company in this WCVB “Made in Mass”…

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DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the County Sligo Association of Boston’s 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Florian Hall in Dorchester. The Association honored Dianne Colleary at the event. The afternoon gathering included a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal and music by the Andy Healy Band, which has performed for several years, and the Heavey Quinn Academy performed traditional Irish dance. The banquet turned out to be one of…

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