SOUTH BOSTON — More than 450 guests attended The New England Women’s Leadership Awards (NEWLA) hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. The event raised more than $500,000 to support the Dorchester nonprofit’s programs. The NEWLA has celebrated inspiring women for more than 25 years by recognizing more than 100 remarkable women who have met the challenges they face with confidence, persistence and compassion. The honorees are role models and mentors for the Clubs’…

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DORCHESTER — 350 guests attended the St. Paul’s Choir School in Harvard Square, Cambridge, annual spring fundraising event, which was held on March 30, 2019 at Venezia Restaurant in Dorchester. The Catholic choir school is located at St. Paul’s Church and is open to boys in grades 3 through 8. The event honored former state representative Paul Haley, who is chair of the school’s advisory board. All photos by Bill Brett

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DORCHESTER — 450 guests attended The Co. Sligo Association of Boston’s 11th annual St Patrick’s banquet, which was held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Florian Hall in Dorchester. The traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner gathering also recognizes a member of the community. This year’s honoree was Raymond “Ray” McVeigh. The event was emcee’d by Jim Brett, with entertainment provided by the Andy Healy Band and the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dance. Proceeds from…

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DORCHESTER — 300 guests attended the Paraclete Center in South Boston’s event at which former Boston mayor and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn, his wife, Cathy, and their children, who include City Councilor Ed Flynn, and grandchildren were honored. The event was held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Boston College High School in Dorchester. The Flynns received the Founders Award for their support of the center, which is located at 207 E. Street…

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