BOSTON — Corporate leaders, politicians and friends of Ireland gathered for the 41st Boston Gala of The Ireland Funds, in support of charitable, cultural and educational causes in Ireland and to assist local organizations in Massachusetts. This year’s Boston Gala, held at the Westin Copley Place, honored Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker, Jr. and Putnam Investments President and Chief Executive Officer Robert L. “Bob” Reynolds with The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award. While the focus of The Ireland Funds of course is on Ireland, it increasingly has…

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DORCHESTER — A festive and celebratory gathering took place Saturday, November 26, to officially recognize the Irish Pastoral Centre’s new location at 540 Gallivan Blvd in Adams Village in Dorchester. Special guest Martin J. Walsh, US Secretary of Labor and former mayor of Boston, offered a few remarks to mark the occasion. The new space will allow the IPC to better serve the local Irish diaspora with more programs in an accessible environment. Friends and community members enjoyed…

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DORCHESTER — New England Council President and CEO Jim Brett was joined by Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy and dozens of volunteers helped distributed turkeys, gift cards, and bags of Thanksgiving groceries to about 225 families. The distribution was held on Nov. 19, the Saturday as usual, but when the Food Pantry’s team realized that the number of people in line exceeded the number that had registered ahead of time, they acted quickly to put…

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SEAPORT DISTRICT — More than 1,800 guests attended the New England Council’s 2022 annual celebration on the evening of Monday, November 7, at the Omni Boston Hotel in the Seaport District.  Among the guests were many of the most notable business, academic, non-profit, and government leaders from all six New England States, gathered to honor the Council’s New Englanders of the Year: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CEO Andrew Dreyfus; Boston Globe Media CEO…

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MALDEN — Family and friends and a number of representatives from veterans groups and military organizations gathered on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 to honor to Corporal Joseph J. Puopolo, a Korean War veteran from East Boston, who went missing and later was reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp. Corporal Puopolo, a 19-year-old Army soldier, was a member of C Battery, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, 8th U.S. Army,…

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