QUINCY — The City of Quincy celebrated Flag Day with a colorful parade and a seemingly endless display of the red, white and blue. The annual celebration was started by Quincy Mayor Tom Koch’s father, Richard, 70 years ago and has been the official start to the Summer season in that city. Quincy resident and superfan Uncle Sam Rounseville served as the parade’s Grand Marshal. All photos by Bill Brett

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SOUTH BOSTON — Get ’em while you can. Jack Doherty’s College Hype team had already been working overtime to get the St. Patrick’s Day Parade T-shirts ready and NOW to get them “updated.” The SouthieApparel.com team needed to add a “canceled” to the shirts. We suspect that these Ts will be soon become a collector’s item. You can order from the “Keep Calm and Irish On” line via this link. For more information on all…

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BOSTON — Tens of thousands of people, many of them waving rainbow flags, lined the two-mile route of Boston’s 49th annual Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The parade’s theme this year was “Looking Back, Loving Forward.” Among the many participating in the parade were Miss Gay Massachusetts US of A 2019 Ivy League-O’Deria, Ania Bangkoks, who was Queen of Pride, elected officials including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner Willie Gross, Senator…

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YARMOUTH — Thousands lined the route of the 14th annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade, which was held on Saturday, March 9, as K9 Nero walked alongside Grand Marshal Peter McClelland, retired Yarmouth Police K9 officer. This year’s parade was held in honor of slain Yarmouth Police Officer Sgt. Sean McNamee Gannon and his K9 partner Nero, who together marched in last year’s parade. Sgt. Gannon, 32, was fatally shot while serving an arrest warrant…

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