MARSHFIELD — More than 250 guests attended a fundraiser to support the Pan-Mass Challenge and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which was held at Levitate in Marshfield on Saturday night. The event, now in its fifth year, is called Funk You Cancer. Event organizer Anthony Habayeb kicked of the event by thanking everyone for their support and welcomed everyone on behalf of the organizing committee which is made up of the Chin, Habayeb, Kaufman, Mazin, Panio…

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SOUTH BOSTON — A number of Medal of Honor recipients were on hand for the rededication ceremony for the South Boston Vietnam Memorial to mark the monument’s 40th anniversary. Before the events in Medal of Honor Park in South Boston on Sunday, a memorial Mass was said at St. Brigid Church. “I’m thankful that this great country entrusted me with this medal. I wear it for the great Marines and those phenomenal Navy corpsmen that…

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MARSHFIELD — A sold-out crowd of 300 guests attended South Shore Peer Recovery’s third annual “Recovery Rocks” fundraiser that was held at Salt River Farm on Thursday night in Marshfield. The Scituate-based South Shore Peer Recovery had a full night of events that included music by Border Road, the band Neighbors, and Lisa Jason. The night raised close to $200,000. Peer Recovery founder John Kimmett addressed the audience saying that all of the money raised would…

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DORCHESTER — Hundreds of well-wishers and mourners lined the streets of Dorchester near St. Ann’s church in Neponset for a touching farewell to Jimmy Hayes, a local native and former pro hockey player who died unexpectedly recently. He was 31. Although the actual funeral Mass was for immediate family only, the area outside the church to Florian Hall was lined with Dorchester residents, participants in the local youth hockey program, Jimmy’s friends from his days…

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BOSTON — Bill and his brother Harry took a (photo) stroll from the Faneuil Hall Marketplace to the North End, where the annual St. Anthony’s Festival was taking place. The scenes they spotted showed a city that looks to have rebounded, with tourists and diners and lots of traffic. Nary a face mask in sight, however. Diners in the North End sat just inches away from the traffic to eat their meals. But the Bretts…

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