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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WEYMOUTH — The Veterans Day celebration in Weymouth kicked off with a wreath being placed at the Korean War memorial in Jackson Square before the parade started. Weymouth has had five men who were awarded the Medal of Honor. It was a big day as Weymouth also continued its celebration of the community’s 400th anniversary. The celebration included local groups and a parade of cars. All photos by Bill Brett

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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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