BEACON HILL — Current and former Hampshire House and Cheers employees, business and community leaders and friends gathered at the historic Hampshire House on Beacon Hill to give “cheers” to Thomas A. Kershaw for 55 years of ownership and operation of the Hampshire House and internationally known Cheers bar. Kershaw’s long and storied career in Boston began exactly 55 years to date, on June 10th in 1969, when at age 30 he purchased The Hampshire House…

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SOUTH END — More than 700 guests joined founders Jack and Eileen Connors at the Power Station in the South End for Camp Harbor View’s Beach Ball. The event, which was emceed by Jenny Johnson of TV’s “Dining Playbook” and “Let’s Meet Boston,” raised more than $14 million to support the camp’s programs. For more on the organization, click here. All photos by Bill Brett

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SOUTH BOSTON — 100 guests attended a reception to honor Sister Maryadele Robinson and her 38 years of service at the Laboure Center in South Boston. The reception was held at Amrheins restaurant. For more on Sister Maryadele, here’s a link to an article on her and her work on South Boston Online. Click here. All photos by Bill Brett

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COLUMBIA POINT — More than 350 people were on hand at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library for the as Special Olympics Massachusetts held its 2024 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. As part of the event, state Representative Sean Garballey of Arlington received the Jack Brett Award for his work on behalf of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The late Jack Brett was the oldest of the Brett children and the family’s inspiration for…

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