REPOSTED ON JANUARY 1, 2021: SOUTH BOSTON — Hundreds of intrepid swimmers, many donning costumes, made the leap into Dorchester Bay outside the Curley Community Center on Columbia Road on January 1, 2020, as part of the L Street Brownies’ annual New Year’s Day Plunge. The water off of the L Street and M Street beaches was a balmy 42 degrees for the plunge, according to the National Weather Service. The air temperature was also…

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REPOSTING FOR 2020: THEATER DISTRICT — 800 guests attended the MatzoBall, the nation’s leading Jewish single’s event, kicks off its 33rd year with an unforgettable “Jewcy” adventure. The ball was held on December 24, 2019, at Royale in the Theater District. All photos by Bill Brett

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Editor’s Note: The following was written by Paul Doyle, a friend of Bill Brett’s and this page, who lives in Weymouth and currently recuperating from back surgery. We offer these words to mark Veterans Day, November 11, which was started as “Armistice Day,” in 1919, the first anniversary of World War I. In 1926, the US Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. By…

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By Carol Beggy DORCHESTER – Despite the restrictions on gatherings, the funeral for former Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Ed Walsh drew a number of people who felt compelled to pay their respects to a man who touched a lot of lives throughout the city. Edward J. Walsh died at his daughter Kathleen’s home in New Haven, Conn., on September 27, 2020. He was 98 years old. The restrictions because of Covid-19 meant that only Mr.…

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