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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A large crowd turned out on Sunday for a dedication of the Scituate Easter Rising monument, the only such monument in the United States. On hand for the dedication were Irish Consul General Laoise Moore; monument committee chair, attorney John Sullivan; singer Máirín Uí Chéide Keady; Scituate Select Board chair Karen B. Canfield; and state Senator Patrick O’Connor. A larger celebration is planned for April, 2021. ALL PHOTOS BY BILL BRETT Photos by Bill Brett

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More than 260 guests experienced a lot of firsts the other night at Marina Bay in Quincy when fashion designer Denise Hajjar hosted a fashion show with the boardwalk serving as the catwalk for the models. The sold-out event was a fundraiser to fund charities that fund and support first responders and those working in healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic. Among those on hand were Quincy police and firefighters (who arrived in a fire truck),…

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