COHASSET — 250 guests attended the “Sneak Peek: Folk Americana Roots Hall Of Fame” co-presented by the South Shore Art Center & The Boch Center at the 64th annual Arts Festival Preview Celebration, which was held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Art Center in Cohasset. The general public can attend the 64th annual ARTS Festival this weekend: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 (rain or shine) at the South Shore Art Center,…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT This parking space in South Boston would rent or sell for a premium, but when Bill was passing by it was just a bicycle taking up a whole spot. Places to park your car are scarce throughout the city, but particularly in South Boston. The city council is debating having residents pay for the parking permits that city residents use to park in their neighborhood.

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WOBURN — More than 250 guests attended the Cummings Foundation’s annual $100K for 100 grant program announcement in which the Woburn-based organization awards $10 million each year to 100 area nonprofits. Gov. Charlie Baker attended the event, which was held at the 128 Trade Building in Woburn. The Cummings Foundation was started by Joyce and Bill Cummings in 1986 as a way to give back to the community. This place-based philanthropic initiative primarily supports nonprofits…

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PAINTING BY JANET LEE HARROLD, COPYRIGHT RESERVED. DORCHESTER — Today, June 3, 2019, marks the 55th anniversary of Bill Brett’s photographs appearing in the pages of The Boston Globe. And, he had a spread on Page B6 of his photographs from the South End Settlements’ gala. You can view them on this website or, in the Globe by clicking here. The team at BillBrettBoston.com is using Janet Lee Harrold’s beautiful painting of the old Globe…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT This portrait of William T. O’Connell, who worked for years to build the Irish Famine Memorial in Boston Harbor was taken for Bill’s fifth book, “Boston: Irish.” Bill and his wife, Rita, worked for years to build the memorial. Both O’Connells died before the memorial was built. By Staff WINTHROP — Some 600 people gathered on a bright Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend to dedicate a permanent marker to those…

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