SOUTH BOSTON — Brian Wallace, the lifelong resident of South Boston and one of the city neighborhood’s greatest champions, has helped raise thousands of dollars and offered his support of South Boston people and causes over the years. And on April 18, there was supposed to be a gathering to support Brian at a “time” for him. Because of health and safety concerns regarding Covid-19, “A Night for Brian Wallace” has been cancelled. Those organizing…

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SOUTH BOSTON — When Bill Brett decided to put the long lens on the camera and catch some stories of how people were dealing with the impending Coronavirus shutdowns and beyond. As he drove through South Boston on Saturday, he spotted the lines outside of several bars and pubs. The area was packed with people, most young revelers, out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. By Sunday, however, Mayor Marty Walsh announced new guidelines for all…

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SOUTH BOSTON (by way of Kentucky) — Bill, Carol and the whole Bill Brett Boston team want to wish Sister Evelyn a happy and blessed 105th birthday. This photo is from Bill’s fifth book “Boston: Irish,” which came out in 2014. Bill took this photo after spotting Sister Evelyn walking in South Boston. They talked and she told him about how she made her outfit. When they met, she was still living in South Boston…

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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 42 degrees, but with the…

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