SOUTH SHORE — Our man Bill Brett has been practicing his social distancing, but as life has taken him outside he usually takes along his camera or uses his phone. This lead photograph of the Divas With a Twist group singing was taken by Bill on March 7, 2020, at the River Club in Scituate, one of the last public concerts on the South Shore. Other images are from Hingham, Braintree and Marshfield. All photos…

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DORCHESTER — 500 guests attended the County Sligo Association of Boston’s 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Florian Hall in Dorchester. The Association honored Dianne Colleary at the event. The afternoon gathering included a traditional corned beef and cabbage meal and music by the Andy Healy Band, which has performed for several years, and the Heavey Quinn Academy performed traditional Irish dance. The banquet turned out to be one of…

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SOUTH BOSTON — Bill Brett spotted the work being done as part of Phase III of the work at the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston. Located between Dorchester and Mercer streets in South Boston, the remaining housing — eight existing residential buildings comprised of 250 units — are being torn down and replaced with approximately 301 residential units in four sustainably-designed four-story buildings with direct-entry apartments on the first level. The city approved…

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SEAPORT — 1,500 guests attended the 2019 Celebration of the Priesthood dinner that supports the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust. Among those in attendance at the Seaport World Trade Center were Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Fire Commissioner Joe Finn, Boston Police Commissioner Willie Gross, and Quincy Mayor Tom Koch. All photos by Bill Brett

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NORTH END — While in the North End recently, Bill photographed some street scenes from the lively neighborhood. There is the expected: Long lines at a pastry shop. And the unexpected: One of the things that most struck him was the gathering spots for shared ride users because the cars cannot get through the area during the many festivals. Just a small accommodation made to live in the city in the summertime. (Editor’s note: We…

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