Around the Town

I’m new to Boston. I moved here at the beginning of September from a small town in western Connecticut. I’ve always had familial roots in the area, so I’m somewhat familiar with the city. But I feel a new level of appreciation for the spirit of the town... Read more
Racing toward history’s cliff With all credit to the late, great Yogi Berra, “it’s like Déjà vu all over again.” As of this moment, the GOP has pulled back from the brink of unleashing a medical catastrophe for anywhere between 20 and 32 million... Read more
Students at Dorchester’s Boston College High School are taught early on that they should strive to “be an upstander, not a bystander.” Ryan McWade, a senior at the Jesuit school, took that core tenet to heart last month when, acting quickly and boldly, he... Read more
Last month, the Maine Irish Gaeltacht DNA project joined up with the Irish Cultural Center of New England (ICCNE) for a workshop focusing on DNA testing and the ways in which it can connect us all with our past and our future. The information they shared... Read more
The filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick’s new documentary, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America,” will be screened at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester at a free forum on Tues., Oct. 10. The showing will be followed by a discussion... Read more
Join Séamus Connolly, a 10-time All-Ireland fiddle champion and former Sullivan Artist in Residence at Boston College, as he returns to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the acclaimed Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Musichttp://bcalumni.bc.edu/s/... Read more
The Irish government has commissioned a report on the various obstacles facing Irish people living in the U.S. who wish to return to live in Ireland. Those attempting a return to the motherland have reported regulation-based difficulties in regards to... Read more
The IIIC is excited to announce the details of our 2017 Solas Awards Gala. As the IIIC's signature annual fundraising event, the Gala honors the many ways immigrants contribute to our society, while supporting the immediate needs of those coming to our... Read more
Highlighting this month’s slate of Irish/Celtic events in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts is the annual South Shore Irish Festival, which takes place at the Marshfield Fairgrounds in Marshfield on Sept. 9 and 10. Headliners for this year include... Read more
The family of eight-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim, offered heartfelt remarks alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker at a groundbreaking ceremony for Martin’s Park on the South Boston waterfront last... Read more
Michael and Patrick Murray are cut from the same cloth: The brothers live in Neponset, they play hockey, they are Harvard men, and they both joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) on the campus in Cambridge. With full-tuition ROTC scholarships... Read more
Michael and Patrick Murray are cut from the same cloth: The brothers live in Neponset, they play hockey, they are Harvard men, and they both joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) on the campus in Cambridge. With full-tuition ROTC scholarships... Read more
Grace Cotter Regan will be the next president of Boston College High School, the school’s board of trustees announced on Aug. 24. The new head of the 154-year-old Jesuit institution has most recently served as head of school at St. Mary’s in Lynn and was... Read more
Orlaith Roche, a 26-year-old model from Sudbury, at left, will represent Boston and New England this month as the Boston Rose when some 65 young women from around the world gather in County Kerry for the annual Rose of Tralee competition. The highlight of... Read more
In a ruling rife with consequences for immigrants being pursued across Massachusetts by federal agents, the Supreme Judicial Court said last month that state law does not permit officials to detain immigrants solely at the request of federal immigration... Read more
A look at some upcoming Irish/Celtic music events in the Greater Boston area: • The names Makem and Clancy are, of course, very familiar to Irish music fans, but now they proclaim a new generation. Rory Makem and Dónal Clancy – the sons of, respectively,... Read more
Vincent Crotty's "A Moment in Kilmuckridge"
The Wotiz Gallery of the Milton Public Library will host Boston painter Vincent Crotty during the month of August 2017. Mr. Crotty, a visual artist, paints figures and landscapes from life and in the studio. His work spans a wide range, from the back... Read more
CINCINNATI (AP) - Irish novelist, journalist and essayist Colm Toibin is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, organizers announced Thursday. (... Read more
BOSTON (AP) — A prominent Irishman who lived illegally in Boston for years has been deported, closing a case that has generated fear and anxiety within the state’s sizeable Irish expat community. John Cunningham returned to Ireland on Wednesday night,... Read more
BOSTON – Billy Higgins of South Boston returned from Ireland recently warmed by the wonderful reception he received in County Donegal where he presented a check for $20,000 to the Patient Social Fund of the Ballaghderg Preschool for children with special... Read more

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