Around the Town

 On Sunday, November 1st, the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston together with the Irish Cultural Centre of New England will come together to celebrate Samhain.  We are following all COVID-19 rules - reservations are required.  About Samhain Samhain... Read more
Q.  I recently filed an application to adjust my immigration status to legal permanent residence, based on my marriage to a US citizen.  We have not yet heard from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about an interview with them to decide my... Read more
At Rian Immigrant Center we have always been very proud of our Learning Exchange Programs. These have created so many life changing opportunities for thousands of young Irish students and graduates. Our programs have confronted and overcome many... Read more
The bronze statue of President John Kennedy on a little-used corner of the State House lawn will soon take a stroll back into the limelight. Portrayed in mid-stride with one hand at his jacket pocket, Kennedy has stood since 1990 on the plaza in front of... Read more
  Join the Eire Society of Boston  on Saturday, October 24, 2020 to honor the 2020 Gold Medal Award Recipient Richard E. Neal, US Representative of the First Congressional District of Massachusetts, and Chairman of the House of Ways and Means Committee... Read more
Boston College’s acclaimed Gaelic Roots Series will take on a different format this semester while continuing its mission of presenting accomplished performers and experts in Irish, Scottish, American, and related folk music traditions, according to the... Read more
Boston, Mass., (September 29, 2020) –  The Irish Film Festival Boston will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with its first ever two-day drive-in event on October 9 – 10, 2020, at the Irish Cultural Center (ICC). Beginning both nights at 7:00... Read more
Q.  I have just been granted permanent resident status in the US. Can you give a summary of my rights and responsibilities regarding such issues as travel abroad, reentering the US, losing my green card, and registering for service in the armed forces... Read more
Mike Sheehan found himself in a quandary a few years back. As he approached his 60th year, still able-bodied and holding a resume packed with major-league accomplishments, he was unemployed and at sixes and sevens as to what to do next. Not used to that... Read more
On June 19, the Rian Immigrant Center partnered with Boston Irish and Irish Network Boston to virtually host a vital community discussion on Black Lives Matter. The event was an opportunity for the Irish and Irish American community in Boston to engage... Read more
Dr. Katie Conboy, late of Milton, has spent the summer settling in at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, where, on June 1, she took office as the institution’s 14th president. In a letter to the college community welcoming her, Gretchen Flicker... Read more
My name’s Tim O’Brien. I’m 23 years old and I’m from Dublin. I studied Commerce at University College Dublin, and I graduated in 2019. I had applied for a number of graduate positions based in Dublin during my final year, but I always knew that I wanted... Read more
Scituate Easter Rising Monument Committee has announced that the informal dedication of the six foot by four foot granite monument with the words of the Proclamation engraved upon it will be taking place on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 1:00 in the... Read more
Chairman Neal Statement on UK-EU BrexitNegotiations   SPRINGFIELD, MA – Sept 8, 2020- Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom... Read more
  Upon his arrival in the US, Eric Murray sourced a placement almost immediately. With his attractive resume and the assistance of Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center) staff, Eric commenced his internship at Arbella... Read more
Q. I’m a US citizen who is engaged to be married to a man from Ireland.  He is there now and we want to live in the US after we’re married.  Can he just come here as a visitor on the 90-day visa waiver, get married, and apply for a green card?  Or can we... Read more
by Ed Forry As a college student growing up in Dorchester, I had the good fortune of working for the “P. O.” while I was in school. In those years, many people worked in seasonal, 15-day jobs at Christmas, helping to carry the high volume of Christmas... Read more
  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!Virtual Celtic Connections Conference, available online July 31-August 31, 2020 Join us on a virtual “Journey Home” and learn more about researching your family history! ALL THIS FOR ONLY $99 (USD): • On-demand presentations –... Read more