Around the Town

State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry will host the traditional St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Sun., March 19. The event, which doubles as a political roast and pre-parade celebration of Irish-American culture, will... Read more
The low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. Norwegian Air announced on Feb. 23... Read more
IIIC immigration legal services alert - Irish International Immigrant Center’s immigration attorneys and social workers are available for all Irish immigrants during this time of uncertainty. We are closely following changes in immigration policy. If you... Read more
A Sudanese mother who adopted five orphans from her war-torn country and a veteran of Boston's busing crisis stood alongside US Sen. Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III on Tues., Feb. 21, as they pledged to confront the president's immigration... Read more
March is typically the mother lode for Irish/Celtic music events in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, and this year is no exception. Here’s a look at some of the month’s happenings: • Popular entertainers Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney once again... Read more
The Celtic Connection will host fundraiser to benefit the Alpha-1 Foundation on March 4 at the Boston Marriot-Newton Hotel on March 4. Alpha-1 is a genetic condition that affects the lungs and may cause liver damage in infants, children and adults. It... Read more
 The Irish story of immigration to America started in the second half of the 19th century when Irish peasants fleeing theIn famine were stereotyped as a “sub-class of clannish, bedraggled, no-good drunks who had too many babies.” Working-class Americans... Read more
Hurling Champs: Smiling faces and rugged play dominated the scene at Fenway Park on Nov. 22, 2015 as Galway beat Dublin in an exhibition hurling match under drizzly skies. Photos courtesy of Fenway Sports Group The Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players... Read more
Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s... Read more
Bostonians looking to book flights to Ireland this new year appear to be on the verge of having some new options. Boston has long been a “gateway city” for Aer Lingus, Ireland’s former national airline. For more than a half century the carrier has... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host a year-long celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, who was born in Brookline on May 29, 1917. To commemorate his centennial year, the JFK Library... Read more
Participants in the First Annual Benefit Dance for Haiti had a grand time at the Marriott Boston Quincy Hotel in May 2010, where they raised funds for the Friends of Orphans group to share with young victims of the devastating earthquake. Gala... Read more
It would have been impossible to run a 19th-century urban home without domestic servants, and in Boston that usually included Irish women who found work as cooks and maids in houses belonging to wealthy families on Beacon Hill. There are many factors to... Read more
Jay Hooley, Chuck Clough, Margot Connell, Jack Connors, The American Ireland Fund New England Director Steve Greeley.Some 1,000 guests gathered for The American Ireland Fund’s 35th Annual Boston Dinner Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront on Nov. 17.... Read more
Some 400 family members, friends, and political and community leaders assembled last Saturday morning in South Boston as the city officially re-dedicated the Marine Industrial Park on the waterfront in honor of former Boston mayor and ambassador to the... Read more
Charitable Irish Society President Christopher A. Duggan and honorees Gerard Doherty, Sr. Maryadele Robinson and William Higgins. Steve Allen photoThe Charitable Irish Society presented Silver Key Awards to Gerard and Marilyn Doherty of Charlestown,... Read more
An archival photo of of a Magdalene Laundries setting. The Irish Pastoral Centre, located at St. Brendan Parish in Dorchester, is offering its services in connection with the Irish government’s reconciliation process in the matter of the Magdalene... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre, located at St. Brendan Parish in Dorchester, is offering its services in connection with the Irish government’s reconciliation process in the matter of the Magdalene Laundries scandal. The laundries - often described as “prisons... Read more
HONORING THEIR SGT. DETECTIVE The extended family of the late Sgt. Det. Richard Clancy gathered in front of a new memorial wall inside the Boston Police Department’s Area C-11 stationhouse on Gibson Street at a ceremony on Sept. 17 where the police held a... Read more