Around the Town

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
In the wee hours of Mon., May 12, 1958, the roar of printing presses and the revving of truck engines announced the arrival of The Globe Newspaper Co. at its new home, 135 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester. For the previous 86 years, right up to the day... Read more
Boston’s Irish community is on edge after the arrest by immigration police of a Brighton businessman who was charged with being an undocumented immigrant. John Cunningham, the 38-year-old former chairman of the Boston Northeast GAA and the owner of an ... Read more
Galway vs. Dublin rematch set; Tipperary will face Clare The AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival will return to Fenway Park this fall with a double header featuring four of the world’s most prominent teams. The first match on Sunday, November19... Read more
Seated in the front row are Fr. Michael Finneran, Patty Kenny, and Fr. Peter Nolan who are surrounded by other members of the group. On their nine-day Crystal Travel tour of Ireland, the group visited Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Galway, Clare, Mayo... Read more
The 15-acre stretch along the banks of the Neponset River has long ridden the razor’s edge of becoming a dumping place for hazardous waste, home to gas tanks, a docking site for natural gas tankers, or adjacent to a proposed site of a stadium for the then... Read more
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) is hosting a unique exhibition throughout the summer, the likes of which we will not see again for a long time. It is entitled “The Irish Atlantic - A Story of Famine, Migration and Opportunity” and it presents a... Read more
Attorney William F. Kennedy of Dorchester received the Catholic Charities 2017 Justice and Compassion Award last week for his inspirational leadership and solidarity with the most at-risk and underserved members of the Greater Boston community. Kennedy... Read more
Wolfe TonesFolk legends The Wolfe Tones and renowned Irish tenor John McDermott return to the annual Irish Fest Boston, which takes place June 3 and 4 at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton. Other acts to appear at the festival include the... Read more
Attendees at the 24th annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards last month received a huge surprise in the form of a bona fide political superstar: former Vice President Joe Biden. Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, the ceremony... Read more
Delta Air Lines hosted an inaugural flight of its new Boston/Dublin daily non-stop service on Thursday, May 25. Festivities included Irish cupcakes, Irish music and a ribbon cutting ceremony. The daily service continues through the fall, with passengers... Read more
Daniel O'Donnell will be thrilling Boston fans on Tuesday, May 16 at the Shubert Theatre. Tickets and additional information for his show can be found at the Boch Center Box Office,, or by calling (866) 348-9738. Commenting on the tour... Read more
• Among other Irish/Celtic events of note this month, the Burren Backroom series will present a double-duo show on May 3: Matt and Shannon Heaton, with their flute/whistle-guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and richly harmonized songs, grounded in Irish... Read more
Immigrants are the underpinning of entire sectors of the region’s economy and have been the driving force behind Boston’s population and workforce growth since 1980. But now policy proposals from the White House threaten to upend entire sectors of the... Read more
It’s called The Industry, a 140-seat lounge and restaurant serving up American comfort food and a large variety of wines and whiskeys, and it’s is on track for a summertime completion in Adams Corner. The eatery will replace Sonny’s, the longtime... Read more
More than 100 people gathered in Peabody Square on Saturday, April 15 to mark One Boston Day and share a moment of silence with the Richard family, whose 8-year-old son Martin lost his life during the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon four years ago.... Read more
The first-ever Boston gala devoted exclusively to a celebration of Gaelic Games players was a smashing success last month as a sell-out crowd packed the State Room overlooking the city’s harbor to dine and drink with an all-star line-up of GAA stars past... Read more