Around the Town

Jim Judge, a native of Dorchester and the son of a Boston Police officer and a school librarian, has been named the new president and CEO of Eversource Energy, the utility company that serves 3.6 million customers throughout New England. He will succeed... Read more
Joseph CorcoranJoseph E. Corcoran, the founder and chairman of the Corcoran Jennison Companies and a national pioneer in transforming failed public housing projects into successful mixed-income neighborhoods that offer community services to low-income... Read more
The Feeney brothers, Greg and Brendan, who operate a private utility contractor company in Dorchester, have been investing in their work force through a training program conducted at Bunker Hill Community College. The two-year course, which trains... Read more
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at the convention center last Sunday delivered laughs, groans, and an enduring image of Mayor Martin Walsh wearing a dense, pseudo-fur coat that seems destined to grace screensavers across the city. State Sen. Linda... Read more
The Rev. Bartley MacPháidín, C.S.C., Stonehill College’s eighth and longest serving president, passed away on March 17 at age 79. In recent years, he had been living at Holy Cross House on the grounds of the University of Notre Dame.  His funeral Mass... Read more
Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher --: at the Canadian American Club of Massachusetts in Watertown on March 12. Distinguished visiting Irish/Celtic musicians such as Aoife Clancy, Michael Tubridy, James Keane, Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney will be at Eastern... Read more
Boston College will host two major events this month to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising: an international conference, “Easter 1916: A Terrible Beauty Is Born,” during March 18-20; and an Easter Rising Commemorative Concert on March 28... Read more
The Eagles of Boston College will kick off their 2016 football season in Dublin on Sept. 3 against the formidable Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech. The game in Aviva Stadium will mark the BC team’s second visit to Ireland; in 1988 the Eagles defeated , 38-... Read more
Members of the Youth Board of Directors of the Martin Richard Foundation gratefully acknowledge a $1,000 check donated to the foundation by Dermot and Cindy Quinn of Greenhills Irish Bakery. The Youth Board’s next project will be producing Easter baskets... Read more
Scene from the parade 2014. Chris Lovett photo The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sun., March 20, will be shortened for the second consecutive year, according to Mayor Martin Walsh’s office. It will keep to the abbreviated trek – about half the... Read more
Christmas Celtic Sojourn is a family party; new faces, old faces revel in music-making By Sean Smith Special to the BIR “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn,” which opens for its 13th year on Dec. 11 at Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theater, has become as much a family... Read more
Delegates from across the United States will descend upon Boston this month for Irish Network USA’s annual national conference, featuring plenary sessions, a special celebration at the State House, and a festival celebrating Irish culture and film.  The... Read more
Ticket sales are said to be brisk for the the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic that is set for Fenway Park on Sun., Nov. 22. Gates will open at 11a.m. and the game begins at 1 p.m.  Hurling, the world’s fastest field sport, returns to Fenway Park for the first... Read more
First-class hurling, called the world’s fastest field sport, will be on display at Fenway Park on Sun., Nov. 22, as two of the sport’s biggest teams – Dublin and 2015 All-Ireland Finalist Galway – compete in an exhibition on a pitch where the Red Sox play... Read more
The city’s top policeman, a leading media executive, and a pioneering philanthropist will be the honorees at this month’s Boston Irish Honors luncheon, the season’s premier celebration of Irish-American achievement in Massachusetts. Commissioner William... Read more
The Green-O’Leary School of Irish Dancing aloft during 2014’s Dorchester Irish Heritage Festival. Sunday, Oct. 11, 11 to 6, at Florian Hall, McKeon Post The Irish-American duo Celtic Font will be among the performers at this year’s Dorchester Irish... Read more
A budget-priced European airline has announced plans to begin non-stop transatlantic service from Boston to Cork, with flights expected to begin next May. Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS), Europe’s third largest low-cost airline, says it will launch the new... Read more
A block of stores along Adams Street, shown to the right of the flags, have recently been acquired by new owners— John and Peter Lydon, who plan to make improvements to the storefronts. Bill Forry photoAdams Village, a key gateway to Dorchester and a... Read more
Stonehill College has instituted the Distinguished Richard B. Finnegan Professorship in Political Science and International Relations in honor of the Dorchester native who earned his BA from Stonehill in 1964 and returned to the campus in Easton in 1968... Read more
The Marriott Port-au-Prince, which officially opened its doors last week after a “soft” opening period of three months, is far more than just a symbol of Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery. It’s a living, breathing, job-creating economic engine in a... Read more