Around the Town

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
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