Good news, everyone! State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and City Councilor Bill Linehan issued a statement tonight agreeing that she will host the St. Patrick's Day breakfast and that they will now get back to the task of dealing with public safety, substance abuse and neighborhood development.
In the statement, Forry says:
It is evident there has been miscommunication surrounding this event. I am happy to say that Councilor Bill Linehan and I have met and we agree with the dean of the South Boston delegation Congressman Stephen Lynch, that the St. Patrick's Day breakfast is hosted by the sitting State Senator of the 1st Suffolk District. I look forward to the South Boston delegation playing a major role in the event as they have done in the past.
For his part, Linehan says:
I look forward to working with Senator Forry on presenting the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast next year. Linda and I have had a long standing working relationship. I am confident that we can present a quality event that makes us all proud. We have much more important issues to address facing the community which we both represent and serve.
Forry then jumps back in to say that in the coming months, she and other members of the "South Boston delegation" will discuss "the various ways that we can collectively make next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast a success.
I want my constituents to know that we are focusing on pressing issues, such as public safety, substance abuse and neighborhood development.”