St. Patrick's Day
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... Read more
The host has long been the state senator from South Boston, but now the state senator for South Boston isn't from South Boston and so the gloves are off and City Councilor Bill Linehan, who took over hosting when Jack Hart quit as senator, vows not to let some upstart from, gawd, Dorchester, host the breakfast.... Read more
Finnegan's Wake with puppets at Hogan's Run in Brighton.
Mayor advises residents: Don't be a knucklehead - and if you have a house along the parade route, watch those guests near the deck railings.
Turlach MacDonagh wonders: Why were happy green people carrying a big log down Beacon Street in Brookline this morning?
UPDATE: Looks like it's this thing where people undergo a simulated special-forces training run. H/t Matt D.
Copyright Turlach... Read more
Just skip to 1:40, unless you want to see a tourist entering and leaving Cheers.
Temple Street in West Roxbury today once again hosted the annual Shamrock Shootout, which has grown from a small neighborhood block party to an event large enough to feature a sitting US senator dropping the ceremonial first puck (well, yellow plastic ball, actually).
Rob Stanhope captured an early St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Public Garden.
Temple Street in West Roxbury was closed off today for the annual street-hockey tournament - the street was divided into rinks for teams from kindergarten through sixth grade.... Read more
At-large Councilor Felix Arroyo tells Bay Windows he deliberately scheduled an LGBT fundraiser on Sunday:
As an At-Large City Councilor, I represent all of Boston and all of Boston's residents. I take that responsibility very seriously. An entire community that I represent is excluded from marching in the parade. While the Supreme Court said it is legally permissible to exclude LGBT groups, I cannot... Read more
The mayor's office alerts us:
To encourage people to get home safely on Sunday after all-day parade celebrations, the City has ordered package stores and bars in South Boston to close early on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Package Stores will close at 4 PM and bars must close by 7:30 PM on Sunday.
J.L. Bell fills us in.