St. Patrick's Day
Rovin' UHub photographer Jed Hresko captured a Dewey Square fruit vendor this morning all ready for the day.
Laurel Ruma captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in their St. Patrick's finest today.
Where can folks find corned beef and cabbage for lunch downtown on Friday?
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday handed a warning to the Tasty Burger on L Street for the beer-holding people Boston Police detectives said they found loitering outside its pick-up window during the St. Patrick's Day parade this year. Read more.
The mayor's office showed this video at the St. Patrick's Day breakfast this morning.
MBCrowley gives us a little St. Patrick's Day/Keytar Bear selfie in Copley Square.
Long-time South Boston residents are fighting a city edict to shorten this year's St. Patrick's Day parade - and vowing they will remember the mayor's role come next election.
In 1978, though, the roles were reversed: Parade organizers wanted to shorten the route but City Hall wouldn't let them. Read more.
Allied War Veterans Council Commander Brian Mahoney writes this week that some hapless volunteer mistakenly approved Boston Pride's application to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, that he and other parade officials didn't know the group was gay until two days before the parade and decided to let them march anyway.
Arturo Gossage was among the thousands who lined Broadway today for the annual, if winter-shortened, St. Patrick's Day parade. At least today's (record breaking?) snow held off until after the parade had ended.
Among the photos he took: This unusual car:
The Massachusetts chapter of the Knights of Columbus vaguely blames somebody for forcing it to stay away:
The LGBT group announced today:
Boston Pride, which will commemorate its 45th anniversary as an organization celebrating the LGBT community in June, has been accepted by the South Boston Allied War Veteran’s Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The council had previously given the OK for a contingent from OUTVets after years of fighting to keep LGBT groups out.
617 Images shows us the Make Way for Ducklings ducks are ready for St. Patrick's Day.
Mayor Walsh and parade organizers tonight agreed on a shortened St. Patrick's parade on March 15 that will go from Broadway station to Farragut Road.
In a statement, the mayor added:
This weekend, organizers of the parade will be coordinating a volunteer effort, with the assistance of the City, to clear the remaining snow on the modified route.
Associated Press reports.
When they do the weather, they're not actually standing in front of a weather map, but instead a green screen onto which the station projects the maps (they know where to point by looking at a monitor, which gave us the Pete Bouchard Incident). So if they wore green, they'd look like they have parts missing (whatever is covered by the green). Matt Noyes reports:
A few years ago, got a complaint I wasn't wearing green on St. Paddy's Day. So, donned a green cloak & went invisible.
As the Globe told us this morning, a "small contingent" of gay South Boston residents quietly marched in today's parade.
Also marching today: Scott Lively, a Springfield minister who wants to make it illegal to promote gay rights and who has written that the Nazis were especially evil because their leaders, including Hitler, were gay.
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