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By adamg - 3/19/24 - 1:33 pm

City Councilor and son of South Boston Ed Flynn writes unless the city and police can figure out a way to keep out-of-town hellions from wreaking havoc and to make them treat South Boston "with respect," he thinks it could be time to move the St. Patrick's parade somewhere else. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/23 - 11:55 am

The Boston Licensing Board today formally dinged Dorgan's, 662‑664 East Broadway, for getting caught selling hard liquor to an underage guy with a fake ID and for letting customers walk back onto the street with open containers of alcohol during this year's St. Patrick's parade. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/23 - 9:45 pm
Irish wolfhound in South Boston parade

Michael Spicher watched a guy walking an Irish wolfhound in the St. Patrick's parade today.

By adamg - 3/18/23 - 10:53 pm

Chris Lovett posts a collection of his parade photos through the years.

By adamg - 3/5/23 - 1:34 pm

WCVB reports US Rep. Steve Lynch, state Sen. Nick Collins, state Rep. David Biele and City Councilors Ed Flynn and Michael Flaherty have asked Transit Police to figure out how to prevent a repeat of last year's "Keep Boston Irish" display by area Nazis, on the assumption none of them live in Southie and took the T there.

By adamg - 3/20/22 - 4:12 pm
Men with leprechauns on their knees

Michael Spicher took in the return of the St. Patrick's parade down Broadway, after two years of cancellations due to Covid- 19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/22 - 1:46 pm
Nazis at St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sarah Z spotted Nazis on West Broadway, goes "WTF."

Why, yes, they have appropriated the Celtic Cross as a symbol; but if you need more proof, that weird scribble on the sign is their more "official" logo. Background on local Nazis.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 3:45 pm

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council announced today it's called off the annual South Boston parade due to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 1:52 pm
St. Patrick's sort of parade on Sunday

Chad Parenteau reports he and his girlfriend were driving down Broadway yesterday when:

We came across a flash mob Saint Patrick's parade of sorts. People driving around decorated vehicles and screaming from their windows (and even the open back of a van).

By Ron Newman - 3/12/20 - 12:43 am

The Scituate St. Patrick's Day parade, the smaller family-friendly alternative to South Boston's, is "Postponed indefinitely", according to its web page. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 6:08 pm

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/18 - 7:39 pm
Tin Woodsman in St. Patrick's parade in South Boston

Redsox 223 took in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston today.

It was a bit nippy today, so as Eileen Murphy shows us, Keegan, Delaney and Kaylee Nolan of Nashua, NH, got bundled up (especially Delaney): Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/18 - 1:25 pm

The Allied War Veterans Council said today it will not contest Mayor Walsh's decision to cut the route of the St. Patrick's parade on Sunday by more than half because of snow piles expected to remain along the route. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/17 - 10:06 pm

The longer Post story is a decent overview of the events leading up to OutVets getting to march in next weekend's St. Patrick's parade.

The shorter story, which got smashed onto the top of that account, is a stereotypical outsider's movie-tinged view of Boston that makes it sound like the entire city of Boston somehow shares in the blame for a small group of bigots (some not even from Boston) who still think it's 1965. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/17 - 10:40 pm

OutVets, which represents LGBTQ veterans, says the board of the Allied War Veterans Council voted 11-0 tonight to let the group march in next week's St. Patrick's parade in South Boston - reversing an earlier vote to boot them - and to let members march in all future parades:

We are honored and humbled by all the outpouring of support that has been displayed for our LGBTQ Veterans - who are one of the most unrepresented demographic in our Veterans community. We look forward to marching proudly on March 19th and honoring the service and sacrifice of those brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country.

By adamg - 3/10/17 - 2:04 pm

The City of Boston Credit Union announced today it's dropping out of the St. Patrick's Day parade because of the exclusion of OutVets: Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/17 - 10:33 am

Teamsters Local 25 announced today that if a gay veterans' group can't march in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston, then it will stay away as well. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/17 - 10:52 am

Dan Magoon, who heads an organization to honor and support Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, today quit his honorary position as head of the South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade after its organizers voted to bar a gay veterans group from the procession.

Mayor Walsh also said this morning he will not march in the parade if the votes stands.

In a message to the board of the Allied War Veterans Council this morning, Magoon ... Read more.

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