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Charitable Irish to honor Labor Leader Sweeney

By Ed Forry, March 6, 2013

Charitable Irish to honor AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney at 276th anniversary dinner
The Charitable Irish Society of Boston will welcome John J. Sweeney, president emeritus of the AFL-CIO, as its honored guest and keynote speaker at the society’s 276th anniversary dinner on St. Patrick’s Day, Sun., March 17.

The Society was founded in Boston in 1737, and set its purpose in two parts:
“To cultivate a spirit of unity and harmony among all resident Irish and their descendants in the Massachusetts Colony … and to alleviate suffering, and to aid such of its members or other worthy recipients as by the vicissitudes of fortune might be deserving of its charity.”
The black-tie optional affair on the holiday will be held in the Oval Room of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Reception is at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7.
For tickets and information, call 617-330-1737.

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