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BY PETER F. STEVENS BIR STAFF From 1800 to 1850, Irish immigrants could scarcely have picked a worse place than Boston to celebrate Christmas. The Puritans loathed “Popish” Yuletide rituals so much that, in 1659, the Massachusetts General Court had... Read more
A luncheon in support of the Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) drew a large gathering to Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion on Fri., Nov. 8. Sam Kennedy, president & CEO of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management, offered... Read more
The Donegal Association postponed its Christmas party at Florian Hall in Dorchester due to inclement weatherSat., Dec. 14 – The Knights and Ladies of St. Finbarr - Cork club hold a benefit dance to help the African Mission Fathers. This is the Cork Club’... Read more
This is the final edition of the Boston Irish Reporter as a monthly publication. Beginning in January, 2020, the newspaper will transition to new, seasonal schedule. We will publish our first 2020 edition in the beginning of March as our Spring/St.... Read more
The Irish American Partnership Hosted a reception on Thursday, November 7 in the Irish Room of John J Burns Library at Boston College. The event honored Philip Haughey president of the Haughey Company, and welcomed Rev. Gregory Dunstan, the dean of the... Read more
On Oct. 18, our news organization celebrated the 29th year of publishing the Boston Irish Reporter with our tenth annual luncheon at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The Boston Irish Honors luncheon is a celebration of people who we think exemplify the Boston... Read more
The adage “geography is destiny” holds true for John and Kathy Drew. From South Boston and Dorchester to today’s local waterfront, geography has very much helped to shape the couple’s lives. Take a look at the soaring Boston Seaport district, and you’ll... Read more
For some, the notice released by the Jesuit order on Aug. 24, 2017, came out of the blue; for others, it seemed appropriate by a certain measure: “Today, the board of trustees of Boston College High School announced the election of Grace Cotter Regan as... Read more
By Jack Thomas   Jim Carmody is manager of the elegant Seaport Hotel overlooking Boston Harbor, and from the Irish enclave in Dorchester, where he grew up in a lower middle-class two-decker as one of eight children in a family living paycheck to paycheck... Read more
Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, has announced that its CEO, Patrick Stapleton, has been appointed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on the state’s recently established Nursing Facility Task Force.  ... Read more
Viewed as Boston’s Welcome Center for immigrants and refugees, the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) celebrated 30 years of supporting families from around the world at its annual Solas Awards last month. The event honored Massachusetts Attorney... Read more
The Irish American Partnership (IAP) hosted the 2019 Irish Invitational Golf Tournament in Co. Kerry in late September with the competition spread three championship courses: Waterville Golf Links, Ballybunion Golf Club, and Tralee Golf Club. The play on... Read more
Steven M. Rothstein will step down from his position as executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Deputy Director Rachel Flor, who will begin transitioning into the role next month and... Read more
By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December – on the 12th, as it turns out – after the House of Commons on Oct. 29 backed an early national vote that could break the... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre (ICCNE) will host three lectures during the month of November: Friday, Nov 8, 8 pm- Lecture and presentation by Dr. Frank Costello “The United Irishmen & the French Invasion of 1798”. Featuring special guest: Gregory Dunstan... Read more
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pressed ahead Sunday with plans to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal even as the European Union began considering his grudging request to extend the looming Brexit deadline. As the... Read more
BY JACK GOLDMAN REPORTER CORRESPONDENT The Curley Community Center in South Boston – known to many as the L Street Bathhouse – will likely close for up to 18 months beginning as soon as next fall as the 80-year-old beachfront property undergoes a $15... Read more
On Friday, Oct. 18, more than 300 gathered at a luncheon at the Seaport Boston Hotel for the 10th Boston Irish Honors to salute two women and two men who have inspired us with their vision, their hard work and their caring for others. The event honored... Read more
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