On Broadway: Dismay, disappointment, relief

"Everyone in South Boston waits for this day year-round. We start the countdown the day after. So, it's really heartbreaking," says Bridget Nee-Walsh in her "Southie's Own" shop. Daniel Sheehan photo

A day after lawmakers and organizers made the decision to cancel Sunday’s South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade ­– and the annual breakfast that precedes it – for the first time in 26 years due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, residents and business owners in the neighborhood had mixed reactions to the news. 

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