Around the Town

Q.  I’m a US citizen who is engaged to be married to a man from Ireland.  He is there now and we want to live in the US after we’re married.  Can he just come here as a visitor on the 90-day visa waiver, get married, and then apply for a green card?  Or... Read more
US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke to the Reporter this week for his first one-on-one interview with Boston media since he resigned as mayor on March 22. Now three weeks into his tenure as a cabinet member, he talked about his new (hybrid) commute, the... Read more
A majority of United States Senators voted 68-29 to confirm the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor on Monday, March 22. Among those who voted for Walsh from the GOP ranks were Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Susan Collins and Sen.Lindsay... Read more
Boston City Councillor Liz Breadon joined a group of her colleagues to raise the flag or Ireland at Boston City Hall last week. A native of Northern Ireland, Breadon emigrated to Boston in 1995 and has held positions at Boston Medical Center, The Home for... Read more
Developing- A majority of United States Senators voted to confirm the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor this afternoon. Walsh reached a majority (51 votes) at 5:52 p.m. Among those who voted for Walsh from the GOP ranks were... Read more
Q. Some friends of mine recently moved to a new school district, and they have been having trouble enrolling their children in the local public elementary school.  Both the parents and the children are legal permanent residents.  Can the school stop the... Read more
I decided to go on the J-1 visa because I had heard great stories from other J-1ers. Friends who had previously crossed the Atlantic gushed to me about experiencing the US and they swore that I would love New York, stating that it is “very you.” I had... Read more
When all the others were away at MassI was all hers as we peeled potatoes. They broke the silence, let fall one by oneLike solder weeping off the soldering iron: Cold comforts set between us, things to shareGleaming in a bucket of clean water. And again... Read more
Happy St Patrick's Day !A friend sent along this message this morning, and we share with you: On Being Irish • “I've never seen a nation more quick at finding joy in a sad situation than the Irish at a funeral.”― E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly • “... Read more
One of Cape Cod’s best destinations— Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club— continues to offer its guests some unique get-away options to help them fight off the pandemic blues. Nestled along the coast in the town of Brewster, the 337-room resort has... Read more
    Here's a sampling of Events this month, provided by Boston's Irish Consulate   March 3, 5 p.m. BIBA Member Showcase Boston Irish Business Association kicks off the St. Patrick's Day season with a Member Showcase- Companies present business updates and... Read more
Join National Parks of Boston, USS Constitution Museum, USS Constitution, and Boston Harbor Now on March 9, 2021, from 6 – 7:30 pm, for a virtual gathering featuring stories and a conversation with Stephen Puleo, author of the beautifully written and... Read more
Irish Boston is abuzz over prospects for a hometown candidate for US Ambassador to Ireland. While recognizing that President Biden certainly has some more urgent issues on his mind, there's a consensus here that there must be more than one Bostonian who ... Read more
Q.  I’m a US permanent resident, but I’ve been in Ireland for the past nine months and I’m concerned that I may have a problem getting back into the US.  I didn’t intend to stay here so long, but after I arrived home my mother was diagnosed with cancer... Read more
By Colin A. Young  State House News Service For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has canceled the St. Patrick's Day parade through South Boston.  "Due to ongoing state restrictions limiting outdoor public events to 25 people, the 2021 South... Read more
BOSTON, January 11, 2021 – The Irish American Partnership (the Partnership) in association with the Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT), is pleased to announce a philanthropic partnership to develop acomprehensive educational program aimed at the prevention and... Read more
By Bill Forry, EditorJanuary 7, 2021 Mayor Martin Walsh will be nominated to serve as the Secretary of Labor for the Biden-Harris administration, according to a report from Politico. The report - which cites sources within the Biden transition team—... Read more
  Rian Immigrant Center is delighted to invite you to the Jimmy Tingle Live on Stage and on Screen film viewing, Q & A and live performance of 20/20 Vision from December 26-January 3! Join for an evening of fun using the link below- proceeds benefit... Read more
The Irish Government continues to advise against non-essential travel to Ireland at this time. If you must travel, our friends at Irish Network Boston have created this handy reference sheet on the latest guidelines: