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By adamg - 4/11/20 - 12:01 pm

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Boston police officers did nothing wrong when they walked through an open door into a boisterous party at East 6th and O streets on St. Patrick's Day in 2013 in response to a noise complaint - and wound up arresting several partygoers after a shoving match broke out. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 3:22 pm
Man dressed for St. Patrick's Day at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Leprechauns know to pick up their last-minute holiday supplies at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury.

Also spotted: City Councilor Matt O'Malley, in a green scally cap, visiting his ancestral retail homeland.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 1:40 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that after South Boston started trending nationally on Twitter yesterday, the neighborhood watering holes have agreed to voluntarily stay closed today.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:34 pm
Dropkick Murphys to stream on Tuesday

The Dropkick Murphys are famous for their annual St. Patrick's Day concert. Times like these mean no concerts, of course - unless you do it from a studio and stream it out over the Internet, which is what they'll be doing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Live.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 9:26 pm

Update: Seems all the bars closed early for the night. See the comments for more.

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) was a bit aghast when she saw this photo from South Boston today on the eve of its cancelled parade: Read more.

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By adamg - 3/18/19 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting eight alleged knuckleheads on St. Patrick's Day, all from out of town. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/19 - 10:58 pm
Guy off a roof in South Boston

Kelley O'Shea snapped a photo of what she saw in South Boston this afternoon after her nieces and nephew alerted her to "some moron" hanging off a fifth-floor deck.

By adamg - 3/17/19 - 8:31 pm
Man in Scituate parade with a horn

Scituate, the most Irish town in America, had its St. Patrick's Day parade today. 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 - 3/17/17 - 9:24 am
Dewey Square fruit vendor on St. Patrick's Day

Rovin' UHub photographer Jed Hresko captured a Dewey Square fruit vendor this morning all ready for the day.

By adamg - 3/17/17 - 8:54 am
Green-hatted Ducklings in the Public Garden for St. Patrick's Day

Laurel Ruma captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in their St. Patrick's finest today.

By adamg - 3/16/17 - 2:15 pm

Popoulis asks:

Where can folks find corned beef and cabbage for lunch downtown on Friday?

By adamg - 5/13/16 - 10:16 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday handed a warning to the Tasty Burger on L Street for the beer-holding people Boston Police detectives said they found loitering outside its pick-up window during the St. Patrick's Day parade this year. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/16 - 12:29 am
Bagpiper in South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Arturo Gossage took a lot of photos at the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 3/20/16 - 6:35 pm

"Hello Gov, it's Marty" [Adele Spoof]

The mayor's office showed this video at the St. Patrick's Day breakfast this morning.

By adamg - 3/17/16 - 3:13 pm
Keytar Bear on St. Patrick's Day in Copley Square in the Back Bay

MBCrowley gives us a little St. Patrick's Day/Keytar Bear selfie in Copley Square.

By adamg - 3/3/16 - 10:29 am

Long-time South Boston residents are fighting a city edict to shorten this year's St. Patrick's Day parade - and vowing they will remember the mayor's role come next election.

In 1978, though, the roles were reversed: Parade organizers wanted to shorten the route but City Hall wouldn't let them. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/15 - 5:19 pm

Allied War Veterans Council Commander Brian Mahoney writes this week that some hapless volunteer mistakenly approved Boston Pride's application to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, that he and other parade officials didn't know the group was gay until two days before the parade and decided to let them march anyway.

By adamg - 3/15/15 - 6:58 pm
St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston

Arturo Gossage was among the thousands who lined Broadway today for the annual, if winter-shortened, St. Patrick's Day parade. At least today's (record breaking?) snow held off until after the parade had ended.

Among the photos he took: This unusual car:

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