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St. Patrick’s Day Parade faces controversy after initial ban of LGBTQA+ veterans organization

St. Patrick’s Day Parade faces controversy after initial ban of LGBTQA+ veterans organization

March 17, 2017


Filed under City

By Maggie Dolan, news staff Organizers for the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade faced controversy the past week after initially denying an LGBTQA+ organization from marching in the parade. Following outrage from residents and heavy pressure from local politicians, the group, OUTVETS, will now march ...

Event Calendar: Mar. 17 – Mar. 23

Event Calendar: Mar. 17 – Mar. 23

March 17, 2016


Filed under event calendar, Lifestyle

By Sahan Weerakoon, Deputy A&E Editor Event of the Week: Wednesday, Mar. 23 In the Vagabond Theatre Company’s new play, “A Southern Victory,” the Confederacy has won The Civil War, and as as a result, slavery still thrives, prohibition continues and abolitionists known as John Brown...

Event Calendar: March 13-19

Event Calendar: March 13-19

March 12, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

Compiled by Rebecca Sirull, News Staff Entry of the Week: Wednesday, March 19 Join the African Presidential Center (APC) at Boston University as they present Prime Time: A Conversation with Prime Ministers. The University will host Raila Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya, and Frederick Sumay...

South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade once again excludes MassEquality

February 13, 2014


Filed under City

By Khaled AlSenan, News Correspondent On January 29, MassEquality received notice that their application to join the March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston was denied, marking the nineteenth year in a row that parade organizers have banned LGBT advocacy groups from participating. The Boston parad...

Large crowds flocked to relatively calm St. Paddy’s Day parades

March 20, 2013


Filed under City

By Mary Whitfill, News Staff  Since America’s first St. Patrick’s day celebration, held in Boston in 1737, festivities for the long-standing Irish tradition have annually taken over the city in mid March. Drawing more than 600,000 visitors each year, Boston hosts one of the nation’s larges...

Event Calendar: March 14-20

March 13, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

Compiled by Sara Tucker, News Staff  ENTRY OF THE WEEK Sunday, March 17 Boston is known for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, from all-day parties to bar crawls to 10k runs. This year, The Westin Hotel, Samuel Adams, Gillette and other sponsors are working together with the Allied War Veterans Counc...

Drinks of the Week

March 23, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

Not only is March Madness taking over television screens of NCAA lovers all over the country, but the past week has also reaffirmed that Boston is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve renamed this week’s Drink of the Week to show a little Husky pride, even after a loss in the Hockey East...

Your Full St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Guide

March 17, 2011


Filed under City

By Erica Thompson Here is your complete checklist to a jam-packed St. Patrick's Day weekend. This holiday, don't forget: St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 1 p.m. Starts at Broadway Station and ends at Andrew Square, South Boston 5 Irish beers to kick off the weekend: - Guiness...

Column: St. Patrick’s Day represents struggle within all cultures

March 17, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Today, everyone is Irish. It is a day to celebrate all things Irish, or things believed to be “Irish.” St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I am only half Irish, but my mom’s side of the family with the green blood is extremely proud to display their full, 100 perce...

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