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February 25, Death of Ireland's Famous Bard, Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
Irish poet, lyricist and musician Thomas Moore, who wrote compelling lyrics to many of Ireland's ancient melodies, died on this day on February 25, 1852.  His ten-volume collection of  Moore's Melodies , published between 1808 and 1834, helped revitalize in...

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Read story about Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and his stance on immigration.

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Boston's Mayor Marty Walsh Vows to Defend City's Immigrant Population
Shortly after the White House released an executive order onBorder Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements , Boston Mayor MartyWalsh convened a press conference at City Hall to reinforce his support for the
immigrant community.   He was surrounded...

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President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
Here is the inaugural speech of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy , delivered on January 20, 1961. For more details on President Kennedy and his legacy, visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum . Learn more about the Kennedy Family's Irish he...

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Good book review of "The Emerald Isle" short story collection, includes Yeats, Lady Gregory, Liam O'Flaherty, Arthur Conan Doyle, and also lesser-known Irish writers. 

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Mayor Honey Fitz Fitzgerald Holds New Year's Day Reception at Boston City Hall in 1907
Boston Mayor John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald started a new tradition of ringing in the New Year by holding a reception at Boston City Hall on Tuesday, January 1, 1907. The Boston Globe wrote, “When the mayor announced the he would hold a reception
among the ki...

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Check out the great Christmas + Celtic music in New England this month, as reported in the Irish Echo.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963, putting an abrupt halt to one of the most promising presidencies in American history. His Administration, later referred to as the Camelot Era, bespoke the spirit of American pri...

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Boston Massacre Memorial Unveiled on Boston Common in November 1888
The  Boston Massacre Memorial , located  on the Tremont Street Mall on Boston Common, commemorates the famous episode in which five men were shot by British soldiers in Boston on March 5, 1770.  The shooting and its aftermath helped launch the Revolutionary...

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Beautiful new issue of Travel & Culture Guide out of Boston.
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