After building a $1 million memorial park last year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine, Boston's Irish community is turning its attention toward people suffering from contemporary famines throughout the world. A proposed Irish Famine Institute that blends social activism and academic research is currently in the planning stages in Boston. Organizers want … [Read more...] about Boston Irish Fight Today’s Famines
Fenway Park, the hallowed ground of the Boston Red Sox, was taken over by Irish players wielding sticks in what has been described as the world’s fastest game played on grass, on November 18. It was the third time in four years that the Park played host to the Fenway Hurling Classic. Fans of Ireland’s national game came from across the states to watch the action as four teams … [Read more...] about Fenway’s Hurling Classic
With ingenuity, a lot of talent, and a passion for cooking, Barbara Lynch rose from cooking for the priests in her Southie neighborhood to one of the top chefs and restaurateurs in the country.
“Seven minutes and a world away” is how Boston chef Barbara Lynch describes the two places she has straddled in her life: one fancy, expensive and tasteful, the other unadorned, … [Read more...] about Barbara Lynch:
Cooking for the City She Loves
The sport of hurling will return to Fenway Park with a doubleheader in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival on November 19. The park last hosted a hurling event in 2015, bringing to an end its absence of 61 years. The match, which featured a full-team brawl on the pitch, attracted nearly 28,000 stateside GAA fans, a number which organizers expect will be matched or … [Read more...] about Hurling Returns to Fenway Park
Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh has emerged nationally as a fiery opposition voice in the early days of the Trump Administration. The day after the inauguration, Walsh gave a speech at a women’s rally on Boston Common, attended by 150,000 people. Then, when the White House targeted travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S., Walsh convened a press conference at City Hall, … [Read more...] about Boston Mayor Walsh Stands up for Immigrants