Dr. Jim O'Connell and his Health Care for the Homeless Program In the pitch-black Boston night, the constant ache of being homeless – of being lonely, sick, cold and hungry – frightens poor souls into quiet desperation and smoldering panic. Dr. Jim O’Connell, Boston’s street doctor, searches out men, women, and children living in the shadows, helping them fight off … [Read more...] about Boston’s Street Doctor
Massachusetts native Claire D. Cronin is officially the new U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. She presented her credentials on February 10, 2022 to Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins at his official residence and workplace, Áras an Uachtaráin. Joining her at the official visit were her husband Ray and their two children Kara and Kerry. In a welcome video issued by the U.S. … [Read more...] about Claire Cronin, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland
Congratulations to Claire D. Cronin, officially approved on December 18 to become our next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. The 61-year-old Massachusetts state legislator, with family roots in Donegal, was first nominated by the White House on June 23 to be U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland. She appeared before the U.S. … [Read more...] about Meet Claire Cronin, the Next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland
Boston Irish Fight Today's Famines 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 … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Famine Diary
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, modest … [Read more...] about Barbara Lynch:
Cooking for the City She Loves