After a brief hubbub, State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry was named the host of St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, and will become the first non-Irish to hold the honor. Dorcena Forry, a Haitian-American, was recently elected to represent the First Suffolk district, which has traditionally been held by white Irish men.
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A political fight over who should host South Boston’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day breakfast ended last week when newly elected State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry was named the host of the next traditionally Irish event in March 2014. The Boston City Council’s Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veteran Affairs will hold a public hearing regarding Boston’s new rental registration and inspection program, ordinance CBC 9-1.3, on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Iannella Chamber on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall. The Boston Foundation announced last week that its 2013 fiscal year was a record-setting year for fund raising, with the foundation receiving gifts and grants totaling $131.7 million between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.