After 70 Years Boston’s Irish Breakfast Reshaped
Is it a sign of coming change? For the first time in 70 years, South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast was hosted by Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, a Haitian-American woman.
Most are applauding the move, but others like Boston City Councilor Bill Linehan, last year’s emcee, who initially refused to step aside, also refused to attend the event as a sign of protest.
Is this an omen that Boston is moving past its reputation of a divisive past? Gov. Deval Patrick, the state’s first African-American governor, shouted out, “This is what a Forry and a Patrick looks like these days!”
This is definitely good news for South Boston’s 70 year old roast. Next, I hope they work on bringing change to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.