BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:19 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Time For Change At Traditional Southie Breakfast?

Former Lt. Gov. Tim Murray speaking at the South Boston St. Patrick Breakfast. Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry was expected to host in 2014, but that is now in doubt.
Credit Office of Governor Patrick / Flickr

Traditionally, South Boston's state senator emcees festivities at the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast. City Councilor Bill Linehan — who guest-hosted during a vacancy in 2013 — insisted he'll host next year's festivities as well, despite the fact that the vacancy has been filled.

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry would ostensibly host, if Councilor Linehan weren't insisting he once again get the task. Dorcena Forry is Haitian-American, not Irish-American, a fact that has rankled in the traditionally Irish-American South Boston.

Should Dorcena Forry lead the breakfast? Or should Councilor Linehan — descendant of Irish immigrants — host instead? Jim Braude and Adam Reilly — in for Margery Eagan — asked callers what they thought.

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