Senator Nick Collins will host the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, March 17th. This Southie tradition will take place at the Iron Workers Union Hall and feature a who’s who of elected officials and politicians. The event starts at 9am and will air on NECN. Here are five things you can expect!
Your Host Sen. Nick Collins
Senator Nick Collins will be your MC of the morning! He’ll make sure the program moves promptly with the occasional joke and or song.
Curragh’s Fancy – an 8-piece Irish band, will be playing all your favorite Irish music. Everything from Southie is My Hometown to Wild Colonial Boy will be featured.
Politicians telling jokes
Everyone, from newly elected Governor Maura Healey to Mayor Michelle Wu, will take turns telling jokes. Some will be funny, but many may fall flat.
Caught in Southie via Instagram Live
CIS will have all the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, live interviews with special guests, and color commentary on the event! Make sure to follow us on Instagram!
The historic Ironworkers Local 7 Union Hall as the backdrop
For more than 120 years, Local 7 has proudly represented union ironworkers across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. They are proud members of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers. While initially formed in 1896 in Philadelphia, Local 7 moved to Boston after the initial charter was revoked in 1902. Upon the move, Boston became the first city in the country with two Iron Worker Locals, the other being Local 4. Local 4 merged with Local 7 to form one of the largest Locals in the region.
Local 7 saw a period of tremendous expansion following World War II. Iron and steel became prevalent building materials in construction, and the demand for skilled union ironworkers increased. Local 7’s Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) grew out of this demand, ensuring that new members entering the trade received the necessary skills. The union hall is located on Old Colony Ave.
Image via Don West