Senator Nick Collins will host the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, March 19th. 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 BNN and CIS Instagram Live. 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 their turns telling jokes. Some will be funny but many will fall flat. – Confirmed speakers for this year’s breakfast include:
US Sen Elizabeth Warren
US Sen Edward Markey
Gov Maura Healey
Attorney General Andrea Campbell
US Rep Stephen Lynch
US Rep Ayanna Pressley (after a four-year hiatus!)
Massachusetts Senate Presdient Karen Spilka
Lt Gov Kim Driscoll
Caught in Southie via Instagram Live
CIS will have all the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks in addition to live interviews with special guests plus 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 While originally formed in 1896 in Philadelphia, Local 7 moved to Boston after the initial charter was revoked in 1902.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
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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