Boston celebrates return of St. Patrick’s Day Parade


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Boston celebrates the return of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the city’s first in 3 years

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of South Boston as the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade made its long-awaited return, according to parade organizers. Sunday’s celebration was the first St. -Patrick to be held in the city of Boston since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 parades have been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The parade started at 1 p.m. at the MBTA station on Broadway and continues down West Broadway and East Broadway before ending at Farragut Road. Some sidewalks along the parade route were filled with five or more people. Southie’s bars and restaurants saw a big boost from the large crowds that showed up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There hadn’t been a legitimate one for the past two years, so we were thrilled to have everyone here,” said Tina Lagadinos, Manager of Publico Street Bistro & Garden. “It’s a little busier, busier than expected, but the last two days have been really busy, so we’re delighted to have everyone at Southie here with us.” Organizers of the parade, hosted by the South Boston Allied Veterans Council, made the decision to shorten this year’s parade route during the outbreak of the omicron coronavirus variant. The shortened route has drawn criticism from a number of people as it excludes the monument in Dorchester Heights which commemorates Evacuation Day, which is when British forces withdrew from the city of Boston on March 17 1776. “The final analysis is that the parade organizers have decided, in the best interest of public safety, working closely with the police and elected officials of South Boston as well, that the shortened route would be appropriate. However, the ‘next year we would take the long drive again,’ Boston City Councilman Ed Flynn said. Spectators were strongly encouraged not to drive and use public transportation. The following parking lots were in effect: Dorchester Avenue, both sides, Gillette Park to Old Colony AvenueFoundry Street, both sides, Greenbaum Street to Dorchester AvenueWest Second Street, both sides, Dorche ster AvenueA Street, both sides, from Binford Street to West Second StreetBinford Street, both sides, from A Street northwesterly to 45 BinfordWest Fourth Street, both sides, from A Street to Dorchester AvenueWest Broadway, both sides, Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester StreetEast Broadway, both sides, Dorchester Street to P StreetFarragut Road, both sides, East Fourth Street to East First StreetSummer Street, Financial District, Atlantic Avenue to the stop of MBTA bus near 245 Summer StreetSummer Street, South Boston, East First Street to end of 776 Summer StreetE Street, West Broadway to Athens StreetL Street, East Third Street to East BroadwayBefore the parade, the Saint’s Road Race -Patrick took place from 11 a.m. to noon. Boston police told NewsCenter 5’s Josh Brogadir that at least one person was arrested Sunday for drinking in public.

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of South Boston as the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade made its long-awaited return, according to parade organizers.

Sunday’s celebration was the first St. Patrick’s Day parade to be held in the city of Boston since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 parades have been canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parade started at 1 p.m. at the MBTA station on Broadway and continues down West Broadway and East Broadway before ending at Farragut Road.

Some sidewalks along the parade route were packed with five or more people.

Southie’s bars and restaurants saw a big boost from the large crowds that showed up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

“This St. Patrick’s Day is very special because we haven’t had a legitimate one in two years, so we were very happy to have everyone here,” said Tina Lagadinos, manager of Publico Street Bistro & Garden. “It’s a little busier, busier than expected, but the last two days have been really busy, so we’re delighted to have everyone at Southie here with us.”

Organizers of the parade, hosted by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, made the decision to shorten this year’s parade route during the outbreak of the omicron coronavirus variant.

The shortened route has drawn criticism from a number of people as it excludes the monument in Dorchester Heights which commemorates Evacuation Day, the date when British forces withdrew from the city of Boston on March 17, 1776 .

“The final analysis is that parade organizers have decided, in the best interest of public safety, working closely with police and South Boston elected officials as well, that the shortened route would be appropriate. However, the year next, we’d go back the long way,” Boston City Councilman Ed Flynn said.

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Parade participants were strongly encouraged not to drive and to use public transportation.

Broadway was closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the following parking restrictions were in effect:

  • Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue
  • Foundry Street, both sides, from Greenbaum Street to Dorchester Avenue
  • West Second Street, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue
  • One street, on both sides, from Binford Street to West Second Street
  • Binford Street, both sides, from A Street northwest to 45 Binford
  • West Fourth Street, both sides, from A Street to Dorchester Avenue
  • West Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street
  • East Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to P Street
  • Farragut Road, both sides, from East Fourth Street to East First Street
  • Summer Street, Financial District, Atlantic Avenue to MBTA bus stop near 245 Summer Street
  • Summer Street, South Boston, East First Street to end of 776 Summer Street
  • E Street, from West Broadway to Athens Street
  • L Street, from East Third Street to East Broadway

Prior to the parade, the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race ran from 11 a.m. to noon.

Boston police told NewsCenter 5’s Josh Brogadir that at least one person was arrested Sunday for drinking in public.

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