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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southie

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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southie

Before you head to Southie for the parade, please read this article and take this heads up for me serious? As soon as the parade is over, head back to town, I'm not kidding either about this and neither are the people in South Boston. Last year the bars closed completely at 7:30 PM, I know because I was there and saw the mad dash out of there by all concerned revelers. There were thousands upon thousands of young people leaving on foot while the police on motorcycles escorted them out of the neighborhood. I thought I was seeing things, but it was really happening, they had until 8PM to get out of there and it was roughly 25 of 8, so they were rushing to leave and I mean rushing, we never saw anything like it in our lives. We didn't see anything on the news, nothing in the newspapers at all about it afterwards; until this article showed up on Thursday of this past week. I wanted to make sure all of you saw it, it's extremely important that you take this heads up, please read it and take their advice:

southbostononline.com/LetsTakeBackParade0309…

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1. Re: Sunday, March 15th, 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southie

Don't forget to watch "the breakfast" on Sunday morning. This is a huge tradition for SO many of us to watch or to go to that are right from the City and around New England:

Senator Hart to Host Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast 50-Year-Old Boston Tradition Starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 15

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast hosted by State Senator Jack Hart will run live on Comcast SportsNet beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 15.

The St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, legendary for its fun and its ability to make light of nearly any hot button issue, dates back to the 1950’s. This year’s festivities will take place at the Boston Convention Center in front of an overflow crowd of 700 people and reach more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Breakfast traditionally features the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston, the Commonwealth’s Washington delegation, the leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate, surprise guests as well as unforgettable speeches, songs, toasts and roasts.

“I anticipate that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast could be one of the best as there is no shortage of topics to cover,” said Senator Hart. “The agenda will be packed and we may have some very special guests. I hope everyone will watch on our exciting new home, Comcast SportsNet.”

The program will be aired on the following networks and channels: Comcast 852/779, Cox Communications 727, Selco 290, Charter Communications 770, DirecTV 620-1, 94 &95, Metrocast 730, and RCN 171. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit www.comcastsportsnet.com for more information.

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