Boston celebrates return of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2022-03-21 04:20:39

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Boston celebrates return of St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 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 organizers of the parade.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 were canceled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The parade kicked off at 1 p.m. at the Broadway MBTA Station and is continuing down West Broadway and onto East Broadway before ending at Farragut Road.Some sidewalks along the parade route were packed five people deep or more.Bars and restaurants in Southie saw a big boost from the big crowd that turned up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”This St. Paddy’s Day is extra special because we haven’t had a legit one for the last two years, so we were super excited to have everyone in here,” said Tina Lagadinos, manager of Publico Street Bistro & Garden. “It’s a little busier, busier than we expected, but the last couple days were super busy. So we’re excited to have everyone in Southie here with us.”Organizers of the parade, which is hosted by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, made the decision to shorten this year’s parade route during the omicron coronavirus variant surge.The shortened route has drawn criticism from a number of people because it excludes the Dorchester Heights Monument that commemorates Evacuation Day, which is when British forces withdrew from the city of Boston on March 17, 1776.”The final analysis is the parade organizers decided, in the best interest of public safety, working closely with the police and the South Boston elected officials as well, that the shortened route would be appropriate. However, next year, we would go back to the long route,” said Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn.Paradegoers were strongly encouraged not to drive and instead 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 AvenueFoundry Street, both sides, from Greenbaum Street to Dorchester AvenueWest Second Street, both sides, from Dorchester AvenueA Street, both sides, from Binford Street to West Second StreetBinford Street, both sides, from A Street heading northwesterly to end at 45 BinfordWest Fourth Street, both sides, from A Street to Dorchester AvenueWest Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester StreetEast Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to P StreetFarragut Road, both sides, from East Fourth Street to East First StreetSummer Street, Financial District, Atlantic Avenue to the MBTA bus stop near 245 Summer StreetSummer Street, South Boston, East First Street to the end of 776 Summer StreetE Street, from West Broadway to Athens StreetL Street, from East Third Street to East BroadwayBefore the parade, the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race was held from 11 a.m. to noon.Boston police told NewsCenter 5’s Josh Brogadir that at least one person was arrested on Sunday for public drinking.

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 organizers of the parade.

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 were canceled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parade kicked off at 1 p.m. at the Broadway MBTA Station and is continuing down West Broadway and onto East Broadway before ending at Farragut Road.

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

Bars and restaurants in Southie saw a big boost from the big crowd that turned up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

“This St. Paddy’s Day is extra special because we haven’t had a legit one for the last two years, so we were super excited to have everyone in here,” said Tina Lagadinos, manager of Publico Street Bistro & Garden. “It’s a little busier, busier than we expected, but the last couple days were super busy. So we’re excited to have everyone in Southie here with us.”

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

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

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

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Paradegoers were strongly encouraged not to drive and instead 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
  • A Street, both sides, from Binford Street to West Second Street
  • Binford Street, both sides, from A Street heading northwesterly to end at 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 the MBTA bus stop near 245 Summer Street
  • Summer Street, South Boston, East First Street to the end of 776 Summer Street
  • E Street, from West Broadway to Athens Street
  • L Street, from East Third Street to East Broadway

Before the parade, the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race was held from 11 a.m. to noon.

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

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