Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Breaks Barriers, but Its Parade Does Not

BOSTON — A stage filled with many Irish-American politicians, a traditionally male cohort, opened the annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston on Sunday with a jaunty version of “If You’re Irish, Come Into the Parlor,” when someone else burst in — a Haitian-American woman, singing, dancing and electrifying the audience.

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