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After backlash, St. Patrick’s roast dispute is over

Dorcena Forry to host fest as councilor relents

Bowing to an avalanche of political pressure, City Councilor Bill Linehan has agreed to relinquish hosting duties at next year’s South Boston St. Patrick’s Day breakfast to state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, a Haitian-American from Dorchester who will become the first non-Irish-American host of the storied political roast.

The pair issued a joint statement Friday afternoon, saying they have agreed to end their standoff and allow Dorcena Forry to lead the festivities.

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