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Sister cities and brother Buddhists

The Irish American Partnership event at the Seaport Hotel, formalizing a sister-city agreement between Boston and Belfast, got off to an auspicious if very un-Irish start: It began on time.

The irrepressible Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, who hails from Andersonstown in West Belfast, arrived wearing the Lord Mayor’s chain of office, an elaborate gold necklace that weighs 14 pounds, is worth $750,000, and would make a rapper blush.

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