Red Sox poet laureate Dick Flavin celebrated the release of his new book, “Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses,” with a party the other day at the State Street Pavilion high above Fenway Park. Among those in the crowd were longtime TV journalist Morton Dean, Don Rodman, Father Jim Flavin, Mary Kakas, Peter Mehegan, and Joan Quinn Eastman. . . . Boston barrister Eileen Fenton has got serious game in court and on it. The striking, 6-foot-something Fenton — that’s including the 5-inch heels she favors — will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Aug. 8. (The Dorchester native still holds three records at UMass Boston.) Governor Charlie Baker tweeted his approval Friday: “Congrats to Eileen Fenton. Well done!” . . . And congrats to former Globe reporter Jonathan Kaufman and his wife, Barbara Howard, on their new jobs. Kaufman, who worked most recently as Bloomberg News’s executive editor, has been tapped to lead Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. Howard, meanwhile, is leaving WBUR to become the afternoon anchor of “All Things Considered” at WGBH. The pair met while covering the 1983 murder trial stemming from a brawl at the King Arthur’s Motel and Lounge in Chelsea.