Local official are talking about plans to memorialize Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, in the coming months, in appreciation of his distinguished career as a public official and advocate for the poor.
City Council President Bill Linehan and Councilor Stephen Murphy announced the plans at a recent 75th birthday party for Flynn, according to The Boston Globe.
A native of South Boston, Flynn has spent his career promoting economic justice for working families. He is also recognized nationally as a leader of Irish-American issues such as immigration reform and peace in Northern Ireland.
A number of other Boston mayors with Irish roots have been memorialized over the years, including Kevin White, John Collins, John B. Hynes, James Michael Curley, and Patrick Collins.
For year round details on Boston's Irish community, visit IrishBoston.org.