St. Patrick's Day breakfast goes virtual; Sen. Collins to host again

State Sen. Nick Collins will once again host the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast this year in a virtual event to support COVID-19 relief efforts that will be broadcast on NESN and WROL Irish radio on March 21.

The annual political tradition will feature Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Ayanna Pressley, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Attorney General Maura Healey and Senate President Karen Spilka, among others.

“While the event this year will be a bit different, we are excited to bring back this great Boston celebration, support community relief efforts and enjoy the cultural traditions of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day weekend,” Sen. Collins said in a press release. “As we emerge from this pandemic, it’s important we remember the importance of community. We are excited to broadcast this event on NESN and WROL and encourage people to order takeout from their favorite local restaurant and enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with us.”

Collins has partnered with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association for the event and a list of participating restaurants will be available at https://www.themassrest.org/ in the coming days. Collins, who represents Dorchester, South Boston, Mattapan and Hyde Park in the 4th Suffolk District, is hosting for the second time.

The event will be aired on NESN on Sunday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to noon and broadcast on WROL Irish 950 AM and 100.3 FM and streamed live at www.wrolradio.com.