(NECN: South Boston, Mass.) - Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Sunday, politicians came together at Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.
For the first time, Massachusetts Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry of Boston hosted the breakfast, considered one of the city's biggest political events.
Each year, the breakfast gives politicians in the state a chance to tease their colleagues and laugh at themselves.
While he did crack several jokes, City Councillor-at-Large Michael Flaherty also showed his serious side. "My advice to our mayor is treat this ailment, and that's what I hope it will be, an ailment, like an election. And if you do that Mayor Menino, you're going to survive and you're going to do very well and you're going to conquer this," he said.
After the event, South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day parade is scheduled to take place.