Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes traditional route

Crowds lined up in the cold weather for South Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The parade filled with bands, cars, floats and marching politicians took its traditional route down West Broadway after a dispute with the city. Boston officials wanted the route shortened, like it was last year due to the snow, due to safety concerns. The case ended up going to court and the judge sided with the parade organizers.

"We just want people to respect South Boston because people live here," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at the parade.

Those who sided with the parade organizers said they were happy with the decision because they wanted to stick to tradition.

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