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RFK grandson slated to speak at St. Patrick's brunch March 19 in Dorchester

The grandson of Robert F. Kennedy is slated to speak at Dorchester's fifth annual St. Patrick's Day brunch.

Joseph P. Kennedy III is an assistant district attorney on Cape Cod whose speech on the Massachusetts State House floor a week after the shootings in Arizona and 50 years after his great-uncle John F. Kennedy gave the "City on a Hill" speech raised eyebrows.

He was profiled yesterday in the Boston Sunday Globe, which noted, "The Kennedy era in politics may be over. But as long as there are tall, well-spoken young Kennedys in Massachusetts, they will be seen as likely candidates."

The brunch is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. in Blessed Mother Teresa Parish Hall in Dorchester.

The brunch is co-chaired by former state Rep. Jim Brett, who is the president of the New England Council, and Larry Ronan, a Savin Hill doctor.

Proceeds go to Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry and Blessed Mother Teresa Parish.