CHIEF JUSTICE JOSEPH F. FEENEY COURTHOUSE IN SOUTH BOSTON
DEDICATED WITH HUNDREDS OF WELL WISHERS
Several hundred people, including many family and friends of the late Boston Municipal Court Chief Justice Joseph F. Feeney, attended the special outdoor courthouse ceremony in South Boston on Friday, October 6, to rededicate the South Boston Courthouse in Chief Justice Feeney’s honor. An Act designating the Courthouse as the Chief Justice Joseph F. Feeney Courthouse was approved by the Legislature on May 19, 2006.
Chief Justice Feeney’s distinguished judicial career spanned more than thirty years, including many years in South Boston, the community where he grew up. He was Chief Justice of the Boston Municipal Court from 1986 to 1988. He was Chief Secretary and Special Counsel to Speaker of the House of Representatives John W. McCormack from 1946 to 1972.
Speaking at the ceremony were (from left): State Representative Brian P. Wallace from South Boston, a sponsor of the legislation; Chet Curtis from New England Cable News, who introduced the speakers; Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Joan N. Feeney and oldest daughter of the late Chief Justice Feeney; Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall; State Senator John A. Hart, First Suffolk District and a legislative sponsor; Chief Justice for Administration and Management of the Trial Court Robert A. Mulligan; and Boston Municipal Court Judge, Roxbury Division, Milton L Wright. Jr. Other speakers (not pictured) were Boston Municipal Court Chief Justice Charles R. Johnson and First Justice Robert P. Ziemian, Boston Municipal Court, South Boston Division.