Patrick Lewis is organizing an Irish American Democrats Ball

For this week’s special inauguration issue, I profiled three locals whose hopes and dreams were nearly shattered even as audacious hope enthusiast Barack Obama prepared to assume the presidency. Read all about it—-The housing bubble that would not burst fast enough! The Irish Obama novelty song the bridge closers didn’t want you to hear! The birthday girl whose day was overshadowed by that other guy!

Photo of Irish American Democrats ball organizer Patrick Lewis, by Darrow Montgomery.