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Kenneth Thopsen lived in Florida until Hurricane Irma forced him out. At 45 years old, he journeyed north to Massachusetts — losing his luggage in the process — to stay with family members in the Berkshires…
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From the kitchen, Dennis Bates peeked at the crowd of hungry people enjoying the meal he’d been preparing for hours. The Stoughton resident was back at Christ Episcopal Church on Quincy Avenue for the annual Father Bill’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. His 27th year providing hearty meals to the…
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According to Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan, Massachusetts loses six people a day to the opioid epidemic. That number alone is staggering, but when you multiply that figure, it's hard to imagine a family in the state who hasn't been impacted by addiction and overdoses…
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All Saints' Episcopal Church began with one determined woman whose legacy lives on today in the strong leadership roles laypeople--especially women--hold in the 150-year-old parish. Anna Eliza Hunt and her family moved from Charlestown to Chelmsford in the mid-1800s. In 1860, she decided to start a…
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Twice a week, on Wednesday evenings and Monday afternoons, up to a dozen women gather in St. John's Church’s parish hall to make quilts.  Brightly colored, the most recent batch of these handmade quilts are destined this month for a military base in Afghanistan. There, they will keep three…
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A common purpose can lead to good things.  That’s the thinking behind the new intentional living community of Mt. Hope at Kennedy Park for people passionate about food justice and advocacy.“They will collaborate with one another,” said Larissa Alter, South Coast Mission Hub assistant director…
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A free city neighborhood bus tour brought together about 50 people Sunday starting at Grace Episcopal Church and ending at Youth Opportunities Unlimited, followed by a social period at the Slainte Irish Pub rooftop deck.  “It’s really about community congregation, this tour,” said Jim McKeag,…
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The congregation of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church-on-the-Canal in is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its building this month.The building was originally a summer chapel, Church of Our Savior, in Hull. The Rev. J. Samuel Stephenson discovered the unused building and organized fundraising events…
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In March, while the city was in the midst of a string of shootings that left seven dead — more than any year since 2011 — Mayor Daniel Rivera called Police Chief James Fitzpatrick and several priests and pastors to his office for a meeting."Basically, we had gotten to wit's end about what else we…
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A Wrentham church has launched an unusual campaign to raise awareness of the toll that opioid abuse has taken in Massachusetts. Signs marked “#2069” — the number of opioid-related deaths reported statewide for 2016 — have shown up in yards around the region thanks to the efforts of Trinity…