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With dwindling attendance at religious services among young adults in the U.S., according to data from the Pew Research Center, the topic of church revitalization remains a concern at many houses of worship. Data from the Pew Research Center’s “Religious Landscape Study,” indicates nationally,…
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Fashion models are often viewed as anorexic creatures who seem more like human coat hangers than strong women. Yet for a group of women in Haverhill this month, taking part in a fashion show became an act of empowerment. The “Belle Americana” fashion show featured women who have faced adversities…
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The Chelsea Collaborative hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 15 at its headquarters at 318 Broadway. Collaborative president Gladys Vega and her staff welcomed members of the community, who enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and desserts. There was also a cotton candy station for children…
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The day after Thanksgiving in 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in Allston — just two days before her 35th birthday. Hester was — by all accounts — glamorous, brilliant, and driven. She was also a transgender woman. Her murder has yet to be solved. Twenty years later, roughly 300 people gathered…
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Lucy Bixby Drawings by the children at St. Paul's, Nantucket on the wall of a sanctuary in Cuba. In a small town in Cuba, letters and pictures drawn by children at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket hang on a wall. They are the…
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The solemn martial music of a bagpipe and a bugle wafted through the serpentine lanes of the North End Saturday morning, Nov. 17, as veterans, clergy, congregants and passersby paid tribute to the fallen from the nation’s latest wars. The group of about 50 gathered behind Old North Church for…
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Celebrations were the bookends to this year's annual Diocesan Convention, as it opened with a banquet marking the 30th anniversary of Bishop Barbara C. Harris's historic election as the first woman in the episcopate, and then closed with singing and dancing in response to the official admission of two new mission congregations--Grace Chapel in Brockton and the Ugandan congregation of St. Peter's Church in Waltham.

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On Nov. 2, 2018, the eve of its annual Diocesan Convention in Hyannis, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts honored Bishop Barbara C. Harris and the 30th anniversary of her historic election in 1988 as the first woman to become a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
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The Diocesan Youth Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts celebrated the 20th anniversary of youth members being granted voice and vote at Diocesan Convention with a presentation at the Nov. 3, 2018, convention that featured past and present members and offered a challenge to the church…
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Columbia Gas on Monday announced a targeted effort to replace condemned appliances in the approximately 8,000 Merrimack Valley homes affected by September's gas explosions and fires with energy-efficient models, where possible, at no cost to customers. The announcement comes more than six weeks…