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Hundreds witness to life in Boston march

Hundreds witness to life in Boston marchBOSTON -- Pro-life supporters from all over the state rallied and marched in public witness despite rain and clouds, June 28, at the Massachusetts March for Life on Boston Common.

Thomas Kennedy, longtime Massachusetts lawmaker, dies at 63

Thomas Kennedy, longtime Massachusetts lawmaker, dies at 63BOSTON (AP) -- State Sen. Thomas Kennedy, a Brockton Democrat who overcame an accident that required him to use a wheelchair and went on to serve in the Legislature for more than three decades, has died. He was 63.

Troutman named new director of Catholic Charities North

Troutman named new director of Catholic Charities NorthBOSTON -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston (CCAB) announced June 29 that Frances Kellogg Troutman has joined the social services agency as Director of Catholic Charities North in Lynn. In her new position, Troutman will be responsible for the administration and fundraising efforts for diverse social service and educational programs serving more than 6,000 families at five locations on the North Shore.

The moral dimension of legalizing recreational marijuana

The moral dimension of legalizing recreational marijuanaSeven years after decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and three years after approving medical marijuana, Massachusetts voters may soon decide whether they want take the next step and legalize recreational pot.

Marian Court College to close at end of June

Marian Court College to close at end of JuneSWAMPSCOTT -- Marian Court College in Swampscott announced plans to close at the end of the month as a result of "insurmountable financial challenges" according to a June 15 statement from the school.

Canton parish continues to heal after tragic loss of pastor

Canton parish continues to heal after tragic loss of pastorTwo months after the tragic death of their beloved pastor, members of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Canton are still going through the healing process while they await the appointment of their new spiritual leader.

Marblehead parish presents youth ministry scholarships

Marblehead parish presents youth ministry scholarshipsFourteen high school seniors of Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead recently received $1,000 scholarships for their commitment of four years of Christian Service to the parish's youth ministry Program.

Needham bridge dedicated to the late Father Daniel Kennedy

Needham bridge dedicated to the late Father Daniel KennedyNEEDHAM -- After a ceremony and blessing to honor a late beloved priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, June 15, traffic passed over the Father (Lt.) Daniel J. Kennedy, United States Navy, Memorial Bridge at the intersection of Great Plain Avenue and Route 128 in Needham for the first time since the restoration of the overpass.

Inner City Scholarship Fund honors Volunteer of the Year

Inner City Scholarship Fund honors Volunteer of the YearBOSTON -- Kristina Valente, assistant vice president and events manager at State Street Corporation, was named Inner City Scholarship Fund (ICSF) Volunteer of the Year by the Catholic Schools Foundation at their "School's Out Celebration" held June 4 in Downtown Boston.

Class of 2015 Catholic high school commencements

Class of 2015 Catholic high school commencementsAs the school year comes to an end, The Pilot congratulates all the members of the class of 2015 who graduated from Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Boston. This year's roundup of commencement exercises is presented alphabetically by school.
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