SOUTH END — 2,000 students in Boston schools were given an early Christmas thanks to New England Patriots captain Matthew Slater and the Corey C. Griffin Foundation’s Kids iniative. The event, held recently at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The young students received laptops and STEM magnetic puzzles, and heard an inspirational talk from Slater. “And that’s the beauty of Christmas, it’s the gift of Christ that we receive, that we celebrate,” said Slater,…

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BOSTON — 250 guests were treated to a reception hosted by Rick and Nancy Kelleher at the Boston Harbor Hotl after a special screening of the movie “Devotion,” which is based on the lives of two elite US Navy fighter pilots. Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the movie tells the true story of Navy fighter pilots, who helped turn the tide in the most brutal battle in the Korean War: Jesse…

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DORCHESTER — A festive and celebratory gathering took place Saturday, November 26, to officially recognize the Irish Pastoral Centre’s new location at 540 Gallivan Blvd in Adams Village in Dorchester. Special guest Martin J. Walsh, US Secretary of Labor and former mayor of Boston, offered a few remarks to mark the occasion. The new space will allow the IPC to better serve the local Irish diaspora with more programs in an accessible environment. Friends and community members enjoyed…

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DORCHESTER — New England Council President and CEO Jim Brett was joined by Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy and dozens of volunteers helped distributed turkeys, gift cards, and bags of Thanksgiving groceries to about 225 families. The distribution was held on Nov. 19, the Saturday as usual, but when the Food Pantry’s team realized that the number of people in line exceeded the number that had registered ahead of time, they acted quickly to put…

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