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Steeple hoisted into place atop Grace Church

NEW BEDFORD — Construction crews succeeded Friday morning in hoisting the new Grace Episcopal Church steeple framework into place at the top of the church’s bell tower. They had managed to install metal braces connecting the top and bottom halves of the Douglas fir framework, which had proven troublesome on Thursday. A year in storage…

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Grace Episcopal Church steeple installation encounters snag

NEW BEDFORD — Restoration workers ran into a snag Thursday as they attempted to raise the framework of a new steeple at the Grace Episcopal Church. The two halves of the structure, top and bottom, balked as workers attempted to install the bolts and metal braces that hold the steeple together. One or two braces…

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City leaders. clergy urge connections, not walls

NEW BEDFORD – Build bridges, not walls. That was the advice of city leaders and clergy members Sunday at an interfaith worship service at North Baptist Church on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.   “We have a patriotic duty to end hatred and xenophobia,” said Bruce Rose, president of the…

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Service blesses stone structures prior to return to tower

NEW BEDFORD _ Four carved stone pinnacles will soon return to their prominent location at the base of the steeple at the Grace Episcopal Church tower. As Bishop Gayle E. Harris blessed the pinnacles Sunday at a special service at the church, she reminded the worshipers that these structures have an important symbolic message.  …

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Boston Gay Men’s Chorus to give uplifting concert

They choose to sing about things that unite us rather than separate us. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, 170 voices strong, will take to the stage of the Zeiterion Theatre on March 6 with their latest show, “Circle of Life.” The uplifting performance will begin at 3 p.m. “We all go through the same stages,”…

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