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Father Thomas Foley takes the oath of office as an Air Force chaplain at the Pastoral Center Aug. 13. Pilot photo/Christopher S. Pineo

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Local priests named crime fighters of the year

At the 29th Annual National Night Out in Boston, Father Jack Ahern and Father Richard C. "Doc" Conway, who serve at three Dorchester parishes, received Crime Fighter of The Year Awards for their work with Boston youth.

The citywide event, hosted locally by the offices of Mayor Thomas Menino and police commissioner Edward Davis, celebrated partnerships between the community, youth, law enforcement, city and state agencies, and community based organizations to promote crime free communities. The event also acknowledged the contributions that neighborhood watch groups make to Boston's neighborhood safety.

St. John's class of 1962 celebrates 50th anniversary, launches website

St. John's Seminary Class of 1962 recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a reception and grand reunion banquet in the refectory at the seminary with a record attendance of 38 classmates.

"While this gala event had special significance, particularly since it was a return to our venue as seminarians, the class has taken pride in maintaining a close bond with each other over the years by having regular reunions hosted by individual classmates at their respective parishes in and around the Boston area," class secretary Donald Morency said.

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