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Members of the Milton High Class of 2021, who took a different path for the past 14 months of their high school career due to COVID-19, set out in their own directions when they graduated on June 6.

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Take one kindergarten student who was excited to get milk in a single-serving carton, add 400 boxes brimming with fresh produce for weeks on end, and top it off with too many turkey baguettes sandwiches to count.

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The Milton High track and field teams prided themselves on being built from the ground up and ultimately into a program that saw an unprecedented string of state titles. Teams loaded with young underclassmen with bright futures eventually led the way to becoming one of the great high school …

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Starting in the fall, Pierce Middle School will hit the brakes for good on accelerated level math and English classes in Grades 7 and 8.

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Watching the graduating seniors from Milton High gather to celebrate their amazing accomplishment – the beginning of their future without masks or social distance – was an incredible thrill.

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Members of the Milton High Class of 2021, who took a different path for the past 14 months of their high school career due to COVID-19, set out in their own directions when they graduated on June 6.

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At the Baron Hugo Gazebo June 9. Sponsored by Congressman Stephen Lynch and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. The band concerts are back!

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Opportunities to party like it’s pre pandemic times will be returning this month with the return of two popular family-friendly venues.

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This year’s Dogwood Days will take place over two weeks, and will feature smaller, more intimate events and programs designed to showcase the spectacular late spring bloom of the kousa dogwoods and appeal to all ages, including daily guided tours, garden yoga and meditation, sheep shearing, …

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It’s been far too long since the Milton High boys lacrosse team took part in the state tournament, but what has been a program many fans have been waiting to break out may have finally turned a corner.

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A gay couple who have had magazine subscriptions and mail sent to their home by someone using homophobic slurs has decided to turn the harassment into a fundraiser against bullying.

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This year’s Milton High School graduation was bound to be unorthodox due to COVID-19, but thanks to the work of student leaders and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the entire community is set to celebrate during the graduate car parade.

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Scores of Milton residents joined together for a close-to-normal Memorial Day to honor those whose service in the armed forces was anything but ordinary.

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Hundreds of people marched from Milton into Mattapan in support of equality for all on May 25, the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd.

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Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley ordained eight men to the priesthood on May 22 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, including Rev. David A. Campo of Milton. 

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As we begin to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association (MICA) held an event to commemorate the community’s journey through the pandemic, giving space to grieve losses, highlight hope, and unify behind the shared mission of healing.

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Milton Police officer Patricia Lio was released on personal recognizance after her arraignment on May 18 on charges in connection with an incident involving a rant against Black Lives Matter at her home on Sept. 19.

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The Milton High School Boosters Club sponsored its 42nd annual Athletic Booster Awards that were a little different this year due to the pandemic that cancelled last year’s ceremony.

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(Editor’s note: One in an occasional series following several Milton families as they cope with schooling and life during COVID-19)

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Some last minute nerves were evident but the line was steady as 333 Milton students and their parents lined up at the Copeland Field House on May 22 to get the first dose of the COVID vaccine.

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The Fruit Center at Milton Marketplace will be able to sell ready-made alcoholic cocktails that come in cans, along with craft beers and wine, after the Select Board approved an all-alcoholic beverage license for the store on May 11.

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The Fruit Center at Milton Marketplace will be able to sell popular ready-made alcoholic cocktails that come in cans, along with craft beers and wine, after the Select Board approved an all-alcoholic beverage license for the store on May 11.

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This year, the Milton community wouldn’t let pandemic restrictions stop them from commemorating the achievements of the Milton High School (MHS) Class of 2021.

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Town Meeting has cleared a way for Milton Residences for the Elderly to formally request the construction of 36 more units of affordable senior housing at its campus on Canton Avenue.

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A 70-bed memory care center is being proposed for a parcel of land on Highland Street currently owned by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton).

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After about three hours of debate, Town Meeting members overwhelmingly approved the purchase of a piece of land from St. Agatha Parish for the construction of a new fire station for East Milton.

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Part of why Milton is widely considered one of the best places to live in the state is its reputation of coming together during trying times and giving back to the community, specifically to those who need it most, and being home to some of the most generous people one could ever come across. 

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Celebrating Mental Health Month throughout May, Milton Youth Advocates for Change (MYAC) has joined forces with Our Minds Matter, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving mental health and ending teen suicide. 

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A chance to give voice to the losses Milton has endured during this past pandemic year will be combined with messages of healing and hope in a community-wide celebration scheduled for May 16 at 3 p.m.

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For the past 40 years, the sweetest part of Richard Burke’s day is before sunrise as he makes his rounds at the Boston Fish Pier to purchase a selection of freshly caught fish and seafood.

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Among the best moments of being a mother for Patti Dobrindt is when one of her four children is about to start a competition and stops to scan the spectators to find her just so they can meet her eyes for a second or two.

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A public hearing on the Fruit Center’s application for a full liquor license was continued to May 12 after pushback from East Milton Wine and Spirits that presented the Select Board with a petition containing about 170 signatures.

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After locking horns for about two hours, Town Meeting voters turned down a measure that would have funded six more positions in the Milton Public Schools starting July 1.

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For the past eight and a half years, Milton native Joe O’Hara has been a staple with the northeast chapter of Operation Homefront, a nationwide non-profit program that helps support military families. 

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With the names of Milton men who died in World War II fresh on his mind, Veterans Director Kevin Cook is thrilled that the town has agreed to go ahead with an in-person ceremony for Memorial Day this year after a one-year pause.

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A smorgasbord of 48 articles is set to come before Town Meeting starting on May 3, including three citizens’ petitions, a request to buy land for a new East Milton fire station, and 36 items dealing with town finances.

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A street tree in front of your house slows traffic, reduces climate change, increases property values, and provides homes for birds and fresh air and shade for the rest of us.

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COVID-19 could not hold back The Good Fountain Players for this year’s production of Disney’s “High School Musical.”

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A lively local election season will come to an end on April 27 when voters decide five races for town-wide positions; five precinct races for Town Meeting members; and whether to back an override for a major revamp of Milton’s three fire stations.