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Leaving 'Little Rome' for Braintree

Archdiocese relocates to office park; sold Brighton land to BC to pay debts

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By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / June 26, 2008

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They said goodbye to Little Rome yesterday. Eighty years ago, Cardinal William H. O'Connell could look across the rural area at the western edge of the city, home to Boston College, St. John's Seminary, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and declare "every hilltop now for miles around gleams the sacred sign of our redemption." He saw the area as the capital ... (Full article: 1202 words)

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