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Old Malden Jewish cemetery getting fixed up

Posted by Jarret Bencks  July 19, 2013 03:02 PM

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Workers restore a tombstone in Malden.

Restoration of an old Jewish burial ground in Malden is underway.

Over 150 damaged tombstones at being repaired at the Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground, commonly called Maplewood Cemetery, on Lebanon Street, according to an announcement from the City of Malden.

Dating back to 1851, it's the second-oldest known Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, and many of those buried there were children. Of the 1,439 burials, only 181 were over age 20, the announcement said.

The restoration project is overseen by the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts. It includes a garden with a memorial called the Forgotten Children, for those buried in unmarked graves.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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