After taking the flag during Friday night's Greasy Pole contest, Derek Hopkins took down the Saturday Greasy Pole flag in round 2, first walker. He goes for 3 in a row Sunday, which hasn’t been done since Jake Wood in 1999.

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Gloucester, MA - Jerry, a lifelong resident and fisherman of Gloucester, Mass., is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Josephine; and son Salvatore. He will be missed by his extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Family Parish in h…

Gloucester - Lois A. (Ingersoll) Dench, 89, of Gloucester, passed away after a long illness on Thursday morning, July 11, 2019 at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Dench Sr. Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and…

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The St. Peter’s Fiesta 5k Road Race’s biggest draw is its atmosphere.

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Before carnival goers crowd St. Peter’s Square and the first winner snags the flag from the end of the Greasy Pole, the annual Novena to St. Peter — the nine nights of prayer leading up to the start of St. Peter’s Fiesta — culminated Tuesday night at the Lester S. Wass American Legion Hall o…

The main stage and altar are still under construction, and the festive scene that will make up Gloucester's 92nd St. Peter's Fiesta won't hit its stride until next week.

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MBTA riders to and from Cape Ann will have to opt for free bus service between the West Gloucester and Rockport stations for another two weeks while early work continues on replacing the Annisquam River drawbridge.

2018 St. Peter’s Fiesta Sports Champions

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There was a special guest at the Blessing of the Fleet Sunday afternoon, in the form of a reliquary containing the blood of Pope John Paul II.

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More than an hour after the procession had passed by, shouts of "Viva" could still be heard, along with car horns — all showing their love for the festival surrounding Saint Peter.

Friday night's events at the St. Peter's Fiesta in Gloucester saw crowds on the beach, slips on the greasy pole and strides in seine boats. Frank Taormina took home the victory in the Greasy Pole walk while women and girls seine boat champions saw defeat from last year's winners.

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The fun, food and games may have begun Wednesday, but the 91st annual celebration of the patron saint of fishermen didn't officially start until Friday night.

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There are fast walks on the greasy pole, and then there is Frank Taormina's walk at the end of the second round of Friday's competition off of Pavilion beach.

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Mike Darnell was not expecting to be running the St. Peter’s Fiesta 5k Road Race when he made the trip from Brooklyn, New York, to Gloucester.

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Rumor has it that this Fiesta you won't find those Italian feasts on a bun at the usual spot on Commercial Street that Ambie's sausages had held for years.

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The altar is all set up at St. Peter's Square and the streamers hang down on Rogers Street. That can only mean one thing, St. Peter's Fiesta is upon us.

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A week before Gloucester gives itself over completely to the annual St. Peter's Fiesta, the city's fishing fleet and shoreside stakeholders had something tangible to celebrate in the effort to return the city to its fishing glory.

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The opening of St. Peter’s Fiesta doesn’t come for another eight days, but one important religious element of Gloucester’s annual salute to the patron saint of the fishermen is underway.

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what's a film trailer worth? Local filmmakers Craig Kimberley and Sean O'Laughlin hope theirs will be enough to finance the completion of their documentary "The Pride of Gloucester" — what the two call a celebration of Gloucester's "proud history …

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Every year,  St. Peter’s Fiesta committee members try to do something special to mark the festival which takes place annual at the end of June. The special happening this year will be the release of "Nonna, What is St. Peter’s Fiesta?"

Another St. Peter's Fiesta sports season is in the books and once again, there were several memorable moments from the weekend's sporting events.

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Less than 12 hours after the St. Peter's statue was returned to the club that bears his name, Joe Novello, the 66-year-old president of the Fiesta Committee, was back at work on the St. Peter's Square grounds.

Before the St. Peter's Fiesta Committee prepares for next year's 91st edition — let alone for the 100th and others expected to follow —- one of the first chores will be an assessment of the bills and revenues from this past week's 90th celebration.

2017 St. Peter’s Fiesta Sporting Event Champions

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The Sunday Greasy Pole competition is called the Walk of Champions for good reason.

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 Bishop Mark O'Connell, Auxiliary Bishop of the North Region of the Archdiocese of Boston, gave the annual Mass at St. Peter Square before the Procession and the blessing of the fleet.

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A fleet of pleasure boats blessed on a sunny Sunday afternoon replaced the fishing vessels that once lined Gloucester’s Outer Harbor during St. Peter’s Fiesta.

Gloucesters' five-day tribute to the patron saint of fishermen, St. Peter, ended Sunday, with a Mass and the procession of the saint through the downtown.