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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 2019 Second Step
Larry Rasky, Biden confidante and Boston-area Jewish leader, dies at 69

Rasky served for more than three decades as an active board member of the New England Anti-Defamation League

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
25/03/2020
the Charles River in front of the skyline of Boston
Stephan Ross, survivor who founded New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

Ross led the creation of the New England Holocaust Memorial, which opened in 1995 on the historic Freedom Trail in central Boston.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
27/02/2020
Albert Sherman, Boston Jewish leader and mentor, dies at 81

Known widely as “Albie,” Sherman transformed humble beginnings as the son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants through public education.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
20/02/2020
the Charles River in front of the skyline of Boston
Woman and two children found dead on Boston sidewalk on Christmas Day

The Renaissance Park Garage, where the deaths occurred, lies adjacent to a transit station near the Northeastern University campus.

By REUTERS
26/12/2019
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeals death sentence

Tsarnaev's defense team argued that the unprecedented shelter-in-place order biased the pool of potential jurors, including one actual juror who joined the unanimous vote for the death penalty.

By REUTERS
09/12/2019
the Charles River in front of the skyline of Boston
Boston University considering hiring anti-Israel researcher

The rape and killing of Palestinian women was a central aspect of Israeli troops’ systematic massacres and evictions during the destruction of Palestinian villages in 1948,” Ihmoud wrote.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/11/2019
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)
8 swastikas discovered on Smith College campus

In a letter emailed that evening to students, staff and faculty, Smith President Kathleen McCartney condemned the vandalism as an act of “hatred and cowardice.”

By PENNY SCHWART/ JTA
29/10/2019
Chaim Bloom will join Boston Red Sox as head of baseball operations

The Red Sox finished the season with a record of 84-78 and missed the postseason for the first time since 2015.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/10/2019
Students take a university entrance examination at a lecture hall in the Andalusian capital of Sevil
Suburban Boston students accused of ‘antisemitic social media activity’

“As soon as we found out, we reached out to Framingham police and have been told there’s an investigation underway."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/10/2019
Enes Kanter
Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter claims harassment outside mosque

Kanter posted a video to Twitter in which he claims men who support Turkish president Recep Erdogan were harassing both him and teammate Tacko Fall outside a mosque in Boston on Friday afternoon.

By REUTERS
06/10/2019
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