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Massachusetts:

Annual budget debate rescheduled to accommodate Passover

In a first, Massachusetts lawmakers delay budget fight to accommodate Passover observance.

Annual budget debate rescheduled to accommodate Passover

Massachusetts:

Anti-Israel vandalism being investigated as hate crimes

Police in Newton, Massachusetts, investigating string of vandalism targeting pro-Israel homes as hate crimes.

Anti-Israel vandalism being investigated as hate crimes

Massachusetts:

Man arrested over threats to Jewish community

Massachusetts man arrested for allegedly threatening to kill members of the Jewish community and bomb local synagogues. If convicted, he could be sent to 10 years in prison.

Man arrested over threats to Jewish community

Nazi graffiti causes thousands in damage to Massachusetts house

Vandals trash home, leaving swastikas and over $10,000 worth of damage behind. Police working with ADL and local Jewish org.

Nazi graffiti causes thousands in damage to Massachusetts house

ADL: Far-right enabling rising antisemitism in Massachusetts

Report by ADL Center on Extremism finds far-right propaganda fueling increase in hate incidents.

ADL: Far-right enabling rising antisemitism in Massachusetts

Boston area high school defaced with swastika

Investigation opened after swastika found on bathroom wall, principal decries 'people who are continuing to perpetuate hate' at school.

Boston area high school defaced with swastika

Boston area targeted with 'distressing' swastika graffiti

Boston mayor vows to get to bottom of antisemitic graffiti spree in his city.

Boston area targeted with 'distressing' swastika graffiti

Massachusetts:

Woman arrested over swastikas at Jewish woman’s home

Boston-area woman arrested for leaving paper swastikas outside home of Jewish lawyer representing her child’s father in custody battle.

Woman arrested over swastikas at Jewish woman’s home

FBI arrests suspected intelligence document leaker

Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira arrested for leak of top-secret documents, including documents related to Israel.

FBI arrests suspected intelligence document leaker

Jewish students targeted at Massachusetts middle school

Parent says that children were harassed by as many as 50 students making Nazi salutes.

Jewish students targeted at Massachusetts middle school

Massachusetts:

Man accused of trying to stab flight attendant, open plane door

Man facing charges after allegedly trying to open emergency exit door aboard flight, then attempting to stab a flight attendant.

Man accused of trying to stab flight attendant, open plane door

Hate crime in Massachusetts:

Jewish high school student’s car targeted with swastika

School board to implement ADL-led antisemitism education following incident in which Jewish student's car defaced with Nazi symbol.

Jewish high school student’s car targeted with swastika

Police investigating antisemitic incident in Boston area

Police investigating swastika found on sidewalk in Swampscott, Massachusetts

Police investigating antisemitic incident in Boston area

Democratic lawmaker calls Israeli government 'terrorist regime'

Massachusetts state representative accuses Israel of apartheid and genocide, calling the Israeli government a 'terrorist regime.'

Democratic lawmaker calls Israeli government 'terrorist regime'

Five vehicles rented for Biden’s vacation burst into flames

Five vehicles rented for Biden's vacation in Nantucket catch on fire at the airport.

Five vehicles rented for Biden’s vacation burst into flames

Massachusetts town names bridge after Jewish novelist

Cora Wilburn, an early American Jewish novelist, gets a bridge named for her in her Mass. town that was at center of antisemitism scandal.

Massachusetts town names bridge after Jewish novelist

Humpback whale lands on top of boat

Massive whale lands on top of fishing boat off coast of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Humpback whale lands on top of boat

Watch: Massachusetts residents targeted with antisemitic flyers

Antisemitic flyers from white supremacist group found in multiple Massachusetts towns, leaving residents shocked.

Watch: Massachusetts residents targeted with antisemitic flyers

Massachusetts:

College fires employee responsible for racist graffiti

Boston-area college fires employee who allegedly hit campus with repeated antisemitic graffiti.

College fires employee responsible for racist graffiti

Four Democrats condemn anti-Israel 'Mapping Project'

Massachusetts Democrats, including Ayanna Pressley, condemn pro-Palestinian project mapping Boston Jewish groups.

Four Democrats condemn anti-Israel 'Mapping Project'

Massachusetts confirms monkeypox case

Confirmed case poses no risk to the public, health officials say.

Massachusetts confirms monkeypox case

'Powerful' Holocaust museum to open in Boston

Museum will serve as educational center to "make a mark on humanity to make the world a better place."

'Powerful' Holocaust museum to open in Boston

Massachusetts high school defaced with swastika, hate messages

Front entrance of Middleborough school vandalized with swastika, offensive symbols and threat against principal found around building.

Massachusetts high school defaced with swastika, hate messages

Boston officials denounce neo-Nazi group's presence at parade

Outcry after 20 neo-Nazis attend Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade unfurling banner that says “Keep Boston Irish.”

Boston officials denounce neo-Nazi group's presence at parade

Suburban Boston college targeted with Nazi graffiti

Curry College once again experiences hate incident, an ongoing recent pattern at the Massachusetts school.

Suburban Boston college targeted with Nazi graffiti

Man who left threatening voicemails for synagogue set for trial

“Reprehensible” voicemails described as "antisemitic and anti-Israel" left for Newburyport synagogue denounced by the ADL.

Man who left threatening voicemails for synagogue set for trial

Serial synagogue arsonist was under investigation for terrorism

FBI was investigating alleged Massachusetts synagogue arsonist at the time of the fires.

Serial synagogue arsonist was under investigation for terrorism

Attempted Jewish nursing home arsonist gets 5 years in jail

Massachusetts man who was found guilty in June of attempting to firebomb a Jewish nursing home has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Attempted Jewish nursing home arsonist gets 5 years in jail

Antisemitic threats to Salem health board denounced by leaders

Threats targeting Jewish members of Salem, Massachusetts health body denounced as "unacceptable" and "repugnant."

Antisemitic threats to Salem health board denounced by leaders

Five antisemitic incidents occur over 3 days at Boston college

Series of troubling antisemitic incidents at Curry College late last week prompt police investigation.

Five antisemitic incidents occur over 3 days at Boston college

Winter storm pummels eastern US

New York and Massachusetts receive two feet of snow, thousands left without power as major winter storm hits.

Winter storm pummels eastern US

Tufts University to address campus antisemitism

Tufts University has unveiled a plan to address campus antisemitism after an undergraduate survey validated the concerns of Jewish students.

Tufts University to address campus antisemitism

Northampton, Massachusetts mayor condemns antisemitic incidents

Mayor condemns series of antisemitic incidents that occurred in her city in recent weeks, including during an online public meeting.

Northampton, Massachusetts mayor condemns antisemitic incidents

Massachusetts firefighter accused of posting anti-Semitic image

The city of Worcester has opened an investigation after a firefighter was accused of posting an anti-Semitic image to Instagram.

Massachusetts firefighter accused of posting anti-Semitic image

More anti-Semitic graffiti found at Massachusetts college

Anti-Semitic graffiti found in a dorm at Mount Holyoke College being investigated by local and federal police.

More anti-Semitic graffiti found at Massachusetts college

Massachusetts town apologizes for Christian menorah

Town holiday event in Massachusetts goes awry after city worker uses Messianic group's menorah picture in a display about world religions.

Massachusetts town apologizes for Christian menorah

Massachusetts to require genocide education in high schools

Following high-profile anti-Semitic incidents, Massachusetts lawmakers vote to require genocide education in high schools.

Massachusetts to require genocide education in high schools

Lack of response to anti-Semitism at UMass worries Jewish group

Louis D. Brandeis Center calls for investigation after violent incident at pro-Palestinian rally.

Lack of response to anti-Semitism at UMass worries Jewish group

Massachusetts Senate passes Holocaust education bill

The bill is in response to worry from lawmakers, amid an increase in anti-Semitism, that students were lacking Holocaust education.

Massachusetts Senate passes Holocaust education bill

Man wearing swastika in lengthy standoff with Massachusetts cops

Man wearing red swastika armband in hours long standoff with cops after dead body found by officer who is shot four times by suspect.

Man wearing swastika in lengthy standoff with Massachusetts cops

Mezuzah stolen from Jewish student's door at Tufts University

Police at Massachusetts college investigating anti-Semitic incident but so far there are no suspects.

Mezuzah stolen from Jewish student's door at Tufts University

Massachusetts synagogue vandalized with Nazi symbols

Swastikas carved into sign of Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, Massachusetts shortly after Rosh Hashanah.

Massachusetts synagogue vandalized with Nazi symbols

Swastika spray painted on Massachusetts Jewish family's garage

Jewish residents worry the incident might be written off as a prank by kids the way similar anti-Semitic graffiti has been in the past.

Swastika spray painted on Massachusetts Jewish family's garage

Massachusetts small town park vandalized with Nazi graffiti

Lynnfield officials condemn graffiti and glorification of Nazi imagery, state that they are confidence police will catch those responsible.

Massachusetts small town park vandalized with Nazi graffiti

Threatening swastika-covered letter sent to Massachusetts woman

The second such incident to take place in Andover in the last month is being treated as a hate crime by police.

Threatening swastika-covered letter sent to Massachusetts woman

Sacha Baron Cohen sues cannabis company for using Borat in ad

Citing his religious beliefs as an observant Jew, Cohen said that he would never advertise for a cannabis product.

Sacha Baron Cohen sues cannabis company for using Borat in ad

Watch: Anti-American militia members face off county judge

On July 6, suspects from the armed standoff in Massachusetts, repeatedly interrupted the sentencing judge.

Watch: Anti-American militia members face off county judge

Watch: 9-hour standoff ends with unknown group

Massachusetts police arrested a group of armed men wearing tactical gear after a long confrontation.

Watch: 9-hour standoff ends with unknown group

Winthrop, MA white supremacist's original target was synagogue

28-year old man who killed two African Americans had originally intended to attack nearby Temple Tifereth, leaving congregants stunned.

Winthrop, MA white supremacist's original target was synagogue

Man who attempted to blow up Jewish nursing home found guilty

37-year old was accused of attempting to ignite a gas canister placed in the entranceway of a Massachusetts Jewish assisted living facility.

Man who attempted to blow up Jewish nursing home found guilty

Anti-Semitic, racist images drawn in US middle school yearbooks

Middle school in Massachusetts withdraws yearbooks and launches investigation after incident at book signing event.

Anti-Semitic, racist images drawn in US middle school yearbooks

Massachusetts city tones down would-be BDS resolution

Cambridge, Mass., adopts a resolution critical of Israel, while a boycott measure falls short.

Massachusetts city tones down would-be BDS resolution

Massachusetts: Board member who called Jews 'kikes' resigns

Bob Hoey, Massachusetts school board member announces resignation 2 days after using anti-Semitic slur on TV.

Massachusetts: Board member who called Jews 'kikes' resigns

Massachusetts: School board member uses anti-Semitic slur on TV

School board member calls ex-district chief a 'kike' on live TV.

Massachusetts: School board member uses anti-Semitic slur on TV

Disavowed Chabad of Westborough rabbi answers charges

Rabbi Michoel Green: 'It is a grave departure from Judaic values to engage in such unspeakable behavior.'

Disavowed Chabad of Westborough rabbi answers charges

Biden taps Orthodox Jew to head Federal Highway Administration

President Biden names Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts' transportation secretary, to head Federal Highway Administration

Biden taps Orthodox Jew to head Federal Highway Administration

Massachusetts man indicted for plot against Jewish nursing home

Grand jury indicts Massachusetts man who tried to firebomb Jewish-sponsored assisted living facility.

Massachusetts man indicted for plot against Jewish nursing home

Bail revoked for suspect in Massachusetts firebomb attempt

Massachusetts man charged with attempted arson at Jewish-sponsored assisted living facility ordered back to jail.

Bail revoked for suspect in Massachusetts firebomb attempt

Suspect in attempted fire at Jewish home released to confinement

Federal judge releases 36-year-old accused of trying to set fire to a Jewish-sponsored assisted living center in Massachusetts.

Suspect in attempted fire at Jewish home released to confinement

US: 36-year-old accused of trying to blow up Jewish nursing home

36-year-old accused of trying to blow up Jewish nursing home in Massachusetts.

US: 36-year-old accused of trying to blow up Jewish nursing home