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Biden names Massachusetts transportation secretary, Steph Pollack, to senior roads post

Biden names Massachusetts transportation secretary, Steph Pollack, to senior roads post

President Biden names Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts' transportation secretary, to head Federal Highway AdministrationRon Kampeas, JTA, 22/01/2021 10:55
Massachusetts man indicted for attempt to firebomb Jewish nursing home

Massachusetts man indicted for attempt to firebomb Jewish nursing home

Grand jury indicts Massachusetts man who tried to firebomb Jewish-sponsored assisted living facility.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/06/2020 08:08
Bail revoked for suspect firebomb attempt on Massachusetts assisted living facility

Bail revoked for suspect firebomb attempt on Massachusetts assisted living facility

Massachusetts man charged with attempted arson at Jewish-sponsored assisted living facility ordered back to jail.Ben Ariel and JTA, 20/04/2020 03:13
Man accused of trying to blow up Jewish home released to home confinement

Man accused of trying to blow up Jewish home released to home confinement

Federal judge releases 36-year-old accused of trying to set fire to a Jewish-sponsored assisted living center in Massachusetts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2020 05:59
US: 36-year-old accused of trying to blow up Jewish nursing home

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2020 07:53
'Anti-Semitism and racism remain part of our community'

'Anti-Semitism and racism remain part of our community'

Police investigate reports of threats against Jewish students at Massachusetts middle school.Marcy Oster, JTA, 15/11/2019 11:42
Massachusetts college vandalized with swastikas

Massachusetts college vandalized with swastikas

Smith College, located 100 miles west of Boston, vandalized with rash of swastikas. Police investigating.Ben Ariel, 29/10/2019 05:01
Middle school students accused of anti-Semitic activity online

Middle school students accused of anti-Semitic activity online

Suburban Boston students accused of ‘anti-Semitic social media activity.’Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/10/2019 08:22
Swastikas at Massachusetts synagogue

Swastikas at Massachusetts synagogue

White supremacist graffiti drawn on Israeli flag outside synagogue in Falmouth, Massachusetts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/10/2019 12:07
Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered at historic Massachusetts park

Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered at historic Massachusetts park

Graffiti calling for violence against Jews, mocking Anne Frank, and endorsing Hitler for president found at historic Massachusetts park.Marcy Oster, JTA, 09/09/2019 07:20
Israeli woman chases down flasher in Massachusetts

Israeli woman chases down flasher in Massachusetts

Flasher in Massachusetts 'picks the wrong victim', is chased down by female IDF veteran.Marcy Oster, JTA, 28/07/2019 22:53
Watch: Fisherman drags shark back into ocean

Watch: Fisherman drags shark back into ocean

Fisherman at Martha's Vineyard stuns onlookers when he reels in a large shark - before casually returning it to the water.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2019 10:56
Anti-Semitic fliers posted at Massachusetts synagogue

Anti-Semitic fliers posted at Massachusetts synagogue

Fliers referring to the Holocaust as "Fake News" posted at synagogue in Marblehead on the North Shore of Massachusetts.Ben Ariel and JTA, 17/07/2019 03:07
Hundreds rally in protest of anti-Semitism

Hundreds rally in protest of anti-Semitism

Boston area rallies after Chabad rabbis are targeted with anti-Semitic slurs on Shabbat.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 07/06/2019 07:36
Williams College grants pro-Israel group official status

Williams College grants pro-Israel group official status

Williams College administration bypasses students’ refusal to register pro-Israel group.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/05/2019 14:57
Was the Chabad house fire a hate crime?

Was the Chabad house fire a hate crime?

Fire at Chabad center in suburban Boston investigated as possible hate crime, police ask public to help identify person caught on camera.Penny Schwartz, JTA, 17/05/2019 08:20
Williams Coll. pres. slams student rejection of pro-Israel group

Williams Coll. pres. slams student rejection of pro-Israel group

President of Williams College criticizes a decision by the student council not to recognize a pro-Israel campus group. 'Disappointed.'Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 09/05/2019 08:02
Massachusetts: Cemetery vandalism worse than initially thought

Massachusetts: Cemetery vandalism worse than initially thought

Anti-Semitic vandalism at Massachusetts Jewish cemetery nearly double initial estimates, police find.Marcy Oster, JTA, 24/03/2019 15:20
30 gravestones desecrated at Massachusetts Jewish cemetery

30 gravestones desecrated at Massachusetts Jewish cemetery

Swastikas and anti-Semitic epithets drawn on 30 Jews gravestones at Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.Marcy Oster/JTA, 19/03/2019 17:50
Massachusetts fliers accuse Jews of spreading 'degeneracy'

Massachusetts fliers accuse Jews of spreading 'degeneracy'

Anti-Semitic fliers in Newton, Massachusetts show devil-horned Jewish caricature, accuses Jews of pushing 'pornography and degeneracy'.Marcy Oster, JTA, 14/01/2019 14:44
UMass student asked to remove sign cursing Nazis

UMass student asked to remove sign cursing Nazis

Student asked to remove sign from her dorm window cursing Nazis over 'issues of inclusion.' University later backtracks on request.Sam Sokol, JTA, 25/12/2018 11:47
MA man faces hate crimes charges for assaulting Jewish woman

MA man faces hate crimes charges for assaulting Jewish woman

Resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts faces hate crime charges for assault of elderly Jewish woman.JTA, 04/11/2018 20:59
Jewish groups offer aid to victims of Boston-area gas explosions

Jewish groups offer aid to victims of Boston-area gas explosions

Groups offer help to synagogues affected by Boston-area gas explosions.JTA, 15/09/2018 19:58
Episcopal bishop apologizes for false stories about Israel

Episcopal bishop apologizes for false stories about Israel

Episcopal Church apologizes after Massachusetts clergyman shares fake stories about Israeli atrocities.JTA, 21/08/2018 22:17
Mass.: Town board orders kosher restaurant to find new manager

Mass.: Town board orders kosher restaurant to find new manager

Boston-area kosher restaurant can remain open despite charges against co-owner, town board says.JTA, 05/07/2018 01:15
Boston’s oldest Jewish cemetery to become immigrant center

Boston’s oldest Jewish cemetery to become immigrant center

Ohabei Shalom's burial chapel concerted into immigration center.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2018 19:31
Man arrested in repeated vandalism of Sharon, Mass. eruv

Man arrested in repeated vandalism of Sharon, Mass. eruv

Police arrest 28-year-old suspect believed to have repeatedly vandalized community religious boundary.JTA, 04/06/2018 16:08
Anti-Semitic incident at Massachusetts college investigated

Anti-Semitic incident at Massachusetts college investigated

Campus police at Hampshire College investigating an incident of harassment against a Jewish student.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 30/03/2018 06:56
Massachusetts teen arrested over theft of Holocaust memorial

Massachusetts teen arrested over theft of Holocaust memorial

19-year-old arrested in connection with the theft of part of a Holocaust memorial sculpture from a cemetery in Milton, Massachusetts.Ben Ariel, 04/12/2017 03:36
U.S. states vow to defend immigrant program

U.S. states vow to defend immigrant program

Several U.S. states say they will file a lawsuit against Trump’s decision to end program that protects illegal immigrants from deportation.Ben Ariel, 06/09/2017 03:07
Three teens identified in Boston-area Jewish cemetery vandalism

Three teens identified in Boston-area Jewish cemetery vandalism

Footprint leads police to teenage suspects in toppling of gravestones at 158 year old Jewish cemetery.JTA, 02/08/2017 20:43
Headstones toppled at Boston-area Jewish cemetery

Headstones toppled at Boston-area Jewish cemetery

Vandals top six headstones at Netherlands Cemetery in Melrose.Ben Ariel, Canada, 29/07/2017 00:33
Anti-Semitic graffiti spray painted on Massachusetts harbor wall

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray painted on Massachusetts harbor wall

'End the Jew' spray painted on near Marblehead, Massachusetts harbor.JTA, 03/07/2017 14:47
Massachusetts Democrats reject anti-settlement resolution

Massachusetts Democrats reject anti-settlement resolution

Massachusetts Democratic Party rejects attempt to amend platform to single out 'settlements' as the obstacle to Middle East peace.JTA, 04/06/2017 19:11
3 deaths in Massachusetts as SUV plows into crowd

3 deaths in Massachusetts as SUV plows into crowd

Suspected accident causes 3 fatalities, multiple injuries in town north of Boston.Gary Willig, 03/05/2017 20:16
Watch: Amazing rescue from burning apartment

Watch: Amazing rescue from burning apartment

Firefighters in Brockton, Massachusetts risked their lives to save Paul Mulloy, 82 - and everything is documented on video.Guy Cohen, 31/03/2017 08:54
Conflict of interest in Massachusetts governor's Israel trip?

Conflict of interest in Massachusetts governor's Israel trip?

Critics charge that a trip to Israel by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker poses a conflict of interest.JTA, 09/12/2016 05:26
Israeli Americans air anti-Semitism concerns

Israeli Americans air anti-Semitism concerns

Jewish and Israeli residents meet the mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, to express their concern about anti-Semitic incidents.JTA, 17/06/2016 03:35
Boston suburb residents voice anti-Semitism fears

Boston suburb residents voice anti-Semitism fears

Newton residents accuse education officials after several anti-Semitic incidents in schools go unreported.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 16/06/2016 21:18
Israeli firms made $9.3 billion for Massachusetts

Israeli firms made $9.3 billion for Massachusetts

Study finds companies founded by Israelis spurring significant economic growth in the state, outpacing overall state economy.JTA, 09/06/2016 12:49
Son of American Officer Arrested in Terror Plot

Son of American Officer Arrested in Terror Plot

Son of an American police officer charged in connection with an alleged terror plot after receiving weapons from an FBI informant.Ben Ariel, 14/07/2015 03:12
Patient Isolated over Ebola Fears in Boston

Patient Isolated over Ebola Fears in Boston

Person suffering Ebola symptoms who recently was in an infected area put in isolation and given tests; possibly first Massachusetts case.Ari Yashar, 03/12/2014 07:35
Report Reveals US Schools Whitewashing Hamas, PA

Report Reveals US Schools Whitewashing Hamas, PA

Parents group demands answers after report shows Newton, MA public schools alter Hamas and PA charters, accept Israel's destruction.Ari Yashar, 25/11/2014 19:57
Dead Boston Bomber Participated in Triple Murder

Dead Boston Bomber Participated in Triple Murder

Tamerlan Tsarnaev named in court papers as a participant in the 2011 murders of two Jews in Waltham, MA.Elad Benari, 24/10/2013 03:15
Israeli Killed in Hit-And-Run Southeast of Boston

Israeli Killed in Hit-And-Run Southeast of Boston

Police trying to locate a dark pickup truck that apparently triggered the fatal chain reaction crash which killed an Israeli in Bourne.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/07/2013 00:49
9 Dead in ‘Snowstorm Nemo’ But Goodness Prevails

9 Dead in ‘Snowstorm Nemo’ But Goodness Prevails

At least nine people died as a result of another monster winter storm in the northeastern US, but good hearts prevailed in Massachusetts.Chana Ya'ar, 10/02/2013 10:49
Synagogue, Day School Building Seized by IRS

Synagogue, Day School Building Seized by IRS

A building that houses a synagogue and Jewish day school in Massachusetts has reportedly been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.Rachel Hirshfeld , 27/12/2012 00:43
Tornadoes Whip Through Mass.

Tornadoes Whip Through Mass.

Two tornadoes whipped through Massachusetts Wednesday, claiming four lives and damaging towns and cities. Chana Ya'ar, 02/06/2011 16:18
US Governor Seeks Jobs in Israel

US Governor Seeks Jobs in Israel

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick arrives in Israel to seek high-tech jobs for his home state. He asks El Al for a direct Boston-Tel Aviv route.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 07/03/2011 19:36