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News and updates about Massachusetts

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 St. Patrick's Day 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts synagogue arsonist was under investigation for domestic 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 local 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 three days at Boston area 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.

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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 anti-Semitic social media post

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

Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Massachusetts college for third time this semester

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 after using Christian menorah in holiday display

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 U of Massachusetts worries Jewish advocacy 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 and genocide 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 armband in hours long 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 Jewish family's garage in Cape Code, Massachusetts

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.

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Watch: 9-hour standoff ends with unknown group calling self 'Rise of the Moors'

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

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Winthrop, MA white supremacist killer'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 by eight graders

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

School board member in Massachusetts used anti-Semitic slur on live TV

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

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

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 attempt to firebomb 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 firebomb attempt on Massachusetts assisted living facility

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

Bail revoked for suspect in Massachusetts firebomb attempt

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.

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