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More than 200 people gathered at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Sunday, February 12, for “A National Day of Action for Refugees,” a protest against President Trump’s January 27 executive order that temporarily banned refugees and immigrants from seven countries with predominant Muslim populations. The ban has been temporarily halted following a ruling by Read More

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From the moment I learned of the Derek Sheckman Leadership Award two years ago, and the values it represents, I knew that this honor was something I would strive to achieve. After reading “Derek’s Journal” in my junior year health class at Swampscott High School, this motivation within me only grew stronger. I have always Read More

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Occasionally, sports and politics merge to create moments in which it seems that resolving complex problems might be as simple as tossing a ball through a hoop. New Englanders, in particular, remember the “Miracle on Ice,” when Team USA beat the Russians in hockey in the 1980 Olympic Games at Lake Placid, and local players Read More

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Shelley A. Sackett Special to the Journal When local filmmaker Joe Cultrera, businessman Paul Van Ness and Salem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek gathered at the fledgling CinemaSalem’s café in 2007, they all shared a common goal: to create a film festival that would be fair to documentary filmmakers and attractive to audiences Read More

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Korey Cohan is a junior at Marblehead High School who says that his life was changed with his Lappin Foundation sponsored Y2I trip to Israel last July.  In addition to his schoolwork and being an avid member of the school baseball team, Korey works as a busboy and waiter at Maddie’s Sail Loft, as a Read More

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In 1941, when Edgar Krasa was a young man living with his parents in Prague, he was among the first Jews on the Nazi transport to Thereseinstadt. Trained as a cook, he was ordered to set up the kitchen in the new concentration camp. In the harsh conditions of the Nazi camp, Krasa found moments Read More