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JUNE 7, 2018 – Secretary of State Bill Galvin found out June 2 that reaching his seventh term will be no easy ride. Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim got 55 percent of the vote at the Democratic State Convention in Worcester, and has the backing of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh heading into the primary on Read More

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JUNE 7, 2018 – Walk through the halls of Temple Emanuel of Andover on any given day, and chances are you’ll hear music coming from somewhere. It’s not always the kind of music you’d expect at a temple. Often at the end of Shabbat services, you’ll hear “Sounds of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel. On Read More

JUNE 7, 2018 – Reading Philip Roth taught me how to write fiction. Reared, like Roth, on the so-called classics – i.e., works of fiction by white male authors, the majority of them Christian – and introduced at Concord Academy to the more diverse voices of Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Virginia Woolf, and Jean Rhys Read More

JUNE 7, 2018 – I am one of the Exiles of Newark, New Jersey. My father was raised on Goldsmith Avenue, became a bar mitzvah at Young Israel, and went to Weequahic High School, class of ’59. His mother was born in Newark; both she and my grandfather spent their careers teaching in the Newark Read More

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JUNE 7, 2018 - If a Jewish philanthropy Hall of Fame were ever established on the North Shore, then one of the first couples inducted would be Arlene and Mike Goodstein. The Goodsteins, who have lived here for 45 years, were key contributors to the construction of the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore Read More

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JUNE 7, 2018 - If you happen to run into Josh Buchsbaum in some far-flung corner of the world, grab a chair and get comfortable. He has some good stories to tell. The Marblehead native has dodged an active volcano in Guatemala while being guided by an inebriated man carrying a machete. He’s attended a Read More