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JUNE 15, 2017 – SALEM – The sixth annual North Shore Pride Parade will wind its way through Salem on Saturday, June 24, and for the first time, there will be an official Jewish group participating. Even though the parade takes place on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, 30 people have committed to marching Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD – Early last year, Maria fled political violence in her Caribbean country, her infant in tow. She flew to Miami and made her way up the East Coast, a journey that included a grueling stint in a tomato field that left burns on her skin from contact with pesticides. By Read More

On May 11th, 2017, over 100 home improvement specialists gathered at Tri-City Sales new state-of-the-art showroom in Ipswich to cut the red ribbon and celebrate the new 4500 square foot showroom. Owned and operated by the Cohen and the Kulevich family of Marblehead, Tri-City Sales boasts of a family-owned appliance business that is still booming Read More

JUNE 1, 2017 — Lowell Gray, an Internet pioneer who started Shore.Net in his Swampscott garage and later sold it for $43 million, died on Memorial Day after a brief illness. He was 57 and spent the last few years of his life as a farmer in Vermont. Gray, a native of New Rochelle, NY Read More

  JUNE 1, 2017 — SWAMPSCOTT — For the first time in decades, a new mikvah is being constructed on the North Shore. Earlier this week, workers poured the foundation for the immersion bath that will be built on the first floor of a house on Phillips Street, behind Chabad Lubavitch of the North Shore.   “The Read More

SWAMPSCOTT – Diane Levin, executive director of Congregation Shirat Hayam, will leave her post on June 16. Levin, an attorney, has been an active member of Shirat Hayam over the years. She was named the temple’s executive director 16 months ago. The news was announced in an email to congregants by Renée Sidman, the synagogue’s Read More

MAY 18, 2017 — In deciding to make an unprecedented $1 million gift to Northeast Arc, Steven P. Rosenthal wanted to ensure it would have maximum impact. “I wanted to do something different, innovative, even disruptive, in a positive sense,” he said. “The idea was to find a way to literally change lives one at Read More

MAY 18, 2017 MARBLEHEAD – Carole and Dr. Jack Skowronski were recently honored with the Edith Bloch Award, presented since 1987, which recognizes members of the community for their commitment to learning and the pursuit of knowledge. Award-winning author and Northampton art gallery owner Richard Michelson addressed a large gathering at the 29th Friends of Read More

MAY 18, 2017 SALEM – Salem’s “Sanctuary for Peace” ordinance, which the City Council passed by a 7 to 4 vote on April 13, has hit some rough road. A citizens’ petition may force the City Council to reconsider its vote, and it would go to a citywide ballot referendum in November if the council Read More

MAY 18, 2017 — On May 10, Governor Charlie Baker accepted an award from Yehuda Yaakov, consul general of Israel to New England at the Massachusetts State House. The award marked the 69th Independence Day of the State of Israel. At the ceremony, Baker discussed his four-day trade mission to Israel – which took place Read More