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JUNE 1, 2017  — On a recent afternoon, Barry Berman moved with ease through the lobby of the Leonard Florence Center for Living on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. He waved to residents, family members, and staff at the skilled nursing residence and then took a seat in a back office. For a guy who runs Read More

Journal Staff

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

Journal Staff

  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

  JUNE 1, 2017 — Early Sunday afternoon, David Shear huddled with Rick Appel on top of one of Swampscott’s highest hills by the ocean and discussed the adventure they had planned for the day. The old friends would drive toward Fishermen’s Beach, where they would carry Shear’s handmade 17-foot sailboat toward the shore, slip Read More

JUNE 1, 2017 – Walk through Jerusalem and it’s easy to forget that the city was divided just 50 years ago, and that the Jordanians controlled the Old City. These days, you can hop on the Light Rail that runs from Mount Herzl to Machane Yehuda and Zion Square, all the way to Damascus Gate Read More

Journal Correspondent

JUNE 1, 2017  – I am the youngest member of the Elbaz clan, a family of 12 brothers and sisters. I was 13 when the Six-Day War broke out in Israel in 1967. I was attending a boarding school called Mossad Aliya, which is located next to Petach Tikvah, east of Tel Aviv. For a month Read More