letters to THE EDITOR

Reelect Michael Fragin Dear Editor, As current and recent trustees of the Village of Lawrence, we feel well qualified with a unique perspective to comment on the upcoming elections in our...

Tufts to Remove Sackler Name From Buildings, Programs

  (JTA) — Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from several buildings and programs on its medical campus. The decision announced on Thursday came after an independent report slammed the...

Letters to the Editor: Building a Brighter Future

By Brad Greissman There are numerous issues facing our communities at this moment in time. This November, constituents will head to the polls to decide how they want their issues...

Biden in Rosh Hashanah Call: ‘Together We Can Stamp Out Antisemitism’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday that the violent demonstrations involving white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 were a decisive factor in his...

Empire Chicken Plant Closes Early for Coronavirus Cases

Empire Kosher, the leading kosher-poultry supplier in New York and most of the country, has closed its processing facility for at least two weeks after two employees tested positive...

Israel Celebrates 70th Birthday With Commemorative Coins

A commemorative coin struck for Israel’s 70th anniversary. Photo: Israel Mint. Israel is marking its 70th birthday with a series of commemorative coins. According to Israel’s Channel Two, the coins will...

NYS Awards $10 Million for Security in Religious-Based Institutions, Schools

JNS.org – New York is providing $10 million to protect “religious-based institutions and non-public schools from hate crimes,” announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday. The funds would support more than...

Suspect in Beverly Hills Synagogue Vandalism Arrested in Hawaii

BY SAM SOKOL (JTA) — Police have apprehended a suspect in the vandalism of a Beverly Hills synagogue. The Beverly Hills Police Department announced on Wednesday evening that they had identified Anton...

Obama’s Convention Speech Being Moved Indoors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Democratic officials are moving President Barack Obama's convention speech Thursday indoors because of the possibility of severe weather. Obama had planned to accept his party's nomination in...

Fingerprint, DNA Lead to Florida Man’s Arrest in Bombs Sent to Trump Critics

FBI agents used DNA and a fingerprint to identify the Florida man suspected of sending at least 14 bombs to critics of President Donald Trump days ahead of congressional...
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Thoughts About The Lawrence Election

By Jack Levenbrown, MD As a resident of Lawrence since 1976, and a former 20-year elected official of the Village, including having served as Mayor...

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