Religion

By - 5/13/15 - 10:31 pm

The Boston City Council starts its regular meetings with a convocation or prayer by a clergy member selected by a particular councilor. Today, members of the local International Society for Krishna Consciousness opened the council meeting with a request for help for survivors of the Nepal earthquakes and by singing the Hare Krishna mantra.

They were invited by at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who...Read more

By - 4/27/15 - 4:50 pm
Man with a cross on Longwood Avenue

Why, yes, that was a guy carrying a cross down Longwood Avenue today, as Brian shows us. And yes, he had a pad and the wheel at one end to help him:

I should have called him out "REAL JESUS DIDN'T HAVE PADS OR TRAINING WHEELS!"

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By - 4/27/15 - 8:53 am
Mystery boy on his bar-mitzvah day

Anybody recognize this kid on his bar-mitzvah day? Scooter reports:

I bought this photo at Urban Renewals in Allston because I couldn't resist this guy's fashion sense (polka dots, bow tie, plaid? YES)! The frame says it's from Malden. Does anyone recognize this stylin' bar mitzvah dude?

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By - 4/23/15 - 9:00 pm
Trabelsi and proposed King David Hotel in West Roxbury

Trabelsi with rendering of his proposed King David Hotel.

Developer Nissim Shimon Trabelsi says he's talking to several hotel management companies - including the one that runs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem - about running the chain of hotels he hopes to start with one on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury at the Dedham line.

At a community meeting called by the BRA tonight, Trabelsi told both the local union construction workers and...Read more

By - 4/2/15 - 7:23 pm
Proposed King David Hotel on VFW Parkway

The BRA will consider a developer's plans to build a four-story, 69-room hotel aimed at observant Jews on VFW Parkway on the Dedham line.

King David Hotels Corp. is proposing the hotel at 1625 VFW Parkway - where an old McDonald's burned down in 2013.

The company's plans include a kosher restaurant, a synagogue and a health club featuring his and hers...Read more

By - 3/31/15 - 6:01 pm

Jessica Burko reports:

Looking for a Passover shank bone in Rozzie or West Rox? Head over to Roche Bros. it's shank bone central over here.

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By - 3/14/15 - 7:13 am

The Massachusetts chapter of the Knights of Columbus vaguely blames somebody for forcing it to stay away:

We deeply regret that some have decided to use this occasion to further the narrow objectives of certain special interests, which has subjected this occasion to undeserved division and controversy. In addition, certain groups have chosen to misrepresent our reason for marching, insisting that we were participating

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By - 3/11/15 - 11:10 am
Church in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo. See it larger.Read more

By - 2/22/15 - 9:10 am

Several members of the local clergy let us know they feel our snow pain.Read more

By - 1/14/15 - 6:14 pm
Padma Singh

Singh leads prayer as councilors Linehan and Yancey listen.

City councilors take turns inviting a local clergy member to start regular council sessions with a prayer. Over the years, the council has been led in prayer by priests, ministers, rabbis and imams. Today, Councilor Charles Yancey invited a member of a local Hindu congregation to lead the council - for the the first time that Yancey said he could remember in his 31 years...Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 7:17 pm

All Lives Matter

BY Deb CH 2014

You may think I deserved to die
My family still will mourn, grieve, and cry

Do they have the right
Or just pretend I did not exist

Innocent victims in harms way
Never to live another day

Such a damn shame we say

Police running to save a life
Soldiers facing war and strife...Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 8:18 am

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Metropolitan Methodios, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, and the Reverend Laura E. Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, last night issued a statement on the murder of five people at a Jerusalem synagogue, which included a rabbi from the Boston area:

The senseless killing of people in any place must always be denounced, but that these brutal

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By - 11/19/14 - 7:48 am

Michael Ford, 66, of Cambridge could get five years in federal prison when sentenced on an identity-theft charge related to the 2008 theft and sale of a 17th-century diary from Old South Church.

In a guilty plea on Monday, Ford acknowledged that he used somebody else's driver's license to cash a $750 check from a Harvard Square bookstore for James Hull's diary, the US Attorney's...Read more

By - 11/10/14 - 4:27 pm

God Sees Red

Look at my people, my created
Killing, angry, murder at the drop of a pin

Some don't realize the trouble they're in

Jealousy, revenge, hate

Using guns
Hastening the death rate

I look at my children
I see red

Their blood - red
My anger - red

My Son's Blood - red
Shed for their sins

My...Read more

By - 10/31/14 - 6:36 am

The Dalai Lama was in town yesterday, and while he got some of the traditional warm welcomes, Jess McDougall shows us the protesters who marched down Tremont Street and then set up camp outside the Wang Theater, where he gave a talk.Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 11:17 am

Especially, you know, that one.

Ed. note: A couple years ago, the kidlet's World History class covered Islam (also Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity). Those outraged Revere parents, or at least the one quoted by WHDH, can take solace in knowing she did not start wearing a niqab or quoting the Koran at inopportune times....Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 11:59 am

Just in time for Halloween, Salem has enacted a partial ban on bullhorns on one key downtown street, following a confrontation between a street preacher and Nosferatu.

More from the Salem News....Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 8:19 am
Homeless man on steps of Arlington Street Church in Boston

JB Parrett photographed a homeless man on the steps of Arlington Street Church yesterday.Read more

By - 9/2/14 - 2:55 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the church, caught between the sale of its Back Bay headquarters and the continued decay of its planned headquarters in the South End, is setting up temporary digs in Quincy Center.Read more

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