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By adamg - 11/26/23 - 9:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say went on a spree of destruction in Chinatown and downtown Saturday into Sunday before retiring to the city shelter on Southampton Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 9:01 pm

Tony Bennis recounts the life of Israel Arbeiter, the founder of American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston and, along with fellow Holocaust survivor and friend Steve Ross, helped get the New England Holocaust Memorial built on Union Street downtown.

More of Arbeiter's story.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 6:52 pm
Never again, marchers say

Molly Lanza was among the roughly 500 people who marched this afternoon from the Holocaust Memorial to the South Bay jail, where the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department makes money by renting space to ICE for use as a detention facility. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/19 - 7:11 pm

WBZ reports on a vigil at the Holocaust Memorial for the people shot during a Passover service in Poway, CA yesterday.

By adamg - 8/15/17 - 9:06 pm
Crowd at Holocaust Memorial vigil

Jews and supporters gathered at the Holocaust Memorial this evening to condemn the vandalism that left another of its panels shattered - and to vow to join with other victims of racists and Nazis in the fight to keep them gaining any more respectability than they already have.

Meanwhile, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the arraignment of both the teen charged with smashing a panel etched with numbers representing Holocaust victims and a man charged with damaging flowers people had placed at the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/17 - 1:54 pm
Glass at the Holocaust Memorial

Photo by Jake Wark.

James Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, was ordered held in lieu of $750 cash bail at his arraignment today on charges he smashed one of the panels at the Holocaust Memorial with a rock, but will be held in jail for at least two months because the Boston Municipal Court judge revoked his bail on an earlier assault-and-battery case out of Chelsea District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/17 - 8:18 am

WCVB reports the man threw a rock at the panel around 2 a.m.

James E. Isaac, 21, of Roxbury, will be charged with malicious destruction of property and willful damage to a church, synagogue or memorial, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By adamg - 2/10/17 - 9:36 am

City Councilor Josh Zakim and HIAS, a group originally formed to aid victims of Russian pogroms resettle in the US, will hold a vigil in support of refugees at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Holocaust Memorial downtown.

The vigil, part of a national Day of Jewish Action for Refugees, is also being organized by the local ADL, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

By adamg - 1/27/17 - 10:10 pm
Holocaust Memorial

JB Parrett visited the Holocaust Memorial. Today, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, is Holocaust Remembrance Day, to recall the six million Jews murdered by Nazis.

By adamg - 5/12/15 - 10:39 pm

More like 2.3 million, a Boston Business Journal editor concludes after doing some calculations.

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