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Christmas tree stolen from West Springfield Town Common!


WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Cut down and stolen, a symbol of the holiday season is now missing from its place on the West Springfield Town Common. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt told 22News that the Christmas tree at the gazebo on the Common has been stolen. …WWLP.COM

UK Muslim bought and transformed a single-decker bus into this moving canteen so he can feed thousands of refugees this Christmas.

“My estimation is if we do continuous cooking, we should feed 8,000 to 10,000 people a day easily,” said FireShot Screen Capture #014 - 'Inside the bus transfo_' - www_gazettelive_co_uk_news_teesside-news_inside-bus-transformed-travelling-kitchen-10620090Ghafoor, who runs M&M Garages, on Snowdon Road, Middlesbrough. “We could even get up to 15,000.”..

Ghafoor added: “It will be hard being away from my family during the holiday season but these people need help.” To help visit www.gofundme.com/sadqaforhumanity ….more: gazettelive.co.uk 

America’s first ‘War on Christmas’

Did you know, for example, that Christmas used to be illegal in Massachusetts and much of New England? And it remained taboo in that part of the country until at least ­1870, when the Feds declared it a national holiday.

Believe it or not, Christmas used to be illegal in Massachusetts. The Puritan fathers of America thought it was un-Christian, and prosecuted merry-making revellers for centuries. The truth behind America’s first ‘War on Christmas…MORE: .pri.org/

After Muslims seek equity, Christmas stricken from school calendar

Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.

In practical terms, Montgomery schools will still be closed for the Christian and Jewish holidays, as in previous years, and students will still get the same days off, as planned. more: msn.