Police in Massachusetts asked a simple favor of residents who may be planning a crime over the weekend: please wait until the heat wave is over to conduct your criminal activity. Around 93 million people were under excessive heat warnings and advisories over the weekend, including several states in the Northeast. In Massachusetts, the heat index was slated to reach as high as 112 degrees in some places, according to ABC Boston affiliate ….more: abcnews.go – FACEEBOOK
Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. Every year, Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours, but what is it really about? Ramadan gives Muslims numerous opportunities to draw closer to Allah , the Almighty God, and be more generous towards people; giving charity, teaching people, helping…
The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts and the Interfaith Council of Greater Springfield will hold a vigil of solidarity in response to the New Zealand mosque shoot ings Sunday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 377 Amostown Road.
“We have had an outpouring of messages of sympathy and solidarity from our neighbors and interfaith colleagues,” said Dr. Mohammed Saleem Bajwa, a Holyoke physician and society member, of the event being held in the aftermath of the Friday shootings at two New Zealand mosques that has been labeled as terrorism and that left 49 people dead…more: masslive
Data Brief: Opioid1 ‐Related Overdose Deaths Among Massachusetts Residents: more: Mass,gov.AuG 2018
Kristine Donovan says she noticed a bruise on her daughter Kailyn’s leg a week ago. The bruise grew larger, which led Donovan to take her daughter to a pediatrician.
Donovan says doctors first prescribed antibiotics. Those had no effect, leading doctors to recommend taking Kailyn to the emergency room.
It was there where doctors confirmed the bruise was actually necrosis from a black widow spider’s venom….MORE: wwlp.com
U.S. News and World Report awarded Massachusetts its top honor, citing the Commonwealth’s continuing academic achievement, innovative health care system, and strong economy in its ‘Best States’ ranking. The report evaluates each of the fifty states across seven categories: health…
U.S. News and World Report awarded Massachusetts its top honor, citing the Commonwealth’s continuing academic achievement, innovative health care system, and strong economy in its ‘Best States’ ranking. The report evaluates each of the fifty states across seven categories: health care, education, opportunity, economy, infrastructure, crime and corrections, and government. Massachusetts ranked No. 1 in education and No. 2 in healthcare, and placed within the top ten for economy and crime and corrections…more: boston.com
…The National Milk Producers Federation agreed to pay $52 million in September to settle the antitrust class-action lawsuit, which accused the large-scale farms in the U.S. of killing half a million cows to limit the production of milk and increase prices. The defendants deny any wrongdoing or liability for the claims alleged. Individuals who purchased milk for personal consumption could receive up to $70…more: .masslive
As Boston-area religious and cultural leaders, we are committed to building a community that embraces people of different beliefs and practices, including our Muslim neighbors and friends. This work is particularly important in the present political climate, in which some…
There are almost 1,900 mosques in the United States today, according to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Beginning in 1982, the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts in West Springfield was the first place of worship in western New England built specifically as a mosque. Its construction was financed solely by members and supportive Muslims in the surrounding area…MORE: iipdigital.usembassy.gov
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs administers the program enacted by the legislature in 2008, that now includes 155 cities and towns…more: .masslive