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Massachusetts was ranked as the No. 1 state in the country

ma bostonU.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

Purchased milk in Massachusetts? You may be entitled to a cash settlement

…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

 

Mosques of America: West Springfield, Massachusetts

There are almost 1,900 mosques in theExternal view of mosque (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture) 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

Interfaith meeting shows support for Western Massachusetts Muslims

Before an overflow crowd at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, speakers from different faiths and from law enforcement on Thursday night spoke in support of followers of the Islamic faith and against those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam.

More than 250 people packed the hall. Organizers continued to add seats throughout the program as more people entered the back of the hall.

The interfaith meeting was intended to bring people of different faiths together in the spirit of unity, and to push back against the wave of what was called “anti-Islamic rhetoric” in the media and even on the presidential stump by those who equate the religion with acts of Islamic extremists committing acts of terror….more:  .masslive.

Imam Wissam of ISWM Spoke at the115th Annual Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

The Rev. Daryl Lobban addresses last year's annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. The Respected Wisam Abdul-Baki, Imam of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, brought warm greetings of peace from the Muslim community. He spoke about our commonalities, our appreciation of coming together in faith without fear. He spoke of common beliefs in the Muslim and Christian communities—most importantly that we are all connected to God.,,more:  https://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Journal-of-2016-Convention.pdf

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts celebration draws over 1,000 to Stanley Park in Westfield