WILBRAHAM – The two men who died Friday in an accidental drowning in Wilbraham were each international students who jumped into the Chicopee River to rescue two young children having trouble with the currents, according to Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni….MORE: masslive.com
The small Muslim community here used to pray in the historic Amtrak station, where Lyndon B. Johnson kicked off a 1960 whistle-stop tour. When a local history museum moved into the space in 2014, they shifted to an empty home next to an auto business.
After years of drifting, the group of about 12 to 20 Muslims who show up regularly for Friday prayers want a more permanent place of worship. So they set out to build a mosque in a more rural area outside town….more: WASHINGTONPOST.COM