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By adamg - 10/16/21 - 9:37 pm
Mother Church and Reflecting Pool

Matthew Ireland captured the scene at the Christian Science Center Reflecting Pool and the Mother Church the other evening.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Sun reprints a press release from Rajan Zed, who really wants to give an invocation to start a Boston City Council meeting, but can't find any councilors willing to sponsor him. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 4:32 pm
Shurtleff's flag

Shurtleff's flag.

Politico reports the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Hal Shurtleff's case that he has a right to use a city-owned flagpole to get his Christianity on. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 3:22 pm

Discovered this morning at Temple Beth Sholom in the middle of the Jewish high holidays, the MetroWest Daily News reports.

By adamg - 8/25/21 - 1:39 pm

The Pilot reports that the archdiocese will follow the state's "universal indoor masking" policies for the 69 schools under its control when the schools re-open next month. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 7:07 pm
Nation of Islam hates vaccines

A roving UHub photographer noticed today that the Nation of Islam is advertising its hatred of the government and Covid-19 vaccines at Muhummad's Mosque No. 11, a former funeral home, on Washington Street in Grove Hall, right next to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, which is urging people to get vaccinated.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 9:16 am

Jamaica Plain News alerts us to a July 29 meeting organized by the First Church on Eliot Street about its burying ground. It's fine with dogs, as long as their owners clean up after them, but some neighbors are not.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 10:36 am

Dan Kennedy was among the Medford residents who marched outside the New England Baptist Church, which has been using its front-lawn signboard for messages such as "Male and Female He Created Them. Gen. 5:2. Gender Identity Solved." He reports both candidates for mayor joined the protesters.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 3:07 pm
Rabbi Barbara Penzner addresses Boston City Council

Today's council meeting opened with an invocation by Rabbi Barbara Penzner of Temple Hillel B'nai Torah in West Roxbury.

A federal judge ruled today that Salem-based Satanists can continue to press their claim that the way the Boston City Council picks clergy members to start its Wednesday meetings - but not them - violates the Constitution's ban on the establishment of religion. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 3:36 pm

The First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. at the Monnument, will ring its bells 600 times at noon on Sunday now that the US has passed 600,000 deaths from the virus.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 4:32 pm
Wanted for church vandalism

Wanted for church vandalism.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say jammed the locks a St. Teresa of Calcutta Church and St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, 800 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester and St. Monica-St. Augustine Church, 331 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston with an unknown substance early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/21 - 12:32 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a professor denied a promotion at a religious college retains the right to sue because she is not a "minister," which would otherwise let the school discriminate against her on religious grounds. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/21 - 9:33 pm

A Boston city council already embroiled in controversy over how many mayoral elections to hold this year - in addition to dealing with the pandemic, racial inequities and police reform - now has to battle Satan, in the form of a lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple of Salem over its refusal to let any Satanists give one of the invocations that start Wednesday council meetings. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 1:26 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 1-5-21

Mayor Walsh announced today that because of a citywide Covid-19 positive test rate of 8.8% and an ICU bed occupancy rate of 93%, the city will be extending bans on gyms, bowling alleys and museums - along with reduced capacity limits for restaurants, offices and houses of worship, until Jan. 27. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/21 - 8:36 pm

WCVB reports 44 people who attended one of four services at Genesis Community Church have tested positive for Covid-19 and that the church has now called off all in-person services for awhile.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 12:46 pm

The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain has canceled its normal Thursday food-bank pickup for Thursday due to the impending snowstorm, and is looking for donations today to help it get food out over the upcoming pre-holiday weekend to the 300 families it normally serves. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/20 - 10:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Gov. Baker has the power to order businesses shut and to limit the size of gatherings during a public-health emergency, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 12:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting George Swain at his Greater Victory Temple Church, 1218 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan, yesterday on multiple counts of child rape and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 1:11 pm

The Pappas Post reports the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has suspended Methodios Tournas as metropolitan, or leader, of the Greek Orthodox Church in Massachusetts and most of the rest of New England, through Christmas. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 11:48 am
Final copy of the Jewish Advocate

The Jewish Advocate announced this week that its issue this week will be its last in print. Read more.

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