(Northampton, MA) – Northampton police are investigating the burning of an Israeli flag at a city synagogue. Police say the flag was burned Wednesday afternoon, and appears to be the result of a direct flame applied to it. Rabbi Justin David of Congregation B’nai Israel calls the incident disturbing. He suggests the vandalism may be the result of someone not happy with Israel’s role in the war in Gaza.
They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.
The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.
Mountain Road (Route 141) will be closed during the day for most of next week so city and state crews can clean up the remaining debris from last October's microburst.
Bay State Repeal has filed a draft ballot initiative petition with the Attorney General’s office.