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Massachusetts’ Jewish community is on edge after a mysterious website launched earlier this month listing the names and addresses of scores of local institutions -- a number of them Jewish -- and calling to “dismantle” and disrupt them. The Anti-Defamation League is organizing an online forum Wednesday to talk about why the pro-Palestine Mapping Project is harmful. U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins is among those expected to speak. Meanwhile, members of Congress from across the country are calling on federal law enforcement officials to investigate and shut down the website. Messages sent to the email listed on the site have gone unanswered.

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A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California who created fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme has avoided prison time after helping convict others in the case. Laura Janke was sentenced Tuesday in Boston federal court to time served and 50 hours of community service. Also on Tuesday, a California couple who admitted to paying $600,000 to get their daughters into USC and the University of California, Los Angeles, were sentenced to one year of probation. Bruce Isackson says he and his wife “profoundly regret” their part in the scheme and “look forward to making amends" by serving their community.

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Boston leaders and state education officials have reached a last-minute agreement to stave off an “underperforming” designation and a state takeover of the city’s troubled public school system. The agreement announced Monday night by Mayor Michelle Wu and Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley includes pledges by the city to implement immediate improvement efforts in several key areas, including services for English learners and special education students, safety, and transportation. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in a report released in May found “significant, persistent challenges” in the city’s schools. The school system has about 46,000 students.

Author and historian Rene Silvin will present "Frank Lloyd Wright — The Dramatic Life of America’s Most Controversial and Creative Architect" on Tuesday, July 5, via Zoom at Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum.


 The People’s Pantry food bank in Great Barrington is holding its Help Fill-the-Bag fundraiser which hopes to raise $300,000 by year’s end to cover 2022’s projected expenses.

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