Faced with the unprecedented challenge of closing the Downtown Synagogue amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rabbi Ariana Silverman discovered new ways to keep her congregation connected while following thousands of years of Jewish tradition.
Victims of police killings are often criminalized. For Sydney G. James, there is no justification. So she decided to use her art to be a voice for her disgust at yet another slaying of a Black person at the hands of those hired to protect and serve them.
When restaurateur Ben Nolan opened the chic Woodbridge restaurant with his business partners in early January, they anticipated it would be busy and running smoothly by summer. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.