The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Boston hosted an Iftar dinner with a reception, guest speakers, and an introduction to Islam at the Sharon Community Center. From left to right, Dr. Amer Malik, Sharon police Lieutenant Donald Brewer, and Nasir Rana greet one another.

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Boston hosted an Iftar dinner with a reception, guest speakers, and an introduction to Islam at the Sharon Community Center. From left to right, Dr. Amer Malik, Sharon police Lieutenant Donald Brewer, and Nasir Rana greet one another.

Breaking bread together, for understanding and peace

At a recent interfaith dinner in Sharon, guests and hosts chatted at their tables about the topics of the hour -- religion, diversity, acceptance.

Quincy shakes up traffic pattern in city center

The reconfiguration, which starts Friday, involves the closure of four lanes on a stretch of Hancock Street.

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Breaking bread together, for understanding and peace

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