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Amid Rise In Anti-Semitic Acts, Massachusetts Increases Funds For Nonprofit Security

Governor's press office

      With anti-Semitic violence on the rise nationwide, Massachusetts has tripled security funding available for religious and community institutions.

     Governor Charlie Baker held a ceremonial bill signing Monday with legislative leaders, members of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, and faith leaders from several religions to announce $1 million more funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

    State Senator Eric Lessser of Longmeadow was at the bill signing and he spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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