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The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Triple Decker

In the years before World War I, New England’s iconic triple deckers brought thousands of immigrants into the middle class. They also  inspired the undying hatred of housing reformers. Triple deckers sprang up in New England’s booming mill towns and ...

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The Six Oldest Synagogues in New England

The oldest synagogues in New England were built well after the first Jewish settlers arrived. Touro Synagogue, the only surviving synagogue from the Colonial era, was consecrated in 1763, nearly a century after the first Sephardic Jews arrived in Newport, ...

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The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

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On Nov. 5, 1872, Benjamin Briggs of Wareham, Mass. piloted the brigantine Mary Celeste to sea loaded with cargo for Genoa. It was the last time anyone saw Briggs or any of his crew alive. The mystery of the Mary ...

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