Day: June 5, 2023

People & Places

Rabbi’s combating antisemitism by helping others discover their Jewish pride

On Jan. 6, an antisemetic incident occurred in the town of Swampscott near Redington Street and Forest Avenue where a swastika was spray painted on one of the sidewalks. Six days later, the community rallied together at Linscott Park for a “No Place For Hate” rally, and at the forefront were two of the most […]

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A clinched fist speaks

Swampscott resident and poet Enzo Silon Surin said he  finds inspiration for his writing everywhere.  “The right music, the right light, the right conversation, everything inspires me and I think it’s because I’m always looking for what things mean and why things happen, the way that they happen and so because of that I feel […]

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Swampscott native’s clothing brand has a fishing focus

Tyler Rockett isn’t your average college student. The Swampscott native is in his first year at Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh, juggling the demands of adapting to college life, all the while running his own business.  During the summer after his senior year of high school, Rockett’s father purchased a new boat, which he named […]

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Ties Jan de Blij at Johnson Elementary School

For Johnson Elementary School students, 2023 has opened their eyes to art courtesy of Artist-in-Residence Ties Jan de Blij. The Nahant Education Foundation (NEF) funded the program to “inspire climate action,” according to a press release from the Foundation, with Jan de Blij beginning his work with students on Jan. 18. “Jan de Blij, an […]

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Love on four hooves

You have probably heard of therapy dogs, but have you heard of therapy miniature horses and donkeys? Well, thanks to Marianne Hartmann, a Swampscott resident and co-founder of nonprofit organization Minis With a Mission, you may just be able to meet some at events in town.  “Minis With A Mission, Inc. brings our trained miniature […]

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