Category Archives: Boston

BILLERICA FOOD PANTRY CONTINUES GIVING TRADITION, HELPED BY FAITH LEADERS

The tears started flowing as 30 years of memories came rushing back. After running the Billerica Food Pantry for nearly three decades, Marie O’Rourke and Ken Buffum were handing over the pantry paperwork to new leaders. “It’s been a pleasure to help all these people over the years,” O’Rourke said last week. “We’ve seen people…

‘CLEANUP-GREENUP’ DAY IN BILLERICA

Saturday 28 April marked ‘Cleanup-Greenup’ day in Billerica, where Boston’s Qutbi Masjid and Madrasa Vajihiyah are located. Billerica residents were encouraged to spend the day cleaning up around their neighborhood. Nazafat (cleanliness) is an integral component of Islamic faith, and His HolinessTUS urges community members worldwide to engage in clean-up drives, tree planting and other green initiatives…