The upcoming Jewish New Year and Sukkot Holiday – What’s it all about?

This weekend is the start of what is referred to as The High Holidays. It begins with the onset of the new Jewish year, Rosh Hashana,  ...

September 3, 2013 · 2 comments

Real Dialogue Happening – F.O.H. Kicks Off Monthly Meetings

Since it was formed in June, 2011, the Friends of Hutchison have become a real fixture in Outremont and Mile End. They have organized two hugely successful community events at  ...

July 7, 2013 · 2 comments

Course à pieds vs Hassidic Processions – Double Standards in Outremont?

Picture this: La foulée des parcs applies for a permit at the Outremont borough council to conduct its annual Course à pieds on the streets of Outremont.  Because  ...

June 16, 2013 · 11 comments

Media Coverage of 2nd Gathering of Hassidim and Non-Hassidim

Instead of being self-congratulatory and patting ourselves on the back how successful this past Sunday’s 2nd annual neighborhood gathering was, we are just posting a round-up the  ...

June 11, 2013 · 2 comments

Upcoming Outremont race this Sunday, June 16th – Street Closures

Here’s the information that was sent to us by Nicole from La foulée des parcs: There will be some street closures around the eastern part of  ...

June 11, 2013 ·

2nd Annual Neighbourhood Get-Together – June 9th

It’s that time of year again! Friends of Hutchison and are hosting the 2nd annual neighbourhood get-together Sunday, June 9th 2013, at the Mile End Library, from 1pm  ...

May 30, 2013 ·

Much Ado in Outremont about A Rotten Branch

You never know how things are going to go at the monthly public meetings of the Outremont borough council. Yet, some things are very predictable. For example, you  ...

May 8, 2013 · 7 comments

When Is a By-law Not My Law? When the Borough of Outremont Makes it So

A repeated refrain can be heard in the borough of Outremont, especially out of the mouths of our elected officials. “The  ...

May 1, 2013 · 7 comments

Outremont Councillor Stokes Fires against Hassidic Jewish Community

Every year, in preparation for the holiday of Passover, religious Jews rid their homes of leavened products. The last bits of bread are ritualistically burned in a symbolic  ...

April 29, 2013 · 3 comments

Yes Madame Mayor we know what it means to be “a good citizen”

An open letter to Outremont’s Mayor Marie Cinq-Mars. Dear Mayor Cinq-Mars, At a recent borough council meeting (March 4, 2013), you suggested we  ...

March 31, 2013 · 2 comments

Mayor Cinq-Mars asks “What makes a good citizen?” Blames by-laws targeting Hassidic community on lack of communication

“What makes a good citizen?”  That question was repeatedly asked by Outremont Mayor Marie Cinq-Mars at the recent public  ...

March 29, 2013 · 7 comments

Passover in Outremont & The “Burning” Issue

What is Passover? Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) also known as the “holiday of freedom,” commemorates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt (1313 BCE) following 210 years of slavery. The name “Passover”  ...

March 19, 2013 · 7 comments

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