SWASTIKAS PLAGUE PITTSFIELD

5.8.06
As the city of Pittsfield rushes to get ready for the summer tourist season, touting newly opened theaters and restaurants and residential and commercial renovations all leading to a much-touted revival of its downtown, the city has suddenly become plagued by a series of anti-Jewish vandalism attacks that could mar the city’s reputation for welcoming tourists, many of whom come from the heavily Jewish New York metropolitan region, to its gritty, post-industrial streets.

The lead, top-of-the-fold story in today’s Berkshire Eagle reported on what as of yesterday was the latest in a series of growing attacks featuring Nazi swastikas targeting Jewish schools and businesses throughout the city (“Swastikas scrawled in Pittsfield “).

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