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B2 Metro A 2 0 2 0 1 8 By Maddie Kilgannon GLOBE CORRESPONDENT he day after Thanksgiving in 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in Allston just two days before her 35th birthday. Hester was by all accounts glamorous, brilliant, and driven. She was also a transgender woman. Her murder has yet to be solved, but she has not been forgotten. Twenty years after her death, about 300 people gathered inside the Ca- thedral Church of St.

Paul in Downtown Crossing for the annual Transgen- der Day of Remembrance. The event started in Boston after mur- der, spread to San Francisco, and is now observed around the world. Day of is a somber day for a lot of said Mi- chelle Tat, who is the board co-chair of the Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition and one of the organizers of event in Boston. The program followed a march from Dewey Square to Boston Common, despite the dropping temperatures outside. The attendees wore name tags noting their gender preference, and greeted each other inside the church with hugs and warm smiles.

Tamara Tucker, the pastor in charge, welcomed the group to the church and stressed that everyone is welcome at St. Paul, which is part of the Epis- copal Diocese of Massachusetts. is no real god that does not love Tucker said. Tucker acknowledged that for many in attendance, being in a religious setting could be a trigger because of negative experiences with Christianity or other organized religions in the past. She described St.

Paul as welcome people not only to be with us, but to change Tucker said in an interview after the program. trans is our com- Special tribute was paid to Hester during the service. Mason Dunn from Freedom For All Massachusetts remembered Hester as very presence was a he said. During the program, attendees held white candles as volunteers read dozens of names of transgender people, mostly transgender women, who were murdered in the past year. A slide show projected on two large screens ran throughout the pro- gram, with each slide showing the name of a victim from the past year, their location, and how they were killed.

Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at maddie.kilgannon@globe.com. Transgender Day of Remembrance MADDIE KILGANNON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE About 300 people gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul to remember Rita Hester and other transgender victims of violence. AROUND THE REGION NANTUCKET USimposes speed limit toprotectwhales The federal government is asking mariners to slow down off of Massachusetts to help protect a severely endangered species of large whale. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- tion said applying the voluntary vessel speed restriction zone in an area 21 nautical miles south of Nantucket.

The designation is intended to protect a group of four North Atlantic right whales seen in the area on Sunday. NOAA said the speed restriction zone will be in effect until Dec. 3. Mariners are asked to avoid the area or go through it at 10 knots or less. The right whales number no more than 440 and have been hurt by heavy mortality and poor reproduction in recent years.

(AP) OAK BLUFFS PeterSimondies at 71; Vineyardphotographer Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Mar- Vineyard, has died at the age of 71. Family friend Mirabai Bush said Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Vineyard Hospital. He had also battled lung cancer. Simon was the brother of singer Carly Simon. The Vineyard Times reports that Simon was working for the newspaper as a freelance photographer at the time of his death.

Simon spent his career photographing both celebrities on the island as well as everyday people. In the spring, he re- launched Vineyard Scenes, which featured pho- tographs from local events and fund-raisers. Si- mon, who also worked for the Vineyard Gazette, published several books and a yearly calendar with scenic island landscapes. (AP) PORTLAND, MAINE Scallop fishermeneye another recordyear Maine scallop fishermen set a 20-year high with last harvest and now gearing up for the start of what they hope is an even better season. The rebuilt fishery for scallops, which runs from November to April, is getting started for the winter in the coming days.

Many in the seafood industry consider Maine scallops a conservation success story, as the fish- ery collapsed in the mid-2000s and slowly rebuilt to the point where fishermen last year collected the highest total since 1997.The state built scal- lops back from the brink with measures such as enforcing localized closures, rotating open har- vesting areas, and applying tighter quota limits. Regulators said the approach will continue this year, and fishermen and consumers will benefit. landing plenty of said Alex Todd, a scallop fisherman in southern Maine. sure made a to ensure a commercial harvest in the the Maine Department of Marine Resources said in a statement. (AP) HARTFORD Lamont standsbyplan to toll onlybig rigs Governor-elect Ned Lamont says he continues to support tolling only big rigs, despite a new study that shows more money can be generated from wider-ranging tolling.

The Democrat said Mon- day that his position on electronic tolling very and his new administration will just on those big tractor-trailer Lamont esti- mates such a move will generate $250 million in revenue. A new Department of Transportation study projects electronic tolls installed on major expressways and parkways for all vehicles would generate $950 million in annual net revenue by 2023, after accounting for operating costs. That study estimates electronic tolling gantries would be installed every 6.6 miles. Connecticut com- muters would receive various discounts. The trucking association is currently suing Rhode Is- land over its truck-only tolls.

(AP) POLICE BLOTTER GUN BUSTA Roxbury man who was driving with a loaded gun and several open alcohol con- tainers was arrested Sunday after he drove through a stop sign, police said. Officers were in the area of Ruthven Street and Elm Hill Avenue in Roxbury around 1:11 p.m. when they saw a car speeding past another car that was stopped at a stop sign, Boston police said. Police stopped the driver, later identified as Reginald Clagon, 38, and ordered him to get out of the car after learning that he did not have a valid li- cense, police said. Inside car officers found three open containers of alcohol.

As they were arresting Clagon, officers found a loaded .380 caliber handgun and an additional loaded magazine on his person, police said. Clagon was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm (second and subsequent offense), unlawful pos- session of ammunition, carrying a loaded fire- arm, possession of a large-capacity feeding de- vice, and operating a motor vehicle after license revocation or suspension. He was expected to ap- pear in Roxbury District Court, police said. He was also cited for failure to stop for a stop sign, unsafe passing, and violation of the open con- tainer law, police said. FATAL CRASHA 19-year-old man from Hol- brook was arrested and charged with man- slaughter while operating under the influence of liquor Monday morning, about a week after he allegedly crashed his car into a house, killing one of his passengers, police said.

On Nov. 11, Hector DeJesus was allegedly driving more than 100 miles per hour on Route 139 when he sideswiped a telephone pole, sending his car airborne and into the roof of a house on Kingsley Street around 4:30 a.m., police said. DeJesus was charged Monday with manslaughter while oper- ating under the influence of liquor, driving un- der the influence of drugs (marijuana) causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property over $1,200, and speeding, Holbrook police said in a statement. First responders had to use a hy- draulic tool to extricate Nicole Ricci, 20, of Stoughton. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died.

DeJesus was ejected from the car, and he and a 21-year-old male passenger were taken to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries, police said. The house, which was unoc- cupied at the time of the crash, was heavily dam- aged, police said. SON REUNITEDWITHMOTHER 31 YEARS TER A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son in 1987 and disappear- ing for 31 years before being arrested in Con- necticut last month has pleaded not guilty to US charges. Allan Mann Jr. made a brief appearance Monday in federal court in New Haven.

A grand jury recently indicted him on charges he made false statements about his identity in obtaining federally funded housing and Medicaid services. He also faces an abduction charge in Toronto, where authorities say he kidnapped his 21- month-old son during a court-ordered visit in 1987. Police say they found Mann living in Ver- non last month under the name Hailee DeSouza. son, now 33, has been reunited with his mother. He believed she had died years ago.

Mann is being detained without bail. GET SMART By Morgan Hughes GLOBE CORRESPONDENT Swastikas have been spray-painted, scrib- bled, and sketched recently in public places, leaving schools and universities in Massachu- setts and elsewhere to deal with the plague of racist graffiti. The symbol is usually interpreted as a sym- bol of hate, most notably associated with Nazi Germany and its virulent anti-Semitism. But its history stem from hatred. Here are five things about the history of the swastika.

It once carried positive connotations: The word comes an ancient Indian word in Sanskrit, which means or The hooked cross appears to have been used at least 7,000 years ago in Eurasia, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The symbol can be found on temples and houses in India and Indonesia, and is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. A German archaeologist gave it Schliemann is credited with bringing the symbol to Germany. He discov- ered the symbol in Greece at the site of an- cient Troy, connecting it with similar shapes found on pottery in Germany. According to the Holocaust museum, other European scholars later linked the symbol to Aryan cul- ture.

Nazi Party formally adopts the swastika in 1920s: It became associated with a racially or all-white, state, according to the museum. In 1933, Adolf Hitler enshrined the symbol. During the year that Hitler was ap- pointed German chancellor, the Nazi govern- ment enacted legislation that mandated the use of its symbols such as the swastika, mak- ing misuse criminally punishable. the time the Nazis gained control of Germany, the connotations of the swastika had forever the museum wrote. AfterWorldWar II, European ments outlawed it: Following the defeat of the Nazis in 1945, German and other Europe- an governments declared wearing or publicly displaying Nazi symbols an incitement of ha- tred, punishable by up to three years in prison and the possibility of being stripped of the right to vote, according to a McClatchy news report.

legal to display in a pery slope. The First Amendment of the US Constitution protects the display of the Nazi symbol as free speech and other symbols of hate if worn or displayed in a public place, say during a march. Swastikas are often dis- played by white nationalist groups and have been embraced by other fringe groups throughout the 20th century. According to the Holocaust museum, 1950s motorcycle gangs wore Nazi symbols to declare themselves outlaws. In the 1970s, some punk rock performers and fans wore it as a show of youthful rebellion.

Today, neo- Nazi skinhead gangs use the symbol in their violent and criminal subcultures, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. While general public displays of Nazi sym- bols are protected, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, displays of hate symbols intended to directly threaten an individual or destroy property are not protected this in- cludes spray-painting a swastika on the wall of a synagogue or dorm room. The Holocaust museum offers this final word on its website: avoid misunder- standing and misuse, individuals should con- sider the context and past use of Nazi symbols and symbols in Morgan Hughes can be reached at morgan.hughes@globe.com. varied history The price for one of the three remaining programs from the first-ever World Series, in 1903, in which the Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pi- rates. The 10-page program sold at auction friday was the only one still in existence from Game 7 of the nine-game series.

It was scored in pencil by a spectator who was in the stands in Pittsburgh. At the top of the cover page, the fan wrote the final score of the game: 7 Pitt Boston went on to win the series five games to three. Five years after the championship, in 1908, the Boston Amer- icans became the Boston Red Sox. ANDRES PICON BY THE NUMBERS $228,780 TheMetroMinute HUGGINS SCOTT AUCTIONS.

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