Jewish Chronicle in central Massachusetts to close

(JTA) — The Jewish Chronicle, a nearly 90-year-old newspaper in central Massachusetts, will stop publishing in June.

The newspaper, founded in 1926, has had a circulation of about 5,000 for many years. It changed from a weekly to a monthly several years ago. It is delivered free to area synagogues and stores. 

Mar-Len Publications, owned by Philip T. Davis, publishes the Chronicle. Advertising has dropped significantly and the newspaper has not made any money in the last five years, Davis told the Worcester Telegram. 

The newspaper began as the Jewish Civic Leader, established by five local Jewish businessmen. It was bought by Mar-Len Publications and combined with its periodical, The Jewish Chronicle, in 1976, at which time the paper became the Chronicle Leader. It reverted to the Jewish Chronicle name in 1992.

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