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City to name community center for journalist James Foley

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Published: May. 3, 2021 at 6:09 AM EDT
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ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The city of Rochester, New Hampshire, is naming its community center for freelance journalist James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic State militants in 2014 while reporting on the conflict in Syria.

The celebration will be livestreamed on May 4 at 5:30 p.m.

The City Council voted April 6 to rename the building to the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center to honor Foley, who grew up in the area.

Foley’s mother, Diane Foley, said the entire family is deeply honored by the city’s decision to have him remembered in such a meaningful way.

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