I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #14

A PILOT program for Northampton Solar, financial aid for classes at the Senior Center, and a “gift” from Eversource

JULES MARSH

OCTOBER 2, 2018


FIRE SALE PT. 1

Even for weapons dealers who have flouted state laws, there is major money to be made by selling munitions to police in Massachusetts

CHRIS FARAONE AND CURTIS WALTMAN

OCTOBER 1, 2018


ONE YEAR AND STILL NO ANSWERS

Springfield Residents Demand Justice for the Murder of Community Leader Jafet Robles

ANDREA SCHMID

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Nah.

READING BETWEEN THE "THIN BLUE LINES"

A look at the pro-police flag proliferating in Southeastern Massachusetts

Brian Zayatz

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #13

Mayor Narkewicz declares Sept 6th Usher Syndrome Awareness Day and requests funding for two local parks

JULES MARSH

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Nah.

WHAT DOES MAYOR NARKEWICZ’S TWEET EVEN MEAN?

Is it just a bad joke?

WILL MEYER & JULES MARSH

September 11, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #12

Financial reports, an order to strengthen democracy in public housing, and empty cans of iced tea

JULES MARSH

SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Nah.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE NATIONAL PRISON STRIKE

Brian Zayatz

AUGUST 20, 2018


IT HAS TO GO WAY BEYOND THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK

An interview with Caty Simon

FEY MARROW

AUGUST 13, 2018

Nah.

PRIDE AND SEEK

We tried to find out how Noho Pride Sold Out

MOD BEHRENS & JULES MARSH

JULY 30, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #11

The Council Ponders Democracy

JULES MARSH

JULY 26, 2018

Nah.

IF PIGS COULD FLY

How the Northampton Police Dept got drones and nobody even bothered to shrug

WILL MEYER

JULY 18, 2018


PA’LANTE RJ CONDUCTS STUDENT-LED RESEARCH ON THE ROLE OF RACISM AT HOLYOKE HIGH SCHOOL

Pa'lante Restorative Justice

JULY 11, 2018

Nah.

BRIC OF ICE

How state public records law is aiding ICE in Massachusetts

MAYA SHAFFER

JULY 5, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #10

A Resolution to end separation of immigrant children from their families & confusing property rights dialogue

JULES MARSH

JUNE 28, 2018

Nah.

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS POLICE WITNESSES ARE “NOT TRUSTWORTHY.”

JULES MARSH & WILL MEYER

JUNE 21, 2018


DENNIS BIDWELL AND GAMING THE SYSTEM

WILL MEYER

JUNE 21, 2018

Nah.

MAYOR NARKEWICZ’S STANCE ON COP LINK - A POLICE DATABASE - CONTRADICTS ITSELF

The Shoestring spoke to immigrant workers about how Narkewicz is playing both sides

WILL MEYER

JUNE 4, 2018


LA POSICIÓN SOBRE COP LINK - UNA BASE DE DATOS - DEL ALCALDE NARKEWICZ SE CONTRADICE

The Shoestring habla con trabajadores inmigrantes de cómo el alcalde Narkewicz está jugando a los dos bandos

WILL MEYER

JUNE 4, 2018

Nah.

A HISTORY OF THE MAYOR'S WORK GROUP ON PANHANDLING

JULES MARSH

MAY 30, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #9

The City Budget, a Weed Cap, and the Grateful Dead

JULES MARSH

MAY 21, 2018

Nah.

THE EXCHANGE

A Story by Magenta Dynamite

MAGENTA DYNAMITE

MAY 21, 2018


THE GAZETTE AND THE CHAMBER SITTING IN A TREE…

WILL MEYER

MAY 21, 2018

Nah.

COUNCILORS ISSUE SCATHING OBJECTION TO PANHANDLING WORK GROUP

THE SHOESTRING

MAY 8, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #8

Leaf Blowers, the role of Newspapers, Teenage Voting, and a new director of Senior Services

JULES MARSH

MAY 4, 2018


ICE HAS ACCESS TO LOCAL POLICE DATABASES, INCLUDING NORTHAMPTON

A new report reveals how sanctuary cities share data with federal law enforcement

WILL MEYER

APRIL 30, 2018

Nah.

WHICH SIDE ARE THE POLICE ON?

Baystate management paid the police to manage the strike

KATE NADEL

APRIL 30, 2018


A VIGIL FOR GAZA

Northampton gathers in solidarity with the people of Palestine during the Great Return March

JULES MARSH

APRIL 25, 2018

Nah.

News Headlines Collage

HOW MUSICIANS ARE RESPONDING TO THE OPIOID CRISIS

Mod Behrens

APRIL 24, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #7

Snow is Expensive

JULES MARSH

APRIL 23, 2018

Nah.

LET THEM EAT COOKIES!

Northampton Connects and The Privatization of Public Dialogue

HARRISON GREENE AND WILL MEYER

APRIL 19, 2018


THE POLICE CAN'T FIX THAT

An interview with Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing
petit bourgeoisie

WILL MEYER

APRIL 17, 2018


ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SURVEY ABOUT 'PANHANDLING' FROM OUR PROGRESSIVE MAYOR NARKEWICZ

THE SHOESTRING

APRIL 12, 2018

Nah.

MAYOR’S ‘WORK GROUP’ STUDIES 'PANHANDLING ISSUE' IN SECRET

We asked houseless people what they thought of the Mayor’s confidential “survey on panhandling.”

THE SHOESTRING

APRIL 9, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #6

Water, Guns, n’ Weed

JULES MARSH

APRIL 9, 2018

Nah.

INSIDE THE KOCH MACHINE

How extreme right-wing forces use front groups to shape Massachusetts politics
petit bourgeoisie

JULES MARSH & WILL MEYER

APRIL 3, 2018


THE RIGHT TO BEAR INFLUENCE

How the President of Massachusetts’ NRA affiliate Walked Through Charlie Baker's Revolving Door

WILL MEYER

MARCH 19, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #5

A Resolutionary Council

JULES MARSH

MARCH 19, 2018

Nah.

DAVID NARKEWICZ, PLAYWRIGHT

Bombastic wonky bluster in five acts

THE SHOESTRING

MARCH 16, 2018


WHO GETS TO TRUST THE POLICE?

Transparency and platitudes don’t change power relations

MARCH 15, 2018

GREG GOFF

Eduardo

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GET SLASHED

Baker’s budget will cut funding for the PVTA—disproportionately impacting the poor and non-white, while he coddles corporations with incentives

ROJAS OLIVA

MARCH 12, 2018


THE POLITICAL NATURE OF 'OBJECTIVEITY'

On reading last Wednesday’s Daily Hampshire Gazette

MARCH 12, 2018

LES MACK

Eduardo

FACT CHECKING JODY KASPER

Chief Kasper’s exaggerated claims don’t make people safe, they amplify fear

February 17, 2018

WILL MEYER

Eduardo

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POLICE CAPITAL REQUEST

Despite NPD's transparency efforts, we'd still like to know more

MARCH 5, 2018

THE SHOESTRING


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #4

Is a Ladder a Gun?

JULES MARSH

MARCH 5, 2018


MILITARIZING NORTHAMPTON!

NPD requests $225,000 for (more) riot gear

APRIL JOLN

FEBRUARY 25, 2018

Nah.

TRADING CARDS

Manufacturing consent for Northampton’s kids.

WILL MEYER

FEBRUARY 25, 2018


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #3

What does a Dinosaur Cart look like?

JULES MARSH

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Nah.

UNDERSTANDING THE SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT

It’s a huge step forward, but still could be better

February 17, 2018

LES MACK


EDUARDO WALKS TO STAY HOME

February 17, 2018

WILL MEYER

Eduardo

ORGANICALLY PRODUCED LOCAL AUSTERITY

The petit bourgeoisie begs for spare change
petit bourgeoisie

JULES MARSH

February 10, 2018


MOVIE NIGHT!

A new local film designed to recruit future police officers isn’t very good

February 10, 2018

WILL MEYER

Noho Popo ARs

LES MACK

Noho Popo Target

I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #2

Northampton City Council owns a van

JULES MARSH

February 4, 2018

Blair Gimma's Radical Lenses

WHO WILL TONE POLICE THE TONE POLICE?

A new amendment to Northampton City Council rules could chill dissent in The Chamber

JULES MARSH & WILL MEYER

January 30, 2018


WHAT 1683 CAN TEACH US ABOUT 2018

On the history of a Hadley witch hunt in the age of Donald Trump

Sarah Jane Young

January 19, 2018

Nah.

I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

It is hot in there

JULES MARSH

January 19, 2018


MAYOR NARKEWICZ'S "DISAPPROVAL" OF THE ANTI-SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE DOESN'T MAKE SENSE

Will Meyer

December 28, 2017

Nah.

a lady who was handing out free ice-cream as the nurses were walking out while management was locking them out

PLEASING EVERYONE AND REVEALING NOTHING

The fallacy of objective journalism on the Baystate nurses' strike

Rojas Oliva

December 8, 2017


WILL SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS STOP WAGE THEFT?

Nah.

Will Meyer

December 5, 2017

Nah.

Joe Arpaio

FIREARMS OF FEAR, CROSSES OF INCREDULITY, CONSTITUTIONAL CREATIONS

Reflections on a 2nd Amendment Rally

Les Mack

November 26, 2017


WELCOME TO GUN TOWN

Ted McCoy

November 20, 2017

Gun Town USA

News Headlines Collage

CHANGING HOW WE REPORT THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Mod Behrens

November 5, 2017



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