Trader Joe's attempts to unionize, Senate passes The Work and Family Mobility Act, City Council moves forward with banning brokers' fees.
MAY 22, 2022
MAY 20, 2022
Northampton City Council will take the first of two votes on the matter on Thursday
MAY 17, 2022
Protestors expressed "eloquent rage" in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft.
MAY 16, 2022
A Berkshire County District Attorney investigation is ongoing
JOANNA MAE BOODY AND SPENCER FOX PETERSON
MAY 9, 2022
Newly submitted bystander video proves police narratives false
MAY 6, 2022
The Barre Museum Association voted to begin the repatriation process during the visit.
MAY 2, 2022
Biden Administration extends payment pause until August 31
APRIL 12, 2022
March 17 and March 31, 2022 Northampton City Council meetings.
APRIL 11, 2022
APRIL 7, 2022
Students demand the school administration create a plan to rebuild frayed trust.
MARCH 31, 2022
Undocumented activists face victory after a years-long campaign.
MARCH 30, 2022
Hundreds of students from across the state sign petitions that point to harms of incarcerating women.
MARCH 25, 2022
A new podcast covering Northampton City Council
MARCH 15, 2022
Episode 12: Dashcams, Motorola Solutions, Northampton, Oh My
MARCH 15, 2022
After deliberation, Finance Committee gave the order to purchase the Moose Lodge site a neutral recommendation despite residents' push back.
MARCH 3, 2022
Although a contract hasn’t been signed in Northampton, Motorola will likely control the terms.
FEBRUARY 17, 2022
The rematriation of Lampson Brook Farm would significantly increase the tribe’s access to their ancestral lands.
FEBRUARY 15, 2022
A 2020 law banning business with companies servicing nuclear weapons sheds light on Motorola’s business practices
FEBRUARY 8, 2022
FEBRUARY 4, 2022
New Police Technology, COVID Update, and a Resolution against Anti-Semitism
FEBRUARY 2, 2022
The proposed purchase is buried in an opaque financial order.
WILL MEYER AND JULES MARSH
FEBRUARY 1, 2022
As temperatures drop, resources for the unhoused are stretched thin.
JANUARY 24, 2022
Northampton City Council alters Public Comment, takes a stance against anti-Semitism, and more
JANUARY 19, 2022
JANUARY 18, 2022
DECEMBER 1, 2021
McGovern spoke to activists outside his Northampton office calling for an end to U.S. sanctions.
NOVEMBER 29, 2021
Records reveal a violent altercation between owner Aaron Thayer and an employee
NOVEMBER 21, 2021
NOVEMBER 20, 2021
NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Letters engage with coverage of racial justice forum and express support for Jesse Hassinger.
NOVEMBER 1, 2021
The Council also discussed redistricting, diesel storage, and the Resilience Hub.
NOVEMBER 1, 2021
As contract negotiations drag on, workers take "work to rule" action
OCTOBER 29, 2021
Despite receiving all questions in advance, some candidates felt there would not be a “level playing field.”
OCTOBER 28, 2021
Talking horror with filmmaker Nick Verdi and author B.R. Yeager.
OCTOBER 20, 2021
The Council also reviewed the new redistricting map
OCTOBER 12, 2021
Group marches across state to stop new prison and jail construction
OCTOBER 10, 2021
The Mayor’s appointees will begin the process of selecting an applicant to build the new department from scratch.
OCTOBER 7, 2021
The Gazette covers David Murphy as “apolitical” while insinuating left-wing candidates have an agenda.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
The Council also discussed dispensary buffer zones, dirt bikes, and more.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
In a Q+A, Gore talks about her vision for Northampton and her historic campaign
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
An in-depth look at the current state of protections against eviction in MA.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
A lawsuit alleging anti-white male bias slowed distribution to minority-owned businesses until little aid was left.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
The Council also signalled support for a state housing bill at August’s meeting.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
The new community refrigerator is now open for donations and pick-ups along the Northampton Bikeway.
AUGUST 30, 2021
The Belly of the Beast owner and Arts Council member says he wants to ask tough questions.
AUGUST 27, 2021
The college again overenrolled itself, leaving students to fend for themselves during a statewide housing crunch.
AUGUST 25, 2021
HOLYOKE POLICE CHIEF DAVID PRATT REQUESTED $478,000 IN FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDING FOR NEW EQUIPMENT AND BONUSES
“Just like a kid on his Christmas list, I’m trying to pick the best toys that I can.”
AUGUST 14, 2021
The social worker and community organizer wants to bring systems level thinking to Northampton city government.
AUGUST 12, 2021
Northampton mayoral candidate Shanna Fishel talks with The Shoestring about participatory budgeting, policing, and a grassroots path to victory.
AUGUST 7, 2021
The city may have violated a temporary restraining order filed by neighbors.
JULY 31, 2021
NPD Twitter account likes and follows sexual cartoon content
JULY 21, 2021
JULY 21, 2021
The Council also voted to begin the process of banning broker fees at July’s meeting
JULY 17, 2021
The city towed one couple’s RV before the parking ban took effect and has asked residents living in tents to pack up their encampment.
JULY 16, 2021
The state spent millions on Covid consultants to rationalize letting the moratorium expire
JULY 15, 2021
The Mayor and DPW Director won’t budge on plans to chop trees for repaving
JULY 13, 2021
"A kid in a candy store"
JULY 8, 2021
“These teachers helped us during the hardest year of school and now they’re getting laid off.”
JULY 5, 2021
Budget activism results in new scrutiny on Greenfield police spending
JUNE 27, 2021
Despite hours of public testimony about the police budget, the Mayor's budget passed as planned.
JUNE 24, 2021
The Lieutenant has sued the city and has been sued for misconduct, costing taxpayers more than his salary.
MOLLY KELLER & WILL MEYER
JUNE 17, 2021
One driver drove slowly through the crowd, no one was seriously injured.
JUNE 16, 2021
The heavily criticized budget faces a second reading on June 17th
JUNE 12, 2021
In a recent letter, the activist group addresses councilors who also serve as moderators of online community forums
JUNE 3, 2021
Northampton City Council heard (or didn’t) department heads and the public in two special meetings
JUNE 1, 2021
This is what it looks like when the NPD surveils their critics
MAY 30, 2021
Narkewicz described the public art installation as vandalism
MAY 29, 2021
Northampton Jewish community gathers to pressure Rep. Jim McGovern on Palestine
MAY 27, 2021
The latest zoning change is the densest yet
MAY 27, 2021
The budget funds level services across departments and a Department of Community Care
MAY 24, 2021
In the last meeting before budget hearings begin, Councilors expressed tepid support for NPRC recommendations
MAY 20, 2021
MAY 15, 2021
Northampton residents are tired of thinking inside the housing box
MAY 14, 2021
Tasks have included advising on vaccine rollout and making a “playbook” for “high-risk” communities
MAY 9, 2021
The Greenfield Recorder deleted an Op-ed calling for a military coup
APRIL 28, 2021
The ordinance review committee presents findings on systemic racism; City Solicitor questions reviewers’ intent
APRIL 25, 2021
The Northampton City Council President is running for Mayor
APRIL 19, 2021
APRIL 17, 2021
An officer awarded by NPD for de-escalation has a history of violently arresting houseless Northampton residents for nonviolent activity.
APRIL 15, 2021
Celina della Croce & Michael Kowalchuk
APRIL 13, 2021
City Council approved an order allocating the fund’s $2.6 million, among many other financial orders
APRIL 10, 2021
After a decade-long battle, environmental justice advocates celebrate a major victory, but the fight isn't over
APRIL 6, 2021
The City must ask: What will the upcoming budget include, and what does that say about what Northampton prioritizes?
APRIL 5, 2021
Says advertising revenue will rebound once “we get the economy rolling again.”
APRIL 1, 2021
A resolution calls on NPD to limit drug enforcement, particularly for psychedelic plants
MARCH 27, 2021
Proponents and opponents alike distraught over the seemingly runaway prices of homes in Northampton
MARCH 25, 2021
How Massachusetts policymakers’ commitment to administering the MCAS is failing our students.
MARCH 25, 2021
UPDATED MARCH 17, 2021
SIERRA DICKEY y ELENA IGARTUBURU
MARCH 17, 2021
How Easthampton is not living up to its promises on racial justice.
MARCH 15, 2021
An elementary school on the Wendell-New Salem border found dangerous levels of a manufactured chemical in its tap water.
MARCH 14, 2021
COVID-19 information updated every Friday at noon.
MARCH 12, 2021
Proponents say it could increase affordable housing stock in the city
MARCH 11, 2021
Holyoke City Council looks for loophole to criminalize panhandling, despite court ruling
MARCH 9, 2021
As current ServiceNet shelter workers bargain for better wages, high turnover and staff burnout raise questions not just about the non-profit’s labor practices but how they serve the unhoused community.
MARCH 8, 2021
The police reform bill Baker signed in December watered down regulations on facial recognition technology. Local ordinances can help fight back.
MARCH 5, 2021
MARCH 3, 2021
How a Smith College Employee Became a Right Wing Culture Warrior
MARCH 2, 2021
Public hearing on gas and diesel storage at Big Y’s North King St. location
FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Mayor Narkewicz explained vaccination hiccups to City Council
FEBRUARY 25, 2021
“Raising One’s Middle Finger is Not a Crime”
FEBRUARY 25, 2021
The life-sized cards, created by Northampton Abolition Now, advocated divesting from policing and investing in community services.
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
Jim McGovern and Lindsay Sabadosa will be there, but not the newspaper’s CEO
FEBRUARY 23, 2021
FEBRUARY 22, 2021
City to conduct marketing study on public interest in municipal internet
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
Mayor presented to City Council and School Committee on city's finances
FEBRUARY 11, 2021
The next few weeks will be critical in answering this question.
NORTHAMPTON ABOLITION NOW
FEBRUARY 7, 2021
JANUARY 29, 2021
Policing Review Commission presentation, plastics reduction ordinance, financial orders, expanding the franchise
JANUARY 27, 2021
Commissioners explored reforms that would reduce violence and improve services. Now they should commit to advocating for them.
JANUARY 22, 2021
JANUARY 13, 2021
Media Criticsm From The Shoestring
JANUARY 8th, 2021
The Commission’s first report is due tomorrow. How well was it set up to deliver strong recommendations?
JANUARY 6, 2021
JANUARY 4th, 2021
DECEMBER 30, 2020
Election reforms, Community Preservation Act funds,upcoming zoning bylaw changes
DECEMBER 28, 2020
Talking visual confrontations of power and bringing art to journalism with war photographer Ben Brody
DECEMBER 16, 2020
COVID-19 update, fireworks, additional funding for Health Dept.
DECEMBER 12, 2020
Media criticism from the The Shoestring
DECEMBER 9, 2020
Tax classification, police misconduct allegations, municipal newspaper boxes
NOVEMBER 30, 2020
Antone Wilson and The Struggle of Promising Black Cops
NOVEMBER 25, 2020
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