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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
“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