HADLEY'S TRADER JOE'S UNITED WINS UNION ELECTION

BLAIR GIMMA

JULY 30, 2022


“ARTISTRY OVER APATHY” AT LOOKY HERE! IN GREENFIELD

MO SCHWEIGER

JULY 28, 2022


TRADER JOE'S UNITED HOLDS RALLY IN HADLEY BEFORE UNION ELECTION

BLAIR GIMMA

JULY 25, 2022


TENSIONS HIGH AT EASTHAMPTON MEETING DISCUSSING DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING IN REPRODUCTIVE CARE ORDINANCE

MO SCHWEIGER

JULY 19, 2022


MAYOR SCIARRA SIGNS DASHCAM CONTRACT WITH MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS IN SPITE OF CIVIL LIBERTY CONCERNS

MO SCHWEIGER

JULY 15, 2022


THE “BIGGEST MASSHOLE IN MASSACHUSETTS” IS RUNNING FOR SECRETARY OF STATE

Meet the GOP candidate who spews misinformation and wants to jail teachers and librarians

ANDREW QUEMERE

JULY 11, 2022


POLICE DEPARTMENT WINS GRANT FOR CO-RESPONSE WHILE COMMUNITY MODELS SEE NO FUNDS

SIERRA DICKEY

JULY 6, 2022


WHY I TOOK DOWN MY BLACK LIVES MATTER SIGN

CATHY MCNALLY

JUNE 21, 2022


GREENFIELD PD FACEBOOK POSTS PAINT SOB STORY FOLLOWING BUDGET CUTS

Activists and City Councilors point to misrepresentations of the facts

JOANNA MAE BOODY AND SPENCER FOX PETERSON

JUNE 15, 2022


TIYO'S SONGS OF LIFE

The music of the late incarcerated abolitionist will be performed in Florence

MO SCHWEIGER

JUNE 7, 2022


THE SHOESTRING NEWS BRIEF 

Trader Joe's attempts to unionize, Senate passes The Work and Family Mobility Act, City Council moves forward with banning brokers' fees.

WILL MEYER

MAY 22, 2022


RACISM WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT EMBROILS GREENFIELD MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

SIERRA DICKEY

MAY 20, 2022


TENANTS CALL FOR BANNING BROKERS' FEES AT PUBLIC HEARING

Northampton City Council will take the first of two votes on the matter on Thursday

MO SCHWEIGER

MAY 17, 2022


AMHERST RALLIES FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Protestors expressed "eloquent rage" in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft.

REBECA PEREIRA

MAY 16, 2022


PITTSFIELD COMMUNITY SEEKS ANSWERS AFTER MIGUEL ESTRELLA SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE

A Berkshire County District Attorney investigation is ongoing

JOANNA MAE BOODY AND SPENCER FOX PETERSON

MAY 9, 2022


DA SULLIVAN DECLINES TO DROP CHARGES DESPITE FALSE CLAIMS BY NPD

Newly submitted bystander video proves police narratives false

MOLLY KELLER

MAY 6, 2022


DELEGATION OF TRIBAL LEADERS MEETS IN BARRE SEEKING RETURN OF STOLEN ARTIFACTS

The Barre Museum Association voted to begin the repatriation process during the visit.

TERRY GIBSON

MAY 2, 2022


DEBT COLLECTIVE RALLIES FOR STUDENT LOAN RELIEF OUTSIDE MCGOVERN’S OFFICE

Biden Administration extends payment pause until August 31

SARAH ROBERTSON

APRIL 12, 2022


THE AGENDA

March 17 and March 31, 2022 Northampton City Council meetings.

BLAIR GIMMA

APRIL 11, 2022


CHICOPEE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING POLICE CHIEF CANDIDATE

MATT BERG

APRIL 7, 2022


OP-ED: I WALKED OUT OF NORTHAMPTON HIGH

Students demand the school administration create a plan to rebuild frayed trust.

MADELINE RAYMOND

MARCH 31, 2022


DRIVERS LICENSE BILL COULD PASS WITH VETO-PROOF MAJORITY

Undocumented activists face victory after a years-long campaign.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 30, 2022


MA COLLEGE STUDENTS ORGANIZE TO STOP NEW WOMEN’S PRISON

Hundreds of students from across the state sign petitions that point to harms of incarcerating women.

SIERRA DICKEY

MARCH 25, 2022


THE AGENDA

A new podcast covering Northampton City Council

BLAIR GIMMA

MARCH 15, 2022


TRIPPIN' ON THE SHOESTRING PODCAST

Episode 12: Dashcams, Motorola Solutions, Northampton, Oh My

THE SHOESTRING

MARCH 15, 2022


CITY COUNCIL CONDUCTS SOUND TEST AT PROPOSED DOG KENNEL SITE

After deliberation, Finance Committee gave the order to purchase the Moose Lodge site a neutral recommendation despite residents' push back.

WILL MEYER

MARCH 3, 2022


MOTOROLA EMAILS RAISE PRIVACY CONCERNS, UNEVEN CONTRACT, PLANS FOR BODY CAMS

Although a contract hasn’t been signed in Northampton, Motorola will likely control the terms. 

WILL MEYER

FEBRUARY 17, 2022


NIPMUC LEADERS PUSH FOR STATE-OWNED LAND BACK IN BELCHERTOWN

The rematriation of Lampson Brook Farm would significantly increase the tribe’s access to their ancestral lands.

MATT BERG

FEBRUARY 15, 2022


COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE “SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY” OF POLICE DASH CAM PROVIDER

A 2020 law banning business with companies servicing nuclear weapons sheds light on Motorola’s business practices 

WILL MEYER

FEBRUARY 8, 2022


UMASS UNIONS PROTEST INADEQUATE WORKING CONDITIONS, FIGHT FOR A FAIR CONTRACT

MATT BERG

FEBRUARY 4, 2022


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL

New Police Technology, COVID Update, and a Resolution against Anti-Semitism

BLAIR GIMMA

FEBRUARY 2, 2022


NORTHAMPTON IT EXPENDITURE TO BUY POLICE DASH CAMS EQUIPPED WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The proposed purchase is buried in an opaque financial order.

WILL MEYER AND BLAIR GIMMA

FEBRUARY 1, 2022


NO ROOM AT THE INN?

As temperatures drop, resources for the unhoused are stretched thin.

SARAH ROBERTSON

JANUARY 24, 2022


NEW COUNCIL, NEW RULES

Northampton City Council alters Public Comment, takes a stance against anti-Semitism, and more

BLAIR GIMMA

JANUARY 19, 2022


COALITION OF LABOR UNIONS URGES BIDEN TO CANCEL STUDENT DEBT IMMEDIATELY

MATT BERG

JANUARY 18, 2022


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON ACCESSIBLE NATURE TRAILS

MATT BERG

DECEMBER 1, 2021


REP. MCGOVERN MEETS WITH ANTI-IMPERIALIST ACTIVISTS

McGovern spoke to activists outside his Northampton office calling for an end to U.S. sanctions.

SARAH ROBERTSON

NOVEMBER 29, 2021


FINE-DINING NEWCOMER PATRIA REMAINS CLOSED AFTER “UNPLANNED DEPARTURE” OF KITCHEN STAFF

Records reveal a violent altercation between owner Aaron Thayer and an employee

WILL MEYER

NOVEMBER 21, 2021


ANTI-BIOMASS ACTIVISTS MOBILIZE AGAINST PROPOSED GAS PIPELINE IN SPRINGFIELD

SARAH ROBERTSON

NOVEMBER 20, 2021


PIONEER VALLEY NEWSGUILD DEMANDS BYLINE STRIKE TO PRESSURE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

MATT BERG

NOVEMBER 17, 2021


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters engage with coverage of racial justice forum and express support for Jesse Hassinger.

THE SHOESTRING

NOVEMBER 1, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL PASSES FARMWORKER RESOLUTION OVER APOLOGIES TO AG. COMMISSION

The Council also discussed redistricting, diesel storage, and the Resilience Hub.

BLAIR GIMMA

NOVEMBER 1, 2021


NEWSPAPER UNION PUSHES FOR OUTSOURCING PROTECTIONS

As contract negotiations drag on, workers take "work to rule" action

SARAH ROBERTSON

OCTOBER 29, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES DROP OUT OF RACIAL JUSTICE FORUM

Despite receiving all questions in advance, some candidates felt there would not be a “level playing field.”

WILL MEYER

OCTOBER 28, 2021


"IT'S GOTTA BE AN AFFRONT"

Talking horror with filmmaker Nick Verdi and author B.R. Yeager.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

OCTOBER 20, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO ENDORSE THE FAIRNESS FOR FARMWORKERS ACT

The Council also reviewed the new redistricting map

BLAIR GIMMA

OCTOBER 12, 2021


WALKING AWAY FROM PRISONS AND JAILS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Group marches across state to stop new prison and jail construction

SIERRA DICKEY

OCTOBER 10, 2021


HIRING COMMITTEE NAMED FOR NORTHAMPTON DOCC IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTOR

The Mayor’s appointees will begin the process of selecting an applicant to build the new department from scratch.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

OCTOBER 7, 2021


"I'M AN APOLITICAL PERSON"

The Gazette covers David Murphy as “apolitical” while insinuating left-wing candidates have an agenda.

WILL MEYER

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021


HOLYOKE CITY COUNCIL MEETING PROVOKES HEATED DEBATE ON ARPA FUNDS

The Council also discussed dispensary buffer zones, dirt bikes, and more.

BELLA LEVAVI

SEPTEMBER 24, 2021


JAMILA GORE RUNS FOR AT-LARGE NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCILOR

In a Q+A, Gore talks about her vision for Northampton and her historic campaign

BLAIR GIMMA

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021


CDC EVICTION MORATORIUM STRUCK DOWN

An in-depth look at the current state of protections against eviction in MA.

MOLLY KELLER

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021


FEDERAL PPP LOANS DISTRIBUTED UNEQUALLY ACROSS VALLEY

A lawsuit alleging anti-white male bias slowed distribution to minority-owned businesses until little aid was left.

AVERY MARTIN

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO STAY REMOTE IN RESPONSE TO DELTA VARIANT

The Council also signalled support for a state housing bill at August’s meeting.

MIKE HANSON

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021


COMMUNITY GROUPS COLLABORATE ON FLORENCE FREEDGE

The new community refrigerator is now open for donations and pick-ups along the Northampton Bikeway.

MOLLY KELLER

AUGUST 30, 2021


JESSE HASSINGER KICKS OFF CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGN AT PULASKI PARK

The Belly of the Beast owner and Arts Council member says he wants to ask tough questions.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

AUGUST 27, 2021


MOUNT HOLYOKE STUDENTS GET HOUSING AFTER PRESSURING SCHOOL

The college again overenrolled itself, leaving students to fend for themselves during a statewide housing crunch.

BELLA LEVAVI

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.”

AVERY MARTIN

AUGUST 14, 2021


EMILY “LEMY” COFFIN IS RUNNING FOR WARD 1 CITY COUNCILOR

The social worker and community organizer wants to bring systems level thinking to Northampton city government.

MOLLY KELLER

AUGUST 12, 2021


"STERN AND KIND"

Northampton mayoral candidate Shanna Fishel talks with The Shoestring about participatory budgeting, policing, and a grassroots path to victory.

JULES MARSH

AUGUST 7, 2021


NORTHAMPTON DPW REMOVES WARFIELD PL. CHERRY TREES IN MASSIVE SHOW OF FORCE

The city may have violated a temporary restraining order filed by neighbors.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JULY 31, 2021


FOXES AND HEDGEHOGS AND PIGS, OH MY!

NPD Twitter account likes and follows sexual cartoon content

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JULY 21, 2021


DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO PROSECUTE DRIVER WHO RAMMED THROUGH PROTEST

AVERY MARTIN

JULY 21, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS HYBRID MEETING FORMAT

The Council also voted to begin the process of banning broker fees at July’s meeting

AVERY MARTIN

JULY 17, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CONSTRUCTION DISPLACES UNHOUSED RESIDENTS

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.

MOLLY KELLER

JULY 16, 2021


GOV. BAKER'S POST-EVICTION MORATORIUM PLAN FOR RENTERS FAILS TO DELIVER

The state spent millions on Covid consultants to rationalize letting the moratorium expire

DAN ATKINSON

JULY 15, 2021


NORTHAMPTON NEIGHBORHOOD RALLIES TO SAVE BELOVED CHERRY TREES

The Mayor and DPW Director won’t budge on plans to chop trees for repaving

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JULY 13, 2021


NPD MISCONDUCT CARD #6: KENNETH KIRCHNER

"A kid in a candy store"

MOLLY KELLER

JULY 8, 2021


SOCIAL JUSTICE CHARTER SCHOOL STAFF HOLD PICKET AFTER MASS LAYOFFS

“These teachers helped us during the hardest year of school and now they’re getting laid off.”

R. NICHOLAS

JULY 5, 2021


GREENFIELD POLICE DENIED 1.3 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION

Budget activism results in new scrutiny on Greenfield police spending

SIERRA DICKEY

JUNE 27, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL PASSES FY2022 BUDGET IN SECOND READING

Despite hours of public testimony about the police budget, the Mayor's budget passed as planned.

MOLLY KELLER

JUNE 24, 2021


LT. ALAN BOROWSKI WAS HIGHEST PAID EMPLOYEE IN NORTHAMPTON

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


PROTESTORS BLOCK TRAFFIC TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE POLICE BUDGET

One driver drove slowly through the crowd, no one was seriously injured.

AVERY MARTIN

JUNE 16, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL PASSES BUDGET IN FIRST READING

The heavily criticized budget faces a second reading on June 17th

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JUNE 12, 2021


EASTHAMPTON'S AKINE SAYS CITY COUNCILORS ARE STIFLING ACTIVIST VOICES

In a recent letter, the activist group addresses councilors who also serve as moderators of online community forums

AVERY MARTIN

JUNE 3, 2021


ONE YEAR LATER, COMMUNITY STILL DEMANDS ALTERNATIVES TO POLICING AT BUDGET HEARINGS

Northampton City Council heard (or didn’t) department heads and the public in two special meetings

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JUNE 1, 2021


IF PIGS COULD FLY PART II

This is what it looks like when the NPD surveils their critics

WILL MEYER

MAY 30, 2021


CITY DESTROYS GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL

Narkewicz described the public art installation as vandalism

AVERY MARTIN

MAY 29, 2021


SHABBAT IN THE STREETS

Northampton Jewish community gathers to pressure Rep. Jim McGovern on Palestine

JULES MARSH

MAY 27, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL ENDORSES WAGE THEFT BILL, POSTPONES ZERO LOT LINE VOTE

The latest zoning change is the densest yet

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MAY 27, 2021


MAYOR NARKEWICZ SUBMITS FY22 BUDGET PROPOSAL

The budget funds level services across departments and a Department of Community Care

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MAY 24, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL ENDORSES GAZETTE UNION AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CARE

In the last meeting before budget hearings begin, Councilors expressed tepid support for NPRC recommendations

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MAY 20, 2021


NPD CAN'T PRODUCE RECORDS OF ITS TEMPORARY SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

JULES MARSH

MAY 15, 2021


“IS THERE A WAY OF BREAKING FREE OF THE CAPITALIST LOGIC?”

Northampton residents are tired of thinking inside the housing box

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MAY 14, 2021


MASS PAID THESE COVID CONSULTANTS MORE THAN $20 MILLION

Tasks have included advising on vaccine rollout and making a “playbook” for “high-risk” communities

DAN ATKINSON

MAY 9, 2021


SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #19

The Greenfield Recorder deleted an Op-ed calling for a military coup

THE SHOESTRING

APRIL 28, 2021


PUBLIC TELLS CITY COUNCIL ITS “TIME TO ACT” ON POLICING

The ordinance review committee presents findings on systemic racism; City Solicitor questions reviewers’ intent

BRIAN ZAYATZ

APRIL 25, 2021


AN INTERVIEW WITH GINA-LOUISE SCIARRA

The Northampton City Council President is running for Mayor

THE SHOESTRING

APRIL 19, 2021


OP-ED: NORTHAMPTON SHOULD BAN RENT NOHO BROKER FEES FOR TENANTS

HANNAH SHAFFER

APRIL 17, 2021


NPD MISCONDUCT TRADING CARD #5: CLAY DELANO

An officer awarded by NPD for de-escalation has a history of violently arresting houseless Northampton residents for nonviolent activity.

MOLLY KELLER

APRIL 15, 2021


PEACE ACTIVISTS PRESSURE MCGOVERN’S OFFICE TO TAKE A STAND ON US POLICY IN VENEZUELA

Celina della Croce & Michael Kowalchuk

APRIL 13, 2021


LAST OF NORTHAMPTON'S MARIJUANA IMPACT FEES TO BE ALLOCATED

City Council approved an order allocating the fund’s $2.6 million, among many other financial orders

BRIAN ZAYATZ

APRIL 10, 2021


PERMIT REVOKED FOR SPRINGFIELD BIOMASS PLANT THANKS TO GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING

After a decade-long battle, environmental justice advocates celebrate a major victory, but the fight isn't over

SARAH ROBERTSON

APRIL 6, 2021


NORTHAMPTON POLICING COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT

The City must ask: What will the upcoming budget include, and what does that say about what Northampton prioritizes?

LUIS FIELDMAN

APRIL 5, 2021


DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE PUBLISHER BLAMES PANDEMIC FOR NEWSPAPER'S DOWNTURN

Says advertising revenue will rebound once “we get the economy rolling again.”

SARAH ROBERTSON

APRIL 1, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL INDICATES SUPPORT FOR FULL DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION

A resolution calls on NPD to limit drug enforcement, particularly for psychedelic plants

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 27, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL PASSES PACKAGE OF ZONING AMENDMENTS OVER PUBLIC OUTCRY

Proponents and opponents alike distraught over the seemingly runaway prices of homes in Northampton

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 25, 2021


AN UNREASONABLE ASSESSMENT

How Massachusetts policymakers’ commitment to administering the MCAS is failing our students.

SARAH FIELD

MARCH 25, 2021


SANCTUARY LEADER LUCIO PEREZ RELEASED, IRIDA KAKHTIRANOVA REMAINS INSIDE

SIERRA DICKEY

UPDATED MARCH 17, 2021


EL LÍDER DEL COLECTIVO SANTUARIO LUCIO PÉREZ ES LIBERADO, IRIDA KAKHTIRANOVA CONTINÚA CONFINADA

SIERRA DICKEY y ELENA IGARTUBURU

MARCH 17, 2021


OP-ED: WHEN 'CHECKING A BOX' IS NOT ENOUGH

How Easthampton is not living up to its promises on racial justice.

AKINE

MARCH 15, 2021


“FOREVER CHEMICAL” PFAS DETECTED IN SWIFT RIVER SCHOOL WATER

An elementary school on the Wendell-New Salem border found dangerous levels of a manufactured chemical in its tap water.

SARAH ROBERTSON

MARCH 14, 2021


THE SHOESTRING COVID TRACKER

COVID-19 information updated every Friday at noon.

JOE PATER

MARCH 12, 2021


NORTHAMPTON MOVES TO EXPAND TWO-FAMILY ZONING TO WHOLE CITY

Proponents say it could increase affordable housing stock in the city

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 11, 2021


ACLU TELLS HOLYOKE CITY COUNCIL TO DROP ANTI-PANHANDLING ORDINANCE

Holyoke City Council looks for loophole to criminalize panhandling, despite court ruling

SARAH ROBERTSON

MARCH 9, 2021


WHO DOES SERVICENET SERVE?

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.

R. NICHOLAS

MARCH 8, 2021


THE STATE OF SURVEILLANCE IN MASSACHUSETTS

The police reform bill Baker signed in December watered down regulations on facial recognition technology. Local ordinances can help fight back.

KATE NADEL

MARCH 5, 2021


PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS RALLIED AGAINST HATE AT JFK MIDDLE SCHOOL

LUIS FIELDMAN

MARCH 3, 2021


A BAD RAP

How a Smith College Employee Became a Right Wing Culture Warrior

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 2, 2021


CLASH OF IDEALS AND CONVENTION OVER NEW GAS STATION

Public hearing on gas and diesel storage at Big Y’s North King St. location

BRIAN ZAYATZ

FEBRUARY 28, 2021


NORTHAMPTON AND AMHERST TO BECOME MASS VACCINATION SITES

Mayor Narkewicz explained vaccination hiccups to City Council

BRIAN ZAYATZ

FEBRUARY 25, 2021


NPD MISCONDUCT TRADING CARD #4: ANDREW KOHL

“Raising One’s Middle Finger is Not a Crime”

MOLLY KELLER

FEBRUARY 25, 2021


ABOLITION ACTIVISTS LEFT VALENTINES FOR MAYOR NARKEWICZ

The life-sized cards, created by Northampton Abolition Now, advocated divesting from policing and investing in community services.

LUIS FIELDMAN

FEBRUARY 24, 2021


GAZETTE WORKERS TO HOST “SAVING OUR LOCAL NEWS” PUBLIC FORUM ON WEDNESDAY

Jim McGovern and Lindsay Sabadosa will be there, but not the newspaper’s CEO

SARAH ROBERTSON

FEBRUARY 23, 2021


RECENT FIRE EXPOSES THE STRUCTURAL FAILURES FACING UNHOUSED PEOPLE IN NORTHAMPTON

SARAH ROBERTSON

FEBRUARY 22, 2021


NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL REBUKES COMCAST'S NEW DATA CAPS

City to conduct marketing study on public interest in municipal internet

BRIAN ZAYATZ

FEBRUARY 18, 2021


LEVEL SERVICES BUDGET POSSIBLE IF CITY IMPLEMENTS PROP 2 ½ OVERRIDE, SAYS NARKEWICZ

Mayor presented to City Council and School Committee on city's finances

BRIAN ZAYATZ

FEBRUARY 11, 2021


WHOSE VOICES WILL THE NORTHAMPTON POLICING REVIEW COMMISSION UPLIFT?

The next few weeks will be critical in answering this question.

NORTHAMPTON ABOLITION NOW

FEBRUARY 7, 2021


SAFE PASSAGE WORKERS ENTER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS FOR A SAFER WORKPLACE

R. NICHOLAS

JANUARY 29, 2021


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #43

Policing Review Commission presentation, plastics reduction ordinance, financial orders, expanding the franchise

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JANUARY 27, 2021


POLICE COMMISSION’S REPORT OFFERS TEPID INTEREST IN BOLD IDEAS

Commissioners explored reforms that would reduce violence and improve services. Now they should commit to advocating for them.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JANUARY 22, 2021


EMPLOYEES AT CURRAN, BERGER & KLUDT MOVE TO UNIONIZE WITH UAW LOCAL 2322

R. NICHOLAS

JANUARY 13, 2021


SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #18

Media Criticsm From The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

JANUARY 8th, 2021


A BRIEF HISTORY OF NORTHAMPTON'S POLICING REVIEW COMMISSION

The Commission’s first report is due tomorrow. How well was it set up to deliver strong recommendations?

BRIAN ZAYATZ

JANUARY 6, 2021


YEAR IN REVIEW 2020

THE SHOESTRING

JANUARY 4th, 2021


DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE SACKS LEAD EDITOR, OTHER STAFF IN LATEST CONSOLIDATING MOVE

SARAH ROBERTSON

DECEMBER 30, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #42

Election reforms, Community Preservation Act funds,upcoming zoning bylaw changes

BRIAN ZAYATZ

DECEMBER 28, 2020


“A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MADNESS”

Talking visual confrontations of power and bringing art to journalism with war photographer Ben Brody

BRIAN ZAYATZ

DECEMBER 16, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #41

COVID-19 update, fireworks, additional funding for Health Dept.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

DECEMBER 12, 2020


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #17

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

DECEMBER 9, 2020


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #40

Tax classification, police misconduct allegations, municipal newspaper boxes

BRIAN ZAYATZ

NOVEMBER 30, 2020


“I’M NOT GOING TO PAINT THE WHOLE [STATE POLICE] AS RACIST, EVEN THOUGH THEY MOSTLY ARE.”

Antone Wilson and The Struggle of Promising Black Cops

CHRIS FARAONE

NOVEMBER 25, 2020


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