Fact-check: Gazette Runs Column Praising Trump’s “Accomplishments”

By Will Meyer Earlier this week The Gazette ran a column titled “Voting for President Trump without apology”. The column is written by monthly columnist and physician Jay Fleitman, who regularly writes contrarian right-wing takes for the paper. Recent entries include a column about Joe Biden’s alleged dementia and a solipsistic look at “white privilege,” … Continue reading Fact-check: Gazette Runs Column Praising Trump’s “Accomplishments”

I Go to City Council Meetings #38

By Brian Z. Zayatz First quarter financial report, Public Shade Tree Commission restructuring On Thursday, October 15th, Northampton City Council held its 19th regularly scheduled meeting of the year. All councilors were present. The majority of the meeting was spent on a public hearing and subsequent discussion of an administrative order written by Mayor Narkewicz … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings #38

See Something, Say Something #16

The Cops, the Klan, Herrell's, opioids and healthcare. Herrell’s Honors RBG  Last week MassLive reported on new ice cream flavors at Herrell’s, an ice cream shop in Northampton, to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Among the three honorary ice cream flavors are: “Ginsburg Snap”, sweet cream and ginger snaps; “Legendary RBG”, … Continue reading See Something, Say Something #16

“Worse than 2008”: housing advocates prep for eviction crisis

With the possibility of government relief in limbo, collective action could be the most reliable way to fight the pending wave of evictions By Sarah Robertson With millions out of work across the country, unpaid rent piling up, and emergency eviction moratoriums approaching their end, a unique public health crisis is brewing in the United … Continue reading “Worse than 2008”: housing advocates prep for eviction crisis