New Council, New Rules

Northampton City Council alters Public Comment, takes a stance against anti-Semitism, and more By Jules Marsh On Jan 6th the Northampton City Council held its first meeting of the year. In attendance was newly elected Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra and four newly elected councilors: Jamila Gore (At-Large), Stanley Moulton (Ward 1), Marissa Elkins (At-Large), Garrick Perry … Continue reading New Council, New Rules

Coalition Of Labor Unions Urges Biden To Cancel Student Debt Immediately

By Matt Berg Members of the Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation voted unanimously on Jan. 10 to pass a resolution calling for President Joe Biden to cancel all student debt using executive power. More than 55 percent of residents in Massachusetts have student loan debt, averaging over $33,000. In its resolution, the coalition — composed … Continue reading Coalition Of Labor Unions Urges Biden To Cancel Student Debt Immediately

Northampton City Council to Vote on Accessible Nature Trails

By Matt Berg When Meg Bandarra’s mobility became limited a decade ago, she realized how inaccessible the trails in Northampton’s numerous conservation areas were. After years of trying out different natural trails, she discovered that — despite being open to the public — none were entirely accessible for much of the city’s population. Since then, … Continue reading Northampton City Council to Vote on Accessible Nature Trails

Rep. McGovern Meets with Anti-Imperialist Activists

McGovern spoke to activists outside his Northampton office calling for an end to U.S. sanctions. By Sarah Robertson NORTHAMPTON -- United States Congress member Jim McGovern joined activists outside his Northampton office on Friday, Nov. 12, for what organizers called a “people’s press conference” to bring attention to ongoing human rights abuses in Venezuela, Cuba, … Continue reading Rep. McGovern Meets with Anti-Imperialist Activists