If You See Something, Say Something #4

A Weekly Media Criticism from the The Shoestring In a new weekly media column, The Shoestring will reflect on recent local news. MGM’s Latest Gamble: Downsizing Workers MassLive writer Jim Kinney reported this Friday that MGM Resorts International, parent company to the casino in Springfield, plans to cut $100 million in U.S. payroll over the … Continue reading If You See Something, Say Something #4

I Go To City Council Meetings #18

The Council debates a gift of ammunition from Walmart, upsetting the Mayor by Jules Marsh Public Comment Five people asked the council to reject a donation from Walmart that consisted of an estimated  $13,000 worth of ammunition. Dana Goldblatt shared that she understood why the council might find it rational to accept the gift, “Once … Continue reading I Go To City Council Meetings #18

If You See Something, Say Something #3

A Weekly Media Criticism from The Shoestring Dr. Lawyer got lost, can’t find The Left On December 28th the Gazette published Dr. Michael "Middle Class" Pill Esq.'s opinion column on Northampton's "ammo flap". This piece could have spoke to the presumably relevant life experience of Pill's mortal peril here in Northampton but instead simply regurgitated … Continue reading If You See Something, Say Something #3