Racism within the Police Department embroils Greenfield Mayor and City Council

By Sierra Dickey GREENFIELD — residents called for major cuts to the Greenfield Police Department in council meetings Wednesday and Thursday after a lawsuit verdict revealed racism within the department and resulting inaction by the Mayor. Council meetings were consumed with debate about how much (and who) to cut from the Greenfield Police Department’s budget … Continue reading Racism within the Police Department embroils Greenfield Mayor and City Council

Tenants Call for Banning Brokers’ Fees at Public Hearing

Northampton City Council will vote on the matter on Thursday. By Mo Schweiger An April 25th Northampton Community Resources Committee meeting drew dozens of members of the public from across the Pioneer Valley to discuss “An Order for Special Legislation to Prohibit Landlords and Brokers from Requiring Brokers’ Commissions to be Paid By a Tenant … Continue reading Tenants Call for Banning Brokers’ Fees at Public Hearing

Amherst Rallies for Reproductive Rights

Protestors expressed "eloquent rage" in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft. By Rebeca Pereira On Sunday afternoon, in the sweltering May heat, a handful of toddlers sporting miniature tie-dye t-shirts and velcro Skechers dashed impatiently across UMass Amherst’s Haigis Mall, twirling picket signs nearly their height as zealous parents lathered their exposed arms and … Continue reading Amherst Rallies for Reproductive Rights