Foxes and Hedgehogs and Pigs, Oh My!

NPD Twitter account likes and follows sexual cartoon content By Brian Zayatz NORTHAMPTON — On any given day, followers of the Northampton Police Department’s Twitter account (@NorthamptonPD) might see posts regarding changes in traffic patterns or Star-Wars themed police content meant to show the silly side of using the threat of force (or, The Force). … Continue reading Foxes and Hedgehogs and Pigs, Oh My!

District Attorney Declined to Prosecute Driver who Rammed Through Protest

By Avery Martin A driver drove through a crowd of protestors in downtown Northampton on June 15. No action has been taken against the driver, according to the District Attorney’s office and the Northampton Police Department.  Video taken of the event by The Shoestring shows a black SUV driving slowly but directly into two protesters, … Continue reading District Attorney Declined to Prosecute Driver who Rammed Through Protest

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. By Molly Keller Construction on the Roundhouse Lot in Northampton, a site adjacent to an encampment of unhoused people under the South Street bridge, was set to begin on Thursday, August … Continue reading Northampton Construction Displaces Unhoused Residents

Nine Months On, 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 By Dan Atkinson When Gov. Charlie Baker let Massachusetts’ eviction moratorium expire last October, he said he had a plan to keep residents from being thrown out of their homes. His Eviction Diversion Initiative would spend nearly $200 million on relief for … Continue reading Nine Months On, Gov. Baker’s Post-Eviction Moratorium Plan for Renters Fails to Deliver