I Go to City Council Meetings #39

ROE Act resolution, Children’s Advocacy Center property, budget transfers By Brian Z. Zayatz On November 5th, 2020, the Northampton City Council held its 20th regularly scheduled meeting of the year. All councilors were present. The meeting opened as always with public comment, during which six members of the public, including state representative Lindsay Sabadosa, spoke … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings #39

Coup + A: Lydia Wood On Labor’s Plans If Trump Refuses To Concede

The Western Mass Labor Federation pledged to take action if Trump stages what the group calls a coup and fails to leave office if he isn't re-elected. We spoke to the group’s field organizer (and former Shoestring author) Lydia Wood about the election and how organized labor plans to fight back.  The interview has been … Continue reading Coup + A: Lydia Wood On Labor’s Plans If Trump Refuses To Concede

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