Northampton and Amherst to become mass vaccination sites

Mayor Narkewicz explained vaccination hiccups to City Council By Brian Z. Zayatz Mayor Narkewicz announced during Northampton City Council’s February 18 meeting that the city was applying to become a mass vaccination site, meaning the site will have the capacity to administer 750 vaccinations per day. If the plan to expand Northampton’s capacity, which sees … Continue reading Northampton and Amherst to become mass vaccination sites

NPD Misconduct Trading Card #4: Andrew Kohl

“Raising One’s Middle Finger is Not a Crime” By Molly Keller In 2017, the Northampton Police Department received a grant from the retailer Wal-Mart to produce baseball style trading cards to be handed out to school children in the city. Kids who successfully collected all 50 cards were given a ride to school in a … Continue reading NPD Misconduct Trading Card #4: Andrew Kohl

Abolition Activists Left Valentines for Mayor Narkewicz

The life-sized cards, created by Northampton Abolition Now, advocated divesting from policing and investing in community services.  By Luis Fieldman Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz returned home on Valentine’s Day from walking his dog to a surprise: a small crowd had gathered to hand-deliver Valentine’s Day-inspired cards inscribed with messages by city residents with their visions … Continue reading Abolition Activists Left Valentines for Mayor Narkewicz

Gazette workers to host “Saving Our Local News” public forum on Wednesday

Jim McGovern and Lindsay Sabadosa will be there, but not Aaron Julien, the newspaper’s president and CEO By Sarah Robertson The news industry is in crisis right now, and few people understand that better than workers at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Between waves of layoffs last year and the printing press shutting down, the newspaper … Continue reading Gazette workers to host “Saving Our Local News” public forum on Wednesday