NPD Misconduct Trading Cards: #2 Alan Borowski

 By The Shoestring 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 police cruiser. In response, The Shoestring is creating … Continue reading NPD Misconduct Trading Cards: #2 Alan Borowski

“My Responsibility is Being Able to Provide”

Northampton’s Belly of the Beast isn’t closing its doors, but the pandemic is changing how it operates By Roman Nicholas On June 7th, 2017, Aimee Francaes and Jesse Hassinger opened Belly of the Beast, a low-waste, from-scratch, farm-to-table restaurant on Main Street in Northampton. Belly of the Beast's business model over the past three years … Continue reading “My Responsibility is Being Able to Provide”

Rep. Richie Neal’s Campaign Sends Threatening Letter Demanding Removal of Ad About His Corporate PAC Cash

Facing a tough primary challenge, the embattled congressman aims to block voters from seeing an ad about him being Congress’s #1 recipient of corporate PAC money. By Walker Bragman, Julia Rock and Andrew Perez. Facing a spirited progressive primary challenge, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass. is pressuring a local television station to pull down an … Continue reading Rep. Richie Neal’s Campaign Sends Threatening Letter Demanding Removal of Ad About His Corporate PAC Cash

I Go to City Council Meetings #34

Resolutions on the Holyoke Soldiers Home and systemic racism, update on FY2020 finances, Council approves new Hazard Mitigation plan By Brian Z. Zayatz On Thursday, August 20th, City Council held its 15th regularly scheduled meeting of the year via Zoom. All Councilors were present. Three members of the public spoke during public comment. Steve Jones, … Continue reading I Go to City Council Meetings #34