Northampton City Council Indicates Support for Full Drug Decriminalization

A resolution calls on NPD to limit drug enforcement, particularly for psychedelic plants By Brian Zayatz In a 7-0 vote, Northampton City Council passed in first reading a non-binding resolution declaring drug use and possession to be a public health issue, rather than criminal. As such, the resolution directs the Northampton Police Department to treat … Continue reading Northampton City Council Indicates Support for Full Drug Decriminalization

Northampton City Council Passes Package of Zoning Amendments Over Public Outcry

Proponents and opponents alike distraught over the seemingly runaway prices of homes in Northampton By Brian Zayatz On March 18th, the Northampton City Council voted for a second time to pass a package of amendments to city zoning that would make it easier for homeowners to build second units on their properties. The final vote … Continue reading Northampton City Council Passes Package of Zoning Amendments Over Public Outcry

An Unreasonable Assessment

How Massachusetts policymakers’ commitment to administering the MCAS is failing our students. By Sarah Field Learning for pre-K-12 students across the state of Massachusetts has been dramatically disrupted over the past year. However, Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey Riley announced recently that students would still be required to take the (postponed, but … Continue reading An Unreasonable Assessment

El Líder del Colectivo Santuario Lucio Pérez es liberado, Irida Kakhtiranova continúa confinada

<<Espero que las cosas mejoren para nosotros. No queremos que nos deporten, queremos estar fuera y caminar libremente con nuestras familias a nuestro lado>>. Escrito por Sierra Dickey y traducido por Elena Igartuburu La administración del presidente Biden busca proyectar una imagen progresista en cuanto a la inmigración. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo, los vuelos … Continue reading El Líder del Colectivo Santuario Lucio Pérez es liberado, Irida Kakhtiranova continúa confinada