One year ago Saturday, 22-year-old Miguel Estrella was shot and killed by a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, police officer. The department has since added mental health co-responders to their staff and are investing in body cameras, which they didn't wear at the time of the shooting.
CT's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus has identified “four key pillars” and various members are sponsoring bills supporting these objectives.
The Springfield City Council on Tuesday Night held another meeting related to policing. For about an hour, it received updates on how the city’s police department is working to abide by a consent decree with federal authorities. It also heard from the chair of the police commission, who said the panel needs more resources.
Holyoke, Massachusetts, Mayor Joshua Garcia said he would explore creating an Office of Tenant Protections two months ago. Now he says he can longer do so.
The After-Hours Emergency Services Program run through the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing connects people to interpreters
What do you think are the top priority issues in western Massachusetts Gov. Healey should focus on?
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Michael Stinson and Johnny Irion join us ahead of their show at the Egremont Barn, Part 2 of our tour at the Clark Art Institute, and we Wine Thunderdome at Table & Vine in West Springfield.
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Polina Makarenko, 17, is settling into life on the Seacoast with help from the tennis community after she fled the Russian invasion of her native country.
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