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Greenfield City Council backs resolution for cease-fire in Gaza
03-19-2024 5:42 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — City Council voted 6-2 with two abstentions on Monday to send a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza to the offices of President Joe Biden, U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern.The resolution states...

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Police cruiser gets Charlemont Town Meeting’s attention
05-29-2024 6:11 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

CHARLEMONT — Residents approved a resolution calling for withdrawal of federal aid to Israel until a cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas, while a request for $68,000 for a police cruiser also captured the attention of voters at Annual Town...


Rallygoers at Baystate hospital in Springfield highlight plight of health care in Gaza
05-21-2024 6:44 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

SPRINGFIELD — Calling for an end to the destruction of hospitals and health care in Gaza, a dozen protesters gathered with songs and banners in front of Baystate Medical Center on Tuesday morning.“If this were Palestine, we wouldn’t have this...


Walk for Peace in Gaza set for Saturday in Leverett
05-16-2024 2:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — A Walk for Peace in Gaza, bringing participants from Town Hall to the New England Peace Pagoda, takes place Saturday, an event that organizers view as a way to stand with those experiencing loss and grief.Sponsored by the Village of Light...


Greenfield standout draws attention to Gaza hospitals
03-18-2024 1:53 PM

GREENFIELD — With less than one-third of Gaza’s hospitals still functioning, local activists convened outside Baystate Franklin Medical Center on Monday to draw attention to the dangerous conditions faced by health care workers and their patients.The...


Greenfield City Council to consider cease-fire resolution Monday
03-17-2024 8:18 AM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday amid activists’ growing push for the council to pass a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.The single-topic meeting, which comes after numerous residents carrying signs and...


Spreading message of coexistence: Palestinian, Jewish Israelis bring cause to UMass
03-07-2024 6:44 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

AMHERST — In the face of the Israeli military’s destruction of Gaza and stepped-up settler violence in the West Bank, one grassroots group of Palestinian and Jewish Israelis is striving to provide an alternative to the government’s dominant...


Local activists to present Gaza cease-fire resolution to Greenfield City Council
02-15-2024 4:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — Local organizers and activists are planning to bring forward a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza to the Greenfield City Council as early as the body’s March meeting.The resolution’s organizers, who are bringing the matter...


Health care workers urge Neal to stand up for Gaza cease-fire
02-06-2024 6:09 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

SPRINGFIELD — Dozens of area health care professionals rallied outside the federal courthouse Tuesday to demand that U.S. Rep. Richard Neal join their call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.Speakers representing the interfaith Healthcare Workers...

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