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Holyoke Stands Against Gun Violence

Another gun murder in Holyoke just a day after residents take a stand for safe streets and neighborhoods

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Seniors Graduate in Northampton and Across Western Mass

Holyoke, South Hadley, West Springfield, Northampton and more held high school graduation ceremonies over the weekend.

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Holyoke Community College graduates nearly 1,000 students

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Smith Demolishes Green Street Cafe

The former Green Street Cafe in Northampton is history.

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Fight Against Cushman Development in Amherst Continues

Amherst residents are fighting a plan to put 200 units of off-campus housing on 150 acres in the village of Cushman.

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Holyoke Police Continue Murder Probe

Holyoke Police continue to investigate a gun homicide.

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Major Heroin Ring Busted in WMass

Federal agents and local police say they’ve busted a major heroin operation in Springfield.

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State Auditor Defends Welfare Study in WMass Visit

In WMass appearance, the State Auditor disputes allegations by Governor that her welfare department audit showing millions in waste and fraud is inaccurate.

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Boston Bands, Comedians, Take Stage Tonight for “Boston Strong” Benefit

“Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration” concert being held at TD Garden Thursday night to benefit marathon bombing victims.

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Southampton Man Nabbed After Eight-Town Chase

Southampton man faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on an eight-town chase.

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Making headlines this week

A member of the NATO parachute demonstration team lands during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.

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Greenfield, Northampton Celebrate Pride This Weekend

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The parade starts at noon Saturday, and the celebration continues with music, food and speakers at the Three County Fairgrounds. Around 20,000 people are expected to attend.

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Kidnapping, Battery of Girlfriend, Results in Southampton Rollover

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His 18 year old girlfriend was seriously injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon. Simmons is being held without bail until a dangerousness hearing today.

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Failed Zoning Bylaw Forces Hadley Tiny Home Owner Out of Town

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Town meeting voters have turned down a zoning bylaw change that would have allowed Sarah Hastings’ 200 square foot house to remain on an East Street property.