Homeless and in Hotels in Greenfield

Homeless and in Hotels in Greenfield

(Greenfield, MA) – An influx of homeless families in the town of Greenfield will be the focus of a public forum Monday night. The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will host the forum, which will address the logistical and economic concerns of a state decision to house close to 100 families in Greenfield-area hotels. Commission Chair Lew Metaxas says he hopes the forum will attract a cross-section of opinions, and will be the first step in developing a dialogue between the town and state regarding the relocation of homeless families.

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Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Sentenced

Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette. Adam Liccardi

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Northampton Pulaski Park Upgrades Begin This Week

Pulaski Park - Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Pulaski Park renovations begin Thursday, the first such improvements to that facility since 1976. New green space will be added as well as a new fountain, and improved access points.

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Greenfield Restaurant Closes

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Northampton Car Crash Into Train Injures Two

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