Congressman Jim McGovern will speak at the First Churches in Northampton next Sunday evening. The topic will be hunger and poverty. The forum called “Beyond the Bandaid” is sponsored by the church’s Peace and Justice Committee.
Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney.
The World Eye Bookshop in Florence is closing on Saturday.
The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.
Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.
The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.