Walmart is responding to protesters who don’t want a super-center built in Holyoke. The retail giant says it offers jobs with affordable health care and opportunity for advancement. Mayor Alex Morse recently spoke out against the store proposed for Whiting Farms Road, saying the net benefit would be negative. It may be too late, because a purchase and sale agreement has been signed on the commercially-zoned parcel owned by Holyoke Gas and Electric.
Two Northampton massage businesses have been shut down by city code enforcement officials.
Governor Charlie Baker will speak in Northampton later this month.
Springfield's City Council will consider a resolution to support efforts to keep the Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center in the city.
A group of protesters targeted the meat counter and the dairy section of Whole Foods Saturday.