(Northampton, MA) — Northampton’s Office of Planning and Sustainability is looking for residents’ input on the future of Pleasant Street. Last night about a hundred people gathered for a brainstorming session called “Pleasant Futures.” Big changes are afoot, as the MassDOT plans a roundabout at the intersection of Pleasant and Conz Streets. Also, a passenger rail platform will be built near the former Union Station. Anyone with thoughts about the future of Pleasant Street is encouraged to email the city’s planning department.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.