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Probably the same probability that someone would bomb the Boston Marathon or fly planes into the WTC. Since there are about 6 billion impoverished people in the world lets have open borders and let all and any who can fly or walk to this country in. Haven't you ever heard of legal immigration? Stop making it comfortable for those people to come here illegally. Its wrong that the mayor is making N'ton a sanctuary city. You certainly cannot deny that drug gangs are coming in over the border and crimanl elements. Just look at whats going on in Mexico. The coutnry is a basket case. ...(full comment)

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz will sign executive order prohibiting police from turning over illegal immigrants

gary, that's highly unlikely. I've tutored immigrants who take English courses in Northampton, and they're wonderful people who happen to have had the misfortune of being born in impoverished countries, the luck and fortitude to come to the US to find work and help their families, and the great good fortune to work with caring people in our community who welcome them, teach them English, take care of their medical problems, etc. The great "terrorist threat" is something that corporate-owned media uses to divide groups of people and keep us all living in fear. As the business of corporations is to exploit resources all over the world, it's in their interest to keep people from seeing each other as human beings. ...(full comment)

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz will sign executive order prohibiting police from turning over illegal immigrants

Very proud of our community and of Mayor Narkewicz for taking this stand. Immigrants are far more likely to be the victims of crime than the perpetrators of crime, and everyone should be able to feel safe coming to the police. Thank you to Just Communities, Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and First Churches! ...(full comment)

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz will sign executive order prohibiting police from turning over illegal immigrants

Hysterical! ...(full comment)

First Person: Groundhog Day

I've walked by that bookstore many many times. I thought it was only for children's books but this article doesn't say anything about that. Maybe they should have marketed it as a bookstore in general rather than a children's book store? ...(full comment)

World Eye Bookshop closing store in Florence on Saturday

Thank god for the development of the 24 hour live television so as to watch the police not practice brutality during an actual unnecessary riot. ...(full comment)

‘Stop moving or we’ll shoot’ Rosa Clemente of Amherst describes her first night in Ferguson, Missouri

Please, Bush spent his entire presidency on the ranch and golf course. Funny how the conservatives weren't complaining about that. Obama takes a short summer vacation and suddenly they are all foaming at the mouth over it. ...(full comment)

Executed journalist James Foley remembered by former UMass colleagues for warmth. compassion

It would have been a nice spot for a local business, but try to keep in mind: 1. Prior tenant was a local business that couldn't make it there. 2. Franchisee wasn't given exclusive first dibs on leasing the property--a potential local business had an equal opportunity to set up shop 3. Though Subway itself is an international franchise, it is owned and operated by local franchisees. I wish this guy the best of luck, but have a hard time believing it won't take away from the operators of the Subway on King Street. ...(full comment)

Florence Subway franchise owner Matthew Baca to open new restaurant in downtown Northampton

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lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

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lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

I applaud Rosa for her courage. Rather than pontificate from a keyboard, she went into the thick of it to see for herself and I have no doubt that her experience was as frightening as she describes. I was serving in the military in 1968 at the time of the Chicago demonstrations and later was in college during the Kent State killings. I remember these and other events very well, so I would just point out that the police brutality Rosa describes was by no means unprecedented, as the article suggests. But as for the Amherst issue, I don't feel qualified to express an informed opinion. As a white male who does not reside in Amherst, it would be pretty stupid of me to comment. ...(full comment)

‘Stop moving or we’ll shoot’ Rosa Clemente of Amherst describes her first night in Ferguson, Missouri

Gag me a spoon. Ferguson in Amherst. LMAO. Shhhh, hear that flapping, that's your credibility flying out the window. ...(full comment)

‘Stop moving or we’ll shoot’ Rosa Clemente of Amherst describes her first night in Ferguson, Missouri

So in other words Obama wants to give high tech companies the ability to bring in hundreds of thousands of lower paid technology workers from the 3rd world who will work for less money so they can displace American workers making more money. Talk about a war on workers and the 1%. Thank you Mr. President. ...(full comment)

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration