Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 22, 2018

RIP Charles Krauthammer.
MGM Springfield chooses Regal Cinemas to operate its movie theater complex.
New Taco Bell restaurant on Breckwood Boulevard.
Dangerous summer toys report.
Weekly police chase, Chicopee through Holyoke
Basketball Hall of Fame renovation, Phase 1.
New Sav-A-Lot supermarket comes to Breckwood Boulevard.

Radio Show #161 – Kim Lee, Mental Health Association of Springfield

Kim Lee – a career spent in public service in Western Massachusetts. 

Kim Lee begins a new chapter in her life’s work in human services with the Mental Health Association of Springfield.

From Square One, The United Way and the Center for Human Development, Kim Lee becomes the Vice President of Resource Development and Branding at the MHA.

In this program, you will learn more about this organization and what it means to many in this area, and why Kim has elected to dedicate her life to serving the people of Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 21, 2018

First day of summer!
Starbucks closing 150 stores this year.
East Longmeadow’s mosquito patrols.
Connecticut needs lifeguards!
Springfield Armory’s program: The Watershops.
Storrowton Village’s Early American Summer Days Program for Children!
UMass Amherst man dies after falling from a campus center building.
Kim Lee moves over to the Mental Health Association of Massachusetts.
Longmeadow Police are trying to identify a parrot.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stormy Daniels is coming to town!
“Westfield On Weekends” concerts!
East Longmeadow School Committee and School Leadership Committee find comity on hats.
Peoples United Bank acquires Farmington Bank.
Baltimore Dunkin’ Donuts causes national fracas for the chain.
Easthampton DPW orders water use limits.
Northampton housing complex forbids window unit air conditioners.
Ludlow Friendly’s at entrance to the Mass Pike closes.
Stormy Daniels – thoughts.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday June 19, 2018

The “Ride To Remember” is coming up!
The new MGM digital sign facing 91 is nearing completion.
New Pastor at Holy Name Parish.
Free trips on the new Hartford Line Commuter Rail!
East Longmeadow School Committee poised on changes to the dress code.
Route 202 and School Street in Granby continues to be a problem.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 18, 2018

Longmeadow Police arrest two men accused of breaking into five cars in the town.
Springfield City Council look at regulations to prohibit “vaping.”
St. Mary’s Parish welcomes a new pastor.
Extreme heat opens up splash pads! Here’s the list!
Springfield man commits lewd act in the courthouse.
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks recall.
Father’s Day recap.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 15, 2018

Sunderland traffic advisory (parade).
Mason Square Memorial has been restored.
Springfield firefighters save a man’s life with Narcan.
Local dog food recall.
MGM still hiring and have a hiring event next week.
MGM Springfield reveals the names of the two bars on its casino level.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 14, 2018

Longmeadow voters approve a debt exclusion for the new Senior Center.
Student with screwdriver attack at the William Peck School in Holyoke injures teacher.
Gun found in unoccupied vehicle at an East Longmeadow school.
Springfield man faces animal cruelty charges due to sick and injured cats at his home.
Whately strip club could be sold.
Northampton Police Captain reminds you -“Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts!”

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday June 13, 2018

Two Springfield Police Officers deny rape charges.
Dinesh Patel buys a popular bar in Easthampton.
The Taste of Amherst is here!
Sunderland celebrates its tercentennial.
Nick Cocchi’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament.
East Longmeadow sets up a GoFundMe account to sustain its fireworks display for the 4th.
Jordan Goodman on gas prices this summer.
Noreen Tassinari previews The Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Officer Donut joins the Greenfield Police Dept.
Missing Chicopee 15-year-old found safe.
Peruvian woman seeking sanctuary in Springfield church makes deal with ICE and leaves the church.
Stewart Weldon bail update.
Rinaldi’s in Longmeadow announces the end of the restaurant.
Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Fair at Holyoke Medical Center.
Missing parking meters and broken vending machines in parking garages are costing Holyoke money.
Cher and Friends at the Majestic for Father’s Day.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 11, 2018

Police are looking for a driver who approached a schoolgirl in Monson.
Tyson Chicken recall.
Governor Baker in town with a grant for the Springfield museums.
Granby celebrates its 250th birthday with a parade!
Gas prices!
Springfield skiers note -Okemo Ski Resort has been sold!
TALKERS.COM convention in New York City with Jordan Goodman, Howie Carr and Kreskin!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, 2018

Western Mass. communities band together to sue the opioid manufacturers.
Mercy Medical Center’s Wound Care Center.
East Longmeadow’s election results.
Miss Florence Diner under new management.
Ware Police want to know who is breaking glass windows and doors along Main Street.
Springfield veterinary hospital replaces vandalized fence.
Comcast phones silent for some customers.
New faces nominated for Western Mass. judges.
Cumberland Farms gets $20 million judgement.
Stewart Weldon’s Westfield address is searched.

Brad Shepard Today, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

MGM Springfield clears one hurdle in extending drinking to after hours.
The last days of Bon•Ton.
Mass. woman’s fatal weekend parachute accident.
A dozen people issued court summonses over downtown demonstration.
West Springfield McDonald’s was closed (and has reopened) after losing their hot water.
Springfield man bites police officer.
South Hadley adds another police officer to its school campus.
Mass. potato chip assault.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What are the plans for the former Colony Club?
Wilbraham man and New York man purse-snatching team.
Stewart Weldon’s plea in court.
First female president of Smith College has died.
How many turkeys are on the loose in Mass?
Gas prices hit plateau.
MGM Springfield announces the “Comedy Get Down” for the Mass Mutual Center.
Greenfield man’s second OUI for driving into a fire scene.
Tony Cignoli on the Late Jim Madigan.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 4, 2018

The latest on 1333 Page Boulevard.
Baystate Health’s gun buy-back program.
Hadley’s Asparagus Festival!
Gardening the Community farm stand in Springfield.
Springfield McDonald’s restaurants and others join Uber Eats to bring the food to your home.
A 99-year-old veteran gets his diploma from Ludlow High.
Westfield police want help to ID a woman who passed a phony $100 bill.
Jewish Community Center’s “Touch a Truck” Spring Carnival.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 1, 2018

New Apple-produced TV series to do a sitcom about Amherst poet Emily Dickinson.
Joe and Liz Stevens return… with big game!
Possible double homicide in Springfield.
Yankee Pedlar building will be lifted and moved!
The Mayor’s putting competition.
Mass. school bus driver charged with touching an elementary school child.
The saga of the Mater Dolorosa Church comes to a happy ending.
Brimfield police pinch a New Hampshire man who made off with a pizza.
Summer job for a Ranger to teach… rangering!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 31, 2018

Governor Baker nominates an Associate Justice for the Palmer Court.
Sheriff Cocchi offers 86 beds for opioid treatment.
NEA approves $20,000 grant for the Community Music School of Springfield.
Forest Park major culvert repair closes the main entrance for four months.
Rainy weather affecting area golf courses.
Brimfield Police warning: do not leave aerosol cans in hot cars!
Gypsy Moths are back.
This program is presented in the memory of Jim Madigan.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Starbucks shut its doors Tuesday, as employees nationwide take the coffee chain’s sensitivity training course.
Northampton animal welfare officials seize 400 roosters from an illegal cock fighting site.
Hadley schools shut down briefly due to nonspecific threat.
Holyoke woman walks into Chicopee homes wielding knife and screaming.
Hu Ke Lau auctions off the former restaurant’s equipment.
Eric Lesser endorses Jay Gonzalez for Governor.
West Springfield Police and the Mayor put Harwich and Ashley Road speeders on notice.
Rising gas prices are hurting Western Mass. businesses that deliver.
Congressman Neal presents Springfield youth with his formal acceptance to the U.S.Naval Academy.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Take a house tour through Atwater Park.
Senator Don Humason runs – unopposed – for a third term.
Gas prices up for holiday travel!
Springfield Pride gas station defies current price hike.
Latest bear sighting.
Last month’s drug take-back program yields tons of opioids.

Brad Shepard Today! Memorial Day Special – Monday, May 28, 2018

This is a special tribute to Memorial Day. Our program consists of a rundown of all the Memorial Day parades and ceremonies, as culled.
These events are from Agawam to West Springfield.
Thank you for listening and to all a heartfelt acknowledgement of this very important day.
~ Brad Shepard