Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 12, 2018

Veterans Day observed.
City of Springfield “Bright Nights Ball.”
Veterans Day 2018: what’s open and what’s closed.
An “Irish Country Christmas” at Pope Francis Preparatory School.
Welsh Society of Western New England lunch at Storrowton Tavern.
Uptick in car break-ins in Longmeadow.
Elizabeth Parker Park community clean-up!
Chicopee holds Fall Community Tree Planting!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, and the weekend, November 9, 2018

Longmeadow Big Y renovated!
Getaway U-Haul leads police on a Mass. Pike chase.
Northampton parking rates going up!
17 year-old Westfield youth creates “Buddy Benches” for his school.
Enormous, Endangered Shire Horses come to the Equine Affaire at the Big E! (with Carol de Carlo).
A Big Mooncake for Little Star at the Eric Carle Museum.
Fake Kohl’s coupon warning.
AARP Veterans Day scam.
Making history, Amherst government changes over to the Town Council form.
Brad Shepard and Richie Mitnick to perform at Bright Nights Ball at MGM Springfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 8, 2018

Veterans Day Parade set for this Sunday!
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts store at the Holyoke Mall is closing for good.
Parade of the Big Balloons is looking for balloon wranglers!
Nancy Kerrigan welcomes guests to the first “Holidays at MGM Springfield!”
An AARP grant creates new bus benches throughout Springfield!
Margaret’s Pantry in Holyoke is in desperate need of your help to feed those less fortunate.
Holyoke sewage break polluting the Connecticut River is being repaired.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gray House providing turkeys this year!
Election reflections with Tom Florence.
Food Bank of Western Mass. in Hatfield receives $10,000 donation!
Big events at Junior Achievement of Western Mass., with Jennifer Connolly.
Rare polio-like disease affects 2 in Western Mass.
Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce hosts its first holiday bazaar.
Dakin Humane Society offers rabbits at half price!
Brad and Richie are performing live at 2 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ride-hailing services will get you to the polls today!
East Longmeadow’s Nick Ahmed wins the National League Gold Glove Award!
Western Mass. barber shops, county by county, from Yelp!
Lowe’s closes 51 stores in North America and Canada.
Open enrollment begins now for the Mass. Health Connector.
Springfield Thunderbird logo painted at Main and Boland!
Chicopee Braves Cheerleaders team advances to a national competition!
Several Western Mass. Police Depts. raise money for veterans with “No Shave November!”

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 5, 2018

Dakin Humane Society offers a special film exposing puppy mills.
State Police sergeant crashed police car in 2013… internal investigation info is just coming to light.
Holyoke business owner considers selling his store after two robberies in one week.
State audit uncovers issues with procurement cards at UMass Amherst.
Westfield teenager charged with punching 4 police officers and a police dog.
Papa Gino’s locations close across Massachusetts.
Gypsy moths return.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 2, 2018

Rushing the holiday season?
New holiday flavors and cup designs for your Western Mass. Starbucks!
State lawmakers back at work on a commuter rail system connecting Western Mass. to Boston.
Work on the Nash Mills River Bridge in Greenfield will finish sooner than predicted!
New trees for Greenfield and Montague residents!
Dinner theater show opens at the Hampden Senior Center!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 1, 2018

Freddy Geas suspected of Bulger prison murder.
Bill Collins of the Center Square Grill is raising funds for Shriners Hospital.
Mookie Betts wins everyone in America a free taco from Taco Bell.
Longmeadow 911 calls now go directly to Longmeadow Police instead of being routed through the State Police.
Campaign crunch time! Puppolo vs. Flannery.
Two Springfield police officers arrested.
Early voting coming to an end.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera accused by opponent Marie Angelides of forged nomination signatures.
Danny Eaton unveils his new play, “The War and Walt Whipple,” inspired by real events in his family history.
West Springfield residents are having their Halloween decorations targeted by vandals.
Pre-winter season home heating check!
Trinity Health Of New England invites you to participate in the 61 Day Challenge!
Former Hu Ke Lau restaurant about to be demolished.
Holyoke Soldiers Home set up for early voting.
Palmer High School students prep for a conversation with astronauts in flight on Friday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Red Sox win and UMass Amherst celebration.
Halloween coffees!
Car break-ins in East Longmeadow.
Springfield leaf pick-up handbook.
Distracted driving, and coffee, and thinking.
Halloween safety – Parts 1 and 2.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 29, 2018

Tuesday the Mass. Bar Association is providing free legal advice with Dial-A-Lawyer!
Tornadoes touched down in Hardwick and Hubbardston, as confirmed by the National Weather Service.
110 Grill comes to Hadley and Holyoke.
Liberty Mutual lays off 25 employees.
Springfield Mayor and Chief of Police order safety procedures to protect area synagogues.
Westfield mother and daughter approached by a strange man in a vehicle.
Sparkle, a wellness event from Mercy Medical Center for women, at Chez Josef.
Springfield residents receive free dental care from STCC.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, October 26, 2018

Mercy Medical Center announces impending layoffs.
Longmeadow UNICO’s big fundraising event Saturday night!
Springfield Chamber events with Maureen Sullivan.
Massachusetts Police Union endorses Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate.
Paul DiGrigoli announces additional evening course in Cosmetology.
Southwick Police and Fire Depts. are collecting for First Responders affected by Hurricane Michael.
Wilbraham Police officers now carry Narcan.
East Longmeadow dog attacked by coyote.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October, 25, 2018

Large recall of meats and salads at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
Craft cider joins the craft beverage world at Cider Days in Franklin County.
Dr. Michael and Cece Calabrese are collecting Halloween candy for the troops overseas at Agawam Dental Arts.
Ronald McDonald House hosts an “After Five Networking Night.”
MGM Springfield will buy back your losing Mega Millions ticket!
Barbara Bowman, suing Bill Cosby for alleged rape, appears in Springfield District Court.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names their Grand Marshall for 2019.
Dunkin’s adds espresso drinks to its menu!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks back on the shelves after a recall.
More trouble for the mayor of Fall River.
Holyoke Police Dept. cleans out Chestnut and Churchill streets with 142 arrests!
Palmer High senior, accused of a threatened shooting, has been released.
Gov. Baker appoints DA Anthony Gulluni to the Victims and Witness Assistance Board.
200 years of Frankenstein at Smith College!
Allen Street McDonald’s reopens, and presents the Talmadge School with a $5,000 check.
Smith College Fall Chrysanthemum Show!
Fireplace and wood stove safety tips for the colder weather.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mass DOT closes the northbound lane of the St. James Ave. Bridge.
Columbia Gas scam.
State Rep. Geoff Diehl talks with Pioneer Valley Radio.
Early voting underway in Massachusetts.
Springfield Regional Chamber’s Government Reception.
Whately water testing scam.
Marijuana home delivery?

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 22, 2018

Springfield traffic and road news for the week!
Historic lottery jackpot.
MGM Springfield at Halloween!
South Amherst’s Small Ones Farm and Halloween’s crop problems.
Ludlow’s St. Paul’s Church offers “Trunk or Treat!”
Massachusetts stink bug population – rising.
Business people on the move: Wade Michaels and Derrick Feuerstein.
Springfield’s Visitors Center moves to a new location.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 19, 2018

New Save-A-Lot opens!
Halloween at Rice Fruit Farm.
Pride demolishes a dilapidated service station and replaces it with the new “Pride Kitchen” concept.
Chicopee drunk driver just misses a cruiser.
Granby Selectmen determine a complaint against the town administrator “lacked evidence.”
MGM Springfield offers a second round of opportunity to be a dealer; blackjack classes offered.
Green and Fit launches a huge revitalization project in Holyoke.
Broadway Office Furniture in Springfield is giving away office furniture to non-profit businesses.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 18, 2018

Springfield defendant’s defense: too drunk to commit manslaughter.
In Wales, persons inside a home succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Springfield Mayor, Police Commissioner, and other officials meet with Forest Park residents to reassure them of their safety.
Plastic bag ban passes in Longmeadow.
Westfield black bear is euthanized.
Holyoke’s Karen Blanchard joins “The Network” as new COO.
Feds and Stop & Shop reach agreement on checkout aisles accessibility to the disabled.
Aldi’s presents wine and cheese Advent calendars.
Flu shots… time is running out!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Taco Bell’s “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco.”
The Quabbin is at 96% capacity.
After the MGM opening and its first month, how is business in downtown Springfield? Let’s ask Nadim Kashou.
West Springfield hears a proposal on new chicken laws in the town.
A new community theater in Holyoke, K and E Theater Group, presents “Sweeney Todd”! (with Eddie Zitka)
Plastic bags may be banned in Greenfield.
Wilbraham town planners reject latest school plan.
Nueva Esperanza in Holyoke.
Fallas Stores close all Massachusetts locations.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Help Westfield Regional Animal Shelter find the owners of a cat tossed from a vehicle.
Joe Stevens announces his new restaurant.
Sears files bankruptcy.
October brings unwanted bugs and mice and others into your home… and Bob Russell is an expert.
The “Kidnap Scam” with Chicopee Police Information Officer Mike Wilk.
MGM Springfield’s first full month of gaming revenue.
A Ludlow firm will refurbish Belchertown’s holiday season lighting for the town’s display.
Tony Cignoli to address the Regional Chamber of Commerce the day after the midterm elections.
Treasurer of the Commonwealth Deb Goldberg announces another online auction of abandoned property.