Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 stats.
Massachusetts bars will NOT reopen in Phase 3; Governor Baker moved bar openings to Phase 4.
New medical breakthrough at Mercy Medical Center.
Boston Road construction for the next few weeks.
Jordan Goodman’s 3 reasons for the recent stock market gains.
Protesters call for Springfield Police Dept. reforms.
Positive virus information from Baystate Health Systems.
Holyoke Soldiers’ Home works to allow visitation.
Villa Napoletana builds a patio in their former parking lot!
Salvation Army stores reopen in Western Mass.
Fort Street in Springfield closed to traffic to allow outdoor dining at The Fort.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 8, 2020

Trinity Health New England COVID-19 statistics

Baystate Health COVID-19 statistics.

Governor Baker opens the golf courses… with many restrictions!

Nadim Kashou will take care of Mom on Mother’s Day with some great cuisine!

MGM Springfield indicates many furloughed workers may not be returning this year.

Mayor Sarno thanks Fo Guang Buddhist Temple Boston for the donation of PPEs for Springfield Police.

Congressman Neal believes another wave of “stimulus” is in the offing.

New leader chosen for Holyoke Public Schools.

Governor Baker allows flower shops to open for remote sales.

Ware Remembers.

A special birthday.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 4, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 testing statistics.

Baystate Health Systems CovidCOVID-19 testing statistics,

Today is International Firefighters’ Day.

Open Pantry continues to feed Western Mass.

Holyoke Soldiers Home death toll remains stable over the weekend.

Hot Oven Cookies has been denied assistance in the “Prime The Pump” program.

Grocery stores indicate supply chain issues are starting to resolve.

May starts out warm and cools off.

Brimfield Antique Show goes “virtual!”

The Majestic Theater launches an online theatrical series!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 1, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 statistics.

Baystate CEO Dr. Mark Keroack reports on the pandemic this week.

Mercy Medical Center Chief Dr. Robert Roose reports on the pandemic this week.

Massachusetts is one of only 6 states with golf courses closed and with no plan to reopen.

Deacon Elijah Washington of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church turns 100!

Costco now requires you to wear a mask or face-covering in the store.

Pioneer Valley Regional High School to hold their graduation at a drive-in theater.

Open burning season in Mass. ends today.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 29, 2020

COVID-19 treatment statistics from Trinity Health Of New England, and Baystate Health Systems.

WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez says that Massachusetts rates “#1” on coronavirus treatment.

Springfield Mayor Sarno’s latest coronavirus update.

Governor Baker announces a new date to reopen the state.

Springfield announces another round of “Prime The Pump” grants.

Westfield cleaning company gives away disinfectant to the public.

Western Mass. high school graduations will not be conducted in person, with one exception.

Mass. Supreme Judicial Court extends courts closure.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 statistics: Baystate Medical Center and Holyoke Soldiers Home.

Terese Lee Napoli offers mobile hairdressing.

Mandatory mask policies in two towns as of this week.

Some experts offer opinions on the necessity of wiping down your groceries.

Elms College officially postpones commencement exercises.

Information on the effect of smoking and vaping on COVID-19.

Storrowton Tavern provides first responders with hundreds of meals.

People are throwing their used gloves on the streets!

AFC Urgent Care in West Springfield offers rapid result COVID-19 testing.

Congressman Neal says Americans will see another stimulus bill in ten days.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 23, 2020

Trinity Health New England COVID-19 health statistics.

Baystate Health COVID-19 statistics.

Ashley Tresoline at Bella Foodie offers cooking help to those stuck at home.

Bonni-Lynne Sandler of HeartnSoul Yoga & Wellness offers online yoga.

Annemarie Doyle at Daragan’s Dog Care continues to take care of your dogs through the pandemic!

Holyoke Soldiers Home death toll increases.

Springfield cancels the remainder of the school year.

Baystate nurse returns home from a 12 hour shift to find her home on fire.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 8, 2020

“Supermoon” in the sky! NASA says don’t miss it!

Trinity Health COVID-19 test stats.

“Gig workers” are losing work; Jeff King comments.

From Mayor Sarno’s COVID-19 response team – Dr. Mark Keroack’s report.

Big Y closing Easter Sunday and the following Monday to give their staff some rest and relief.

Stop & Shop teams with Uber to offer discounted rides to the store for some seniors.

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen is asking for help.

Peter Pan Bus Lines partners with some local restaurants offering delivery of takeout.

Governor Baker sends another $800 million to Mass. health care industries.

A special birthday.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 16, 2020

Summary of the latest COVID-19 reaction for the City of Springfield, from the Office of the Mayor.

An open letter from Mayor Sarno to the residents and business community of Springfield.

Trinity Health of New England presents a webinar on COVID-19.

Springfield Jewish Community Center plans to shut down.

National Grid suspends all collection activities due to the virus.

Major Massachusetts supermarket chains adjust store hours to restock and cope with demands and shortages.

Western Mass. restaurants report regular activity over the weekend .

Dr. Mark Keroack addresses the reaction to the pandemic.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Christmas tree shortage this season?

Professional Women’s Chamber event in December.

Kelly Dobbins, and Serving Our Students.

MGM Springfield presents outdoor igloos this winter for your dining and drinking pleasure.

Cottage cheese recall.

Six Flags offers 3rd annual “Holiday In The Park.”

Mass. House votes unanimously to ban handheld devices while driving.

Baystate Health Systems warns of RSV virus for toddlers and children.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Batman” captures “Meatball!”

4G about to become 5G wireless!

Springfield and Greenfield primary results.

Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad believe residential fires were set.

“Hawks Over Mount Tom” this Sunday.

Police are investigating illegal tire dumping in Westfield.

Baystate Health Systems Eastern Region Chief Administrative Officer resigns.

Amherst traffic fatality.

And the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission advise you not to swim in the Connecticut River.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Disney recalls “Forky” toy.

Springfield’s Dr. Seuss’ childhood home to be a museum.

Jordan Goodman on “free money” for Western Mass.

Escaped Pittsfield prisoner with a long criminal history said to be violent.

MassDOT looks to replace a Monson bridge.

Agawam and Feeding Hills open their cooling centers.

Baystate Health Systems offers “Watchman,” a new stroke prevention procedure.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Gas prices creep up.
Springfield Museums hold Earth Day Festival.
Westover conducts explosives training.
Savers thrift store closes Springfield Plaza store.
Attleboro students are challenging the school committee on their 20-minute lunch period.
Bremer Classic Pepperoni Pizza sandwiches recall.
3 Finalists announced for Amherst Regional High School principal.
Melha Shriners Highlanders will hold a social at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club.
Orange Police urge care when picking up litter and debris.
AAA West Springfield employee saves 71 year-old woman.
You need a seafood dealer permit in Mass. to sell your fish catches!
Email “phishing” incident affects some 12,000 Baystate Health patients.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 18, 2019

U.S. Army Field Band brings you a free concert at Symphony Hall.
Flu season in Western Mass. may have peaked.
Struggling Hampshire College enrollment drops dramatically.
Women and Girls Empowerment event in Agawam.
Melha Shriners have sold the Longhill Street property.
Ware Police report a Social Security scam.
Town of Sheffield still in shock over the fire that claimed five lives.
Springfield Puerto Rican Parade accepting nominations for special posts.
Baystate Health Children’s Hospital visitor restrictions have been lifted.
Latest wave of car break-ins hits Ludlow.
Springfield Police Dept. featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS.”

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dangerous icicle on 391.
East Longmeadow alleged drug dealer exits a Ludlow diner with cocaine, EBT cards and cheese.
Hampshire College problems result in inevitable layoffs.
Baystate Health residents collect 750 pounds of food for shelters!
Westfield hockey game played to honor Military and First Responders.
Springfield Police officer’s second firing is overturned.
Springfield traffic signals damaged at accident scenes have not been replaced.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 19, 2019

“Carlos Danger,” aka Anthony Weiner, is out of jail in Ayer, Mass.
Founder of the #Me Too movement speaks in Springfield to benefit the YWCA.
Tax season info: this year it will be different!
Baystate opens its Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center!
Springfield Parks Commission has cooked up some fun Fabulous February days for you and the kids!
Chicopee police arrest a man – by following footprints in the snow!
3rd Annual Caritas Gala at MGM presents “An Evening at the Emmys!”
Payless Shoe Stores prepare for closure.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 1, 2019

Greenfield offers two new shelter opportunities in this brutal cold.
Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, and Pat Sullivan announce renovation of Ruth Elizabeth Park.
Springfield mayor wishes Tony King a happy 101st birthday!
Westfield Mayor Brian P. Sullivan announces he will NOT seek a third term.
Fruit juice warning causes concern.
Breakthrough in the K-Fest! A new location has been announced for the Kielbasa Festival!
Springfield firefighters called to Main Street Post Office as a jump-start goes wrong and sets both cars on fire.
Westfield Police officer struck by vehicle while directing traffic.
Cold weather takes a toll on car batteries: here are tips from AAA.
Cold weather may affect your medications: Baystate Health has some tips.
Holyoke Police Dept. ready to add ten new full-time officers; here are their names.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Carol Channing.
Springfield City Council overrides Mayor Sarno’s veto of the “Welcoming Ordinance.”
East Longmeadow man faces several charges after his crash involving a school bus.
Retail marijuana store INSA wants to replace Luxe Burger Bar in Springfield.
Dr. Evan Lau presents a seminar on heart attacks, at Baystate Medical.
Springfield activates a “cold weather response plan.”
Gas prices.
The extreme cold and your car!
Attorney James J. Martin is sentenced.
Hampshire College seeks a partner to assist with financial pressures… and may not have a freshman class this year.

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! Wednesday, January 31, 2018

UMass/Amherst dining bans Philadelphia Cream Cheese during the Big Game!
The Harlem Globetrotters return to Springfield.
East Longmeadow sees wave of residential break-ins.
Baystate Health Systems needs to notify some 49 patients of dirty surgical instrument
Western Mass. $200k lottery winner!
Flu cases still plague the Commonwealth, halfway through flu season.