Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Springfield Union Station concourse offering seasonal music from local schools.

Peter Rosskothen announces closing of the Springfield Delaney’s Market location.

Regional tow truck drivers remind you to move over when they are helping vehicles.

No Agawam pot shops this year.

Baystate High Street Health Center reopens.

Bright Nights honors emergency responders and active military.

2020 Springfield Leadership Institute 6-week program.

New Chief Medical Officer at Holyoke Medical Center.

Radio Show #272 – Judy Matt and Bright Nights

”Tis the Season for Bright Nights at Forest Park.”

Holiday magic is in the air, distilled in amazing displays of lighting at the region’s premier holiday event, Bright Nights at Forest Park!

A special edition this year?

It is, to be sure. It’s the 25th anniversary of this huge event!

Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt relates the magic of this year’s display, as well as a special accolade for Bright Nights that YOU can vote on!

Web: spiritofspringfield.org  •   Email: jmatt@spiritofspringfield.org

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, November 8, 2019

Eric Carle Museum sold.

Bright Nights nominated Top 10 Best Readers Choice Travel Awards by USA TODAY.

Mass RMV services will not be available over the weekend or on Monday due to system overhaul.

Quality Beverage buys Williams Distributing real estate and business.

Seatbelt saves a life in Hatfield.

Agawam says “no’ to pot shop – for good.

Greenfield’s new mayor.

Baystate Health downtown Springfield medical building closed due to electrical issues.

Opening Night in Hampden for “The Sunshine Boys.”

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bright Nights Gala invitations are in the mail!

ArtBeat Reporter, Mark Auerbach’s entertainment report.

Traffic notes for Longmeadow and South Hadley.

Springfield officers injured by a man possibly high on PCP.

Polish flag raised in honor of Polish American Heritage Month.

Zhukovskyy indicted on 23 charges in the summer accident killing seven motorcycle riders.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 24, 2019

Longmeadow gas leak.
St. Mary’s High School will stay open for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Hofbrauhaus becomes 1105 Main, with Joe Stevens.
Mass. State Lottery moves some warehouse operations to Worcester.
Ignoring the state’s “Move Over” law could cost you!
166 vehicles towed due to the parking bans in Springfield and Holyoke.
Bright Nights salutes the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Ludlow chooses the name for its new school!
Audiologist speaks at Holyoke Medical Center on tinnitus.
Improvements to the dangerous “Longmeadow Curve” on I-91 are planned.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 21, 2018

Free Christmas Day coffee at Cumby’s!
Two weeks left for Bright Nights.
White Lion Brewing moves into the former Spaghetti Freddie’s location at Tower Square.
2.4 million Mass. residents are on the move this year for the holidays!
New speed limits for Holyoke.
The Springfield Regional Chamber presents Jen Falcone on human trafficking and the business community at the MGM Training Room.
Special Christmas Concert in Agawam with Richie Mitnick – TODAY!
Bright Nights holiday schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 7, 2018

New marijuana coffee!
Infant ibuprofen brands have been recalled.
Westfield Seniors holiday events, with Tina Gorman.
Chicopee driver drives drunk and leaves a trail of trash.
South Hadley private home Christmas decorations raise funds for food pantry.
Western Mass. farmers receive awards.
Turkey hunter who shot fellow hunter in the back receives sentence.
Bright Nights visitors receive invitation to see winter animals at the Forest Park Zoo.
MGM Springfield now offers bus service from YOUR HOME to MGM Springfield!
Secret Santa is paying shoppers’ layaway bills at Springfield’s Walmart.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Agawam woman is connected to her newborn at Boston Children’s Hospital by King Ward Bus Company.
Easthampton City Councillor opposes public use of cannabis.
City Council committee recommends pay raise for the mayor and the council.
Northampton Mayor Narkewicz buys the first weed at the new pot shop.
West Springfield tax rate actually goes down!
Elderly Chicopee man struck by private plow truck will live; driver is charged.
Mercy Medical Center welcomes Dr. Aleksandra Ogrodnik.
Bright Nights lights up today! Big celebration and music!
DO NOT EAT ANY ROMAINE LETTUCE! THROW IT OUT!
Dakin Humane Society holds Black Friday: “It’s a Small World!”
Long-closed Getty gas station on Route 9 on Russell Street in Hadley has been sold.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 15, 2018

Non-hysterical weather forecast.
New addition to Bright Nights featuring the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names special award recipient.
PVTA grants raise to its top administrator, following rate hike.
I-91 wrong-way driver charged with OUI, injuring a police officer, damaging a police car, and a slew of other violations.
Jordan Goodman on oil prices, and this season’s home heating costs.
Some Springfield City Council members want to reprise its efforts for a Civilian Police Commission.
American Medical Response acquires rival MedCare of Springfield.
Dakin’s Executive Director, Carmine DiCenzo, appointed to a national animal welfare board.

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! Monday, September 10, 2018

Bright Nights “Fun Run” 5k race registration.
Mercy Medical Center 5k “Road to Recovery” race!
Guns Incorporated and Hot Brass Indoor Firing Range held its grand opening in West Springfield.
Time for flu shots! Big Y offering vaccinations.
5th Annual “2018 Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Parade” road race!
Pittsfield schedules mosquito spraying.
North Adams Police Department’s first K9 officer, Molly, laid to rest.
Brynn Cartelli up for People’s Choice Award!
Mike Desmarais celebrates 1st anniversary of Comfort Kitchen in Huntington.

Radio Show #142 – Judy Matt and the 2018 Bright Nights Ball

The Spirit of Springfield’s Judy Matt is very excited to announce an HISTORIC edition of the Bright Nights Ball for November 2018!

Her announcement involves the Chair of the event this year, and the fusion between the Spirit of Springfield and one of the most exciting new additions to the city!

Judy outlines the plan and the effort in this conversation with Brad Shepard.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New mayors are sworn in!
A new Police Chief for Wilbraham!
Where do people go when all the shelters are full? You’d be surprised!
Bright Nights ends another record breaking season!
Police Commissioner Barbieri says Springfield P.D. needs a new location and building!
They put Sen. Rosenberg in the basement.
How to avoid freezing pipes! And… what to do if they do freeze!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday parking lot melee.
Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule.
Black Friday MassMutual Center deals!!!
The Balloon Parade is coming!
Bright Nights switch on!
New Northampton speed limit proposed!
Former Westside Mayor Gibson is new Southampton Town Administrator.
Thanksgiving gas prices in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PETER PAN moves in!
The inside scoop on the Springfield weekend fire.
BRIGHT NIGHTS about to flip the switch for 2017!
WESTERN MASS. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!
Packages left on porches MAY be stolen this season! Local Police Depts. are issuing warnings!
“Lucky” the famous lottery machine goes on tour!
Thoughts on the death of a mad man.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chicopee City Hall rehab may come in at $10M.
Holiday Farmers Market coming!
Bright Nights time again! Find out what’s new!
Adam and Eve feel unwelcome in East Longmeadow!
Ludlow – the latest town to reject recreational marijuana.
Northampton students knit for a warmer winter for the homeless.
A moment with Michelle Wirth at Mercedes of Springfield.
A moment with Jordan Goodman, with a holiday retail prediction!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 1, 2017

UMass Amherst takes award for the best campus food in the nation!
Puffins Pond pervert
UMass Amherst replaces old admin building with parking lot
Bay Path University launches a new doctoral program
Gas prices
Converse Street construction
Bright Nights season pass deal!
Subaru of America and Mercy Medical Center

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 7th, 2017.

The two UMASS girls did WHAT to the Amherst Boy Scout Troop?
Pearl Harbor Day acknowledged in Springfield and also at Bright Nights.
Special guest Carolyn Paine brings you the updated and ultra hip “Nutcracker Suite and Spicy” coming to Hartford.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 6th, 2016.

NY not happy with MA over new marijuana laws – thinking it will create more traffic stops and work for them. Chicopee police stuffing cruiser with toys for kids this Christmas, at their Coffee With a Cop. She slapped the wrong woman… Ten Dollar Tuesdays at Bright Nights! And free coffee at McDonalds!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday September 13, 2016

Ciro’s in Springfield is back! The Bright Nights Road Race sells out, power outage caused by drugged out naked driver who did what?  The Thunderbirds unveil their new jerseys, Holyoke renames a potion of Dwight Street to honor one of their own. another West Springfield million dollar winner,  all this and more, today, with Brad!