Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Weekend, June 29, 2018

Big announcement for this year’s “Ride to Remember!”
Carregan’s Lounge agrees to fold; Mayor Sarno very pleased.
Superior Court judges Mary Lou Rup and Tina S. Page retire.
Chicopee firefighter Theo Dickerson retires after 32 years!
South Hadley bans plastic bags.
Springfield man charged with assaulting a dog.
Westfield woman feels threatened while rollerblading on bike path.
Western Mass. Pioneers have a big Saturday soccer game (with Greg Kolodziey)
Weekend fireworks schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pancake Breakfast time! Want to be a business sponsor? Here’s how…
Doo Wop show coming up at City Stage!
Mayor Sarno vs. the South Congregational Church over an immigration issue.
Mass. Senator pinched for OUI.
A purse full of shrimp…
Governor Baker receives the Sister Caritas award.
Veteran facing charges for bomb making dies.
Franklin County Opioid Task Force distributes hundreds of hams to food pantries across Hampden County.
Vandalism to an owl.

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! Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chicopee woman arrested, jailed, and breaks bed.
Governor Baker spends 17.1 million on Complete Streets… and the repairs are coming to your town!
Big Y Pharmacy and Wellness Centers now will sell overdose reversal medications without prescriptions!
Springfield Mayor Sarno holds an Italian flag raising ceremony in honor of Italian Heritage Month
—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday September 11, 2017

Important traffic advisory for Springfield; from the roads to the sidewalks!
Le Souk Hookah Lounge opens in Springfield!
Westover Airmen reservists in action with humanitarian aid to Irma victims.
Furious Mayor and Police Commissioner expand “Shot-Spotter’ to more neighborhoods!
Congressman Neal increases Berkshires appearances.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 15, 2017

Mayor Sarno and City Council President Ramos LIVID at Springfield patrolman.
Solar eclipse – and Western Mass. eye doctors warnings!
Flu shots early this year.
Gas prices…
Springfield Election Office hours.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday June 22, 2017

Walsh makes reelection bid!
Easthampton woman a JEOPARDY contestant!
Bagel shop gets a Big Y 3-month reprieve
Movies In The Parks!
Westfield Boys and Girls Club road races!
Burger King’s new shake!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 15, 2017

Holyoke Police Chief furious with a local judge

Wilbraham’s Peach Festival is back!

Deceased dog, left in car

Monson elections results!

Riverfront Park Makeover!

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

The Holyoke fire relief effort, the Mayor of Springfield cashiers the Fire Commissioner, a new City Council president, Exciting expansion coming at The Red Rose, and the return of the Big Broadcast!

These are just a few of the events in this our first program of our “new season” in our second year of broadcasting to you!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 8, 2016

REFLECTIONS ON ELECTION DAY 2016!  Brad’s view of today, and reports on new coffee and donut flavors for the holidays, Stop and Shop’s Turkey Express, Red Rose Expansion, rides to the polling places, and Veterans Day parade plans!  It’s all here!

Listen in!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! August 26, 2016

  • UPDATES; Springfield Mayor’s brother-in-law
  • Governor Baker weighs in on the Becker verdict, and the judge
  • Party for Bobby Marino
  • THE WEEKEND! Fairs, music, food, dog shows and a tomato festival!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend June 17, 2016

  • Mayor Sarno’s wife threatened–follow up
  • SGT JOHN DELANEY; Springfield police seize 16,000 bags of heroin, and deal with a homicide
  • Westfield increases hotel-motel room tax
  • WEEKEND HAPPENINGS!  Major music stars all over the region!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 13, 2016

  • Violence uptick in Springfield
  • Windows consistently smashed at La Fiorentina in the South End
  • Longmeadow and West Springfield bring forth graduates this weekend!
  • Women Business Owners Alliance, Woman of the Year, Mary Ann Marzano!
  • Orlando tragedy acknowledged in Springfield

Brad Shepard Today Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Farewell to Chief Douglas Mellis
  • BRAVE THE SHAVE for children with cancer (special guest; Sgt. Matt Malo)
  • Northampton Soccer clubs merge
  • Springfield Mayor and councilors square off (again) on residency requirement
  • Western Mass Unify Against Bullying fashion show

(…and more!)

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 7, 2015

Holiday overview;

  • First day of Hanukkah! (Sunday)
  • Tree lightings; Court Square, and Wilbraham
  • Counterfeit bill
  • She drank 20 beers
  • Free pasta dinner at La Cucina for Toy for Joy
  • 1-91 new electronic sign calculates wait time
  • Pearl Harbor day

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 9, 2015

  • Socks for Seniors!
  • Springfield shooting; food delivery person killed
  • Mayor wants 1 am curfew for bars and restaurants in Springfield
  • Mayor fires three members of the Historical Commission
  • Detours today and through the week!

 

Brad Shepard Today! expanded weekend edition July 3, 2015

  • Sarno calling for longer sentences for convicted offenders
  • Western Mass funeral home owner indicted
  • Holland church vandalism
  • Complete Western Mass Fourth of July Handbook…a rundown on all holiday festivities
  • What’s open and what’s closed
  • Special guests include; Judy Matt at the Spirit of Springfield, and Carl Ohlin, East Longmeadow Fourth of July parade

Mayor Sarno’s war on violent crime

Springfield Mayor, Domenic J. Sarno, is incensed at the uptick in violent crime in his city.

The Mayor, in a no holds barred conversation with Brad Shepard, cites low bail and poor performance on the part of some judges, for the problem of repeat offenders on the street.

The Mayor also outlines the city’s participation in the national program, My Brother’s Keeper, as part of the effort to get crime in Springfield under control.

Mayor Sarno returns for “one on one” with Brad Shepard …….

…….The Mayor of Springfield kicks off his campaign for another term with a bang!

Dom Sarno joins Brad Shepard for an unflinching look at the road ahead, its challenges and potential.

Public safety, economic growth, the casino, manufacturing, community partnership with policing efforts and more!

Listen to the mayor in a very candid and open mode, as he details his plans for these issues, and more!

Radio Show #25 – Sgt. John Delaney, Springfield Police Department

The homicide rate, shots fired at AIC, Mayor Sarno, Springfield Police Department’s ongoing war on crime – all brought into focus in an in-depth conversation with Springfield Police Department Sgt. John Delaney.