Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 22, 2021

MGM Springfield receives a special award.

Springfield Police officers save the life of a baby.

Holyoke man charged with possession of child pornography.

Subaru recall, affecting certain models.

Lock you car, AND your house.

Springfield Vax Force event on Saturday.

The Mayor and other officials tour the city’s Municipal Nursery.

Changes at the top of the Springfield Symphony.

Community clean-up Saturday, meeting at Nathan Bill’s.

Holyoke opens second phase of public art installation!

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 26, 2021

The Mayor wishes a resident a special happy 85th birthday!

Governor Baker on “homebound vaccinations.”

Chicopee Police Captain, Jeffrey Garwon on illegal drag racing and dirt bikes in the city.

Mayor Sarno and Sheriff Nick Cocchi and others announce enhanced safety for Forest Park,

Agawam fire Dept. and the American Red Cross provide some residents with free smoke alarms.

A windy day ahead.

Springfield Strain LLC makes history in the city.

MGM Springfield fined for underage gaming and alcohol.

Number of cities and towns in the Commonwealth for Covid high risk has doubled.

RIP two Hollywood stars.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 26, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 8, 2021

Springfield Mayor and Police Commissioner join in a domestic awareness event.

Irish flag in Holyoke raised.

White House sounds alarm on Cyber threat from China, w/David Raiche.

Brimfield Police on Coyote population during breeding season.

Reps.  Ramos, and Gonzalez for refiling dirt bike legislation.

MGM Springfield TAPS Sports bar reopens.

Pittsfield Police make a major drug arrest.

“Move Over Law” seems to need reminders.

Most expensive trading card in Football history sold!

Monson Police arrest Magic Lantern shooter.

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 8, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday February 12, 2021

A cheeseburger for a quarter!

Governor Baker warns those who are soliciting seniors to take them to a vaccination site.

SABIS International Charter School students achieve academic excellence.

Mayor Sarno celebrates Washington’s Birthday.

Springfield reopens the Cyr Arena.

MGM Springfield reopens certain eateries in March.

Ice safety report.

Steps For Stawasz.

New vaccination point in East Longmeadow.

Charlton Police Department Valentine’s Day message.

Agawam researches town internet alternatives to Comcast.

Valentines Day in the Covid era.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday February 12, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 4, 2021

Mayor Sarno and AMR thank MGM Springfield for a heated tent and lunches.

Governor Baker remarks on the progress of vaccinations at Fenway Park.

Mayor Sarno reads a proclamation designating “School Counseling Week” in Springfield.

Sheriff Nick Cocchi works on navigating COVID-19 vaccine.

Cutting-edge cardiac implant at Trinity Health Of New England.

Easthampton offering rental assistance for those affected by COVID-19

Mayor Sarno and Helen Caulton-Harris establish a Mason Square testing site.

PEEPS are coming back!

MSPCA has rescued goats and is offering them for sale!

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 4, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 25, 2021

Eversource customers note an increase; Priscilla Ress explains.

Governor Baker announces curfew changes.

Mayor Sarno attends Sunday Mass with Springfield’s new Bishop presiding.

Trinity Health Of New England hosts a special Spanish version of its COVID-19 webinar series.

Glenmeadow Retirement Community’s Thelma Brewster, 105, receives her vaccine.

Monson Police report rash of car break-ins.

MGM Springfield announces 24-hour operations this week.

Greenfield Public Library announces a special promotion.

West Springfield warns of unsafe ice at Piper Pond.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 25, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 3, 2020

Mayor Sarno presents a donation to the Food Bank of Western Mass.
Mark Auerbach reviews “Christmas on the Rocks.”
Bart Raser of Carr Hardware in Pittsfield raises funds for the Berkshire Humane Society.
Danny Eaton at the Majestic Theater, West Springfield, is raffling off a classic Corvette and a motorcycle.
Shotgun season for deer is underway.
Captain Jack’s in Easthampton closes for the winter.
MGM Springfield lights their Christmas tree.
Holyoke Bike and Pedestrian Committee.
Mayor Sarno announces $1M of relief for city taxpayers.
Easthampton public buildings remain closed through March 2020.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 31, 2020

Dakin Humane Society offers “Drive Thru Pet Food Handout.”
Scam alert for Wales and Brimfield.
UMass Amherst Democrats apologize to the “Morse for Congress” campaign.
Sarno and Clapprood shoot hoops for “Unity in the Community.”
The Haymond Law Firm and the Moose Lodge assist Lorraine’s Food Kitchen.
Canceling BHOF enshrinement ceremony thought to be hurting local businesses.
Republican Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai campaigns in Springfield.
MGM Springfield celebrates its 3-year anniversary – and lays off 1000 workers.
Chicopee’s Lotus & Compass Boutique weathers the pandemic online.
Mercy Medical Center opens a new and enhanced version of its Breast Care Center.
Bob “The Bike Man” Charland does it again!

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 31, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 18, 2020

COVID-19 statewide stats.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach’s entertainment report.
Water and sewer work on Berkshire Avenue in Springfield will affect traffic.
Holyoke City Councilor Michael J. Sullivan calls for an investigation of Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.
Springfield Police make 8 arrests for drag racing in the city.
MGM Springfield’s gross gaming revenue tops $10M dollars since reopening in July.
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski says a final goodbye as he leaves town.
Target at Holyoke Mall closes down – 2 employees test COVID-19-positive.
Western Mass. motorcycle group holds a rally for kids’ materials for “back to school.”
National pepperoni price increase and shortage! A Springfield pizza place comments.

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Face masks for horses?
MassDOT says they will not be using motorist information collected at gantries to enforce travel restrictions.
Nadim Kashouh celebrates his 20th anniversary as a premier Springfield dining establishment.
Visitation at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home suspended due to recurrence of one veteran’s COVID-19 virus.
Back-to-school pushed back two weeks.
Naked dog-walking Hopkinton couple arrested after a scuffle with local police.
Northampton restaurant purchased by a New Jersey man.
Mayor Sarno grateful to MGM Springfield for donation of water to local cooling centers.
Blessed Sacrament School in Holyoke announces appointment of new principal.
There are no Asian Murder Hornets in Massachusetts!

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 14, 2020

MGM Springfield reopens – with limitations.
Blue Lives Matter convoy starts out in Russell.
State pools reopen – with restrictions.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach’s weekly rundown of regional performances.
Nadim’s celebrates its 20th anniversary with a free dessert for you!
Phase 3 impact on Springfield activities with Parks and Rec Director Pat Sullivan.
Reusable bags are returning to checkout lines in Mass.
First Congregational Church of Chicopee needs some financial help in removing thousands of honey bees.
Federal stimulus checks sent to those who have died have been canceled.
Springfield City Council President supports Alex Morse against Richard Neal for Congress.

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 10, 2020

Healthtrax in East Longmeadow reopens! (With Marina Lebo).
Baseball back in Western Mass., with the Westfield Starfires!
Springfield DPW summer update with DPW head Chris Cignoli.
Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Assistant Director of Nursing resigns.
Mittineague Park reopening postponed.
Mayor Sarno and Police Commissioner Clapprood pledge cooperation with DOJ report on SPD Narcotics Bureau.
Springfield Puerto Rican Parade canceled, and goes virtual.
The Magic Lantern on Route 20 reopens.
MGM Springfield brings back a third of its workforce, and all of its cleaning staff.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 10, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Yellow Cab of Springfield is back in business!
Nick Cocchi postpones the Sheriff’s Picnic for the summer.
The Springfield mayor joins with others for a themed family reunion drive for seniors.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach.
Remembering Fred King – with Bo Sullivan.
MGM Springfield is bringing back employees; however, not everyone is expected to be called back.
Mayor Sarno gets tough on illegal fireworks and launches “home rule” legislation.
Holyoke’s first adult-use cannabis store opens.
Springfield Jewish Community Center CEO retires.

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Radio Show #330 – Springfield City Councilor Michael Fenton Discusses MGM Springfield’s Reopening… Is It When – or If?”

The new health and safety guidelines, handed down to the Mass. Gaming Commission by the state, are causing MGM Springfield operators to question the impact of the protocols on revenue and on the entire casino experience.

Councilor Fenton presents insight from deep within the issue.

He also provides an opinion on Springfield Police reform proposals, and the possibility of a lawsuit lodged by the Council against the Office of the Mayor.

Email: mfenton@springfieldcityhall.com  •  Web: www.springfield-ma.gov

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Radio Show #330 - Springfield City Councilor Michael Fenton Discusses MGM Springfield's Reopening... Is It When - or If?"
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 12, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 statistics.
East Longmeadow 4th of July Parade status? With Carl Ohlin.
Greenfield Elks give free lunches to veterans.
Springfield Police confiscate illegal fireworks on several streets in the city.
Mayor Sarno makes clear his opposition to cutting the Springfield Police Department budget.
MGM Springfield hopes to reopen at the end of June.
VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital leaves Springfield to merge with Palmer location.
Green Bean Restaurant in Northampton closes for good.
Pet adoptions at Thomas J. O’Connor way up!

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 12, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 testing statistics.

Governor Baker’s 4-phase plan to reopen the state.

Mayor Sarno cites some encouraging COVID-19 trends for Springfield.

ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach’s entertainment report.

Tick season is coming – what you need to know.

Dunkin’ dumps foam cups for good.

West Springfield D’Angelo’s may become a Starbucks.

MGM Springfield warns the Commonwealth of a possible layoff of almost 1900 employees.

 

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 13, 2020

Easter thoughts.

Trinity Health of New England COVID-19 stats.

Mayor Sarno’s message to Springfield’s business community.

Mayor Sarno has good news for Springfield city restaurants.

MGM Springfield donates cots and heaters to the homeless.

Mayor holds MGM Springfield to cash levels of their host community support agreement.

Belchertown Police: scam-alert.

Stimulus checks update.

TigerPress in East Longmeadow is making masks available for free to first responders this week!

Florists and nurseries are seeing an uptick in sales, and they are offering curbside pickup .

Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles offers deadline relief.

Know the difference between allergy symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms.

Mayor Sarno’s warning to businesses not in compliance with shut-down instructions.

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 13, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 2, 2020

New COVID-19 drug tested, showing promise.

UMass Amherst student fireman promoted to full-time at the Amherst Fire Dept.

Gary Mayotte keeping the Village Food Mart in Hampden going strong.

A message from Chris Cignoli at the Springfield DPW.

Holyoke Soldiers Home update.

More Chicopee stores block off non-essential aisles.

Hands-free driving infractions are now  punishable by fines.

Some Springfield courthouses closed.

MGM Resorts International CEOs take pay cuts.

Springfield Police make 3 dirt bike arrests and confiscations.

Public service announcement: “Stay home!”

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 14, 2020

Springfield Fire Department swearing-in ceremony today!

Restaurant reservations are tough at this point, but one place promises to “squeeze you in.”

Six Flags New England donates 365 Teddy Bears to the Springfield Police Dept.

Sorrento Pizza in West Springfield completes renovations and adds a full bar! (with Patsy Albano).

Southwick Police Chief informs the community that the department’s website has been hacked.

MGM Springfield states earnings have not met expectations, and plans to sell some real estate.

AIC to offer a Master’s program in Cannabis Science and Commerce.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 14, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 13, 2020

Coronavirus affecting Massachusetts restaurants.

Coronavirus affecting package deliveries worldwide.

John Heaps Jr., CEO at Florence Bank, is stepping down in a few months.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra brings you a night of “Broadway Love!”

Berkshire Theater Group youth summer camp.

Mayor Sarno meets with new MGM Springfield hierarchy.

Time to talk excise tax, with East Longmeadow Town Clerk Tom Florence.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 13, 2020
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