public safety http://wamc.org en Sen. Markey Stresses Support of Berkshire Economic Development http://wamc.org/post/sen-markey-stresses-support-berkshire-economic-development <p><a href="http://www.markey.senate.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Senator Edward Markey</a> visited Pittsfield today on a tour of western Massachusetts.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72336 at http://wamc.org Sen. Markey Stresses Support of Berkshire Economic Development Mayor's Budget Expected To Result In Layoffs, Cutbacks http://wamc.org/post/mayors-budget-expected-result-layoffs-cutbacks <p><font size="2">The next state budget in Massachusetts is likely to include the<br /> first increase in local aid in four years. But, it appears it won&#39;t be<br /> enough to avert layoffs and service cuts in the state&#39;s third largest<br /> city.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Massachusetts House and Senate leaders made local aid increases<br /> a priority for the next state budget.&nbsp; The House and Senate have passed Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:51:38 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40792 at http://wamc.org Mayor's Budget Expected To Result In Layoffs, Cutbacks Daniel Vice, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence http://wamc.org/post/daniel-vice-brady-center-prevent-gun-violence <p>The number of weapons background checks carried out by the F.B.I. has been on the increase in recent months. That&rsquo;s according to a new report compiled by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington D.C. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 16:11:15 +0000 Brian Shields 38020 at http://wamc.org Public Safety Initiatives Target Illegal Guns http://wamc.org/post/public-safety-initiatives-target-illegal-guns <p><font size="2">A series of proposals aimed at cracking down on crime are pending before the city council in western Massachusetts&#39; largest city. Several of the public safety initiatives proposed in Springfield are intended to reduce illegal guns, and are being considered in the aftermath of recent horrific gun violence. WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37056 at http://wamc.org Public Safety Initiatives Target Illegal Guns