Jim Levulis

Berkshire Bureau Chief

Born and raised in Eden, NY, Jim has been WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief since July 2013. He previously worked as a reporter, producer and anchor at WAER, an NPR affiliate in Syracuse. He has experience in Top 40 radio and has spent time with NPR-affiliate WBFO and CBS-affiliate WIVB-TV, both in Buffalo. A loyal and constantly humbled New York Yankees and Buffalo sports fan, Jim holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism and History from Syracuse University.

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New England News
10:14 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Pittsfield Receives Increased Funding For Youth And Gang Intervention

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Following violent events involving young people this year, Massachusetts has increased funding for youth intervention and gang prevention programs in Pittsfield.

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New England News
4:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Mass. Medical Society Publishes Guidebook On Human Trafficking

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has published a guidebook for healthcare providers on how to identify, assess and respond to victims of human trafficking.

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Student Loan Series
12:30 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Part Two Of Student Loan Series Looks At Adult Learners

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In part two of a series on student loan debt, WAMC News takes a look at how adult learners are navigating today’s world of higher education and what schools are doing to meet their needs.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Pittsfield Cuts Ribbon On Renovated Common

From left to right: Pittsfield Parks Commission Chair Dr. John Herman, Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi, State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bovier, State Sen. Ben Downing and Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs Sec. Maeve Vallely Bartlett cut a ribbon celebrating the $4.8 million renovation of Pittsfield's First St. Common
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State and city officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the nearly-completed facelift of Pittsfield’s First Street Common.

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New England News
4:44 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Newtown Families To Continue Congressional Lobbying, Community Action

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty at microphone introduced Nicole Hockley to her left and Mark Barden, parents of children killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
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Parents of two victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting say they will continue to fight for stronger laws to combat gun violence.

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New England News
10:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Set For Pittsfield's Common

Pittsfield's Park, Open Space and Natural Resource Program Manager, Jim McGrath, on right, explains development plans for the First Street Common to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, at center, along with other state and local leaders in Nov. 2013.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

State and city officials are holding a ribbon cutting this afternoon to unveil a $4.8 million facelift of Pittsfield’s First Street Common.

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New England News
10:23 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Gun-Maker, Seller

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A law firm representing the families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured at the Sandy Hook Elementary School says it has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Soldier On Testifies Before Congressional Veterans Committee

Soldier On CEO Jack Downing
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The U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs recently held a hearing focused on ending veteran homelessness and improving the delivery of healthcare and other benefits to former service men and women. Massachusetts-based Soldier On was one of five nonprofits invited to testify before members of Congress to speak about their experiences and how they think veteran care should be provided. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with Soldier On CEO Jack Downing.

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New England News
6:00 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Longtime Stockbridge Sinfonia Conductor Dies At 84

Leonard Marcus playing the violin for his grandsons, Eli, on left, and Charlie
Credit Peter Marcus

The co-founder and longtime conductor of the Stockbridge Sinfonia died earlier this week.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Mass. War Memorial Tower To Undergo More Repairs

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A beacon to Massachusetts’ veterans hobbled by years of extreme conditions is set to shine bright once again.

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