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Business Group Forms To Combat Human Trafficking In Western Massachusetts


A group of businesses in western Massachusetts have announced a formal effort to combat human trafficking.

Led by MGM Springfield, local business leaders from the hospitality and transportation industries have been meeting on the issue since last year. 

Jen Falcone, a social worker,  is coordinating the efforts.  She spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

For more information, Falcone can be contacted at JenFalcone413@gmail.com

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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