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Longmeadow Racial Justice Task Force Delivers Final Report

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For the last six months, a committee in Longmeadow, Massachusetts has been researching issues of race in the predominately white Springfield suburb.

A final report, which includes data, multiple personal stories about racism faced by town residents, and eight recommendations, was presented to the Longmeadow Select Board Monday night.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Zach Verriden, chair of the Longmeadow Coalition for Racial Justice Task Force.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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