Federation in the news: Massachusetts Daily Collegian 3/5/24

Northampton calls for permanent cease-fire in Gaza

Northampton becomes first western Mass. town to call for a cease-fire in Gaza

Northampton passed two resolutions calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza regarding the Israel-Hamas war on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

The City Council held a virtual meeting with around 200 people in attendance, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Northampton is the first western Mass. town to pass such a resolution, the article states.

Three resolutions were introduced to the council. One that passed, with eight yeses and one abstention, was R-24.018, introduced by Councilors Alex Jarrett, Deborah Pastrich-Klemer, Rachel Maiore and Stanley Moulton III.