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Questions and comments from city residents to the members of the Pittsfield Police Advisory and Review Board made clear that in the killing of Miguel Estrella, the community sees not a singular case but a systemic failure in the Pittsfield Police Department's engagement with the community.

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Friends and relatives of the Pittsfield man killed by police two weeks ago want the city to improve how it responds to people in a mental health crisis, in part by shifting resources from the Pittsfield Police Department. They are also calling on the department to release the names of the two officers who responded to a second call at the home of Miguel Estrella, when he was shot and killed.

The Hub coalition, modeled after the Chelsea Hub and its Canadian predecessor, brings together more than 20 community organizations every two weeks, around a table, to discuss how to support Pittsfield residents or community members living in "acute elevated risk" — or situations where there is a risk of imminent harm.

Berkshire Immigrant Center staff say that state laws, and the lack of public transportation options, force undocumented immigrants to drive unlicensed or miss out on basic needs. Massachusetts would join Connecticut, New York, Vermont and 13 other states in allowing residents to apply for a license ,regardless of immigration status, under a bill co-authored by state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield.