Westfield State Men's Soccer Ties Williams

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WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Westfield State’s Shane Cervone scored in the 58th minute to give the Owls a 1-1 tie against Williams on Tuesday.
 
Will Felitto scored for the Ephs, who got five saves from Teddy Rader.
 
Williams (4-3-4) hosts Bates on Saturday at 1 p.m.
 
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Letter: Residents Repudiate Neighborhood's Racially Restrictive Origins

To the Editor:

Residents repudiate neighborhood's racially restrictive origins in a commitment to inclusion.

In July of 2020, residents of the Williamstown neighborhood comprising Berkshire Drive, Colonial Avenue and Orchard Lane came together to address, in a united way, the racially restrictive covenant which was filed on the land records by the subdivision founder in 1939, and subsequently referenced in many of their property deeds. Though the racially restrictive clause had been deemed legally unenforceable (1948 Supreme Court Shelley vs. Kraemer), unlawful (Civil Rights Act of 1968 ), and void (1969 Massachusetts General Laws), a range of voices expressed the ongoing pain caused by the presence of the covenant.

To acknowledge and directly confront this racist history, its associated harm, and continued impact, and to clearly express this neighborhood's commitment to inclusion, both now and in the future, the neighborhood has taken the following actions:

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