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Pittsfield Police cordon off the sidewalk near Family Dollar where a fatal shooting took place.

Pittsfield Man Facing Murder Charges in North Street Shooting

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was shot and killed Tuesday in front of Family Dollar on North Street.
 
Police say Edward Jennings, 34, also of Pittsfield, is being charged with first degree murder in the shooting and killing of 39-year-old Lemond Grady.
 
Police responded to the area of 631 North St. following a ShotSpotter activation and multiple 911 calls at approximately 6:18 p.m., according to a statement from the district attorney's office.
 
Patrol units ascertained a description of the suspect, who fled the scene on foot, and arrested Jennings on the nearby Lincoln Street.
 
Action Ambulance transported Grady to Berkshire Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Pittsfield Police, the state police assigned to the district attorney's office, and Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington all responded to the scene.
 
Jennings is expected to be arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on Wednesday morning and additional charges may be pending.
 
Police had the sidewalk in front of Family Dollar cordoned off for hours, finally releasing the scene around 10 p.m.
 
Pittsfield Police continue to investigate the shooting and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Koenig at 413-448-9700, Ext. 570.

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Greylock and Credit Union of the Berkshires Agree to Merger

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Greylock Federal Credit Union and Credit Union of the Berkshires (CUB), both of Pittsfield, have reached a definitive merger agreement subject to the approval of the CUB membership and regulatory agencies.
 
"We are pleased that Greylock and Credit Union of the Berkshires have reached this merger agreement," said Greylock President and CEO John L. Bissell. "We know that the credit union difference remains strong in Berkshire County. We look forward to completing the merger and
combining the resources of CUB and Greylock to help the community thrive."
 
With final approval of the merger, Greylock will assume CUB's nearly $23 million in assets.
 
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