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Editorial: Retail Therapy Needed on Boston Road…

Followings today’s announcement that the Eastfield Mall Macy’s will close, it seems the death of the retail corridor along Boston Road is nearly complete. With Sears increasingly teetering over the edge, it is hard to imagine how the Eastfield Mall and the surrounding retail area can

Editorial: Governor, You’re Willing to Sacrifice Our Rep…

He’s BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!! Following the attacks in Paris that murdered 129 people—and word that at least one dead assailant crossed into the Europe with a Syrian passport—governors across the country have announced their states would not host Syrian refugees. It is with great shame and disgust

Editorial: …Et Le Monde. Nous Sommes Paris…

UPDATED 11:51AM: To add a second tweet relevant to our editorial. Nous sommes Paris. Darkness visited the City of Light Friday. The Islamic State in the Levant, or ISIL/ISIS offered a wicked response to France’s efforts in the campaign against the fundamentalist movement. Some 129

Editorial: Holyoke Councilors Can’t Always Get What They Want…

One major trouble in Holyoke these days is the water and sewer departments’ effect upon the budget. In comparison to Springfield, where the unitary Water & Sewer Commission essentially operates off-budget, the costs and revenues of Holyoke’s systems for delivering potable water and removing water directly

Editorial: For Sheriff Ashe, Opposition and an Opportunity…

By default, almost any NIMBYism should be approached with suspicion. There will always be facilities, services and outlets that are not desirable neighbors. The best we can do is try to place them as equitably as possible to serve the intended population. Nevertheless, the opposition of

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Endorsements on Parade: Winning by a Statewide Margin…

Beyond the Governor’s office, there are others that have a critical role in the function of government. Who wins voters’ support on Tuesday could have an incredible impact on policy and administration of the commonwealth. US Senator Is US Senator really a down ballot race?

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Endorsements on Parade: Springfield City Council 2013…

It is that time of the year once again.  Election Day is only two days away.  Please take a moment to visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth‘s website to learn where your polling place is, but also your ward to know what races you will