Two events struck the City of Holyoke like earthquakes this week. Though of entirely different natures—one political, one, quite literally structural—they could ripple through the city’s politics. Their only common trait is one man: City Council President Kevin Jourdain. On Tuesday, Jourdain […]
WESTFIELD—Overshadowed in large part by the hot senate contest next door, the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire Senate election has been a more heated affair as a Democrat seeks one of the few Republican senate seats that could flip. Republican Senator […]
UPDATED 5/29/14: For updates, including the state AFL-CIO’s endorsement on May 28. All such references to the AFL-CIO are new and remainder of material dates to May 20 publication date. Although its counterpart has received a great deal of attention […]
UPDATED 12:54PM: For confirmation Brewer is retiring and a previous version of this story indicated that Ludlow School Committee Member Chip Harrington would enter the 1st Hampden & Hampshire race as an independent. New information says he will run as a […]
UPDATED 11:44PM: For grammar and an omitted detail of Leahy’s work history . As the Valley’s largest city gazes into the maw of possibly several legislative contests on top of county races, little attention has been paid to the legislative […]
In a blistering night for incumbents up and down the Pioneer Valley, new (or sorta new) faces will be joining elected bodies and entering the corner offices as voters went to the polls. Voters also installed new leaders in Boston, […]
UPDATED 12:56PM: For clarity. Below are the Springfield School Committee endorsements and our picks (or not) for Holyoke mayor and State Senate. Notable races we have not covered include the mayoral contests in Chicopee and Westfield as well as council […]
Welcome to the Sunday Feature: A new effort to bring you lengthier, more in-depth stories on some Sundays. This is the second of a two-part series on a two-part series on younger candidates in Massachusetts politics. HOLYOKE—Could Holyokers entrust a […]
UPDATED 10/25/13 9:46 PM: For grammar Some five years ago, a Maine-based telemarketing company and many of its employees found themselves in court, accused of defrauding a client of theirs. However, the client, MyFreeMedicine.com, did not merely allege that they […]
Marching on to November 5, the election to fill Mike Knapik’s Senate seat will feature Republican Westfield Representative Don Humason and Democrat David Bartley, a Holyoke ward Councilor. Humason thumped Mike Franco, a Republican perennial candidate from Holyoke. Bartley succeeded […]
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