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Holyoke's budget issues go back years, as have the short-term fixes. (WMassP&I)

Endorsements on Parade: Paper City Council Picks 2015…

UPDATED 11/2/15 1:07PM: To add additional details to paragraph 2 under the Ward 6 endorsement. The future of the city of Holyoke is about more than just the lives of its residents. Like our home base of Springfield, the restoration and revitalization of Holyoke is

Despite slow, but increasingly perceptible progress, Morse has had a political target on his back since his election.  (via Facebook/Morse campaign)

Morse’s Changing Holyoke, Perhaps all in the Eye of the Beholder…

HOLYOKE—A two-story retail building along Northampton Street’s commercial strip, wedged next to a gas station, normally would not normally get much attention. But from there, Alex Morse has based his campaigns for mayor, from his out-of-nowhere upset of Elaine Pluta in 2011 to this year’s

Adrian Dahlin, right, addresses supporters with Rep. Aaron Vega (WMassP&I)

Standing out Is Easy for One Holyoke Candidate Running At-large…

HOLYOKE—With each New England touchdown, Patriots fans gathered at Brennan’s Place erupted in shouts and cheers. Sunday football occupied most patrons’ attention at the downtown watering hole, including those gathered in back for a Patriots watch party organized by State Representative Aaron Vega. Many a

Artist's rendition of a Holyoke councilor. (via memegenerator.net)

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

The battle of the bands continues. (created via various public images & Apple Records album cover)

Briefings: Morse & O’Connell Will Play on to November…

HOLYOKE—The next six weeks of the mayoral campaign here will feature incumbent Alex Morse and homecare mogul Francis “Fran” O’Connell took the top two spots in Tuesday’s preliminary. The result mirrored—depending on perspective—the results from 2013, but the data is more nuanced than that with

How are mayoral candidates financing their tickets to Holyoke City Hall (WMassP&I)

Where The Green Is Going in the Paper City’s Preliminary…

UPDATED 4:10PM: For clarity and grammar and to reflect a correction. An earlier version of this post said O’Connell had not spent money on rent. He is, in fact, paying Pic’s Pub rent. Campaign finance reports detailing spending and fundraising in Holyoke’s mayoral preliminary became

Holyoke's budget issues go back years, as have the short-term fixes. (WMassP&I)

An Old Labor Dispute Adds to Holyoke Mayoral Candidate’s Portrait…

UPDATED 9/4/15 11:09 PM: For grammar & clarity. HOLYOKE—The early 1990’s were a period of labor unrest at the Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association. Relations between management and workers, then-represented by Local 285, Service Employees International Union, iced over and devolved to strike threats and eventually