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Preliminary Glimpse Favors Lederman, Ryan in Springfield…

UPDATED 9/21/17 11:28AM: To include a quote from Ryan. SPRINGFIELD—Amid anemic turnout, voters in the 413’s largest city narrowed its unusually large at-large fields for City Council and School Committee. Incumbents seeking reelection romped in their races, leaving most of the action among who those

Courting 36 Court: Residency, Transitions Stand out for Hurst…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Justin Hurst says Springfield residents have been clamoring for somebody to speak out and argues he’s been doing just that. Residency remains a

Courting 36 Court: Ashe Eyeing Policing Changes in New Term…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Three of five current at-large councilors predate ward representation. Two of them are retiring. Thomas Ashe started just as the new council format

Courting 36 Court: Felix Ready to Get into the Game…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Marilyn Felix says raising her kids kept her from diving into the political arena, but it has always held her interest. Now, changes

Courting 36 Court: Lessons Learned Informs Ryan’s Bid to Return…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** From 1994 to 2003, Tim Ryan served on the City Council through what history might consider Springfield’s most defining time in the last

Courting 36 Court: McDonald Is Looking at the Big Picture…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Jynai McDonald says she is applying her experience on campaigns and community organizing to her candidacy. That path from activist to candidate has

Courting 36 Court: Moriarty-Finn Ready to Defend Her Adopted City…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Whatever the outcome in this year’s at-large Council election, Kelli Moriarty-Finn is leaving it all on the field. She’s new to city politics,

Courting 36 Court: Whitfield Says She’s Got Springfield’s Numbers…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Tracye Whitfield says she knows her way around Springfield’s fiscal books, the oversight of which is among the Council’s duties. She’s a first-time

Courting 36 Court: Justice & Some Common Cents on Davila’s Mind…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Victor Davila is no stranger to Springfield politics. He majored in political science and economics in college.  Now the operator of a small transportation