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The Not Quite Glorious Property Tax Burden in Springfield…

SPRINGFIELD—The annual tug-of-war between residential and commercial property owners and their tax rates ended slightly in favor of residents this year. Each year, the City Council must set the rates, which distribute the property tax burden. The total amount to be collected was already determined

Courting 36 Court: Lederman Building Anew from Ground up…

Courting 36 Court Street is a series of quick interviews with Springfield’s at-large candidates. **All interviews are edited and condensed for length.** Two years ago, Jesse Lederman fell short of an at-large Council seat in a year with no retirements. Now two councilors are retiring.

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Manic Monday Markup 9/26/16…

The Feds: We begin today in the United States, where the first general election presidential debate is shaping up to be the most watched thing on television. Expectations are higher for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, thus leaving real estate tycoon

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Manic Monday Markup 9/12/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Syria, where the latest cease-fire between the government of an emboldened Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups has come into effect. The pact is one of many negotiated between the United States and Russia and many fear will be

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Manic Monday Markup 8/15/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Ukraine, where secret ledgers maintained by the country’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, have been uncovered. They show huge cash payments that were meant for Paul Manafort according to The New York Times. Manafort is real estate tycoon, provocateur and

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Technical Updates 6/6/16.

Dear Readers: Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to publish as we normally do. These problems have inhibited our ability to publish as we normally do. Consequently, the manic Monday markup has been cancelled for June 6 and posts will feature less multimedia for

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Manic Monday Markup 2/29/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Ireland where a hung Dála (Parliament) seems the likeliest result after the senior partner in the governing coalition, Fine Gael, won the most seats, but suffered big losses. Their coalition partners, Labour, were nearly annihilated in the Dála.

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Manic Monday Markup 11/30/15…

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