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Making the Ban…

So the supporters of Gay Marriage in Massachusetts have scored a major victory by defeating a move to put an amendment to the State Constitution on the ballet banning the nuptials. Under the state constitution, voter initiated amendments, which this was, need 50 votes out

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Slapping a Grown-up Baby Bell…

Telecommunications are on the table in Massachusetts these days. Efforts are underway to repeal exemptions to certain property taxes that could yield millions to Bay State cities and towns at the expense of mostly Verizon New England, the official name of Verizon’s Massachusetts and Rhode

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Down by the River Connecticut…

Today at the site of the Old Basketball Hall of Fame, the developers of the remodeled complex, Mike Spagnoli and Peter Pappas, along with distinguished guests participated in the formal groundbreaking of the project. The project, known as River’s Landing, will include a branch of

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OH NO! ‘0-8: Western Mass Style…

Just when we thought that Western Massachusetts was nearly irrelevant in Presidential elections, something happens that, locally at least, makes it a little more interesting. According to the Republican, Congressman Richard Neal has officially endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. A

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Populism and Pragmatism…

Well, I guess we know. Springfield City Councilor and Mayoral hopeful, Domenic Sarno will be playing Populist. While this still does not change our prediction for November contest, it does mean that Ryan and Sarno will be going head to head over issues. According to

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Ladies and Gentlemen…We Have a Race…

Domenic Sarno, City Councilor has announced his candidacy for mayor. Well, to be accurate, he has announced his announcement for candidacy for mayor. According the Republican, Sarno has confirmed that his “very exciting” announcement at St. Anthony’s on Long Island Pond Road will in fact

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More Mayoral Mutterings…

In the past two weeks, I have received two comments on my blog, which for me is exhilarating, as it is a rare occurrence. The first you can read under “Making Blight Homeless…” The second, I did not publish under the entry in response to

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Still Kicking and Ready for One Last Hurrah…

Well he’s made it official. Springfield Mayor, Charles Ryan, has announced that he is running for re-election. According to the Republican, Ryan at age 79, will once again seek the top slot in the city this November. His campaign will likely focus on a laundry

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Still Here…

Good Evening, folks.Just wanted to hope anybody who’s still reading (or attempting to) hasn’t completely given up on me. I’ve been swamped with homework and real work. I’m hoping to get back to full blogging mode very soon. In the meantime, I encourage you to