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Boston Beat: Truth in Advertising…

Undoubtedly, anybody worldly enough to be reading this blog must have heard about the scare Boston experienced this week over the strange little lit signboards scattered across the area, advertising the Cartoon Network show Aquateen Hunger Force. This little ad campaign, known as guerrilla advertising

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Pension Security, Equality…Today…

Today’s Globe featured an editorial expressing support for some mild pension reform. After William Bulger, the brother of FBI-wanted James “Whitey” Bulger, successfully got his pension boosted due to some add-ons, there has been something of a cry for change in how the state calculates

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Oh, No. 0-8!: Is the Nation Going to Hill?…

Well, it is official. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former First Lady and Junior Senator from New York is starting up a Presidential Exploratory Committee for 2008. Translation: She’s running. While such a move by Barack Obama is a little more ambiguous given his intention to make

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Age is Just a State of Mind…

This is what I keep telling my grandmother and, increasingly, my mother as well. However, nobody needs to tell that to Charles Ryan, who ironically was a neighbor of my grandmother’s when he was mayor. While, I have never been a big political supporter of

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Springfield and the World…

As most I am sure do not know, Springfield and the World has been this blogs unofficial slogan since signing on. Since I have yet to get access to a powerful editor like Adobe Photoshop, I’ve yet to make the logo to go along w/

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Exeunt Control Board?…

At this week’s Model Congress, hosted by AIC, Lt. Governor Tim Murphy told reporters that Gov. Deval Patrick has no intention of keeping the Springfield Finance Control Board around past its expiration date this June. Indeed, it appears, as City Council President Kateri Walsh predicted,

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The Runner Up, Catching Up…

Today at 10:08 exactly, the city of Springfield swore in a new member of the city council. James “Jimmy” J. Ferrera III became the body’s newest member at a modest ceremony at City Hall. Ferrera ascended to the seat following Angelo Puppolo’s resignation to take

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The Council and the Springfield Paradox…

As the city awaits word from Governor Deval Patrick about the future of the Control Board, questions about the city’s future persist. Despite almost balancing the budget, (which would be balanced were it not for the legal black hole of the trash fee) Phil Puccia