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Analysis: Holyoke City Council Says “Vaya con Diosdado…”

Closing an odd and fraught chapter in the history of Holyoke, the City Council selected former Ward 2 Councilor Diosdado Lopez to fill the seat once held by at-large councilor Jennifer Chateauneuf. Following a long feud with a critic, Chateaunef resigned April 4, prompting a scramble

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Manic Monday Markup 5/2/16…

…And the World: We begin in Syria, where efforts are underway to salvage a faltering truce among the various non-Daesh warring factions. US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the situation out of control as he and other world leaders scramble. Several options are currently

Councilors chat with members of the audience after Monday's meeting. (WMassP&I)

Illuminating the No’s on Holyoke’s Council Vacancy Sign…

HOLYOKE—Filling a vacant seat is nothing new to veteran city councilors here. Yet, even at-large Councilor Joseph McGivern, the body’s longest-serving member, finds the task of replacing his colleague, Jennifer Chauteauneuf, who resigned earlier this month, a departure from previous times the Council filled a vacancy in its

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Manic Monday Markup 4/25/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Britain, where the intersection of the United States and the United Kingdom has been on display in both high politics and law. Last week President Barack Obama visited the island nation which was billed by some as part

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Manic Monday Markup 4/18/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Brazil where President Dilma Rousseff has been impeached by the lower house of the Brazilian parliament. The impeachment formally suspends her in favor of the vice-president while Rousseff pleads here case before the Senate. Speaking to reporters today,