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Take My Council, Please: Romancing the Stoned…

SPRINGFIELD—Compared to recent meetings, Monday’s City Council meeting was mellower than most. More throat-clearing than the advance of policy, it set the stage for a few issues like a plastic bag ban and tighter state health code standards. However, neither had the effect of law

Take My Council, Please: Settling for Less, Demanding More…

SPRINGFIELD—In a comparatively—and mercifully—short meeting Monday night, the City Council’s responsibilities were largely financial. Although many of the meeting’s fiscal items veered toward the banal, a wistful to frustrated air fell over the body around two of them. Councilors had to approve over a million

Briefings: Dezenski Is Out-ski, but Politico Shall Remain in Mass…

Three years after Politico staked a claim in Bay State political reporting, its lead newsletter writer in moving on. Since 2015, Lauren Dezenski has helmed Massachusetts coverage for the frenetic national political news outlet. Wednesday, she announced on social media she was moving to Washington