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Fifty Years Later, the Aura of JFK Endures…

We’re a little late to this, but in some ways, the images from Dallas are indelibly etched into the minds of Americans, as if by birth.  However, what can be less clear is the raw outpouring of grief from around the world when John F.

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Take My Council, Please: The (Thirteenth) Day After…

SPRINGFIELD—Not quite two weeks after voters went to the polls, the Springfield City Council got back to work grinding out its last meetings of the new year.  Tackling a modest, but diverse agenda, the tenor of the meeting was largely restrained and positive. Council President

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Manic Monday Markup 11/18/13…

…And the World: We begin today in Poland where at a climate conference in Warsaw, frustrations are bubbling over among poorer nations that are suffering from the catastrophic effects of climate change, The New York Times reports.  Also in The Times, more details from the

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Statewide 2014 Field Gathers in Longmeadow…

UPDATED 11:55PM: For added pictures and minor editing of details. LONGMEADOW—Rarely do so many candidates for so many offices gather in one place. And yet nearly a year out from the state election, in a Western Massachusetts suburb was the entire field (or a representative)

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Tardy Tuesday Takedown 11/12/13…

…And the World: We begin today in the Philippines, where Typhoon Haiyan has left utter devastation across the archipelago nation.  The Los Angles Times reports on the human toll and need following the storm’s landfall and The Guardian and New York Times have more on

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BREAKING: Fenton To Be Next Springfield Council President…

UPDATED 4:51PM: For grammar and to reflect details from Fenton’s release. Please Email editor for prior version of this story. In the aftermath of Tuesday’s election among the upheavals will be the selection of the City Council president.  Although defeated at-large Councilor Jimmy Ferrera was