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Four of 13 Springfield Councilors were born after 1980. (WMassP&I)

Employee Residency Battle Ignites Anew in Springfield…

UPDATED 10:26AM: For grammar & clarity. Touching off a fresh battle in a politically fraught issue, the Springfield City Council voted to strengthen the city’s employee residency ordinance Monday night. As expected, if surprisingly quickly, Mayor Domenic Sarno vetoed the measure the next day and sent

The path to an at-large council seat at City Hall in Westfield, or anywhere, seems quite complicated. (WMassP&I)

Afterglow 2015: At-large and Still In Charge in Western Mass…

WESTFIELD—Election Day across the Pioneer Valley had its share of surprises and disappointment. Yet, despite some cursory similarities among six Hampden County cities that held elections, very little wisdom can be confidently drawn from this local cycle with one exception. While the Whip City featured spirited

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2013 An Election Odyssey: Jimmy Eat World…

UPDATED 9:41PM: For grammar and minor edits. This is the third post in a series analyzing the results of the 2013 election. SPRINGFIELD—In retrospect, at-large Councilor Jimmy Ferrera may owe his political career to chance.  When former State Senator and later clerk of courts Brian

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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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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