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Holyoke's budget issues go back years, as have the short-term fixes. (WMassP&I)

Endorsements on Parade: Paper City Council Picks 2015…

UPDATED 11/2/15 1:07PM: To add additional details to paragraph 2 under the Ward 6 endorsement. The future of the city of Holyoke is about more than just the lives of its residents. Like our home base of Springfield, the restoration and revitalization of Holyoke is

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Briefings: Riffenburg Bows out of Holyoke’s Ward 6 Race…

UPDATED 6/10/15 11:06AM: To include reaction from Kevin Jourdain. There is still time on the clock, but as it stands the race to succeed Holyoke Ward 6 Councilor Todd McGee now is down to one candidate. This evening Mark Riffenburg, a political organizer and former deputy

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse addressing supporters Wednesday night (WMassP&I)

In Holyoke, Dialing “M” for Morse (and Perhaps Momentum)…

UPDATED 5/31/15 1:24AM: For grammary and clarity. HOLYOKE—Beginning his campaign for a third term in a room filled with supporters at the Delaney House, Mayor Alex Morse called on residents to keep up the momentum he and his partisans say have brought change and coaxed this famously old-school

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Analysis: On the Holyoke Ward 6 Menu? Soup Du Jourdain…

Two events struck the City of Holyoke like earthquakes this week. Though of entirely different natures—one political, one, quite literally structural—they could ripple through the city’s politics. Their only common trait is one man: City Council President Kevin Jourdain. On Tuesday, Jourdain announced, to nearly everybody’s surprise,

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Shawn of the Deadlocked Hampden DA Race…

WESTFIELD—Politicians abound in Shawn Allyn‘s family, but until this year, it might have been a recessive gene for him. But since joining the race for Hampden County District Attorney, Allyn has evolved from a reserved, somewhat awkward political neophyte to a master of both tone and

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Analysis: A Tough Fight, Only Morse-so…

The recent political explosion in Holyoke over Mayor Alex Morse’s reversal on casinos may have been one of the few news stories that was able to actually muscle the gas explosion in Springfield out of the headlines for a bit. Fighting two fronts between each