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Springfield's 2015. (WMassP&I)

The Year in Springfield 2015…

Another year come and gone in the City of Homes, complete with a mayoral election. While the race itself maintained an inevitable air throughout, it nevertheless revealed much about the state of Springfield. From economic interest from the Promised Land to increasing drama with MGM,

Councilor Zaida Luna accepts a proclamation on her service to the Council from President Michael Fenton on Monday (WMassP&I)

Afterglow 2015: Moonfall in Springfield’s Ward 1…

Afterglow 2015 is a series analyzing the results of the 2015 municipal elections in the Pioneer Valley and beyond. SPRINGFIELD—For one of the last times as a city councilor, Zaida Luna rose and implored her colleagues to support a resolve urging Congress to allow Puerto

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Take My Council, Please: Closing the Book on 2015…

SPRINGFIELD—During the final meeting for two city councilors defeated for reelection November, the City Council closed out the year with new ordinances and approval of grants for parks in the city. Several weighty issues will be delayed until next year when the new council is

Might the Council dare show its strength this term? (created via WMassP&I, Wikipidia, and Google image search)

Analysis: Toward a Stronger Springfield City Council?…

UPDATED: 1:29PM: For grammar and clarity. As a rule, Massachusetts city councils are weak bodies. Whether a city (or city masquerading as a town) has a mayor or a manager, councils’ powers are considerably weaker than those of their communities’ executive branch. There is a spectrum

Better late than never, but still...when?. (WMassP&I)

For Latest Approvals, MGM May Find It’s Not in Kansas Anymore…

SPRINGFIELD—MGM Resorts International’s charm offensive has entered its next phase as its whittled down casino project faces scrutiny from city and Massachusetts gaming officials. Some local officials, like Mayor Domenic Sarno, mouth both robust scrutiny and sticky-sweet support for the project. Yet, MGM could encounter a