…And the World: The United Kingdom sits in an odd position in the world. Like the United States and the rest of the West, Great Britain’s economy has been languishing and the risk of the sovereign debt crisis are acute given London’s place in the
Troy Davis was executed at 11:08 EDT today. His trevails through Georgia’s justice system and the federal courts had lasted twenty years after he was convicted and sentenced to death based on eye witness testimony alone. He was accused of killing an off-duty police officer,
The results are in for the Springfield 2011 Preliminary. Turnout was expected at about 10%, but ended up being nearly 15%. Still abysmal, but above average for past Springfield races, very probably influenced by the presence of the city’s first mayoral primary in many years.
…And the World: On Friday Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to submit to the United Nations Security Council a formal request for full membership of Palestine. That is the area controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank, would become a nation in
Tuesday night’s debate at American International College among School Committeewoman Antonette Pepe, Mayor Domenic Sarno and City Council President Jose Tosado would be the last time that three mayoral candidates would appear on the same stage together. On Tuesday, the voters of Springfield, or at
(WMassP&I) The jockeying to preserve the city’s reserve fund reached a critical vote yesterday leaving the confrontation between the mayor and the council at a standstill. The items in question that reflected the mayor’s policies took up precious little on the council’s agenda, which as
Prof. Elizabeth Warren (Facebook) Western Mass Politics & Insight has learned from Talking Points Memo, the Huffington Post and David Bernstein at the Boston Phoenix that consumer advocate, Harvard Professor and Presidential Adviser Elizabeth Warren will announce her campaign for US Senate tomorrow in Boston.
…And the World: Israel’s political and diplomatic situation has continued to deteriorate coming to a head with the attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo. Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab country’s with normal diplomatic relations with Israel. The attack was both a
(NY Times by Doug Mills) YES! Briefly. In an address before a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama hit all of the right points and forwarded a package of measures that can have a real impact on our sputtering economy. The president urged Congress 17
Mayor Sarno greets Supporters in Springfield (WMassP&I) Last night at St. Anthony’s Maronite Church on Island Pond Road, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno kicked off his reelection campaign for a third term as the city’s mayor. While the mayor’s incumbency had long been seen as among