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No Markup This Week 7/29/13…

There will be no markup this week.  In fact we are more or less taking the week off.  So everybody out there in #Spfldpoli, don’t start acting up! Thanks!аудит сайта ценаbest binary options brokerlegs emporium jewellesbian melbourne eventsдебет 25 кредит 02деньги в кредит в томскекредит

Asserting “Privileges,” Sarno Vetoes Residency Away…

UPDATED 7/24/13 10:44PM: Additional comments from City Solicitor Ed Pikula added. SPRINGFIELD—To the surprise of many and for legally shaky reasons, Mayor Domenic Sarno vetoed the City Council’s attempt to reform the city’s residency ordinance.  The veto was Sarno’s first according to the City Clerk’s

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Manic Monday Markup 7/22/13…

…And the World: We begin today in Israel, where resumption of peace talks is planned, if precariously.  The deal to resume talks was struck after much shuttling between both sides for US Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Haaretz.  Part of Europe’s angling to

Take My Council, Please: You Are My Resi-Density…

UPDATED 7/18/13 12:29PM: To reflect a quote from Councilor Fenton. SPRINGFIELD—Returning to the chamber for one of two summer meetings on Monday, the Springfield City Council finally moved several issues long-festering on its docket bringing closure after months of indecision.  Despite a substantial passage of

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Briefings: Springfield Voters Take MGM’s Bet…

Tonight Springfield voters approved MGM’s plan for a “resort style” casino.  The Yes vote won by 16 points for a 58-42% win.  By most measures this would be a dramatic victory for MGM and its supporters and an ignominious loss for the opponents. While it

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Briefings: Vigil for Trayvon Martin…

During tonight’s City Council meeting, the local NAACP, AWAKE and other community groups in the city held a vigil on the steps of City Hall following the verdict that found George Zimmerman not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin last year in Sanford, Fla.  Those at

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Manic Monday Markup 7/15/13…

In the Game: We begin today…in Springfield!  Four Points of View on tomorrow’s casino ballot.  The Republican is for it (this time with a less patronizing editorial) while Casino Whispers is against.  Our verdict is here.  For a free-market argument against the casino that would

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Manic Monday Markup 7/8/13…

…And the World: We begin today in Egypt, where not even a week after generals ended President Mohamed Morsi’s rule, things are not going well.  Blood has been spilt across the country as the Army tries to complete its takeover from the Muslim Brotherhood.  Meanwhile,

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A “Yes We Cannoli!” Challenge to Edwards?…

UPDATED 7/6/13 12:05AM: For accuracy. In stark contrast to 2011, the City Council election cycle for 2013 is shaping up to be competitive with numerous ward councilors facing challenges in addition to at least some competition among at-large seats and the School Committee. The Ward