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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
SPRINGFIELD—Determining the tax rate for commercial and residential properties is within the ambit of the City Council, but this year it became a rare display of municipal harmony. In a unanimous vote Monday night, the Council adopted rates recommended by the mayor, a special Council
…And the World: We begin today in Argentina where the reign of the Kirchner family has come to a close. Opposition leader Mauracio Macri defeated Daniel Scioli, president Cristina Fernandez’s endorsed candidate by a narrow margin in a runoff. Fernandez, her late husband, Nestor Kirchner,
UPDATED 11/23/15 5:23PM: Gov. Baker has signed Velis’ bill into law. WESTFIELD—The dreary, rainy fall night enveloping a former auto dealership along Route 20 belied the party inside. Bright arc lights flooded the service bays, now filled with the Shortstop Bar & Grille’s batting cages.
He’s BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!! Following the attacks in Paris that murdered 129 people—and word that at least one dead assailant crossed into the Europe with a Syrian passport—governors across the country have announced their states would not host Syrian refugees. It is with great shame and disgust
UPDATED 11/18/15 12:17AM: To reflect a correction. Young Latino candidates were winning in Haverhill as well as Chelsea, not just the latter. …And the World: We begin today in France, where investigators have now identified Abdelhamid Abaaoud as the mastermind of the coordinated attacks launched
UPDATED 11:51AM: To add a second tweet relevant to our editorial. Nous sommes Paris. Darkness visited the City of Light Friday. The Islamic State in the Levant, or ISIL/ISIS offered a wicked response to France’s efforts in the campaign against the fundamentalist movement. Some 129
SPRINGFIELD—While some transitions at 36 Court Street have been defined by acrimony and suspicion, others have commenced with broad approval and acclaim. The City Clerk’s term expires at the end of January and the incumbent, Wayman Lee, has opted to retire. Yesterday, city officials unveiled
UPDATED 9:33PM: To update the photo of councilor Walsh. SPRINGFIELD—Fresh off his reelection, Mayor Domenic Sarno spent last Wednesday writing letters. Not all of them were thank you notes. Three in particular went to members of the Springfield Historical Commission to thank them for their service