The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court effectively settled a lingering question. Who really controls the government of the city of Springfield? The justices of the commonwealth’s highest court clearly, decisively and unanimously found in favor of the separation of powers. The City Council shares that power.
“Because it’s Boston!” an energetic Nick Johnston says when asked why the Hub of the Universe is on Axios’ expansion list this year.
“It’s a big thriving city,” the Axios publisher continued. “Why not Boston?”
Axios is coming to Boston, following success elsewhere. As the capital of a small state like Massachusetts, landing here can ripple out much farther.
Apparently, longtime Chicopee Rep Joseph Wagner felt Ludlow could not have all the electoral fun in Hampden County this cycle. On Tuesday, Wanger, the dean of the 413’s legislative delegation, announced he would not seek another term representing the Chicopee-centric 8th Hampden District.
LONGMEADOW—In the beginning there was the Athens. Then came New England. New England stuck to tradition. Not even a once-in-a-century pandemic that complicated gathering itself could consign it to history’s wastebin.
The Democratic primary for an open State Senate district that cuddles the lower Pioneer Valley’s urban core has become a race. Sydney Levin-Epstein, a political advisor, campaign staffer and congressional aide from Longmeadow leapt into the race Tuesday for what will be the Hampden, Hampshire & Worcester Senate district next year.
Raymond A. Jordan, a titan of Springfield politics, history-making figure and sought-after endorsement in state and local races, has died.
Nearly a month after the seat opened, Ludlow State Rep Jake Oliveira, a freshman Democrat, is officially in the race to succeed Longmeadow State Senator Eric Lesser.
With former Boston City Councilor and mayoral aspirant Andrea Campbell entering the race for Attorney General, statewide Democratic primaries are beginning to fill out. Incumbent Treasurer Deb Goldberg and incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin are seeking reelection. Their plans followed many others’.