HOLYOKE—The first completely open race for mayor in 12 years crossed its first threshold as voters whittled down a powerhouse seven-person field to two contenders for November. At-large Councilor Michael Sullivan and Blandford Town Administrator Joshua Garcia will go on to the general election.
Readers may have noticed that there are seven candidates running for mayor, but only five were profiled. Still, it is very possible that one of them will advance beyond the Tuesday preliminary.
HOLYOKE—Gloria Caballero-Roca has been around the world and her academic research has taken even further. But after a life crisscrossing the globe and the humanities, her next task is running for mayor of Hampden County’s fourth largest city.
HOLYOKE—The Town of Blandford needed a new administrator. Eventually, Joshua Garcia would get the job permanently. His experience in municipal services has become foundational in his campaign for mayor of Holyoke.
HOLYOKE—There is one candidate for whom unity is truly central. It anchors the attitude and direction of both his campaign and the mayor’s office William Glidden would run.
HOLYOKE—Rebecca Lisi has not exactly been an insider. Yet, she is the candidate for mayor this year with the most experience in elected government—if fractional compared to some councilors seeking reelection.
Back in July, as the legislature eyed its August recess, there were signs of impending change. Senator Joe Boncore of Winthrop began telegraphing interest in a job at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. He made the move earlier this month. Boncore is hardly the first legislator
HOLYOKE—Devin Sheehan wants to take his experience and leverage his relationship here and across the state as mayor.
Springfield instituted an indoor mask mandate Thursday, effective September 13, amid high case rates and hospitalizations.
Bill Galvin has many titles: secretary of the commonwealth; election administrator; former state rep; prince of darkness. But during a trip to the 413 two weeks ago, he added another: soothsayer. Speaking at Court Square, Galvin praised Mayor Domenic Sarno, City Clerk Gladys Oyola and