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Board with Commissioning Yet?…

The Springfield Finance Control Board announced today that it will be launching a new search to replace outgoing Springfield Police Commission, Ed Flynn. According to WWLP’s website, City Council President Kateri Walsh and outgoing mayor Charles Ryan pleaded with the other state-appointed members of the

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Flynn is a Brewer, Déjà vu for Fitchet…

Today, the city of Milwaukee formally offered the job of Police Chief and the Springfield Police Commissioner, Edward Flynn, has accepted. This has been confirmed by reports from CBS 3 Springfield and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel website. Flynn’s acceptance spares the city of the $155,000 it

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(Re)Building Bridges…

It should surprise nobody that last Tuesdays results in Springfield disappointed WMassP&I mightily. However, the people, however, few of them did speak. It would pathetically easy to go on a tirade about what’s wrong with them, but not today. Let’s save that for 2009. To

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Decision 2007: The Shoe Drops…

The people have spoken, well, approximately 27% of registered voters spoke. Uncle Charlie is out, Sarno is in [shriek]. The City Council stayed mostly the same, although the good guys already there hung in, and a new face will join their ranks. With 100% of

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Decision 2007-Springfield Mayoral Race…

For the Mayor of Springfield, Western Mass Politics and Insight endorses Jason Varitek. But seriously, folks. Election Day in the Pioneer Valley is steadily approaching. All of the candidates are spending their final remaining hours as candidates in the hope of becoming elected officials. As

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Boston Beat: The Heavy Side of Victory…

Last night/early this morning, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in Denver. The local nine swept the Colorado Rockies defeating them 4-3 in game four. Minutes after the result was announced, fans began to pour out onto the streets from all quarters of

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The Skies are Friendly to Springfield…

NBC affiliate WWLP and the Republican (look for the full story in tomorrow’s paper) both reported today that US Airways is featuring Springfield in an article detailing its recovery and highlighting the advantages of the city and the Pioneer Valley. The article itself was warmly

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You Can Go Flynn, You Can Go Out…

The flap over Springfield Police Commission Edward Flynn’s potential cross-country move has reverberated throughout city government and into this year’s election season. First of all, the outrage (while mostly confined to City Councilors running for re-election), is to a point justified. People expected that Flynn

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A Fifth Redux…

Well it seems very likely that the Massachusetts Fifth Congressional District will have in the history books a husband and a wife as its representatives. Niki Tsongas maintains a substantial lead both monetarily and in the polls over her opponent Jim Ogonowski. While the Dracut