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In Hampden District Attorney Race, We Recuse Ourselves…

UPDATED 8:57PM: For a correction, the original version of this post stated 3 candidates are running in this race. There are 4. As we cram in a few more stories and endorsements before tomorrow’s primary, we feel it is critical that we separate one race

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Shawn of the Deadlocked Hampden DA Race…

WESTFIELD—Politicians abound in Shawn Allyn‘s family, but until this year, it might have been a recessive gene for him. But since joining the race for Hampden County District Attorney, Allyn has evolved from a reserved, somewhat awkward political neophyte to a master of both tone and

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The DA Campaign of the Bambino…

UPDATED 8/19/14 5:24PM: For clarity and alternate candidate photo. SPRINGFIELD—Despite a fairly short legal career thus far, when asked about the top cases he prosecuted, the robbery of a Guatemalan immigrant came to Anthony Gulluni’s mind. The day after Christmas, “a guy pulled a gun

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Briefings: Another Read on the 2014 Candidates…

UPDATED 2:28PM SPRINGFIELD—Only another four weeks separate candidates for local and statewide office from the primary that will decide many of their fates and, in many cases, the election, too. That leaves precious little time before voting begins and it may be even less as

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The Toughest Jury for a Seasoned Prosecutor? The Voters…

UPDATED 8/2/14: To reflect additional information about Vottero’s trial record as it relates to one of his endorsements. SPRINGFIELD—The race to be Hampden County’s next District Attorney has, as the candidates have become sharper in their presentations and platform, broken away from major ideological fault

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Briefings: Judge Not Lest Ye Be Bonded…

Minor tremors of political news in the Pioneer Valley as District Attorney Mark Mastroianni finally received US Senate confirmation as a US District Court Judge. Meanwhile, the Springfield City Council advanced bonding authorization to clear out a deficit for the construction of the new Putnam

Longmeadow Daze: Campaigns Pass You by, Glory Days…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—Stretching along the Town Green, the preeminent social, creative and civic event (after Town Meeting) of one of Springfield’s most prominent suburbs offered a view, if at times an ironic one, of

DA Race Prompts Look at Hampden County LGBT Political Progress…

UPDATED 4/22/14 10:00am: For grammar and clarity. AGAWAM—Almost every candidate will feature or get questions about their family. It is standard politics. Shawn Allyn, one of the Democrats running for Hampden County district attorney, often has his law partner, Lisa Ball, at his side. She

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Briefings: Inching Towards Federal Judgment…

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled its hearing for the nomination of Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni for federal district court.  Next Tuesday, Mastroianni will appear in Washington for his date with destiny to discuss his nomination with members of the committee.