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Analysis: Prejudice, a Familiar Demon in Holyoke, Casts Pall over Election…

As Holyoke assembles perhaps its most diverse field of mayoral candidates ever, there have been reminders of how much progress the city must make. Over the holiday weekend, signs for mayoral candidate Joshua Garcia and city council candidate Israel Rivera were defaced with an anti-Hispanic screed. More than that, the author assigned specific blame to Latinos for the city’s decline.

Holyoke City Hall

Briefings: The Holyoke Mayoral Field Multiplies Yet Again!…

The Holyoke mayoral contests appears to be galloping toward an eight-person field as the certification process winds down. Christopher Kosinksi, a lesser known figure who had pulled papers early on, has turned in sufficient signatures in recent days. Meanwhile, a former city councilor turned recurring electoral guest star has announced, he, too, is running.

Gloria Caballero-Roca

Briefings: Check Your Six, Holyoke Mayoral Candidates!…

by Adam Bass Correspondent-Intern The race to be Holyoke’s next mayor now has its sixth candidate.  Gloria Caballero-Roca, an educator and academic, announced her candidacy on Facebook Friday.  She also filed paperwork with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, and announced that she would

Billy Glidden

And Billy Makes 4; Glidden Joins Holyoke Mayoral Campaign Family…

UPDATED: 4/20/21 1:30PM: To include responses from candidates on Glidden. HOLYOKE—After months of a silent campaign that had included a lead in the fundraising race, William Glidden is formally in. At COVID-compliant backyard gathering here, Glidden former Alex Morse aide, declared his campaign for mayor.