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Take My Council, Please: The Allen, Er, Maple Parsons Project…

At its November 14 meeting, the Springfield City Council confronted a largely ho-hum agenda of financial orders. However, one item revisited the scars of the tornado. Despite opposition from some, the Council approved Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding for the renovation of the Parsons Apartment block at 169 Maple Street.


Take My Council, Please: Getting over the Hump Last Week…

SPRINGFIELD—Last week the City Council enacted legislation to create a process to install speed humps along side streets that have become speed corridors. As the nation faces a spike in reckless driving—in ever heavier cars—road safety has begun to gain new salience.

SURPRISE! Springfield Will Actually Hold a Special Election for Ward 5…

When word got around that now-former Ward 5 City Councilor Marcus Williams was resigning, councilors winced at what lay ahead. Last year, they had to appoint a replacement for Senator Adam Gomez after he resigned his Ward 1 seat.

Little did anybody in City Hall realize, councilors’ role in filling vacant ward seats no longer existed.

Kristen Clarke Sarno

Briefings: Springfield & Feds Agree to Path Forward on Police…

Four years after the United States Department of Justice opened its investigation into the Springfield Police Department—the only such probe Donald Trump’s administration opened—the city and the federal government have come to an agreement on how to move forward.