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Take My Council, Please: No One Leaves…Not Like That…

(WMassP&I) In a rare display of expediency (or small agendas) the Springfield City Council breezed through its appointed task Monday night and in the process actually did a few useful things other than the typical housekeeping.  Items on the agenda included resolves opposed to the

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Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions…

Internet Cafe elsewhere in the Valley (Spfld Intruder) The Internet Cafe phenomenon in Springfield (and the region) continues to intrigue and test the limits of state and local law.  The trouble started when Attorney General Martha Coakley ordered Internet Cafes that were alleged to engage

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It’s Beginning to Smell like November…

(WMassP&I) It  may be hard to believe, but it is only twenty weeks until the next municipal election in Springfield.  July 26th marks the point at which the door closes for political aspirants to join the field to be a part of our humble democracy. 

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Take My Council, Please: Trash Fee Lives…Biomass Looms…

 **Programming Note** WMassP&I will be live-tweeting today’s BioMass Meeting.  Check out Hashtag #Biomass or visit our Facebook page or Twitter Feed. (WMassP&I) Yesterday’s City Council meeting in Springfield had some wind taken out of its sails when three potentially contentious issues were unceremoniously withdrawn from

Take My Council, Please: Committee Can-Do!…

As Western Mass Politics & Insight arrogantly takes credit for starting the cascade of news stories about Scott Brown’s sudden love for family planning and women’s health, the Springfield City Council got short shrift again.  Monday’s meeting emphasized the importance of committee.  Much of the

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The Insight: “Amaad” About You?…

Today we start a new series on WMassP&I called “The Insight” consisting of interviews of politicians, officials and other newsmakers within the Greater Springfield universe. Councilor Rivera (Facebook) Springfield, like many cities, has long been a place where politics is a contact sport.  Campaigns can

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Take My Council, Please: Proceed to Police the Police…

(WMassP&I) While the Springfield City Council is usually known for at least being a good show, typically, the more controversial or in-depth the measures, the more entertainment is guaranteed.  Despite the presence of a volatile issue in the form of a Civilian Police Review Board

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Take My Council, Please: Everybody Gettin’ Schooled…

(WMassP&I) The Springfield City Council’s special session held to settle the Forest Park Middle School renovation held tonight was not as raucous as last week’s meeting.  It was not without its tenser moments, but circumstance led to a setting that provided at least a modicum

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Take My Council, Please: Forest Park Face-off…

(WMassP&I) It was a hot time in a cool town’s halls of power Monday.  The regular city council meeting, like all the others it seems, appeared destined to be a big snooze.  Instead, it was full of sound of fury, much of it signifying nothing