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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.

Springfield City Hall

The Year in Springfield, 2021…

In the end, for Springfield, 2021 may have come to define the city’s limits. Some of those limits were long overdue. Courts ruled twice on the limits of Mayor Domenic Sarno’s power and the coronavirus revealed the limits of his influence. But those limits also