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Testing Home Rule…

Legislators, aides and union officials at Friday’s Meeting (WMassP&I) With city schools already more than a week behind schedule and many students still living in temporary housing after last year’s tornado, Springfield City Councilors and the city’s Beacon Hill delegation are looking to delay the

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Not for Entertainment Purposes…

Under any circumstances it cannot be said often enough that we do not believe that Domenic Sarno has anything but the best of intentions for the City of Springfield.  We have often disagreed with his policies, but when we endorsed his opponent last November, our

The Insight: An Eye To-Ward Greater Representation…

This post is the first in a series on the Hampden Senate District Race. Every individual who runs for office must have some ego.  While Ward 3 City Councilor Melvin Edwards is no different, it is quite obvious after only a few minutes with him

ZBA Burns/Incinerates Biomass Permit…

**This post has been updated with pictures and for grammar. This post has also been corrected to accurately reflect the comments of one speaker with regard to Massachusetts municipal waste incinerator ban.** As early as five thirty, a half hour before the zoning board of

Take My Council, Please: Non-Resident Evils…

Fresh from the tension and consternation brewing up from the less than stellar appointments Council President Jimmy Ferrera gave to Ward 2 Councilor Mike Fenton and Ward 7 Councilor Tim Allen, the City Council met to face its first agenda of 2012.  Consequently, with a

New Government, Old Faces…

In a tasteful, but crowded ceremony at City Hall, Springfield swore in its City Council and its Mayor Domenic Sarno for another term.  Sarno will be serving the city’s first four year term following enactment of a ballot question in 2009 that extended the mayor’s

The Year in Springfield, 2011…

With another year under Springfield’s belt comes another edition of the Year in Springfield.  In its 375th year of existence the City of Homes suffered through one of the most erratic year of weather on record which brought a range of immense destruction and gross

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A Community of Coffee and Power…

Columbus Avenue Starbucks, Springfield (WMassP&I) With chairs cluttered around the power outlets, the Starbucks in Springfield became something of a refuge for residents from across the region seeking coffee and Internet access.  Seats were full at the Columbus Avenue location just off of Interstate-91 Sunday

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Mayoral and Debated Analysis…

Tuesday night’s debate at American International College among School Committeewoman Antonette Pepe, Mayor Domenic Sarno and City Council President Jose Tosado would be the last time that three mayoral candidates would appear on the same stage together.  On Tuesday, the voters of Springfield, or at

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Another Term, Double the Time…

Mayor Sarno greets Supporters in Springfield (WMassP&I) Last night at St. Anthony’s Maronite Church on Island Pond Road, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno kicked off his reelection campaign for a third term as the city’s mayor.  While the mayor’s incumbency had long been seen as among