(WMassP&I) After all of the drama, all the testimony, all the passion, the Springfield City Council voted this evening to deny a permit for a used car dealership on Newhouse Street in the City’s Outer Belt Neighborhood. Yes, the tension and the anxiety over what
(WMassP&I) Monday’s City Council Meeting was a snooze. After months of meetings, finally the council succeeded in being as boring as the grainy Public Access footage suggested. However there were a few nuggets worth reporting on, some of which emphasize previous screeds against past councilors.
Mayor Domenic Sarno (WMassP&I) Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno held a somber press conference today announcing that he and his staff were close to recommending a balanced budget to the City Council save for one pesky $5.4 million gap. To plug it, the mayor is seeking
**UPDATE 1-27-11: Jose Tosado has announced his run for mayor of Springfield according to WFCR. Tosado was widely expected to announce his run this week.** Pres. Jose Tosado (Facebook) What do John Boehner and Jose Tosado have in common? On spec, not much. One is
So comes again another year the wide world of Springfield. As is tradition, WMassP&I will recount the events and news that made 2010 different from 1876 in Springfield. As both a city and as one of 351 parts of Massachusetts, Springfield saw its share of ups and
(WmassP&I) Welcome to a new series on Western Mass Politics & Insight. “Take My Council, Please,” will be a series on the Springfield City Council. Whenever possible, we will give you news and analysis from City Council meetings plus interviews and updates. The meeting for
*Correction: In an article in the Republican on 12/5/10, the $1 million dollars used to facilitate Springfield’s tax cut is described as coming from one of the city’s savings accounts. (WmassP&I) For those like us whose ears are bolted to the ground, the first shots