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Take My Council, Please: Romancing the Stoned…

SPRINGFIELD—Compared to recent meetings, Monday’s City Council meeting was mellower than most. More throat-clearing than the advance of policy, it set the stage for a few issues like a plastic bag ban and tighter state health code standards. However, neither had the effect of law

Editorial: Retail Therapy Needed on Boston Road…

Followings today’s announcement that the Eastfield Mall Macy’s will close, it seems the death of the retail corridor along Boston Road is nearly complete. With Sears increasingly teetering over the edge, it is hard to imagine how the Eastfield Mall and the surrounding retail area can

Analysis: As Courts Back Biomass, Williams Feels the Heat…

Were Springfield at-large Councilor Bud Williams to find something to blame for the rising temperature in this year’s Council election, unfortunate serendipity should come to mind. Positive headlines aside—some real, others just text belching “progress”—discontent remains afoot in the Land of Springfield, permeating its competitive

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Editorial: Springfield in a Post-Casino Referendum World…

The question of whether casinos are coming to Massachusetts and Springfield in particular is decided. Voters last week, as expected, retained the law establishing the “resort-style” facilities by a margin more or less consistent with polling. We opposed the law, opined against MGM Springfield and