Congressman Richard Neal

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It has been nearly five years since a powerful tornado tore through western Massachusetts and the city of Springfield is still settling up financially with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The city announced a $13.8 million grant from FEMA Monday as compensation for the destruction of a neighborhood community center during the tornado on June 1, 2011.  The federal agency had initially rejected the city’s $18 million damage claim, but after several appeals – and nudges from Congressman Richard Neal – a settlement was reached.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker talked about his administration’s efforts on economic development in a speech to more than 700 business and government leaders in Springfield today. The Republican governor heard an appeal for regional equity from Democratic Congressman Richard Neal.

  It’s an important anniversary this year in Irish history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about it. 

  An eight-person Supreme Court is either an emergency or the new normal depending on who you ask.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that President Obama isn’t a lame duck for another eight months. 

  It’s Super Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for today’s races, including in Vermont and the Bay State. 

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are participating in a public forum on the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising, considered the birth of Irish independence. 

The two prominent Irish Americans will speak at Boston College this evening at 6 p.m.

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  The opioid crisis cuts across state lines.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he’s working on legislative fixes to try to combat heroin. 

  It’s a been a bumpy road for the MGM Springfield project of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he’s still ambivalent about casinos. 

  The Boston Pops recently had a special guest performer.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his big night. 

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