Interstate 91

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An attorney and veteran of several municipal boards and commissions has been tapped to head the parking authority in Springfield, Massachusetts. The appointment comes as the city is on the verge of a parking space crunch. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Friday the selection of Mary McNally as the new executive director of the Springfield Parking Authority.  He called her “eminently qualified” and said the appointment is part of a new direction at the authority.

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The longest serving director of public works in Springfield, Massachusetts is calling it a career. The city’s mayor has announced plans for a smooth transition in a department responsible for many essential city services.

Trooper Shoots Man To death At Traffic Stop

Aug 12, 2013
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A 23-year-old Springfield man has been killed and a 22-year-old woman wounded in an altercation with a Massachusetts state trooper during a routine traffic stop.

State police say the trooper stopped the pair at about 12:20 a.m. on Interstate 91 in Chicopee.

Police say at some point the male driver became combative, and began struggling with the officer, who then fired shots into the vehicle.