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    Additional taxpayers’ money will be used to cover the costs to operate Springfield’s Union Station in the first year since it reopened. 

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Street paving projects this year could be delayed, or even postponed, in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

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A planned $1 million marketing campaign to promote the city of Springfield, Massachusetts will be jumpstarted with taxpayers’ funds. 


  The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is considering an order to block a crackdown against a church that is providing sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant.

    Volunteers have been chosen to serve on two new committees created to focus on environmental issues and creating a dog park in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.

   A public hearing is scheduled tonight on a proposal that could keep retail marijuana stores out of the third largest city in Massachusetts until the end of the year.


Two new city council committees have been created to look at quality of life issues in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

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The city of Boston has become the latest and by far the largest community in Massachusetts to move toward banning single-use plastic bags in retail stores.

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   After a delay of one week, the city council in Springfield, Massachusetts has greenlighted a major park improvement project.  

     The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts voted earlier this week to authorize the city to borrow more than $12.5 million to pay for construction projects and equipment purchases.  But a delay in authorizing city funds to improve a park drew the ire of the mayor.


   The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts will have two new members in January after an election Tuesday that saw a very low voter turnout.


Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are calling for greater security measures at all-night businesses.  This follows the unsolved murder earlier this year of a man at a 24-hour gas station in the city.

Seattle-based Amazon is looking for another city to build its second headquarters and has plans to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs over 10 to 15 years. Several bids from the Northeast have been submitted ahead of today’s deadline.


      The city of Springfield, Massachusetts may require all late-night businesses to have a police-approved security plan.  Family and friends of a man shot dead at a 24-hour gas station earlier this year applaud the proposal.

      It has been an election season of surprises in Springfield, Massachusetts and voters have not even gone to the polls yet.

The dean of the city council in Springfield, Massachusetts says he is calling it a career. 


    The largest city in western Massachusetts has a new budget in place for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.  After years of stress over deficits, layoffs, and service cuts this budget season was a relative breeze.  

  With less than 2 weeks before the start of a new fiscal year in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, City Councilors are poised to approve a new budget, perhaps as soon as tonight.

     Firefighters in the second-largest fire department in Massachusetts will be subject to the strictest residency requirement in the state under the terms of a new contract proposal.


    The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts has scheduled a series of public meetings on the budget proposed to operate the city in the next fiscal year.  The first of the four scheduled budget review sessions is later today, with a final vote by the council tentatively set for mid-June. 

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   An almost decade-long dispute over food trucks on downtown streets in the largest city in western Massachusetts appears to have been resolved.   The Springfield City Council is scheduled to take a final vote tonight on a food truck ordinance.

     In the face of criticism from elected officials and residents, the head of the department of public works in the largest city in western Massachusetts is defending the efforts to clear the streets of snow after last week’s big storm. 


For the first time in five years, Massachusetts is offering financial help to build new public libraries.  Demand for the money is expected to be high.


     The new president of the city council in Springfield, Massachusetts says improving police-community relations is his top priority.

   A serious rift opened between the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts and the city council in 2016 over the issue of police supervision.  It threatened to pit the city’s executive and legislative branches against each other in court.

City Councilors in Springfield, Ma voted 9-3 to override Mayor Domenic Sarno's veto of an ordinance creating a five-member board of police commissioners.

A showdown in court appears likely between the executive and legislative branches in the third largest city in Massachusetts in a dispute over the management of the police department.

Advocates claim momentum is building for banning disposable plastic bags from retail checkout counters in Massachusetts despite setbacks in the state legislature and in two of the state’s largest cities.

   Property tax bills will go up next year for the vast majority of homeowners, as well as businesses, in the largest city in western Massachusetts.   But Springfield city officials paint it as further evidence of a steadily improving economy.

   The city council and the mayor in Springfield, Massachusetts are on a collision course over control of the police department.  The dispute could be settled in court.

The chief legal counsel for the city of Springfield, Massachusetts is advising the city council not to move forward with a plan to put a board of civilians in charge of the police department.