Springfield City Council president Michael Fenton says he was caught off guard by the announcement on Tuesday that MGM plans to scrap a 25-story hotel tower.
An appeal of a Massachusetts Land Court decision to allow the construction of a wood-burning biomass plant in Springfield…will go forward. But that appeal will happen without the city’s money.
After receiving a federal subpoena, Springfield’s attorney says the city is reviewing its contracts with an Agawam-based construction company.
Michael Fenton, the council president, says the meeting will include the first two of three votes needed to reinstate a board with hiring and firing authority that is currently held by the police commissioner.
A spokesperson for Sarno is declining to give details, but confirms the mayor interviewed three of the city’s deputy chiefs last week. He says Sarno will appoint a new commissioner in the near future.
The Springfield City Council is gearing up for another effort to revive citizen-led commissions overseeing the promotion and discipline of police officers and fire fighters. […]
A committee of the Springfield City Council is once again taking up a proposal Monday to raise the Mayor’s salary from $95,000 to $130,000.