After several previous attempts, a group of Springfield city councilors say they will introduce legislation next week to re-establish a Police Commission with hiring and firing authority. And they say they have enough support to override a suspected mayoral veto.
The Springfield City Council Monday voted to approve an overlay district map allowing MGM to begin clearing land for its proposed casino, including demolishing buildings.
The Springfield City Council will have only one woman among its 13 members, come January. Election Day was not a successful one for gender diversity […]
A week after announcing design changes for its planned casino, MGM officials Tuesday presented their proposed revisions to the Springfield City Council
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.
Hot weather and crime sometimes seem to go together. But Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri told members of the City Council yesterday that the crime stats were looking far better this year than last. Still, the city’s new top cop says there’s no easy explanation for the decrease.
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.
Springfield City Council Adopts Stricter Rules On Pawn Shops, Junk Dealers
A new session of the Springfield City Council began Monday with the swearing in of its most diverse board in the city’s history.
At tonight’s meeting, Springfield’s city council will be voting on pay raises for some of the city’s elected officials.
The Springfield City Council Monday night approved money to implement a long-stalled ordinance on vacant or foreclosed homes.
The Springfield City Council has unanimously approved a $40,000 for the mayor, beginning next year.
More than three dozen Springfield residents joined city and state officials at the city council chambers Tuesday to address a recent University of Michigan study on segregation.
After delaying an expected vote Monday night, The Springfield City Council could decide as early as Friday to ratify a proposed host community agreement to build a casino in the city.