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.
Gone is the 25-story glass tower that was to house a 250-room hotel along State Street. A six-story hotel will be built instead along Main Street, with the same number of rooms.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designates Springfield Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to engage city residents with the outdoors. Springfield becomes the 17th city to join the federal program
Springfield voters will select the top two candidates for the mayor’s office in a preliminary election
The U.S. State Department expects to increase the number of Syrian refugees it admits into the United States next year, and some could come to western Massachusetts.
It’s been a tricky few weeks for perhaps the most seasoned of politicians in western Massachusetts: Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe.
Springfield is recognizing residents of Caribbean heritage throughout the city with a month long celebration of culture.
The U.S. job market is on the mend, but one group continues to have a stubbornly high unemployment rate: people with disabilities. In fact, they’re more than twice as likely to be unemployed as other Americans. A program in Springfield, Massachusetts, is trying to change that.
With so much fresh produce for sale this time of year, it may be hard to imagine there are people in New England who have trouble getting access to it. But that’s the case for some of the elderly, disabled and poor, who don’t own cars and who live in neighborhoods with few or no grocery stores.
The Springfield, Mass., family of a U.S. Marine killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee has asked for privacy as they mourn the loss of their son, 40 year old Thomas Sullivan.
Thomas Sullivan’s former teacher, Lynn Leone, remembers him as a service-oriented student.
Legislation to rename the Hampden County Hall of Justice for Roderick Ireland, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, was filed on Thursday.
Gay marriage supporters from the Western Mass. area react to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision.
The weekend series hopes to honor the players who sacrificed a championship title to defend their slighted teammate.
It’s been a violent year in Springfield, with 12 murders so far in 2015. NEPR’s Henry Epp spoke to longtime Springfield activist DeJuan Brown about violence prevention efforts as the summer begins.