Deirdre Griffin from Jewish Family Service says technically the governor has no say in where refugees are placed, but adds that it’s important for refugees to have good working relationships with the communities that welcome them.
The mayor’s office denies there’s a connection.
MGM plans to make a public presentation in mid-November over plans to reduce the size of its Springfield casino and eliminate the hotel’s glass tower. We asked people in downtown Springfield if they trust MGM.
Students associate 1776 with the American Revolution. But that’s only part of the story, according to author Ray Raphael.
A majority of councilors say MGM has lost credibility after shrinking its casino plan by 14 percent. But two councilors warn against rushing to judgement.
Springfield City Council President Michael Fenton says the council should take its time reviewing such extensive changes.
Sal Circosta — a National Guard officer and former seminary student — is challenging incumbent Domenic Sarno in the Nov. 3rd election.
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.