The developer who had planned to renovate a new space for the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center has pulled out of the project, according to Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe.
As MGM prepares to build its casino in Springfield’s South End, it’s bought up a cluster of properties, evicting businesses and organizations. Among them is the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center.
A substance abuse treatment center for inmates will remain in its rented Springfield facility past an eviction date at the end of this month, according to Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe.
Downtown was nearly deserted as cold wind whipped up the fresh snow.
MGM has placed a February 28th deadline for the center to vacate its building. The facility houses about 125 inmates who are in substance abuse treatment.
The comments come as the Springfield diocese weighs whether to rebuild Cathedral High School, which was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado.
Connecticut is looking for an operator for a new commuter rail line between Springfield and New Haven.
The change was spurred by federal stimulus money to update Amtrak’s Vermonter line. The trip is now slightly shorter, but the trains aren’t coming through the area any more often.
Anthony Gulluni takes office as relations between communities of color and law enforcement have gained national attention.
In the wake of recent grand jury decisions in the killings of two unarmed black men by police, Swan has called for the creation of a new commission on police-community relations in Springfield.
Residents in Springfield’s north end say higher speed trains slated to start running at the end of December pose serious safety risks. Jose Claudio, of the New North Citizen’s Council says hundreds of people cross the track at a section called…the alleyway. Claudio says that includes children, and parents with strollers.
A commission reviewing the salaries of Massachusetts top elected officials has released a preliminary report. Members came to Springfield for a public hearing.
Following the rejection of a state ballot question to repeal the casino law, stakeholders — including MGM Springfield, the city’s economic development department, and Springfield residents — are looking ahead to the next phase.
Voters throughout the region have been heading to the polls all day, with a few hours to go before results start to come in.
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield is among the hospitals designated to treat patients who test positive for Ebola.