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.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he reached out to Menino last week upon learning of his failing health. He says he left a brief voicemail message in Italian.
Ahead of Tuesday’s vote on a ballot question that aims to repeal casinos, a look at how some in the South End view possible changes to the old neighborhood.
Patrick made the announcement in East Springfield, where a new $60 million plant would be built.
The top Catholic leaders in Massachusetts issued a statement on Monday in support of a ballot question repealing the state’s casino law.
Many vocational high schools in Massachusetts are unable to serve all local students, with long wait lists for admission, but that’s not the case for some schools in the western part of the state.
In a roundtable discussion, each of the candidates said they’ll vote no on a question to repeal the state’s casino law in November.
The restrictions cover five cities and towns in greater Springfield, and in Northampton.
Some Springfield parents learned this week that the state invalidated three years of their kids’ elementary school test results. This comes after an investigation that found test booklets were tampered with to improve scores.
The Catholic Diocese of Springfield installed its new leader in a service Tuesday. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski now leads the estimated 200,000 Catholics in western Massachusetts.
The three candidates vying for the seat now held by retiring Massachusetts state Representative Sean Curran of Springfield saw eye-to-eye on most of the issues discussed at a candidate roundtable. But as New England Public Radio’s Tom Relihan reports, they diverged on gun control.