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.
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.