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Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Editorial: Filibuster Reform…in Springfield!…

Twelve days after the Springfield City Council suddenly veered off course from an assured passage of common sense, if painfully realistic residency ordinance reform, how it happened should get as much attention as that it happened.  The latest derailment of an agenda item came upon

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Manic Monday Markup 6/17/13…

…And the World: We begin today in Iran.  Elections over the weekend gave victory to Hassan Rowhani, whom many viewed as a moderate.  He secured the necessary 50% of the vote to escape a runoff and in contrast to 2009, the results were accepted by

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Longmeadow Daze: Analysis, Something for Grant-ed…

Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. Hours after the winners were declared in Longmeadow’s annual town election, the old officials were deposed and their replacements sworn in.  All but the Select Board were largely non-events with no

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Our One Hundredth: Springfield Debate 2013…

We will be live-tweeting tonight’s debate in Springfield for the Special Senate Election.  Please follow us @wmasspi & for the most delightfully snarky comments, your best bet would be my personal twitter account @mszafranski413. We will have full report up on the debate either late

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Manic Monday Markup 6/10/13…

…And the World: We begin today in South Africa, where yet another hospitalization of former President Nelson Mandela has captured media attention again.  The 95 year-old Nobel laureate has suffered from poor health and multiple hospitalizations for the past year.  According to The Mail and