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Daily Archives: July 8, 2021

Holyoke City Hall

Analysis: Prejudice, a Familiar Demon in Holyoke, Casts Pall over Election…

As Holyoke assembles perhaps its most diverse field of mayoral candidates ever, there have been reminders of how much progress the city must make. Over the holiday weekend, signs for mayoral candidate Joshua Garcia and city council candidate Israel Rivera were defaced with an anti-Hispanic screed. More than that, the author assigned specific blame to Latinos for the city’s decline.