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Take My Council, Please: A New Opening at the Close?…

In its last meeting of 2022, the Springfield City Council tackled a tight, straightforward agenda with few fireworks. The items were almost all financial, save an ordinance to raise the pay of councilors, school committee members and the mayor.


Take My Council, Please: Now for Some Upper State-ments…

On Monday, the Springfield City Council authorized participation in Community Choice Energy Aggregation (CCA), a state program that lets communities choose their source of electricity.

Authorization triggers a process that will take time to complete. The Council took other actions that, once their processes reach completion, will have more immediate effect.


Take My Council, Please: The Allen, Er, Maple Parsons Project…

At its November 14 meeting, the Springfield City Council confronted a largely ho-hum agenda of financial orders. However, one item revisited the scars of the tornado. Despite opposition from some, the Council approved Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding for the renovation of the Parsons Apartment block at 169 Maple Street.

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SURPRISE! Springfield Will Actually Hold a Special Election for Ward 5…

When word got around that now-former Ward 5 City Councilor Marcus Williams was resigning, councilors winced at what lay ahead. Last year, they had to appoint a replacement for Senator Adam Gomez after he resigned his Ward 1 seat.

Little did anybody in City Hall realize, councilors’ role in filling vacant ward seats no longer existed.