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Take My Council, Please: Transfer Me the Money…

(WMassP&I) The jockeying to preserve the city’s reserve fund reached a critical vote yesterday leaving the confrontation between the mayor and the council at a standstill.  The items in question that reflected the mayor’s policies took up precious little on the council’s agenda, which as

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Take My Council Please: Grocery Ills…

The Springfield City Council held the equivalent of a double feature Monday night.  A regularly scheduled Hearings meeting, during which the council approves or denies permits, followed a special meeting where numerous items were debated.  City Council President Jose Tosado had scheduled the meeting to

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Campaign High Finance…

**This post has been updated to reflect new information obtained from the governor’s office.** Councilor Rivera (Facebook) It is always hard to measure what impact scandals will have on a politician.  Nobody seemed to care that Rick Perry received a $25,000 donation from Ken Lay

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Take My Council, Please: No One Leaves…Not Like That…

(WMassP&I) In a rare display of expediency (or small agendas) the Springfield City Council breezed through its appointed task Monday night and in the process actually did a few useful things other than the typical housekeeping.  Items on the agenda included resolves opposed to the

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Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions…

Internet Cafe elsewhere in the Valley (Spfld Intruder) The Internet Cafe phenomenon in Springfield (and the region) continues to intrigue and test the limits of state and local law.  The trouble started when Attorney General Martha Coakley ordered Internet Cafes that were alleged to engage

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It’s Beginning to Smell like November…

(WMassP&I) It  may be hard to believe, but it is only twenty weeks until the next municipal election in Springfield.  July 26th marks the point at which the door closes for political aspirants to join the field to be a part of our humble democracy. 

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Take My Council, Please: Trash Fee Lives…Biomass Looms…

 **Programming Note** WMassP&I will be live-tweeting today’s BioMass Meeting.  Check out Hashtag #Biomass or visit our Facebook page or Twitter Feed. (WMassP&I) Yesterday’s City Council meeting in Springfield had some wind taken out of its sails when three potentially contentious issues were unceremoniously withdrawn from

Take My Council, Please: Committee Can-Do!…

As Western Mass Politics & Insight arrogantly takes credit for starting the cascade of news stories about Scott Brown’s sudden love for family planning and women’s health, the Springfield City Council got short shrift again.  Monday’s meeting emphasized the importance of committee.  Much of the