SPRINGFIELD—The Eastfield Mall is no more. It closed Saturday, July 15, with little fanfare save a sendoff for its mall-walkers the day before. A week before the end, its glory days were clearly long gone. Many storefronts had been vacant for months if not years. The mishmash décor of post-war optimism and subsequent 80s renewal were a reminder—haunting?—from its past.
In a windowless State House room on March 4th, State Senator Jo Comerford chaired a Joint Committee on Public Health hearing on COVID-19 preparedness. Diligent but never overwrought, she grilled health officials including Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel. Unbeknownst to participants, the prior week’s Biogen
SPRINGFIELD—Despite its world-class healthcare assets, Massachusetts had been milling around the bottom of vaccine distribution in the United States. That has begun to change as Governor Charlie Baker loosened criteria to inoculate an individual. Still, access is spotty, particularly in Western Massachusetts, and the mass
In Springfield 2018 may go down as a key year for the city. The Council, Springfield’s congressman, and even activism itself had a good year. But even if there was some small-d and large-D democratic developments, this year also ushered in some noteworthy signs on
Followings today’s announcement that the Eastfield Mall Macy’s will close, it seems the death of the retail corridor along Boston Road is nearly complete. With Sears increasingly teetering over the edge, it is hard to imagine how the Eastfield Mall and the surrounding retail area can
UPDATED 10:16am: For grammar. This post is the third in a series on Springfield mayoral candidates ahead of the September 8 preliminary. SPRINGFIELD—With less than two days before the polls open, Ivelisse Gonzalez appeared pragmatic about her first bid for public office. Though hopeful about her