The year 2022 has come and gone with much affecting the City of Springfield. As a part of the commonwealth, nation and world, it felt inflation, the war in Ukraine, national political contests and the state’s own elections.
UPDATED 8:57PM: For a correction, the original version of this post stated 3 candidates are running in this race. There are 4. As we cram in a few more stories and endorsements before tomorrow’s primary, we feel it is critical that we separate one race
WESTFIELD—Politicians abound in Shawn Allyn‘s family, but until this year, it might have been a recessive gene for him. But since joining the race for Hampden County District Attorney, Allyn has evolved from a reserved, somewhat awkward political neophyte to a master of both tone and
SPRINGFIELD—On a certain level you can tell that the Hampden District Attorney’s race exists only in a Democratic primary. While some of race so far is due to a shift in law enforcement philosophy, that fact is amplified by the fact that only Democrats and
UPDATED 4/22/14 10:00am: For grammar and clarity. AGAWAM—Almost every candidate will feature or get questions about their family. It is standard politics. Shawn Allyn, one of the Democrats running for Hampden County district attorney, often has his law partner, Lisa Ball, at his side. She
Four years ago at this time, Hampden County District Attorney William Bennet had already announced that his fifth term would be his last. In the very Republican story heralding the end of the Bennett era, a few names including an assistant district attorney were mentioned.
UPDATED 8:51PM: For confirmation that Ed Collins has filed with OCPF and additional details. With ten days left to 2013 and a host of open or possibly opening seats, it is little wonder that politicos are sniffing around for promotions and opportunities. In the span