Chris Cignoli | WAMC

Chris Cignoli

Springfield DPW

   One of the last big infrastructure improvements planned as part of the recovery from the devastating tornado that hit Springfield, Massachusetts almost a decade ago is finished. 

    The largest city in western Massachusetts is making a change in its recycling program. It could have a ripple effect in other municipalities in the region. 

  Buried under by complaints about the plowing of city streets during a 19-inch snow storm in early December, officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have made changes and are contemplating more.

  After the first snowstorm of the season, snow removal is in the spotlight in the largest city in western Massachusetts.  People came to City Hall to complain and the mayor apologized.