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Springfield City Hall
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      The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts will be on the clock during meetings this year.

smoke from a landfill fire
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      The air quality in the Springfield, Massachusetts area is being monitored as a fire continues to burn at a landfill.

The six story building in Springfield's Court Square known as 31 Elm Street
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    The redevelopment of an historic block in the largest city in western Massachusetts has moved a step closer. 

The six story building in Springfield's Court Square known as 31 Elm Street
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A complex and expensive urban renewal project that has confounded developers for decades in the largest city in western Massachusetts may be close to becoming reality.

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The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts said the city will refuse any additional refugees for resettlement.  It puts him at odds, again, with the City Council on an immigration issue. 

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  A $ 1 million improvement plan has been unveiled for an urban park in western Massachusetts.

Springfield Police Department Headquarters on Pearl Street
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        The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is paying a sizable sum of money to settle a police brutality complaint as debate continues over increasing civilian oversight of the troubled police department. 

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     Casino regulators in Massachusetts are allowing MGM more time to develop the housing that is to accompany the Las Vegas company’s gambling resort in Springfield.

    A moratorium on marijuana stores in the largest city in western Massachusetts has been extended until the end of November. 

A first step has been taken to ban vaping in public places in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

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   The first resort casino in Massachusetts, scheduled to open this summer in Springfield, wants to serve alcohol into the wee hours of the morning.  The state’s restaurant industry opposes a later “last call” at the casino.  

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    The largest city in western Massachusetts has a new budget in place for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.  After years of stress over deficits, layoffs, and service cuts this budget season was a relative breeze.