A posthumous promotion is being sought for an African-American member of the police department in Springfield, Massachusetts whom advocates say was denied the rank of captain because of his race. But, the city’s top cop warns it would open a “Pandora’s box.”
The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts voted earlier this week to authorize the city to borrow more than $12.5 million to pay for construction projects and equipment purchases. But a delay in authorizing city funds to improve a park drew the ire of the mayor.
Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are calling for greater security measures at all-night businesses. This follows the unsolved murder earlier this year of a man at a 24-hour gas station in the city.
Seattle-based Amazon is looking for another city to build its second headquarters and has plans to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs over 10 to 15 years. Several bids from the Northeast have been submitted ahead of today’s deadline.
The city of Springfield, Massachusetts may require all late-night businesses to have a police-approved security plan. Family and friends of a man shot dead at a 24-hour gas station earlier this year applaud the proposal.
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.
The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts has scheduled a series of public meetings on the budget proposed to operate the city in the next fiscal year. The first of the four scheduled budget review sessions is later today, with a final vote by the council tentatively set for mid-June.
An almost decade-long dispute over food trucks on downtown streets in the largest city in western Massachusetts appears to have been resolved. The Springfield City Council is scheduled to take a final vote tonight on a food truck ordinance.
In the face of criticism from elected officials and residents, the head of the department of public works in the largest city in western Massachusetts is defending the efforts to clear the streets of snow after last week’s big storm.
A serious rift opened between the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts and the city council in 2016 over the issue of police supervision. It threatened to pit the city’s executive and legislative branches against each other in court.