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     The planned closure of a bank branch has sparked concern about the impact on a low-income neighborhood in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

    The largest city in western Massachusetts has taken a step toward banning local law enforcement from using a controversial technology.

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            The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts tonight is considering banning the use of facial recognition technology. 

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     A 13-member City Council has been sworn into office in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

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There was a historic inauguration Monday in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

  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.

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    Elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are preparing to set property tax rates for the next 12 months for both homeowners and businesses. 

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    Tributes have been pouring in for E. Henry Twiggs, a legendary civil rights figure and public servant from Springfield, Massachusetts.  He died Thursday at the age of 80.

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      Advocates for creating a dog park in the largest city in western Massachusetts have secured money for a feasibility study. 

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Senior citizen homeowners in the largest city in western Massachusetts may get some help paying their property tax bills.  

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    Officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are heatedly debating whether police should have access to a controversial technology.

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    Senior citizens in the largest city in western Massachusetts are putting pressure on City Hall as they call for improved transportation to the new senior center.

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   Four companies looking to open the first recreational marijuana stores in the largest city in western Massachusetts have secured key first-step local approvals. 

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    Springfield City Councilors are questioning terms of the proposed host community agreements with four companies looking to open the first marijuana stores in the western Massachusetts city.

  Recreational marijuana stores are opening with greater frequency now across Massachusetts. However, there are none so far in the largest city in western Massachusetts.  The Springfield City Council will soon weigh approving four cannabis stores.

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      A new city clerk takes office tomorrow in Springfield, Massachusetts – the first African American woman to hold the job in the city’s history. 

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  The largest city in western Massachusetts has hired a new chief public records-keeper.

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    Hoping to boost voter turnout in the largest city in western Massachusetts, an election notification law has been adopted. 

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A new clash is brewing between the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts and the City Council over plans to strengthen civilian oversight of the troubled police department. 

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       With the start of a new fiscal year Monday, July 1st, the largest city in western Massachusetts has a new budget. 

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It is getting down to the wire to put a new budget in place in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

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   A proposal to enhance civilian oversight of the troubled police department in Springfield, Massachusetts has been endorsed by the head of a national organization that advocates for police accountability. 

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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. 

    The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts begins a series of public hearings this week on the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st.

     Alarmed by a stunning increase in opioid fatalities last year, officials in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts are trying to come up with strategies to bring down the death rate. 

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   As the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department struggles to rebuild its reputation and restore public trust, the mayor and City Council remain divided on civilian oversight.

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A prominent community and civil rights leader in Springfield, Massachusetts is retiring from public office.

    Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts want to give more teeth to the civilian board that reviews complaints about the city’s troubled police department.

     The third-largest city in Massachusetts has hired its first sustainability coordinator, a person to help it achieve energy efficiency goals.

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