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    Amid the national debate over policing, elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts may be going to court over who should run the police department. 

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     After a week that saw massive marches, protest rallies, and vigils in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts following the death of George Floyd, elected officials are pledging policy changes.

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A proposed 16.9 percent rate increase for about 240,000 water users in western Massachusetts is being reconsidered following sharp criticism from elected  officials.

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      Elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are the latest to call for a safer option for voting in the state this year. 

The police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts continues to defend the reinstatement of five officers while criminal charges against them are still pending. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, red ink is mounting for cities and towns.

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     The Massachusetts legislature, despite not meeting for a formal session in more than a month, has passed several bills in response to the pandemic. 

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        A virtual town hall, originating in the largest city in western Massachusetts, discussed resources and responses in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  

  Federal dollars have started flowing to the largest city in western Massachusetts to help with the recovery from the pandemic.  

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The legislative branch of the largest city in western Massachusetts is prepared to meet remotely during the coronavirus pandemic and comply with open meeting requirements.

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    Police in the largest city in western Massachusetts will soon start wearing cameras as funds have now been approved to purchase the equipment.

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Regulations have been drafted in the largest city in western Massachusetts to govern short-term housing rentals like those offered through online booking agents.

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    The redevelopment of an historic block in the largest city in western Massachusetts has moved a step closer. 

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The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts has voted to ban police from using a controversial technology.   

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     What does the largest city in western Massachusetts do with the millions of dollars it gets every year from its single-largest taxpayer?     It was a question City Councilors in Springfield asked at a joint committee meeting Tuesday.

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    Elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are trying to build a closer working relationship with organized labor unions.

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In December, the Springfield City Council unanimously approved an order objecting to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s proposed design for rebuilding a critical intersection known as “The X.”     

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     The issue of face surveillance technology continues to divide elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

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  Legislation has been proposed to regulate short-term room rentals in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

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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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