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As a second wave of COVID-19 cases hits Massachusetts, officials in the state’s third largest city have announced steps they’ll take to try to stop the spread of the disease. 

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       Springfield, Massachusetts is recording its highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases in months --and it is younger people who are getting infected. 

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     Halloween is still several weeks away, but the largest city in western Massachusetts has made a decision about how it can safely be celebrated during the pandemic.

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     The mayor of the largest city in western Massachusetts has announced several steps to improve race relations.  

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
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     The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts Monday called for a time of national healing.

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More restrictions have been ordered in Massachusetts to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

       In response to the mounting public health crisis, public access is being denied to more and more government buildings. 

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   The largest city in western Massachusetts is using hidden cameras to curb illegal dumping.

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

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      There will be an historic inauguration next week in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

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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.

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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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  Responding to pressure from activists, city officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have announced a new transportation plan for the senior center.

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   Two experienced politicians bested first time candidates in races for mayor in two western Massachusetts cities Tuesday. But in one case, it was a squeaker. 

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   Voters head to the polls in the largest city in western Massachusetts Tuesday to elect a mayor and 13 city councilors. 

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The 12-year incumbent mayor of the largest city in western Massachusetts was victorious in Tuesday’s preliminary election.

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      A retired advocacy journalist has kicked off a campaign to become mayor of the third-largest city in Massachusetts.  She faces an uphill effort against a well-liked, albeit controversial, incumbent.

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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.

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

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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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    At a critical juncture in its history, the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department is increasing its supervisory ranks.

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

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     The abrupt exit of the police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts could bring to a head a long-running political dispute over how best to manage the troubled department.

         Springfield will host the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s issues convention in September. The city’s mayor, who is a Democrat, will not be participating. 

    The largest city in western Massachusetts is moving closer to accepting applications from people who want to open recreational marijuana stores.

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   A former church in the middle of one of the most historic neighborhoods in Massachusetts is being demolished following years of attempts to save it.

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    The largest city in western Massachusetts is beginning the new year with a new effort to hire a more diverse municipal workforce.

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