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Springfield property taxes

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     With the tax bill for the average single family home in Springfield, Massachusetts going up next year by $165, some homeowners will be looking for ways to reduce their bill. 

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   For the first time in about a decade, property tax rates are being lowered on both homes and businesses in the largest city in western Massachusetts.  But tax bills are likely to go up.


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

    New property tax rates have been set in the largest city in western Massachusetts. A majority of homeowners and businesses in Springfield are likely to see higher bills in the new year.


   Elected representatives in the largest city in western Massachusetts are struggling with what is typically the toughest vote taken all year – setting new property tax rates. 


   The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts is proposing a budget that increases spending and banks on the city receiving more money from property taxes and a soon-to-open casino.

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    A long-time Massachusetts-based company has big expansion plans.

   Big Y Foods announced a $35 million project Friday to double the size of its distribution center in Springfield and create 32 new full-time jobs.

     The new 425,000-square foot warehouse – roughly the size of 10 football fields – will provide the capacity for the company to build 20 new supermarkets in the region over the next two decades, according to Big Y President Charles D’Amour.


         A new budget proposed to operate the largest city in western Massachusetts would put more cops on the streets and more cash into the city’s savings account.  It also reflects a rebounding Springfield housing market after the foreclosure crisis of nearly a decade ago.

   Property tax bills will go up next year for the vast majority of homeowners, as well as businesses, in the largest city in western Massachusetts.   But Springfield city officials paint it as further evidence of a steadily improving economy.

Voters in Springfield this November may be asked to adopt a Massachusetts law that would raise their property taxes to create a local fund for historic preservation projects, protecting open space and supporting affordable housing.