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Soupy for Loopy Foundation awards $40,000 grant in honor of Laura Sypek of West Springfield
WEST SPRINGFIELD - The Soupy for Loopy Foundation , which raises money for childhood cancer research, has donated $40,000 to the Children's Oncology Group Foundation.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Reports of neglect found despite DCF a nixing info request
The embattled Department of Children and Families is refusing to release any details of 70 cases of abuse and neglect in foster homes last year, telling the Herald that doing so would be "an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."
Mom who receives gifts from Toy for Joy campaign volunteers to help program
Angie Ellis signed up three children to receive toys from the Toy for Joy program this year.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Westfield police arrest 4 in armed robbery
WESTFIELD - Four men were arrested and charged with armed robbery, after a patrol officer spotted and stopped a car that matched the description of one used by men fleeing the scene.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Toy for Joy worker says he appreciates the gifts he will be able to give his grandchildren
Odalie Ince, left, from Hasbro, and Keith Barrow, maintenance supervisor at the Salvation Army Citadel in Springfield, arrange boxes of toy being delivered Thursday for the Toy fo Joy campaign.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Westfield police search for gun-wielding suspects who allegedly robbed Dollar Tree employees
WESTFIELD -- Police continue to search for two gun-wielding suspects who allegedly robbed employees of the Dollar Tree store on East Main Street at closing time late Monday night.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
West Springfield approves funds for well fields expansion project
The Community Preservation Committee held an open meeting Tuesday in which they voted unanimously to approve an additional $45,000 of Community Preservation Act funds for 1.01 acres of land in the Southwick Well Expansion project, the town's main water supply, bringing the project's total to 43.51 acres for $475,000.
Toy for Joy fund needs more than $129,000 to reach $150,000 goal
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Mon Dec 09, 2013
Blast of Western Massachusetts winter weather short on snow, long on travel woes
A sliding accident on Granby Road in Chicopee severely damaged two vehicles. Dozens of similar accidents were reported across the state as freezing rain and sleet covered roadways.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Toy for Joy donation from F.L. Roberts & Co. lifts fund by $1,000
Danielle Lataille, right, director of social services at the Salvation Army Citadel on Pearl Street in Springfield is seen with Joseph Wankerl, assistant vice president at Cigna Health and LIfe Insurance Co.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Athanasia "Tina" Hassan, 82, passed away at Riverbend of South Natick Nursing Home, where she resided for the last five years, on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
National Weather Service declares winter weather advisory; rain, snow ...
A winter weather advisory is in effect through much of Western Masachusetts Friday evening as the falling temperatures and constant rain is leading to slick road and icy conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
Mayor Domenic Sarno shows his faith in Springfield by donating to Toy for Joy fund
Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, right, is seen with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Springfield Museums President Holly Smith-Bove at the lighting of the Quadrangle and Christmas tree event at the Springfield Museums on Nov. 28. Sarno is among today's donors to the Toy for Joy campaign.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Classics get new look at Westfield State University Downtown Gallery
From left, Robert Plasse, Faith Lund and Kathi Bradford, co-organizers of the Westfield State University Downtown GalleryA A A A A A s current exhibit A A A A A AoeLiterary Favorites Re-imagined,A A A A A A stand before artist Catherine GibbsA A A A A A A A A A A AoeNight Trains.A A A A A A WESTFIELD - Favorite classics have been given new ... (more)
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Toy for Joy 'best time of the year' for Salvation Army volunteers, staff
Danielle LaTaille, director of social services for the Salvation Army in Springfield who oversees Toy for Joy , said that handing out toys to families who need them make the Toy for Joy campaign "the best time of the year" at the Salvation Army.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Westfield officials view renovated City Hall offices
In just six months, City Hall has been transformed from a building with falling wall panels, popping tiles, drafty windows and leaking ceilings to an energy-efficient structure that combines modern conveniences with historical integrity.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Holyoke Mall Black Friday sales attract thousands with deep discounts
Black Friday shoppers stream through the doors of Best Buy in the Holyoke Mall Friday morning at 1 a.m. Thousands lines up to take advantage of deep discounts offered by mall retailers at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Westfield Salvation Army's goal: Giving on all fronts
Making a list? Most likely that's a grocery list for Thanksgiving dinner or a strategy list for Black Friday shopping.
Video: Dinosaur Jr members aid Community Resources for People with Autism
J. Mascis and Lou Barlow of the band Dinosaur Jr. participated in a video to support local nonprofit Community Resources for People with Autism on Valley Gives Day, which will take Dec.12.
Westfield State University and Circle K Club host 30th annual breakfast with Santa Claus
In the three decades, almost all of the breakfast events have been sellouts. Along with breakfast, admission includes face painting, a gift for each child, and entertainment by the Melha clowns from Shriners Hospital.