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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.
Mostly cloudy in the 40s today; rain moves in tonight
A few white flakes fell early this morning through Massachusetts, but the snow will give way to heavy rain and relentless winds this evening, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook for much of the region.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Massachusetts State Police: Huntington crash involving school bus,...
HUNTINGTON -- A crash involving a school bus and two vehicles at County Road and Kennedy Drive Friday morning sent four people -- including two school children -- to area hospitals with what are believed to be minor injuries, state police said.
2 lost class rings from a Chicopee-West Springfield teenage romance...
Martin Costello, left, and Gail St. George and her brother, Gary Cloutier, sit outside Cloot's Auto Body in Westfield, owned by Cloutier.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Westfield officials unveil plans for new $6.5 million Senior Center
The senior center is not just about Bingo and bus rides, but an important social services resource for the city's elder population, a population that deserves a modern facility to meet its needs, one official said.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Fri Nov 15, 2013
2-millionth E-ZPass finds a home on Gatsby-era car
Highway Administrator Frank DePaola, left, and Westfield resident Michael Barnes check out Barnes' 1929 Model A Ford with a newly-installed E-ZPass transponder.
Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce recognizes Michael Knapik and...
WESTFIELD - Former state Sen. Michael R. Knapik and the company Chalmers and Kubeck North were recognized by the business community for their contributions the city.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Urban centers strive to prepare students for 21st Century jobs under newly released vision
A group of mayors and education leaders from the state's Gateway Cities , such as Springfield and Holyoke, are calling for expanded efforts to help prepare students for 21st century jobs.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Westfield electrical fire displaces four residents but injures no one
WESTFIELD -- A morning fire on Meadow Street Tuesday displaced four residents from an apartment in a multi-unit building and caused about $6,000 in damage.
Blessed Sacrament Church in Westfield plans procession to mark jubilee of Schoenstatt Marian Movement
On Nov. 16, members will form a joyful procession to carry the image of the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen, and Victress of Schoenstatt from the Movement house at 163 Sandy Hill Road to a place of honor within the shrine altar inside the church during the 4 p.m. Mass.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Mass. patients with spinal cord injuries find help
A spinal cord injury can impact every area of life, including the physical and emotional aspects, relationships, financial matters, employment and modifications to the individual's home environment.
Embattled Westfield State University president Dobelle retires
Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle, who filed a federal lawsuit against the school after being suspended last month by trustees, announced his retirement on Friday.
Improved Congamond Lakes boat ramp on the way in Southwick
SOUTHWICK - Dan Luman, of Enfield, was checking out the new Congamond Lakes North Boat Ramp on Wednesday, hoping the area would reopen to boaters in the near future.