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  1. 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston affirms dismissal of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    This June 2011 file photo from The Republican shows Madeline Zorzi, one of more than 20 plaintiffs who sued the City of Springfield and key city leaders, is shown walking by her demolished condominium in the South End. Springfield officials ordered the condos to be demolished after the June 2011 tornado damaged the housing units, but Zorzi and other plaintiffs claimed their homes at the South Commons Condominiums on Main Street could have been rehabilitated.


  2. Springfield landlord Wilkenson Knaggs convicted of fraud in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    Springfield firefighters battle a blaze at a Franklin Street property owned by Wilkenson Knaggs in this 2009 file photo from The Republican. Knaggs was convicted Monday in federal court in Springfield on mail fraud and check forgery charges in connection with an insurance fraud case.


  3. Mohawk Fine Papers company chooses South Hadley to locate envelope manufacturing plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 |

    Mohawk Fine Papers , Inc. has chosen to locate a new envelope production center on Gaylord Street, the town administrator told the selectboard at Tuesday's meeting. Mohawk senior vice president Robert Scannell, who attended last month's South Hadley Town Meeting - when the assembly unanimously approved four year tax break for the firm - said the vote was "a tremendous outcome."


  4. Club Scout: Two great weekend shows at 13th Floor Music LoungeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 |

    We are now in full swing with the holiday season and that means there's a lot going on as far entertainment and holiday reverie. But if you want to attend two great shows this weekend, you can't go wrong at 13th Floor Music Lounge in the Florence section of Northampton.


  5. More than 20 arrests reported in Boston as protesters successfully...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 |

    Demonstrators march in New York, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All rally and march. In the past three weeks, grand juries have decided not to indict officers in the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York and the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.


  6. Hundreds block traffic in Cambridge to protest police officer...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 |

    Hundreds of people rallied and blocked traffic around Harvard Square in Cambridge as they protested two grand jury decisions to not indict white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men. Demonstrators held up their hands while chanting "hands up, don't shoot" Friday night. 3 comments

  7. Religion notes: Dec. 11, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 |

    Evangel Assembly presents "The Gospel According to Scrooge," on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Doors open 45 minutes prior to production time. A free-will offering to benefit a local charity will be taken at each performance.


  8. New exhibit to showcase design ideas of Holyoke sites by students from UMass, Worcester, HarvardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 |

    Fire tears through the former Parsons Paper mill on Sargeant Street in Holyoke on Monday, June 9, 2008. HOLYOKE -- Upon viewing certain sites in the city, such as the former Parsons Paper Mill, some see only the remnants of arson.


  9. Indian Orchard, Springfield, drug raid led by federal Drug...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 |

    Police on the scene of a drug raid Tuesday night on Worcester Street in Indian Orchard. Five people were arrested.


  10. Rain snarls evening commute with flooding in Eastern MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 |

    A coastal storm is caused travel headaches for Massachusetts commuters this evening even as the heaviest rain was moving out of the area. Roads flooded Monday in eastern Massachusetts after as much as 3 inches of rain that also affected MBTA service in the Boston area .


  11. Holyoke meeting missing owner of former coal plant because owner told only days before: officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 |

    HOLYOKE -- The owner of the Mount Tom Power Station wasn't represented at a meeting last week about reusing the closed coal-burning property because the company was notified too late for anyone to attend, an official said Monday . Also, said Carol Churchill, spokeswoman for GDF SUEZ Energy North America , the company understands its responsibility to clean the site on Route 5 north beside the Connecticut River of potential contaminants that have entered the soil from years of operation.


  12. Boston area police protesters rally for 2nd nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 |

    Demonstrators rallied for a second-straight night in the Boston area Friday to protest grand jury decisions to not indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. Police say a crowd that grew to about 1,000 people marched from Somerville to Cambridge and blocked traffic on several streets including Massachusetts Avenue. 2 comments

  13. Bruins announce groundbreaking date for new practice facility in BrightonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 |

    Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien talks with his players during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Bruins won 2-0.


  14. Holyoke City Hall tour set with Historical Commission including...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 |

    This is one of the stained glass windows tour-takers will see Thursday at Holyoke City Hall. ) HOLYOKE -- Historical Commission members will give a tour of the 138-year-old City Hall at High and Dwight streets at 10 a.m. Thursday .


  15. Public hearing invites comments on proposed UP Academy Charter School in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 |

    The state has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday at the Brightwood Branch Library, located at Chestnut Accelerated Middle School, to consider comments regarding a proposed new charter school in Springfield being pursued by the Boston-based UP Education Network . The hearing is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m., at the library's meeting room at the school, at 359 Plainfield St. It is sponsored by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


  16. Homily given for Bishop Joseph Maguire during Monday ceremony at St....Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 |

    SPRINGFIELD — The following is the text for the homily given Monday morning by Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell during the funeral of retired Springfield Bishop Joseph F. Maguire of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield. Bishop Rozanski, I thank you for the privilege of entering this pulpit once again, although I wish the circumstances were different.


  17. Obituaries today: Thomas Allen was 1974 Bessone Award winner as best...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 |

    Thomas J. Allen , 59, died on Monday. He was born in Boston, attended Holy Childhood in Jamaica Plain, St. Agnes in Arlington and Arlington Catholic High School before graduating from West Springfield High School in 1974.


  18. Obituaries today: Joseph Maguire was 5th Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 |

    The Most Reverend Joseph F. Maguire , 95, retired Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, passed away on Sunday. He was in the 70th year of his priesthood and 43rd year as a bishop.


  19. State police arrest 51 in Boston as part of Ferguson protests; no arrests locallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 |

    State police report they arrested a total of 51 people for disorderly conduct late Tuesday and early Wednesday as part of demonstrations arising over Monday's grand jury decision regarding a controversial police shooting of an unarmed suspect in Ferguson, Missouri , officials said. The arrests came after a relatively quiet first night of demonstrations on Monday in which police reported no arrests and not incidents of violence.


  20. Thanksgiving traffic: MassPike westbound backup stretching up to 60...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 |

    As a result of a perfect storm of drivers trying to beat out the Wednesday snow and a truck rollover in Charlton , the Massachusetts Turnpike has produced one of the biggest holiday backups in recent memory. According to multiple traffic reports, the backup heading westbound out of Boston has now reached over 50 miles.


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