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  1. Police: Chicopee man used Happy Meal toy bags to hide heroinRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Boston Herald

    A Chicopee man police say used McDonald's Happy Meal toy bags to conceal heroin deliveries has been indicted by a Hampden County grand jury. Narcotics detectives arrested Giovannie Luna on April 15 after he allegedly attempted to make a drug sale in Springfield.

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  2. Roman Catholic school in Pittsfield closingRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Boston Herald

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has announced that is closing a Pittsfield parochial school because of declining enrollment and associated financial strains. The school, with students in kindergarten through eighth-grade, currently has just 70 students.

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  3. Judge denies bail for Springfield shelter stabbing suspectRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Boston Herald

    A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing another man outside a city homeless shelter where they were both staying. Police say Ramos and Luis Sanchez were arguing in the basement of the Worthington Street shelter in March.

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  4. First hearing set in defamation lawsuit against Bill CosbyRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2015 | Boston Herald

    A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed by three women who allege Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago. The hearing, in U.S. District Court in Worcester, represents the first in the suit, which applies solely to the defamation allegation and not for any of assault allegation.

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  5. Officials fight to save western Massachusetts churchRead the original story

    Thursday May 7 | Boston Herald

    Members of a western Massachusetts community hoping to save a closed 114-year-old Catholic church have received some bad news. The Springfield Republican reports the Vatican's highest court ruled this week that the Diocese of Springfield can deconsecrate and reuse, sell or tear down Mater Dolorosa Church.

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  6. Proposed casino prompts responses from possible host townsRead the original story

    Sunday May 3 | Boston Herald

    Both local communities and a gambling company are preparing for the possibility of hosting a proposed tribal casino in northern Connecticut. Other communities along I-91 are preparing for possible legislation allowing up to three new satellite casinos to blunt out-of-state competition from the planned MGM Resorts casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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  7. Massachusetts' first casino still on track to open in JuneRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | Boston Herald

    Owners of Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville said in a quarterly report to state regulators that the project remains on schedule despite New England's brutal winter. The report, made public Thursday, highlights recent work at the southeastern Massachusetts facility, including laying carpets and building the live entertainment and sports bar areas.

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  8. Settlement reached in suit over police custody mouth tapingRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | Boston Herald

    A Western Massachusetts city has agreed to settle with a woman who sued police for taping her mouth shut after she was taken into custody at The Big E fair in 2011. The Republican newspaper reports that West Springfield and a former police captain reached a settlement with Izabella Monticello, who sued in federal court for assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress and other claims.

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  9. MGM says it is complying with Springfield host agreementRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Boston Herald

    Despite a lack of major construction activity, MGM said Wednesday it is making efforts to comply with commitments it made to Springfield as part of its host community agreement. The casino company, which is building an $800 million resort downtown, said it delivered the first in a series of required compliance reports to Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno on April 1. The more than 50-page report highlighted information sessions it has been holding for local vendors and suppliers as well as efforts to develop workforce training programs for prospective local employees, the company said.

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  10. Stray bullet hits university cafeteria twice in 3 weeksRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Boston Herald

    Police say a building located on the campus of a western Massachusetts college was struck by a stray bullet for the second time in about three weeks. The Republican of Springfield reports the "Hive," American International College's student cafeteria located in the Schwartz Campus Center, was hit by a stray bullet stemming from a shooting near the corner of State Street and Oak Grove Avenue Tuesday night.

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  11. Judge: Manslaughter charge stands for Springfield manRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | Boston Herald

    A judge has refused to dismiss a manslaughter charge against a Springfield man who owned a truck that caused fatal crash that killed a teenager. Rafael Perez Jr. of Springfield owned a truck from which sofa cushions and other furniture fell onto Interstate 91 in Longmeadow in July, which caused a chain reaction crash that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Skyler Anderson-Coughlin.

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  12. Springfield teen awarded anti-bullying scholarshipRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Boston Herald

    The Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation has awarded scholarships to 15 high school students from across the country for their anti-bullying efforts. The Republican of Springfield reports Biraj Adhikari, a Springfield Central High senior, won the top scholarship.

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  13. Communities already spending money trickling in from casinosRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Fifteen communities have received roughly $5 million from the state's three licensed casino operators as part of compensation agreements negotiated with the companies. The payments range from more than $1 million to Springfield to $50,000 apiece to nearby Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow and Holyoke.

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  14. Springfield police arrest 2 on drug chargesRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Springfield police say they have arrested two people and taken more than 9,000 bags of heroin and a handgun off the streets. Police say 26-year-old Anibal Castro and 31-year-old Giovannie Luna are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on drug and gun charges following their arrest Wednesday.

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  15. Penn National updates plans for Plainville slot parlorRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Massachusetts is inching closer to the official launch of its casino industry, as Penn National Gaming submitted revised plans Thursday for a slot parlor slated to open in June along the Rhode Island border while regulators highlighted steps the state still needs to complete before it can oversee gambling operations. Plans for Plainridge Park still call for a gambling floor with 1,250 slot machines but other parts of the $225 project have changed slightly, according to a report submitted to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

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  16. Police end search for burglary suspect who jumped off bridgeRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Springfield authorities have ended their river search for one of two men who jumped out of a car and off a bridge on Tuesday while fleeing police. Police said they were sought in a West Springfield housebreaking in which two men were seen carrying away a safe, and getting into a car.

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  17. Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun post March declines in slots revenueRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Connecticut's two tribal casinos have again reported falling revenue and slot machine bets in March as they vie to open a joint venture elsewhere in the state. Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequots, reported Wednesday that revenue was $40.4 million, a 9 percent drop from $44.6 million in March 2014.

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  18. Springfield police arrest 15 anti-police protestorsRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Police have arrested and charged more than a dozen anti-police protesters with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after they blocked traffic at a major intersection. The protesters, who were affiliated with the Black Lives Matter group formed after a string of police-involved shootings, accused police of racism and demanded swifter prosecutions of officers who kill black people, the Springfield Republican reports .

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  19. Monson dedicates new town offices rebuilt after 2011 tornadoRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Almost four years after a tornado caused widespread destruction in Monson a new town hall and police department complex has been dedicated. Edward Harrison, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said the new $10.3 million dollar complex was rebuilt with about $7 million in insurance and more than $3 million in taxpayer funds.

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  20. State hoop finals may soon head westRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Boston Herald

    The MIAA yesterday took the first steps toward moving the state finals from Worcester to Springfield when it met with officials from the Basketball Hall of Fame to discuss the possibility of playing all eight state finals on state championship Saturday. As first reported by MassLive, the MassMutual Center and Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College would host four games each.

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