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Increase in train service predicted for the future

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield could once again be a hub for passenger rail travel in the future, according to a presentation by Timothy Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and state Sen. Eric Lesser....
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Dr. Seuss Museum slated to open summer of 2017

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Add one more project that will attract more attention to the city: A Dr. Seuss Museum. ...
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MGM Springfield breaks ground on $800 million casino

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – With a backdrop of construction equipment and workers that conveyed the imminent demolition of the former Zanetti School, elected officials and the leadership of MGM Resorts International officially broke ground on the $800 million casino that will dominate the South End neighborhood....
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Barbieri unveils new C3 policing initiative in Springfield

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The same innovative strategy to engage a neighborhood in order to address crime is being expanded to three other neighborhoods....
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Despite rumor Stearns Square ‘Bike Night’ is on

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A rumor circulating on social media that the Stearns Square concert series – also known to many as “Bike Night” – has been cancelled is false, according to Chris Russell, the executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District. ...
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Develop Springfield goes forward with projects

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The restoration and reuse of three historic building and the creation of the Innovation District Center are among the projects currently under way at Develop Springfield....
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Long abandoned Hapco Auto Parts building demolished

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Leo Florian, the president of the South End Citizen’s Council, said he couldn’t remember any other business on the corner of Main and Adams streets other than Hapco Auto Parts, and he was glad to see the long abandoned building being taken down....
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Van Sickle Middle School to broken up into two schools

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – School Superintendent Daniel Warwick said Van Sickle Middle School would be broken up into two smaller middle schools as part of the reorganization of the city’s middle schools in the Empowerment Zone....
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Two honored by Springfield Women’s Commission

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Maria Ligus, executive director of the New North Citizens’ Council, and Sarah Tsitso, executive director of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club, were introduced as this year’s honorees of the Springfield Women’s Commission as part of International Women’s Day....
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One of Springfield’s middle schools may become charter school

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – One of the city’s middle schools may become a charter school within the Empowerment Zone or it may not....
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MGM prepares ground breaking for March 24

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – MGM Springfield is preparing for the start of construction with its groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. outside of the former Zanetti School on Howard Street on March 24....
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