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School Committee establishes ‘Empowerment Zone’

Tyler Leahy

SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to boost test scores at the city’s middle schools, the Springfield School Committee has approved a plan to create “The Springfield Empowerment Zone” at its meeting on Oct. 9.The zone...
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Springfield site for second railcar company

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – In the process to decide which company should be awarded a contract to build rail cars for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), Springfield now has a decided edge.Out of the five possible companies, a second one has ...
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Business coach offers workshop on franchise investments

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – Dream of operating a Dunkin’ Donuts? Hanker to own a carpet cleaning service? If you have ever thought of buying into a business franchise, Steve Rosenkrantz has the answers to your questions.Rose...
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March for city climate change plan to take place Oct. 20

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – Arise for Social Justice and the North End Outreach Network hope Springfield residents will participate in a march to the Oct. 20 City Council meeting to support the creation of a climate change plan for the city as well as the...
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Cooper to heighten connection with city neighborhoods

By Tyler Leahy

SPRINGFIELD – Throughout the duration of his 14-year tenure as president of Springfield College ending in the spring of 2013, Dr. Richard B. Flynn accentuated a revamped approach to community relation efforts. His successor Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper has continued implementation of many of the same servic...
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Cabinet members see workforce progress

By G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – Steve Capshaw had the ear of two influential members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez at a visit the two men made to Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) on Oct. 8. The secretaries were visitin...
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Officials break ground on new Western Massachusetts fire academy

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – With one of the concrete towers that has been used to train several generations of Springfield firefighters in the background, Massachusetts Fire Marshal Stephen Coan formally ...
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Bright Nights to gain storage barn and technical facility with grant funds

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – City, state and federal officials gathered at Forest Park on Oct. 3 to celebrate the acquisition of a $1.29 million grant to be used to build the Bright Nights Storage Barn and Technical Skills Facility.The new barn wil...
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Renovations announced for Nathan Bill Park

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The residents of East Forest Park will have a greatly renovated Nathan Bill Park in the fall of 2015.Mayor Domenic Sarno was joined in making the announcement of the renovations to the park on Plumtree...
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More tornado damaged housing in South End is restored

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Another vestige of the damage from the June 1, 2011 tornado has been addressed.    The official re-opening of the apartment complex at 22-24 Winthrop St. was conducted on Sept. 26. The repairs and renovation to the century-old structure are part of a $9.45 millio...
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MCAS results exceed state performance index for math and English

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Even though three city middle schools were designated as Level 4 schools, for the second year in a row the gains made by Springfield schools in English Language Arts (ELA) and math in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Sys...
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Open house showcases latest Rebuilding Together Springfield project

Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The paint was still drying in some areas of 90 Bowles St. at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 as staff from Rebuilding Together Springfield prepared to welcome visitors to three open house events at the property that day...
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First details about reopening of Student Prince and the Fort revealed

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The first details about the reopening of The Student Prince and The Fort were revealed at the Board of License Commissioners on Sept. 25....
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UMass Center celebrates grand opening at Tower Square

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Center at Tower Square celebrated its official grand opening of its 2,600-square-foot facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 24 with <a target="_blank" href="http:...
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