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First MGM impacts to be felt on March 1

By G.Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The good news: the start of the process to build the MGM Springfield casino has started. The bad news: parking may be at a premium in downtown Springfield for the next several years. Adding to the mix will be the start of the rebuildin...
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On MLK Day Swan calls for people to serve

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD– Hundreds of people forming a capacity crowd attended this year’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the MassMutual Center. Presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, Community Music School of Springfield, D.R.E.A...
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City Council continues look at casino job ordinance

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Depending upon how quickly the city’s Law Department can issue an opinion answering some questions from the City Council, the proposed ordinance concerning elected officials and job at MGM may come before the council for a vote in the near future.&nbsp;<b...
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Diocese pushes back announcement about Cathedral rebuilding to February

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski released a statement on Jan. 17 concerning the progress of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thereminder.com/LOCALNEWS/springfield/cathedraldecisiondelaye...
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Baker returns to Springfield

Gov. Charles Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito made Springfield their last stop on Jan. 10 as part of a thank you tour to supporters. The two officials greeted dozens of people at The Student Prince/ The Fort Restaurant including Mayor Domenic Sarno and City Councilor Kateri Walsh at the informal...
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School Committee, police agree to expand Quebec Unit

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The School Committee voted to approve a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the School Department and the <a href="https://www.facebo...
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Springfield casino ordinance clears its first obstacle

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – City Council President Michael Fenton’s proposed ordinance to prevent city officials from taking a job at MGM Springfield imm...
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Collins elected as vice chair of Springfield School Committee for 2015

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The first meeting of the new year for the Springfield School Committee had one major agenda item: the election of a new vice chair.<a href="http://www.sps.springfield.ma.us/schoolCommittee/Christ...
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Rebuiling Together has new name, expands mission

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A successful non-profit agency has changed its name and broadened its services.Colleen Loveless, executive director of Rebuilding Together, announced at a press conference at City Hall on Jan. 6 the organization will now be known as Revitalize Community Development Corporation ...
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Gratitude, responsibility key words for Gulluni

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The key words for Anthony Gulluni, Hampden County district attorney are gratitude and responsibility at his entry into the office.Those words were the core of his speech at his swearing into office on Jan. 7, and capacity crowd filled the first floor of O...
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Fenton to take on ‘naysayers’ in second term as Springfield City Council president

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – City Councilor Michael Fenton celebrated two milestones on Jan. 5: his 28th birthday and his reelection to the presidency of the City Council.The vote was unanimous for Fenton and for his...
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Diocese: Cathedral will open for 2015-2016 school year

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – There is no word yet that the Diocese of Springfield has made the decision to rebuild Cathedral High School, but the school wi...
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