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Report proposes bike sharing program for Holyoke and Springfield

By Chris Maza
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GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission recently recommended the institution of a municipally owned regional bicycle sharing program run by a private contractor.The recommendation was made as the result of a months-long feasibility s...
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With eviction notices comes decision time for businesses

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The eviction notices have been sent out and most of the businesses in what will be the MGM Springfield campus have found a new home.The only institution that is still grappling wi...
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Diocese develops draft plan for Cathedral

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said he could not reveal any details from the final workshop meeting of the stakeholders in the <a href="http://www.thereminder.com/localnews/springfield/cathedra...
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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.&nbsp;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.&nbsp;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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