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Cupcake vies for official designation

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has an official desert – Boston Cream Pie – an official muffin – corn – and an official chocolate chip cookie – Toll House – and if state Rep. Angelo Puppolo Jr.’s legislation is approved it will soon have an official cupcake....
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Springfield prepares for annual Pancake Breakfast

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Despite some obstacles, the 25th annual World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast will return to the streets of downtown Springfield on May 16....
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Developer to build market-rate apartments on Boston Road

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Long dormant and neglected, a parcel of land located on one of the City of Homes’ major corridors will see new life this year....
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1883 Barney Carriage House gets 2015 update

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Built in the 1883, the Barney Carriage House is getting a 2015 decorative update....
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Springfield Public Schools could face $16 million budget deficit in FY16

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – School Committee members are waiting to see the budget recommendations from the Massachusetts House and Senate to see if the city is facing a deficit in the next fiscal year....
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Central High School’s three-story science addition opens

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The $32 million expansion of Central High School was officially opened on April 9, although students have been using it since the beginning of this school year....
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STCC and Worcester State enter into tuition cap agreement

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and Worcester State University (WSU) have entered into an agreement to cap the cost of a four-year degree at $30,000 for certain programs....
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Springfield's Union Station project is ‘well underway’

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The effect is a bit unnerving. In the dark and the cold, the skeleton on Union Station has been revealed: concrete walls and ceiling and steel beams. There is a loud rumble as a train passes through the station several stories above....
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Kevin Lynn of FutureWorks promoted to executive director

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Kevin Lynn, a longtime employee at FutureWorks, the nonprofit career center, has been promoted to being its executive director....
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Hearings for Paramount Theater shooting anticipated

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – License Commission Director Attorney Alesia Days has said hearings about the shooting incident at the Paramount Theater on April 5 during which three patrons were wounded at hip hop concert will not happen for at least two weeks....
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Springfield police commissioner encourages neighborhoods to use ‘Nextdoor’

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Police Commissioner John Barbieri and Mayor Domenic Sarno announced a new tool in the city’s arsenal against crime: a website that can draw a neighborhood together and encourage the formation of a crime watch and shared information....
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Mayoral candidate Sal Circosta criticizes Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s ‘live by the sword’ comment

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Mayoral candidate Sal Circosta wasted no time in criticizing incumbent Mayor Domenic Sarno. ...
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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awards more than $2 million to local schools

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Longmeadow, Pittsfield and Greenfield schools and colleges were the recipients of more than $2 million in grants from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC)....
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