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Candidates present background and positions at Sixteen Acres forum

By G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD– A candidate’s forum arranged by Springfield City Councilor Clodo Concepcion offered voters a side-by-side comparison of many of the candidates running this year.    With the exception of one moment, the candidates maintained an information-only format rather attac...
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Rozanski installed as the ninth bishop of diocese

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The gentle murmur of a single chord from the Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel’s organ on Aug. 12 mixed with bright bell chimes ringing out every couple of seconds and then suddenly stopped, leaving a captivated audience of nearly 900 people to await two brief knocks on the cath...
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Stern highlights 2014 Hoop Hall class

Peter Spotts
PeterS@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 was inducted Aug. 8 and was led not by a player, but by the man who steered the National Basketball Associati...
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Love for motorcycles, animals collide with TJO fundraiser

Peter Spotts
PeterS@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – It’s time for motorcycle and sports bike fans to get ready for a Western Massachusetts poker run to benefit animals in need.Ride Like An Animal starts up for the sixth time Aug. 23 and all of the proceeds raised by the event will be used to help the animals, especially those in...
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YMCA continues programming in spite of building foreclosure

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The ultimate fate of the Dunbar Community Center – which is facing foreclosure and auction – is not known at this time, but the YMCA of Greater Springfield (the Y) is continuing p...
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SilverBrick Group acquires Morgan Square Apartments, plans renovation

Peter Spotts
PeterS@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield continues to grow and a new real estate developer is coming to the City of Homes looking to bring market rate housing to the downtown area.The SilverBrick Group, LLC, announced the acquisition of the Morg...
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Gardening the Community expands

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – On Aug. 2, volunteers gathered to clear two parcels at 200-206 Walnut St. for the latest expansion of Gardening the Community (GTC).Anne Richmond, the program director for the organization, explained to Reminder Publications the lots wou...
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Robbins wins Summit Creative Awards for ‘Wally, Derek, Gladys’

Katelyn Gendron
katelyn@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The most powerful way to tell as story is through film, according to Paul Robbins, a multi-Summit Creative Award winner.Robbins, of Paul Robbins Associates...
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Springfield’s Gray House struggles to keep shelves full

Peter Spotts
PeterS@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Gray House has been providing human services to those in the Springfield region since 1984; however, they’re the ones who need the help this time.The thrift store and pantry, located at <a target="_blank" href="https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US...
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United Way aims to help 1,000 western Massachusetts children with Stuff the Bus

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The United Way of the Pioneer Valley is asking people to help out homeless children by making donations to the fourth annual Stuff the Bus campaign.The goal is to fill a Peter P...
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Collection program brings $1 million in city revenue

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A program to collect outstanding excise taxes and parking tickets from downtown motorists have yielded nearly $1 million in revenue in the past 15 months.City Councilor Timothy Rooke explained to <sp...
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