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Local officials mark Week of the Young Child

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – State Reps. Angelo Puppolo and Jose Tosado donned smocks and sat down with children from the Square One King Street School in Springfield on April 17 to practice their watercolor skills as part of the recognition of “The Week of the Young Child,”  an annual ce...
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Health officials continue to face heroin addiction epidemic

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

The gateway drugs fueling this wave of addiction are the prescription painkillers people are getting from their physicians....
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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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