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Springfield’s Gray House struggles to keep shelves full

Peter Spotts
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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
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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
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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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Antique dealer asks for review of license decision

By G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – Beth Wallace, the co-owner of the Indian Orchard antique store Oldies from the Estate has signs on her door stating the shop is closed but that doesn’t prevent people from coming to do business with her. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Twice during an interview, Wallace went to the door, un...
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Carpaccio restaurant opens in Springfield’s South End

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – After what owner Lisa MacKechnie called a “long, hard, challenging process,” her new restaurant Carpaccio is finally open.MacKechnie had to overcome tornado damage and a wall collapse due to a drunk driv...
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Landlords voice opposition to proposed inspection ordinance

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – Landlords dominated the public speak out section of the City Council meeting on July 21 expressing their opposition for a proposed ordinance that would create a new inspection system fo...
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City files suit to get former school offices back

By G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – Kevin Kennedy, the city’s Chief Development Officer, told Reminder Publications the city will once more attempt to find a developer for 195 State St. –&nbsp; ­ the former School Department building –&nbsp; through a Request for Proposal process ...
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City officials seek RFPs for former Brookings School building

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – City officials hope that the Elias Brookings School on Hancock Street will get a new use through a <a href="http://www3.springfield-ma.gov/finance/bid-detail.html?bid=2014...
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HCC, STCC pilot program to train production technicians

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – For both Jim Afflitto of Agawam and Darro Brown of Springfield a new program developed by Holyoke Community College (HCC) and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will hopefully me...
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