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Transfer of Plumb Field property at Duggan approved in Springfield

Bill Zito
bzito@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD — At its Jan. 25 meeting, the Springfield School Committee voted unanimously in favor of a proposal to transfer a land parcel behind Duggan Academy to the city for the property to be maintained as a public park in the name of famed high school coach Ted Plumb....
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Springfield veteran services director retires, deputy steps up

Bill Zito
bzito@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD — The city’s long serving veteran services director is stepping down from his post after 13 years. ...
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Gandara Center celebrates new Springfield Family Resource Center

Dennis Hohenberger

SPRINGFIELD — The Gandara Center officially opened its new Springfield Family Resource Center at 1095 Main St., significantly enhancing support services for the city’s most vulnerable families....
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Buono named Springfield’s new chief administrative and financial officer

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD — With budget season getting into full swing, Mayor Domenic Sarno announced that Cathy Buono would be tasked with navigating the city through the often choppy waters of municipal finance....
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Exhibit shows lives of Springfield Latinos through one man’s lens

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD — The exhibit, which translates to “Latinos in Springfield, Past and Present,” features images of the Puerto Rican and Dominican communities, both of which are large parts of the ethnic quilt that is Springfield....
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Springfield St. Patrick’s Committee crowns colleen

SPRINGFIELD — Five finalists came together Saturday, Feb. 10, at Cedars Banquet Hall in the crowning of the Springfield colleen, Emma Feeley of Springfield...
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Springfield School Committee authorizes 12 potential school renovation projects

Laura Mason
lmason@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield School Committee agreed to submit statement of interest forms to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for 12 school renovation projects at its Feb. 8 meeting....
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Veritas Prep to empower students with reality-based financial literacy event

Dennis Hohenberger

SPRINGFIELD — Veritas Preparatory Charter School in Springfield is set to make significant strides in financial literacy education for high school students, thanks to a grant from the 2024 Financial Education Innovation Fund, administered by the state treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment....
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Springfield Public Schools awarded grant for family engagement

Laura Mason
lmason@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Public Schools was awarded $10,000 as part of the Strengthening Family-School Partnership Grant....
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Working group looks at quality of life issues in city of Springfield

G. Michael Dobbs

SPRINGFIELD — The Neighborhood Quality of Life Working Group came up with a fairly lengthy group of suggestions to improve the city and Ward 8 City Councilor Zaida Govan believes tax revenue from the city’s cannabis industry as well as the annual payments from MGM Springfield could help fund them....
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UMass Springfield Center to honor Henry Thomas III

Laura Mason
lmason@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD — UMass Amherst Springfield Center will be named for former trustee Henry Thomas III in honor of his work within his hometown of Springfield, the University of Massachusetts recently announced....
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