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Everything you need to know about the MGM Springfield casino license

  By Robert Rizzuto The Republican June 12, 2014     Although the Massachusetts Gaming Commission intends to take a vote and announce on Friday that MGM Resorts International is to be awarded the sole Western Mass. region’s casino license, the process has been somewhat confusing, even to people following the process closely. Things have mostly […]

4th Annual Business Expo set for Oct. 29 at MassMutual Center

Save the Date BusinessWest May 20, 2014 Fourth Annual Western Mass. Business Expo Set for Oct. 29 When BusinessWest first presented the Western Mass. Business Expo in October 2011, the immediate goals were to catch the region’s attention, re-energize a concept that had become stale over time, and lay the groundwork for an event that […]

Focus Springfield brings state of the art cable access to city

The studio at the new Focus Springfield Community Television will be able to have a studio audience of 100 people. Reminder Publications photo by Peter Spotts By G. Michael DobbsThe Reminder SPRINGFIELD – Next month the brown paper that blocks the views at the ground floor of the building at 1200 Main St. will be […]

Dinosaurs to dominate Springfield Science Museum this summer

  Giant robotic dinosaurs and Ice-Age mammals will roar for the summer at the Springfield Museums starting June 14. (Image courtesy Kokoro Exhibits.) By Sarah Platanitis\June 05, 2014   “Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals” will roar into the Springfield Museums on June 14 before going extinct on Sept. 14. The large-scale robotic exhibit […]

Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri sworn in, pledges new attacks on street crime

                        Anthony Barbieri, left looks on as his father John R. Barbieri , is sworn in as the new Springfield Police Commissioner by Judge William J. Boyle, as Wayman Lee, center City Clerk and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, right look on during the ceremony […]

Sarno: Years of ‘belt tightening’ balance FY15 budget

By G. Michael DobbsThe Reminder SPRINGFIELD – Mayor Domenic Sarno announced on May 19 the fiscal year 2015 (FY15) city budget maintains core services, doesn’t include any layoffs and uses the least amount of reserves in years. Sarno said the better economic picture is due to increased revenues, additional state aid and “seven or eight years of […]

MassDOT puts public feedback into viaduct plans

Shown here is the layout schematic for the Interstate 91 viaduct replacement. Reminder Publications submitted photo By Carley DangonaThe Reminder SPRINGFIELD – Criticisms about the accessibility of downtown Springfield and the fact that the Interstate 91 viaduct repair would be simultaneous with other major road construction projects have been heard. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) […]

Springfield Museums All Access: Now recruiting docents

Sylvia Abar, a docent at Springfield Museums   By George Lenker, The Republican May 29, 2014     Museums are treasure chests that bring science, history and art to life. And no one helps that process more than docents. Docents are key players in the museum experience, lending a voice to exhibits and a helping hand to […]

Retiring Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet honored for his 42 years of service

  Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet, right was the guest of honor at a reception in honor of his retirement. Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe,left was one of the speakers at the event held Thursday at City Hall. (Mark M. Murray/ The Republican)   By Jim Kinney The RepublicanMay 29, 2014  SPRINGFIELD – Retiring Springfield Police Commissioner William Fitchet was […]

MassDOT hearing on Springfield I-91 viaduct project slated for Tuesday at Basketball Hall of Fame

  Work on the I-91 viaduct project in Springfield, which calls for replacing the deck along the elevated portion of highway running through Springfield, could be delayed if Congress fails to approve billions in federal highway funds. Half of the cost of the $260 million Springfield project is expected to be reimbursed by the federal […]