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Endelson Playground project in Bondsville gets $40,000 boost, playground committee also setting its sights on improving Eager Park in Palmer

PALMER - New, modern equipment may soon replace the rusty relics at Bondsville's Endelson Playground thanks to a $40,000 grant and the continued dedication of volunteers.The grant, from the Promoting Community Development and Tourism Grant Program, was ... [Published MassLive - 1 hour ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

47-year-old Farmington, Ct. man killed in West Springfield motorcycle crash at Memorial Bridge rotary

This is an update of a story originally posted at 8:23 p.m. TuesdayWEST SPRINGFIELD - A 47-year-old man from Farmington, Conn. was killed Tuesday night when he clipped the back of a car in the Memorial Bridge rotary, lost control of his motorcycle and ... [Published MassLive - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Man shot on Massachusetts Avenue in Springfield's Upper Hill neighborhood

SPRINGFIELD – Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting on Massachusetts Avenue that left one injured, police said.One man was hit by gunfire just after 9 p.m. in the vicinity of 174 Massachusetts Ave., said Capt. Trent Duda.Duda said the victim ... [Published MassLive - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Defendant, 53: Rainbow meant God approved of marriage to 16-year-old

John L. EckerSPRINGFIELD - Hampden Superior Court jurors on Tuesday heard John Ecker's testimony on events that resulted in him being charged with stalking, criminal harassment and other crimes.Ecker, 53 , said he had never had any more than a brief conversation ... [Published MassLive - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Holyoke License Commission meeting about Double Six bar problems postponed

HOLYOKE -- A License Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday (July 29) at 1 p.m. about problems such as "riots" with the Double Six bar has been postponed because notice of the session wasn't posted properly under the state Open Meeting Law, a city lawyer ... [Published MassLive - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Police, Rioting, Security
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Springfield police seek 'apologetic' man who allegedly robbed woman working Forest Park neighborhood food cart at gunpoint

SPRINGFIELD – Police continue to search for an apparently apologetic man who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint early Monday afternoon while she was working a food cart in the Forest Park neighborhood.Police said the suspect, a white male who brandished ... [Published MassLive - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Revere savaged by rare tornado with 120 MPH winds, 'miracle' nobody killed or injured

REVERE — A swirling tornado was on the ground for about four minutes, but it was enough to leave a trail of severely damaged homes and businesses across this seaside city.An EF-2 tornado ripped through Revere on Monday at 9:32 a.m. with 120 MPH winds ... [Published MassLive - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Smith & Wesson: SEC settlement in best interest of stockholders

SPRINGFIELD - said Monday that its $2 million civil settlement of bribery charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission is in the best interest of company shareholders.The SEC alleges that bribed, or tried to bribe, government officials overseas. ... [Published MassLive - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Yesterday's top stories: Chicopee man arrested in attempted robbery, Holyoke couple seeks to change name to 'Seamonster,' and more

These were the most read stories on yesterday. If you missed any of them, click on the links below to read them now. The most viewed item overall was the photo gallery showing the inside of the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional ... [Published MassLive - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Springfield police continue to investigate daytime shooting that injured man on Maple Street

SPRINGFIELD — City police continue to probe a daylight shooting that happened along a busy main road at the height of Monday evening's rush hour.Police responded to a 5:25 p.m. ShotSpotter activation for 10 shots fired on Maple Street between Avon Place ... [Published MassLive - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

Longmeadow School Committee appoints Mark Oldenburg as new Director of Pupil Services

LONGMEADOW — The Longmeadow School Committee on Monday appointed Mark Oldenburg, currently with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Program Quality Assurance, as the town school district's Director of Pupil ... [Published MassLive - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

National Weather Service: Tornado, severe storm warning in effect for Southern Worcester County

Severe Weather - Revere TornadoChristine Molle and her husband Wayne survey the damage to her mother's house in Revere, Mass. Monday, July 28, 2014 after a tornado touched down. Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano says the fire department in that coastal ... [Published MassLive - Jul 28 2014]


"It's exciting for the kids, and exciting for the neighborhoods. We do seem to have a lot of support for upgrading the playgrounds" Davey said
...road closures will be removed, so (motorists) will be able to drive through Maple Street and Elm Street," said town Superintendent Robert Peirent. "The base course of pavement has been placed. What's now happening is the contractor is adjusting the structures in the roadway to the level of the final pavement, and that will allow them to come in next week... and place the final course of pavement."
"It would be similar to the way our Conservation Commission works now, staff member with a board. If approved, the licensing process will become more efficient and fair for current and future license holders. This proposal is just one more step in making it easy to do business in Holyoke" he said
...m. on Wed., Aug. 20," said Florence, via a release on the town website. "Voter registration laws also allow residents to register by mail. Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the town clerk's office or the Council on Aging Center. Online voter registration forms are also available on the Town's website @"

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