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Hampden man dies in Springfield shooting

Monday, October 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police say a 19-year-old Hampden man has been killed in a shooting outside a housing project in the Liberty Heights neighborhood. Sgt. John Delaney said a 21-year-old man with the victim also was shot but has non-life-threatening injuries. Police said that after the Monday afternoon shooting both men were first taken to nearby Mercy Medical Center in a private car. The 19-year-old was transferred to Baystate …

Frontier Regional earns silver medal at VolleyHall Classic

Monday, October 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Volleyball was invented in 1895 in Holyoke, home to the Volleyball Hall of Fame. But on a rainy Columbus Day in 2014, the sport was on display at Springfield College. The Volleyball Hall of Fame’s eighth annual VolleyHall Classic featured 32 teams from around New England. The tournament has evolved over …

Making News: Awards and new hires in the Valley

Monday, October 13, 2014

Theresa Hoang joins Florence Dental NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Theresa Hoang has joined the Florence Dental Care practice, 41 Main St., Florence. Hoang received her doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. Frank Flannery joins Parker & O’Grady SOUTHAMPTON — Parker & O’Grady law firm has …

Springfield mayor: Stop sending refugees to city

Monday, June 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third …

Local weekend round: Mastalerz wins another for Belchertown Legion

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For the second time in as many days, Jon Mastalerz played the role of extra-inning hero in leading the Belchertown Post 239 American Legion baseball team to victory. On Saturday afternoon, Mastalerz singled in the winning run in the top of the 10th as Belchertown defeated South Hadley …

Police say 18-year-old man slain outside convenience store in Springfield

Friday, June 20, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old man has died in a shooting outside a Springfield convenience store. Sgt. John Delaney says officers responded to the Racing Mart store and gas station in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood at about 1:45 a.m. Friday where they found the youth …

Pope names new Springfield bishop

Friday, June 20, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The new leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said Thursday that one of his first tasks will be to break out the maps and the GPS to find his way around the unfamiliar region. Pope Francis on Thursday named lifelong Baltimore-area resident Bishop …

Pope names new Springfield, Massachusetts bishop

Thursday, June 19, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts is getting a new bishop. A spokesman for the diocese says Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Bishop Mitchell Thomas Rozanski as Springfield’s ninth bishop. Rozanski is currently an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Rozanski will succeed …

Five things worth knowing about MGM’s Springfield casino

Sunday, June 15, 2014

BOSTON — Gambling regulators named MGM Springfield as Massachusetts’ first licensed casino Friday. Here’s a look at the project and what’s next in the drive to open Las Vegas-style casinos in the state: The proposal: MGM plans a more than $800 million casino, hotel, entertainment and shopping complex …

5 things to know about MGM’s Springfield casino

Saturday, June 14, 2014

BOSTON — Gambling regulators named MGM Springfield as Massachusetts’ first licensed casino Friday. Here’s a look at the project and what’s next in the drive to open Las Vegas-style casinos in the state: ——— THE PROPOSAL: MGM plans …

Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approves state’s first casino license for MGM Springfield

Friday, June 13, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — MGM Springfield on Friday was named the state’s first official casino operator, capping a more than two-year process that saw four other rival plans in western Massachusetts fall by the wayside. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously at the MassMutual Center to approve a deal granting …

Backstory: Massachusetts Gaming Commission agrees to issue license to MGM for state’s first casino in Springfield

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — MGM will be named the first casino operator in Massachusetts, but the Las Vegas-based gambling giant will not have to immediately pay millions of dollars in state fees and other payments required by law. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reviewed the casino’s $800 million Springfield project nearly …