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Gov. Deval Patrick scheduled to appear in Amherst on Tuesday

Monday, October 20, 2014

AMHERST — Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to be in Amherst Tuesday afternoon to make an announcement related to investments in infrastructure and housing developments across Massachusetts. The town’s website Monday posted an invitation to the event at 2 p.m. at Kendrick Park at the northern end of downtown, and reported Patrick and local leaders are expected to make “an important announcement relative to housing and economic development in the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Massachusetts Gaming Commission gives mostly positive review to proposed MGM casino in Springfield

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — MGM’s more than $800 million downtown casino received largely positive reviews from state gambling regulators Tuesday as they released their months-long assessments of the proposal’s finances, design and impacts to local traffic and other services during a full-day hearing at the MassMutual convention center. The gambling …

MGM set for state’s casino OK

Sunday, June 8, 2014

BOSTON — MGM Resorts International is nearing a final ruling on its bid to become Massachusetts’ first licensed casino operator, with a proposed $800 million project in Springfield. Starting Tuesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold a series of meetings in Springfield and Boston leading up to a …

2 people fatally shot in Springfield on same day

Thursday, June 5, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police are investigating the city’s second fatal shooting in less than 24 hours. Officers responding to 911 calls found 33-year-old Juan Rodriguez Jr. on the ground outside a residence on Avon Place just before 5 p.m. Wednesday suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was taken …

One dead, two hurt in Springfield shootings

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A 23-year-old Springfield man was fatally shot in the Forest Park neighborhood overnight, and a woman with him injured. Police said Darrell Jenkins was dead at the scene of the 12:45 a.m. Wednesday shooting on Kensington Avenue. The 20-year-old woman was shot in the mouth …

1 dead, 2 hurt in Springfield shootings

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Police say one man has been killed and two other people injured in three shootings in Springfield. The fatal shooting was reported at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday on Kensington Avenue in the city’s Forest Park neighborhood. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A second …

Decision on casino in 2 weeks

Thursday, May 29, 2014

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ first license for a Las Vegas-style casino could be awarded as soon as mid-June, following four straight days of meetings by state gambling regulators in Boston and Springfield. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission laid out the anticipated timeline at its meeting Thursday. The commission will be …

Dwayne Borbua of Springfield dies after SUV rolls over

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man involved in a rollover crash in Springfield was taken to the hospital by a friend where he was later pronounced dead. Police say the victim’s SUV rolled over and hit a light pole at about midnight Wednesday, but no one …

Reassessing Rockwell: Springfield Museums showcase drawings by artist who idealized America

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Viewed from our cynical, media-saturated times, the 1950s and early 1960s in the United States — before the advent of the Vietnam War and the social clashes of the later ’60s — often seems a halcyon era. We …

Driver faces OUI charge in fatal Route 291 crash in Springfield

Sunday, May 25, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — A West Springfield man has been arrested on charges of operating under the influence after police say the car he was driving on Route 291 in in Springfield collided with a tractor-trailer, killing a passenger in his car. Massachusetts state police say 22-year-old Rudra P. Kafley …