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Fighting Crime in Springfield: From Green Berets to God

Fighting Crime in Springfield: From Green Berets to God

Springfield has an image problem. It’s the same problem a lot of poor cities have, but here in the Happy Valley, Springfield’s problem sticks out more noticeably because, well, every other city and town in the Valley is so… happy. Springfield is the dark underbelly of Northampton. It’s the seedy area of Chicopee. It’s on […]

Still Answering the Call

After a 36-year career in the Springfield Police Department, Officer Kevin Ambrose lost his life responding to what so many civilians too often consider to be a routine police call.

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Statement of Springfield Mayor Sarno and Channel 22 News Video on the Fatal Shooting of Police Officer Kevin Ambrose

The following statement was issued by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno regarding the fatal shooting of city police officer Kevin Ambrose. Ambrose, a 36-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department, was killed in the line of duty after responding to a domestic dispute call Monday afternoon in the city’s Sixteen Acres neighborhood. * * STATEMENT OF […]

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With the guilty verdict against former Springfield police officer Jeffrey Asher, the latest chapter in the saga of Melvin Jones III has come to a close.

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Asher and Jones Return to the Headlines

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With the trial of former Springfield police officer Jeffrey Asher now ongoing in Chicopee District Court (Asher is being tried on charges of assault & battery and assault & battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the November 2009 arrest of suspect Melvin Jones III),

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PREACHING TO THE CHOIR In a recent story that appeared online at Northampton Media, writer-editor Mary Serreze wrote about a visit by traveling Occupy Wall Street protesters to the cozily-progressive city of Northampton earlier this month.

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- – Earlier this month we learned of the tragic killing of a beloved Muscovy duck in Westfield’s Stanley Park. The duck had been affectionately named “Ozzie” by park officials, although park visitors knew him under various different names.

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