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  1. Pioneer Valley or West Mass? Regional rebranding is fraughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Boston Herald

    Tourism and economic development officials have rebranded "Pioneer Valley" as "West Mass." They argue the region's old moniker, which originated in the early 20th century, is outdated and confusing.


  2. Place your bets ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 25 | Boston Herald

    Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes say they are on the cusp of announcing a location for a proposed casino near the Massachusetts border - a move that would add competition to the MGM Resorts International Casino slated to open in Springfield next year.


  3. Officials at odds over dueling casinosRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Boston Herald

    The specter of a competing casino just miles away in Connecticut has one top Springfield official fretting about a brewing war over gambling revenues months before the cards are even dealt. "Obviously we would rather not have it, but they are intent to take customers from our market," said state Rep. Bud Williams .


  4. Ed board to vote on 3 proposed charter schoolsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Boston Herald

    The Map Academy Charter School would serve students in grades 9-12 from the towns of Plymouth, Carver and Wareham. The school would have a flexible schedule and cater to students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out.


  5. Circus lionized for cutting animal acts will bring them backRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Boston Herald

    In this May 1, 2014 photo, an elephant waits to entertain the opening night crowd at the Melha Shrine Circus at the Eastern States Coliseum in West Springfield, Mass. After earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping animal performances in 2016, the Melha Shrine Circus will bring back the animal acts for seven performances over four days in May 2017.


  6. Rollie Massimino, Chris Webber among Basketball Hall of Fame finalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Boston Herald

    Rollie Massimino, who coached Villanova to the 1985 NCAA championship, and Chris Webber are among the 14 finalists for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. Others include NBA referee Hugh Evans, Connecticut star Rebecca Lobo, two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, five-time All-Star Sidney Moncrief, Baylor women's coach Kim Mulkey, Kansas coach Bill Self and two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich.


  7. 3 teens plead guilty to setting massive Springfield fireRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Boston Herald

    Three teenagers charged with setting fire to an empty Springfield building that once housed a job training center have pleaded guilty and been sentenced. The fire at the former Massachusetts Career Development Institute last June took more than 24 hours to extinguish, caused $500,000 in damage, and resulted in injuries to five firefighters.


  8. 2 arrested in connection with fatal shootingRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 2 | Boston Herald

    Police say 29-year-old Michael Brawner faces murder and other charges while 33-year-old Sorheyddi Colondres has been charged with accessory after the fact and misleading a police investigator. The Springfield residents were arrested Friday after 44-year-old Chicopee resident Kevin Blanton was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a residence shortly after 1 a.m. He later died at the hospital.


  9. Ghosting, shade, microaggression hit Merriam-Webster websiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Boston Herald

    In addition to elevating "surreal" in 2016 to word of the year, the dictionary company on Tuesday added about 1,000 new words and new definitions to existing listings on its website, Among 17 of the latest disclosed by the company are: "arancini," those stuffed, breaded and fried Italian rice balls, "conlang," meaning an invented language like Klingon, "fast fashion" and "microaggression," a flash-point favorite on some college campuses.


  10. District attorney won't bring charges against officersRead the original story

    Friday Feb 3 | Boston Herald

    Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says no charges will be filed against any of the off-duty police officers accused of beating four men outside a Springfield bar in 2015. Gulluni tells the Republican newspaper that a lack of video evidence and an inability of the victims to positively identify their attackers led to the decision not to file charges.


  11. Man charged with ramming cruisers, hurting 2 officersRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Boston Herald

    A Connecticut man charged with ramming two Massachusetts police cruisers and injuring two Springfield officers while trying to escape a traffic stop has been held on $25,000 bail. George Dobitsky was back in court Tuesday a day after pleading not guilty to seven charges, including four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


  12. Springfield woman, teen sons, face drug trafficking chargesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Boston Herald

    Police have arrested a Massachusetts woman and her two teenage sons they say were running a crack cocaine distribution business out of their home. Springfield police said Monday that 36-year-old Anne Ramos-Quinones and the boys ages 16 and 17 were arrested last week following an investigation that lasted several weeks.


  13. Police: Man dies while fishing with friend in SpringfieldRead the original story

    Monday Jan 30 | Boston Herald

    A man out fishing with a friend in Springfield has been found dead, but police say foul play is not suspected.


  14. Boston sex offenders too easy to loseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Boston Herald

    NO FIXED ADDRESS: The Boston Police Department is concerned about the tracking of homeless convicted sex offenders throughout the city. More than 200 Boston sex offenders - 75 of them dangerous Level 3 predators - are on the lam after failing to register with the state, and another 50 are using a loophole and listing places without fixed addresses, including Boston Common, as their homes.


  15. Funeral arrangements set for 4 killed in crash of stolen SUVRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Funeral arrangements are set for four people, including three high school seniors, killed last week when a stolen SUV crashed into a tree in Massachusetts. Police say 20-year-old Andrew Savage, 18-year-old Chassidy Spence, 17-year-old Katrina Lee Maisonet-Jones and 17-year-old Adrianna Hernandez were killed in the crash in Springfield.


  16. Official: Troopers approached SUV before crash that killed 4Read the original story

    Jan 21, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Massachusetts authorities say undercover state troopers approached an SUV in Springfield shortly before the driver sped off and caused a crash that killed four people. A spokesman for Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni told The Republican newspaper on Friday that troopers parked behind the SUV, turned on their unmarked cruiser's emergency lights, got out and approached the SUV Tuesday night.


  17. Republican Gov. Baker faces political challenges in new yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | Boston Herald

    As Gov. Charlie Baker prepares to outline his priorities for the year ahead, the Republican is working to keep his political footing on what could be a rocky path ahead. The state just reported its lowest unemployment rate in 16 years with the jobless rate in December falling to 2.8 percent.


  18. Cops: SUV reported stolen prior to crash that killed 3Read the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Police say a speeding SUV that went airborne and crashed into a tree in Massachusetts, leaving three people dead, was reported stolen in Connecticut days earlier. A fire department spokesman says one person died at the scene in Springfield on Tuesday night.


  19. Police data: Massachusetts sees slight bump in slayingsRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2017 | Boston Herald

    State police recorded 67 homicides in municipalities outside of Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Pittsfield. That's three more than in 2015.


  20. 2 arrests made in death of man shot in camper in HolyokeRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2016 | Boston Herald

    A man has died after a shooting inside a camper in Holyoke and two people have been charged with murder. Authorities say 55-year-old Anthony Sirakowski was shot inside the camper at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.


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