Orlando Ramos was elected and sworn in Monday to a one-year term as Council President. Ramos said his number one priority is to improve police-community relations.
A Springfield city councilor is on track to juggle two elected positions in the new year, as he begins a term in the Massachusetts state legislature.
Some tourist attractions and agencies in western Massachusetts are facing tough budget choices after Governor Charlie Baker announced spending cuts this week.
The nation remains divided politically, but Springfield appeared unified in celebration of American veterans.
A Massachusetts law known as Section 35 was meant to help family members force their loved ones into treatment. But as the opioid epidemic worsens, some people are pursuing their own civil commitment.
The Mobile Consulate is designed to help the 3,000 or so Mexican citizens living in Springfield with passports, birth certificates and double citizenship.