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Holyoke Councilors to ask police officials whether department has received military grade equipment

masslive.com — HOLYOKE -- Police Chief James M. Neiswanger or his representative is scheduled to attend a City Council committee meeting Monday (Nov. 24) to discuss whether the department has received any military grade equipment for law enforcement. The Public Safety Committee meeting is at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Simsbury, Conn. police investigate murder of Melissa Millan; MassMutual VP recalled for brilliance, friendship, compassion

masslive.com — SIMSBURY, Conn. - Police continued investigating the homicide of 54-year-old MassMutual vice president Melissa Millan who was found stabbed in the chest Thursday along a section of a popular bike path through town. Simsbury Police Capt. Nicholas Boulter said Monday afternoon that police had little information to release to the press about the status of the investigation.
Nov 24, 2014

Simsbury, Conn. police investigate murder of Melissa Millan; MassMutual VP recalled for brilliance, friendship ow.ly/EP9Kr

Nov 24, 2014

Live reporting: #Holyoke Councilors on military equipment &, investigate Heather Egan agreement? s.masslive.com/6nTmw8j via @masslivenews

Nov 24, 2014

'Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens' trailer to debut this weekend s.masslive.com/CfHUjdH via @masslivenews

PHOTOS: Thanksgiving football in Western Massachusetts through the years

highschoolsports.masslive.com — For the first time in ten years, it looks like this year's Thanksgiving football games in Western Massachusetts will be played on snowy fields. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in the area from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @JPignatiello: PHOTOS: Thanksgiving football in Western Massachusetts through the years - MassLive ow.ly/EOUmg

MGM Springfield signs deal with Berkshire Brewing Company as its regional premiere beer provider

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - MGM Springfield announced Monday that it has a contractual agreement with Berkshire Brewing Company, of South Deerfield, to serve as its "premiere regional brewing partner and draft beer provider" at its future casino here. "We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Berkshire Brewing Company," said Michael Mathis, MGM Springfield president, in a prepared release.

Greenfield police: Suspect in knifepoint robbery inside bathroom at Main Street Bar & Grill still at large

masslive.com — GREENFIELD - Police continue to search for a man who allegedly robbed a victim at knifepoint inside the bathroom of the Main Street Bar & Grill early Sunday. The victim told police that was in the bathroom shortly after 1:10 a.m.
Nov 24, 2014

#Greenfield police probe reported armed robbery inside bathroom at Main Street Bar&Grill. bit.ly/1Fk2fjy

Autopsy of Anthony Gamache, Goshen man shot in Pittsfield drug deal, does not find cause of death

masslive.com — PITTSFIELD - An autopsy of a Goshen man who died last week after being shot in the leg during what police described as a botched marijuana deal was unable to determine the exact cause of death, according to the office of Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @paddyj1325 Autopsy of Goshen man shot in Pittsfield drug deal finds no cause of death ow.ly/ENHE4 ow.ly/i/7HaHG

Nov 24, 2014

Autopsy of Goshen man shot in Pittsfield drug deal, does not find cause of death ow.ly/ENHsH ow.ly/i/7HaC8

Full statement: Massachusetts Teachers Association applauds return of former Holyoke teacher to classroom

masslive.com — HOLYOKE -- Following months of pending litigation, Agustin Morales, a former teacher in Holyoke and current president of the teacher's union, has been invited back to teach in the district. Below is a statement by the Massachusetts Teachers Association regarding Morales employment with Holyoke Public Schools.

Former Donahue Teacher Gus Morales to return to classroom, following agreement between Holyoke School Committee and Holyoke Teachers Association to settle legal disputes | masslive.com

masslive.com — HOLYOKE -- Following months of pending litigation, Agustin Morales, a former teacher in Holyoke and current president of the teacher's union, has been invited back to teach in the district.
Nov 24, 2014

Gus Morales, a former teacher in Holyoke and current president of the teacher's union, to return to classroom: masslive.com/news/index.ssf…

In editorial, Boston Globe tells Holyoke City Council to 'ease up on art control,' regarding moratorium

masslive.com — HOLYOKE -- It's not often that the Paper City makes headlines in Boston, yet the City Council found itself denounced in a city paper's editorial over the weekend. The Boston Globe editorial staff published a piece on the Holyoke City Council's recent vote on public art.

Heavy snow, 6 to 10 inches, forecast for Thanksgiving in Western Massachusetts

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - The first major snowfall of the season is predicted to come at the worst possible times: right at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m.
Nov 24, 2014

Boston man due in court after naked fall from women's bathroom ceiling at Logan Airport s.masslive.com/QG5dFGF via @masslivenews

Report: Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox agree to 5-year deal, 'close to $100M'

Holyoke city Law Department cites 'investigatory' exemption in denying records to The Republican and MassLive related to firing of police officer

masslive.com — HOLYOKE -- The city Law Department cited investigatory and privacy exemptions in denying a request from The Republican and MassLive.com for records related to an investigation that led to the firing of a Holyoke police officer. The news organizations filed the records request on Nov. 10. Four days later, Mayor Alex B.

Public comment period regarding MGM Springfield's environmental impact study open through Christmas Eve

masslive.com — Anyone wishing to chime in on the environmental impact of MGM Resorts International's planned $800 million downtown Springfield casino has until Christmas Eve to do so. Last week, MGM submitted its final environmental impact study to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which accepts public comments for a month before reaching a decision about whether or not to permit the project to proceed.

Naked Boston man arrested after allegedly climbing into drop ceiling of women's restroom and assaulting elderly man at Logan International Airport

masslive.com — BOSTON - A 26-year-old is in police custody following a bizarre incident at Logan International Airport on Saturday. According to Massachusetts State Police, they were called around noon to investigate after Cameron Shenk, a 26-year-old from Boston, allegedly walked into a female restroom at the airport and removed all of his clothes before climbing up and into the drop ceiling.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @GarrettQuinn: Naked man falls through ceiling of ladies room, bites elderly man at Logan Airport bit.ly/11Om0mV pic.twitter.com/viAkXAZ3P0

Nov 22, 2014

Naked man falls through ceiling of ladies room, bites elderly man at Logan Airport bit.ly/11Om0mV pic.twitter.com/viAkXAZ3P0

Nov 22, 2014

Naked man arrested after climbing into women’s bathroom ceiling, assaulting elderly man at Boston airport ow.ly/EJdgh

Nov 22, 2014

Naked #Boston man arrested after allegedly climbing into drop ceiling, assaulting elderly man at Logan Airport- ow.ly/EJ2dB