Jason Nevel Staff Writer @jasonnevelSJR Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow said Tuesday he is taking a wait-and-see approach about how the Justice Department will help his agency decrease violent crime in the capital city.Springfield was among 12 cities the Justice Department selected to help develop long-term strategies to decrease violent crime.While attending a law enforcement gathering in Bethesda, Maryland, where the initiative was announced, Winslow said one surprising detail he...
Jason Nevel Staff Writer @jasonnevelSJR The Springfield School District could open this fall, but would run out of money by January if state government fails to approve an education budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Superintendent Jennifer Gill said Monday.Gill’s update on state funding, which also included concerns about federal funds for professional development being slashed, was the highlight of Monday’s school board meeting.Something that wasn't on the agenda was a surprise...
Jason Nevel Staff Writer @jasonnevelSJR The Islamic Society of Greater Springfield opened its doors Sunday night to the community to learn about the Muslim holy month of fasting, known as Ramadan.Maryam Mostoufi, president of the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association, said the event was an opportunity for people to ask questions.“We find that in most situations people tend to fear what they don’t know,” she said.Sunday marked the 23rd day of Ramadan, which runs 29 or 30 days.Each day...
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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