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Wednesday April 23, 2014

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Westfield Rail Trail Invades Neighborhoods

April 23rd, 2014
  WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- A project that's supposed to bring the community together is tearing one neighborhood apart. The city of Westfield is constructing a new entrance to the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail on East Silver Street. Even...

Gov. Patrick Toughens Restrictions on Zohydro, Company Disagrees

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Zohydro is a long-acting pain medication, used only for long-term severe illnesses. It's main ingredient is hydrocodone the same main active ingredient in many pain killers like Vicodin. Mark Helon, Baystate...

AIC Honors Graduating Students Who Have Served the Country

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A special honor for some veterans who are about to get their degrees from a local college. The AIC Veteran's Alumni Committee held its 2014 Admiral Hines Alumni Veterans Ribbon Ceremony today. The event is...

Summer Job Fair Held at Eastfield Mall

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The summer is fast approaching and now is the time many employers are lining up their summer help. On Wednesday, a job fair was held at the Eastfield Mall in Springfield. Among those looking for a summer...

Falcons Teaming Up with Keep Springfield Beautiful to Fight Blight

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Members of the Springfield Falcons joined Keep Springfield Beautiful Wednesday morning in the battle against blight. It's an effort to create, execute and promote clean, green, sustainable solutions. A...

Going Green and Helping Domestic Violence Victims at the Same Time

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April 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Msas. (WGGB) -- In honor of Earth Day, Verizon is teaming up with Womanshelter in Holyoke and Safe Passage in Northampton to keep an environmentally friendly program running. It's called Hopeline and they are collecting...

UMass Boston Student Charged in 2 Bomb Threats

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A University of Massachusetts Boston student has pleaded not guilty to making two recent bomb threats to the same campus building. Twenty-nine-year-old senior Dean Beckford of Somerville was arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk...

Batteries in Baby Video Monitors Recalled

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April 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB/AP) -- Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries,...

Gov. Patrick: Court Ruling on College Admissions ‘Troubling’

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is calling the Supreme Court's ruling allowing voters to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions "very troubling." Patrick said the decision allows voters to use the referendum...

Western Mass. Senate Candidate Challenging Opponent’s Residency

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- State Senate Candidate and Springfield City Councilor Tim Allen is taking issue with one of his opponent's residency. Allen is filing an objection with the state's Ballot Law Commission, claiming that Eric Lesser...

NYPD Twitter Photo Campaign Backfires

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April 23rd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Neil / MGN Online) NEW YORK (WGGB) -- What was supposed to be a opportunity for community outreach by the New York City Police Department appears to have backfired. City residents and tourists alike take pictures all the time...

Windy with Clouds & A Few Showers

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April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Skies will stay mainly cloudy this afternoon as an upper level low slides through. Most of the energy from this system will stay to our east however there's still the chance of a few showers and downpours and there...

Zogenix Objects to New Mass. Restrictions

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The San Diego company that makes a powerful new prescription painkiller called Zohydro says it's disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug after a federal judge ruled that...

‘American Pickers’ Episode Featuring Springfield to Air Tonight

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April 23rd, 2014
(Image Courtesy: A+E Networks) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two of the country's better-known 'pickers' are set to shine the spotlight on the City of Homes tonight. Last November, the show came to Springfield to shoot an episode of The History...

UMass Fraternity Holds 36 Hour Stationary Bike-A-Thon

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April 23rd, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Wednesday brought less-than-ideal biking weather. But under the cover of a pop-up shelter, Anthony Pontrelli, a member of Pi Kappa Phi at UMass Amherst, had already pedaled several hours by noon. "I'm signed up for about...