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Wednesday April 23, 2014

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Crime and Corruption: The Albano Years – The Asselin Family

April 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Ten years ago was a bad time for the city of Springfield and disgraced Mayor Michael J. Albano.  Not only was the city in tough financial shape as a result of sloppy management and corruption, but some of the people...

‘Liquid Galaxy’ Allows Interactive World Travel Visuals Through Technology

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April 23rd, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Westfield State University students got an interactive look at the world without leaving their seat Wednesday night. The project called “Liquid Galaxy” is an immerse Google Earth experience using high definition...

Western Mass. Communities Participating in Drug Take-Back Day

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April 23rd, 2014
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The DEA is teaming up with police departments across the state this weekend for a prescription drug take-back. One of those departments taking part is Greenfield. It’s set from 10 AM until 2 PM at the police...

Despite Rain, Brush Fire Warning Posted

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April 23rd, 2014
Blunt Park, Springfield GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Despite Wednesday’s rain, there are new concerns about brush fires in the upcoming days. We saw plenty of fires on Monday, like one at Blunt Park in Springfield. Now there is a watch for...

Deerfield Residents Frustrated Over Pothole Problems Near Rail Tracks

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April 23rd, 2014
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Car after car slams into pothole after pothole on Elm Street in Deerfield. “You have to just hold on for the ride. There’s a lot of bumps. You kind of have to go off to the side to avoid them but it’s hard, they...

Yankees Pitcher Pineda Ejected for Substance on Neck

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April 23rd, 2014
AP Photo/Elise Amendola BOSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda's ejection in the second inning Wednesday...

Hillary Clinton Dares Women to Compete

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016. The former secretary of state addressed a women's leadership conference in Boston on Wednesday. She called on members of the...

Fewer Massachusetts Homeless Families in Hotels

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April 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts housing officials say the number of homeless families living in motels is beginning to decline. Massachusetts Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development Aaron Gornstein said Wednesday that the number has...

Wind Means Fire Threat Returns

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April 23rd, 2014
It stays windy and turns colder tonight as skies clear out. Lows may drop below freezing in some spots by early tomorrow morning. And with the breeze staying up overnight, wind chill factors dip into the teens and 20s late! Tomorrow...

Westfield Rail Trail Invades Neighborhoods

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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 though...

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,...

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...