Baystate Health's plan to close mental health units at hospitals in Westfield, Greenfield, and Palmer was the subject of a public meeting Thursday night. The health system plans to open a single, specialized behavioral health hospital in Holyoke.
Springfield City Councilors addressed the mayor's newest recommendations to improve police accountability Thursday night. The mayor wants to expand the civilian police review board, but maintain the office of the commissioner.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said he will be working closely with acting police commissioner Cheryl Claprood to come up with a plan to deal with large groups of bicycle and dirt bike riders on city streets.
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