Archive | January, 2006

At a Crossroads

An historic neighborhood named for three streets that intersect to create a busy commercial district has seen highlights and lowlights over the past 50 years, but one organization is poised to shed new light on the X, through collaborative, arts-centered initiatives. Springfield residents: try giving someone from out of town directions to Forest Park without […]

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Bankruptcy Might Be Springfield’s Best Option

Springfield City Councilor Tim Rooke wants to impose a tax on people who commute to Springfield to go to work. That’s right, Rooke, the chairman of the council’s Finance Commitee, is mulling several ways to reduce Springfield’s soaring budget deficit. His concepts include a tax — how much he’s not sure — on those who […]

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Speed Thrills At right: heralded by spotlights and a red-carpeted walkway, Fathers & Sons Porsche introduced its newest addition to the showroom floor, the Porsche Cayman S, at a launch party at the dealership in West Springfield on Saturday, Jan. 14. Attendees enjoyed food and drinks catered by Spoleto of Northampton, which included European fare […]

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Coping with ‘Presenteeism’

With cold and flu season upon us, some interesting challenges for employers and employees alike arise. ‘Presenteeism,’ a newly coined term which means being present at work while sick or for some other reason disengaged from your assigned work, can be extremely detrimental to organizations and their workforce. Traditionally, the focus of most organizations has […]

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