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Center of Attention

UMass Facility in Springfield Set to Open Its Doors William Dávila wasn’t looking to leave Springfield’s Gandara Center. In fact, he was quite happy in his role as director of […]

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Features

Kate Phelon says a host of new restaurants and other new businesses are bringing a renewed sense of vibrancy to Westfield’s downtown area.

Communty Spotlight: Westfield

New Developments Send Westfield’s Spirits Soaring This summer, Westfield was ranked as a “City on the Rise” and one of the “Best Cities to Live in Massachusetts” on different websites. […]

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A New Reality?

Is This as Good as the Recovery Is Going to Get? Andre Mayer says business owners who are still waiting for what would be considered a real economic recovery should […]

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Special Features

Firm Resolve

Robinson Donovan Is in a Growth Mode Jeff Roberts, managing partner with Robinson Donovan, P.C.[/caption]For Jim Martin, understanding where Robinson Donovan, P.C. is headed requires an appreciation of the past. […]

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Maximum Potential

Sunshine Village Provides Opportunities for Clients, Solutions for Employers Gina Golash Kos says Sunshine Village gives people with disabilities the opportunity to fulfill their potential, become independent, and learn valuable […]

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Zip It

Area Recreation Facilities Raise the Game for Summer Fun By KEVIN FLANDERS The forest is cool and quiet, sunlight coruscating through the trees. In the distance, a high-pitched, mechanical whine […]

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Continuum of Care

Armbrook Village Helps Seniors Navigate Stages of Life By JAMES PALEOLOGOPOULOS In the sleepy northwest corner of Westfield lies a winding path marked by a sign that reads “Armbrook Village: […]

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Eric Gouvin

Coping with a New Reality

WNEU, Like All Law Schools, Is Adjusting to Lower Enrollment Eric Gouvin says there is ongoing discussion and debate within higher education about why enrollment is down at law schools […]

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Channez M. Rogers

Legal Landmines

Questions Can Cause Problems During Fitness-for-duty Exams By CHANNEZ M. ROGERS, Esq. Employers, beware of the questions you ask your employees during their annual fitness-for-duty examinations. All-too-familiar questions regarding family […]

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Ann I. Weber

Filling the Holes in Medicare

Coverage May Be Unjustly Denied in Many Circumstances By ANN I. WEBER, Esq. and MICHAEL A. FENTON, Esq. Millions of seniors rely upon Medicare and supplemental Medigap policies to pay […]

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SUSAN G. FENTIN

Coming to Terms

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination Act By SUSAN G. FENTIN, Esq. Employers’ obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act made news in July when the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity […]

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Strong Suits

A chart of area law firms Click here to download the PDF

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Peter Vickery

Decisions, Decisions

Three Recent Rulings Issued by the MCAD Are Ones to Remember By PETER VICKERY Is a worker who had a heart attack ‘handicapped’ in the legal sense of the word? […]

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Kathryn S. Crouss, Esq.

A Word on Employee Handbooks

Beware Some of the Many Costly Mistakes Employers Make By Kathryn S. Crouss, Esq. Employee handbooks communicate employers’ expectations to employees. While such manuals are not required, they are recommended. […]

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Get a Job

A chart of the region’s employment agencies Click here to download the PDF

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Opinion

Editorial

UMass Center Is Yet Another Puzzle Piece It was with considerable fanfare that Gov. Deval Patrick, UMass administrators, and Springfield city officials announced last fall that the university would be […]

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Opinion

Five Principles for an Open Internet By ANDREW LIPPMAN In the past few months, the open Internet has been everywhere from Comedy Central to the Harvard Law Review. Why? Because […]

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