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Rep. Neal Against Housing Kids at Westover

Rep. Neal Against Housing Kids at Westover

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(Chicopee, MA)  –  Congressman Richie Neal says he’s against using Westover Air Reserve Base temporary housing for a thousand child refugees. Neal says the base in Chicopee is needed to house reservists on the weekend.  He also said there’s inadequate security. The decision will ultimately be up to the Defense Department.

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Noho Pride Parade to Draw 20,000

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Second Person Dies From Holyoke Crash

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A second person has died as the result of an accident on Route 5 in Holyoke last night.