Coverage of Hampden County, Massachusetts.

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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The Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council has passed an ordinance that requires housing developers to hire more city residents on building projects.

Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.
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Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, opens for the season next weekend. Like at that other large amusement destination in Florida, a day at the park is not just about the thrill rides. 

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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It's April Fool's and — no joke — the public may finally get a say on the Massachusetts budget this week. 

Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council President Justin Hurst.
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The president of the Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council says the Hampden County district attorney should resign.

Police cruisers in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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In our look at the week's news, the investigation of a 2015 fight outside a Springfield, Massachusetts, bar that involved off-duty police officers keeps evolving.