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Local law enforcement work to keep kids on the right path

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A new mentoring program at the Springfield Boys & Girls Club is aiming to keep at-risk kids off the streets. Eight staffers from the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and the Springfield Police Department will mentor 20 kids. They’ll...

Springfield Boys & Girls Club receives federal grant

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – When an air conditioning unit hasn’t been replaced since 1967, it may be time for an upgrade. That’s how the federal government feels about the air conditioner in one of the Springfield Boys and Girls Club’s gyms. The federal grants will...

Low gas pressure left 48 families with no heat in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Columbia Gas Company made arrangements Tuesday night to set up a “warming center” for North End residents who had no heat because of a “low gas pressure” situation. Columbia Gas spokeswoman Andrea Luppi told 22News that they’d been getting...

Festival of Trees has record-setting year

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s Festival of Trees keeps getting more popular every year. The 15th annual tree festival benefiting the Springfield Boys and Girls Club set a new attendance record this year. It’s a two week event which began immediately after...

Preview party held for Springfield’s annual “Festival of Trees”

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Festival of Trees at Tower Square downtown has long been one of Springfield’s most popular holiday season attractions. Eyes lit up at the sight of this sixth annual Christmas tree festival during the Sunday afternoon preview party. The...

Six Flags employees volunteer out of season in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Even though Six Flags New England is closed for the season, many of their employees were busy Friday. Friday was “Volunteer Service Day” for dozens of Six Flags employees. One work detail spent the day applying a fresh coat of paint to the...