Springfield, MA Other News

23-y-o Jamaican gets 10 years in prison for role in US robbery spree

Published   May 27, 2023 02:59PM
A 23-year-old Jamaican man has been sentenced to 10 years in a United States prison after he confessed to his role in a string of violent robberies of AT&T stores in Connecticut and western Massachusetts in the US.

Alex Josephs, who appeared in the US District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Tuesday, was also ordered to pay US$298,073.86 (approximately J$45.9 million) in restitution.

The sum to be repaid reflects the losses from three of the stores he robbed with accomplices.

The Jamaican pleaded guilt ... Read more

Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean

Hanna: Hey David! We’re back here again – looks like we’re quickly becoming the Chained duo! I’ve got a feeling of déjà vu. But before we get into that, how’s life treating you?

David: Not too bad, Hanna. It’s been a big ro ... Read more

Yakima Police Concerned You’ll Be Injured in a Gang Shooti

Yakima Police are investigating a gang related shooting that injured 3 people on Wednesday night and now authorities are concerned about more gang shootings.


Officers were called ... Read more

With the impending closing of the Eastfield Mall, mall walke

Seniors in the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area are about to lose a popular spot to exercise and socialize.

When the Eastfield Mall closes for good on July 15th, an informal club of dozens of mall walkers will be displaced. That m ... Read more

The Founders were well aware of continuing advances in arms technology

Published   May 26, 2023 05:08PM
During the 19th century, firearms improved more than in any other century. As of 1800, most firearms were single-shot muzzleloading blackpowder flintlocks. By end of the century, semiautomatic pistols using detachable magazines with modern gunpowder and metallic cartridges were available. Would the Founders be surprised by the improvements in ability to exercise Second Amendment rights? Perhaps not, given the tremendous advances in firearms that had taken place before 1791. And certainly not, given that James Madison, author of the Second Amend ... Read more

Springfield Diocese settles lawsuit filed by Chicopee man wh

The Springfield, Massachusetts, Roman Catholic Diocese announced Friday it has settled a lawsuit alleging clergy abuse by the late Bishop Christopher Weldon — and a coverup by church officials decades later.

The case was brought by a C ... Read more

Six inducted as Waite Distinguished Alumni

Six Waite High School graduates were honored and inducted as Distinguished Alumni at the 59th Annual Purple and Gold Dinner Celebration held April 1 at St. Michael Centre in Oregon.

Waite is celebrating its 109th year as an East Toledo e ... Read more

Street Prophets Friday: Photos from Prague's National Techni

We went through the big room and managed a peek into a couple other areas of the museum, but once again I failed to visit the coal mine in the basement. Do 8 year-olds ever stop running?

From 1929, the arms factory Zbrojovka Engineer Fra ... Read more