August 25, 2014

Author Archive | Carl E. Hartdegen

Garden vandalized, again

WESTFIELD – The Friends of Grandmothers Garden who support the beautifully flowered park on Smith Avenue must get discouraged when work they do – which shouldn’t have needed to be done in the first place – gets undone within weeks. A friend of the garden came to the station Friday to report that three benches […]

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Admitted drug user faces more charges

WESTFIELD – A West Springfield man already held pending trial for larcenies to support his heroin addiction returned to the city Friday after additional stolen items surfaced and he was charged with additional crimes. The man allegedly stole jewelry from residences where his girlfriend had been staying. In February, Det. Brian Freeman investigated a report […]

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Changes to law will reduce reports

WESTFIELD – Readers who note a significant drop in the number of police reports involving incidents of domestic violence may be excused for reaching the obvious – but erroneous – conclusion that the city has suddenly become safer. The apparent decrease in the number of publicly reported instances of domestic violence is illusionary and is […]

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