SPRINGFIELD – Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication, is sometimes referred to as festival of lights. The eight days of Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of oil needed to continue lighting the menorah in the Temple. In the midst of war, the oil had purposely been defiled. Only a little oil remained, which would be enough […]
On December 24, in the town of Longhetto, there was a bagel maker, the proprietor of Alan’s Bagels, who set to work on making that day’s batch. His shop was a modest one, set in a shopping mall owned and mostly occupied by his landlord and neighbor, Big Z’s Grocery. Alan rose that day in […]
LONGMEADOW – According to Superintendent of Schools Marty O’Shea, both Longmeadow middle schools have reached the end of their useful lives. This statement was shared with parents via an email O’Shea sent on behalf of the School Committee, updating the community on the committee’s efforts to develop a plan to address the “substantial needs” of […]
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Photos from the annual Longmeadow vs. East Longmeadow Thanksgiving Day football game! The Lancers won, 36-18. See https://thewestfieldnews.smugmug.com/TheLongmeadowNews/Football-vs-East-Longmeadow/ for a gallery of photos!