Damarr Smith | Speaking of Springfield | Springfield, MA
a rising star Janet Bennett Friday, July 20, 2012

Springfield resident and R&B artist Damarr Smith recently released his first single, “The Way You Make Me Feel.” It is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. He plans to release his second single later this summer and audition for a spot on “The Voice.”

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Damarr Smith, Janet Bennett, Sounds
delicious diversity Chris Marion Friday, July 20, 2012

Borinquen & Quisqueya is a McKnight Historic District restaurant. It’s the kind of place where neighbors meet for a meal or bump into each other with their take-out. There is no pretense, just good food at good prices.

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Borinquen & Quisqueya, Chris Marion, Savories
take a stroll down the riverwalk Chris Marion Friday, July 20, 2012

The Riverwalk is completely run by volunteer tour guides who believe in keeping this gem on the waterfront alive. There is no board of directors, and, according to McElwaine, “We don’t even have meetings.” There's a message in there somewhere.

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Riverwalk, Chris Marion, Sights
boxing program gives youth a fighting chance Nancy Urbschat Friday, July 20, 2012

With sports as an equalizer, young people—regardless of circumstances—can achieve great things. This boxing program brings aspiring boxers from Springfield, Holyoke, East Longmeadow and Longmeadow to downtown Springfield to learn the art of boxing.

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Bob Hersey, Boxing, Nancy Urbschat, Signs