1. Chicopee businesses discuss downtown improvements, call for walking police patrol

    Chicopee businesses discuss downtown improvements, call for walking police patrol

    Downtown business owners pushed for a stronger police presence in the city’s center during a regular meeting Thursday to discuss improvements and problems in the center. About 30 people, most of them small business owners, gathered with Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette and a number of department heads. They discussed a wide variety of issues including upcoming work on sidewalks and parking lot paving, a Halloween parade and plans to get cleaning crews on the city streets.

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    1. I've seen the city deteriorate in front of my eyes.
    2. If there is no security in downtown Chicopee, what we are talking about isn't going to happen.
    3. I can't understand why we can't have a walking beat.
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