Melissa Torres, WWLP-22News

Melissa Torres


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Recent articles by Melissa:

MGM tree lighting ceremony surprises and delights

A new edition for the holiday season at MGM Friday marked the annual tree lighting ceremony. → Read More

Shoppers grateful for Black Friday as inflation in America keeps rising

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror but inflation still rising, shopping patterns this holiday season are changing. → Read More

Springfield Museums celebrates Lighting of the Quadrangle

The Springfield Museums is decking the halls for the holiday season with their annual lighting of the quadrangle. The city of Springfield is getting into the holiday spirit Friday night. → Read More

Online and local shopping might replace Black Friday chaos

As Thanksgiving comes to a close many people are finishing up their leftovers and getting ready to shop till they drop on Black Friday. → Read More

Who is working on Thanksgiving?

Who are the people who work on Thanksgiving? First responders, police officers, fire fighters, men and women who serve overseas, and EMS workers are on to keep us safe. Healthcare workers are at the hospitals. → Read More

Restaurants packed for Thanksgiving meal

While many people enjoyed a nice home cooked meal for thanksgiving dinner, some people preferred to dine out this Thanksgiving. → Read More

Don’t drink and drive this Thanksgiving

It’s known as Drinksgiving, or Blackout Wednesday. No matter what the name, the night before Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest at local bars as people reunite and reconnect with loved ones. → Read More

Last minute shoppers scramble for Thanksgiving essentials

Last minute shoppers flocking to area grocery stores Wednesday to stock up on Thanksgiving necessities. → Read More

Mayflower Marathon gets one last boost with Thunderbirds

Despite an already record breaking year, Thunderbird fans brought more non-perishable food items and monetary donations to support Rock 102’s Mayflower Marathon. → Read More

Get ready, get set, go to the Mayflower Marathon Monday

Rock 102 is set to host the annual Mayflower Marathon to benefit Open Pantry, and this year the food drive will be outside the South End Market and parking garage at MGM. → Read More

Springfield Thunderbirds host annual Hockey Fights Cancer night

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Over in Springfield Saturday night, the Thunderbirds will be playing for a cause as they host their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, while they face off the top seeded Charlotte Checkers. This year’s hockey fights cancer game will have a deep and meaningful connection to the community, but also to Thunderbirds […] → Read More

More Americans ready to travel this Thanksgiving AAA finds

New from AAA, Thanksgiving travel is predicted to increase by 1.5% this year, with an estimated 54.6 million people expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving. That’s a 1.5% increase over last year and is still 2% lower than the pre-pandemic volumes. → Read More

Springfield Housing Authority celebrates 75 years of service

Friday the Springfield Housing Authority gathered for their 75th annual Gala. The Springfield Housing authority is an integral part in Springfield providing affordable housing to the communities that need it most, from low income families to housing for the elderly. → Read More

Thanksgiving reservations filling fast

Thanksgiving is less than one week away and many people are opting to book restaurant reservations instead of preparing the festive turkey feast themselves. → Read More

Who will be the next Speaker of the House after Pelosi steps down?

22News spoke with a political consultant about what this could mean for residents in the Commonwealth. → Read More

Mayor Joshua Garcia asks Holyoke to slow down

In a recent social media post Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia asking residents to slow down when driving. → Read More

‘Project Blue Light’ brings community together in support of fallen police officers

The Springfield Police Department held a ‘Project Blue Light’ ceremony outside of the Pearl Street headquarters Wednesday to honor and remember fallen officers. → Read More

AAA predicts millions will travel in 2022 for Thanksgiving holiday

New from AAA, Thanksgiving travel is predicted to increase by 1.5% this year, with an estimated 54.6 million people expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving. → Read More

Area residents’ reaction to Senate race results

Democrats will keep their Senate majority for the next two years after victories in close contests in Nevada and Arizona. → Read More

Inflation concerns have consumers finding creative ways to save money this holiday season

Thanksgiving tables may look a bit different this year with inflation and supply chain issues remaining a top concern for shoppers. → Read More