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    1. Under construction: Human Resources Unlimited readies $2.6 million center in Springfield | masslive

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      Under construction: Human Resources Unlimited readies $2.6 million center in Springfield | masslive

      Human Resources Unlimited Pyramid Project began in 1982 with three people on the campus of American International College.  Now, the project is readying a $2.6 million, 17,600-square foot building at 60 Brookdale Drive in East Springfield that will serve as a home for the project as well as for HRU's headquarters and for its transportation program.

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      Comment Mentions:   American International College   Springfield   Northampton

    2. Springfield Parking Authority plans $4 million in repairs, improvements to 3 downtown garages

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      Springfield Parking Authority plans $4 million in repairs, improvements to 3 downtown garages

      The Springfield Parking Authority has authorized capital improvements to three downtown garages, totaling approximately $4 million, beginning with the Civic Center Garage this summer. The Civic Center Garage project will proceed first, as the authority's busiest garage and generator of its greatest revenue, along with having more significant need for repairs than other authority garages, said Mary McNally, the authority's executive director.

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      Comment Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    3. Holyoke Community College announces hospitality-culinary skills center at Innovation District meeting

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      Holyoke Community College announces hospitality-culinary skills center at Innovation District meeting

      Holyoke Community College will open the Center for Hospitality and Culinary Excellence at a site downtown with plans to teach such skills to 175 students a year beginning in 2016, an official said Wednesday (March 4). The announcement was one of the features at the third annual meeting of the Holyoke Innovation District held at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street

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      Comment Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    4. Agawam releases design concept for Walnut Street Extension revitalization | masslive.com

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      Agawam releases design concept for Walnut Street Extension revitalization | masslive.com

      The town recently released on its website the design concept for a revitalized Walnut Street Extension, a rundown corridor officials hope to turn into a dining and shopping destination.  The concept plan, designed by Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, details project goals and shows what the area might look like after the large-scale makeover. The primary focus of the proposed revitalization would be the portion of Walnut Street Extension from Springfield Street to Ramah Circle North.

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    5. Springfield Central Cultural District Public Art Sponsorship Program aims to brighten downtown: Guest viewpoint

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      Springfield Central Cultural District Public Art Sponsorship Program aims to brighten downtown: Guest viewpoint

      The Springfield Central Cultural District aims to find innovative ways to support cultural institutions and artists and enliven downtown spaces in our city. These goals are represented in a new public art sponsorship program, which pairs pieces of public art in the district with sponsors in order to raise funds to pay the artists an honorarium for their work. The art available for sponsorship is by two artists whose work currently brightens our downtown, sculptor James Kitchen and painter John Simpson. We are lucky to have these two talented artists working with us, and we look forward to welcoming many ...

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    6. Officials say Interstate 91 Springfield viaduct project will focus on minimizing traffic disruption, parking woes

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      Officials say Interstate 91 Springfield viaduct project will focus on minimizing traffic disruption, parking woes

      Christopher Russell, executive director of Springfield Business Improvement District, said the positive impact of the project for Springfield and the region "far outweighs the short-term inconvenience."

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    7. Springfield City Council funds $4 million Environmental Center project at Forest Park, cheered by supporters

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      Springfield City Council funds $4 million Environmental Center project at Forest Park, cheered by supporters

      The City Council voted unanimously to authorize a $4 million project to renovate and expand the Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center at Forest Park, bringing cheers and applause from supporters at City Hall including students, parents, and teachers. Burt Freedman, a long-time teacher in the Environmental Center of Our Schools program at Forest Park, said Monday night's council vote, approving the funds, ensures the long-term future of the highly popular, highly successful program.

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      Comment Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    8. Holyoke Innovation District meeting to focus on ongoing, new projects featuring state official Jay Ash

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      Holyoke Innovation District meeting to focus on ongoing, new projects featuring state official Jay Ash

      The meeting is set for the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St. -- the very reason for the innovation district. Speakers will include Jay Ash, secretary of the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, and Mayor Alex B. Morse. The Holyoke Innovation District is what officials call the downtown blocks around the computing center, a university research facility that is between Cabot and Appleton streets overlooking the first-level canal.

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      Comment Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

    9. Smith & Wesson earnings: What's Wall Street saying on eve of Springfield gun manufacturer's earnings report? | masslive

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      Smith & Wesson earnings: What's Wall Street saying on eve of Springfield gun manufacturer's earnings report? | masslive

      Smith & Wesson will report earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year on Tuesday, following the close of the stock market.  In December, Smith & Wesson reported that the market for firearms was still adjusting back to a new normal following the panic-buying in 2012 and 2013. Buyers were afraid that states and the federal government would pass tighter gun regulations in the wake of mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and at the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, elementary school

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      Comment Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    10. Lou Kornet Achieves Association Executive Certification

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      Lou Kornet Achieves Association Executive Certification

      Lou Kornet, vice president and chief of staff at the Markens Group Inc. (TMG), has been designated as a certified association executive (CAE).  Conferred by the American Society of Association Executives, the certification is the highest professional credential in the association industry. To be designated as a certified association executive, an applicant must have five years experience in nonprofit-organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.

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