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    1. Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work to Host Open Houses

      Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work to Host Open Houses

      The Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work (DGSW) will host an open house for prospective students at the Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield — and also simultaneously at Saint Vincent Hospital, Conference Room B, 123 Summer St., Worcester — on Thursday, March 5 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a second open house for prospective students at both locations on Saturday, March 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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    2. STCC’s Veterinary Assistant Training Program Starts March 2

      STCC’s Veterinary Assistant Training Program Starts March 2

      Registration is open for Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) veterinary assistant training program, which begins March 2. The course runs through August, with classes meeting Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Elliot Levy, senior director of the Workforce Development Center at STCC, encourages prospective students not to delay registration since space is limited. The training prepares students to keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices.

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    3. Health New England Named a Finalist in Healthiest Employers of Massachusetts

      Health New England Named a Finalist in Healthiest Employers of Massachusetts

      Health New England has been recognized as one of the 2019 finalists of the Healthiest Employers of Massachusetts, a nationally recognized awards program powered by the Springbuk Health Intelligence Platform. Applicants to the Healthiest Employers awards program were evaluated across six key categories, representing a holistic view of employee well-being: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analytics. All companies that applied to the awards program were ranked according to the proprietary Healthiest Employers Index, a 1-100 rubric for employee well-being programming.

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    4. East-west rail backers predict half a million commuter trips each year; MassDOT promises second look at ridership estimates

      East-west rail backers predict half a million commuter trips each year; MassDOT promises second look at ridership estimates

      Better, faster east-west passenger rail service could attract more than a half million commuter trips a year, regional planners from across Western Massachusetts told MassDOT officials Monday, offering an estimate that far exceeds the state’s recently released numbers.

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    5. Bay Path President’s Gala to Celebrate Legacy of Carol Leary

      Bay Path President’s Gala to Celebrate Legacy of Carol Leary

      Bay Path University’s fourth annual President’s Gala will take place on Saturday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. While the event will continue its tradition of raising funds for student scholarships, it will also celebrate the legacy of Carol Leary, who will retire in June after 25 years as Bay Path president. The gala will feature a tribute to Leary and her husband Noel, silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing with live entertainment. The evening will also tell the story of the university’s mission — empowering undergraduate women and ...

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    6. 'Never gave up’: Springfield considers $4 million in spending to aid Court Square housing project - masslive.com

      'Never gave up’: Springfield considers $4 million in spending to aid Court Square housing project - masslive.com

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is asking the City Council to approve $4 million in spending to assist a planned $55 million housing redevelopment project at Court Square, saying the city, state and developers “never gave up” on saving the long-vacant historic building.  The council will consider approving the city bond funds at its meeting Monday night, and will also consider approving a plan by MGM Springfield to provide $16 million to the project at 13-31 Elm St.

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    7. Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse in Springfield neglected as sleepier courthouses got multimillion-dollar rebuilds, newly released statistics show - masslive.com

      Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse in Springfield neglected as sleepier courthouses got multimillion-dollar rebuilds, newly released statistics show - masslive.com

      Newly released statistics show that, despite being among the busiest courthouses in the state, the Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse on State Street has been financially neglected in comparison with its sleepier counterparts.  In fact, since 1999, Hampden County ranks near the bottom of $1.4 billion in expenditures on maintenance, repairs and new construction for courthouses across 13 of the state’s 14 counties. Data was not available for Nantucket County.

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    8. Springfield Museums set to showcase student art display - masslive.com

      Springfield Museums set to showcase student art display - masslive.com

      The Springfield Museums will present a special student art exhibit beginning Saturday at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.  In celebration of National Youth Art Month, select artwork from students in more than 50 city schools will be displayed throughout the galleries of the Smith Art Museum. Works on paper and three-dimensional pieces will be included.

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    9. Bay Path, Springfield Museums, Springfield Women’s Commission Convene On the Move Forum

      In honor of Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8, Bay Path University, Springfield Museums, and the Springfield Women’s Commission will present the fourth annual On the Move Forum on Wednesday, March 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. This year’s theme, “Generation Equality: Stand Up, Stand Out, RISE,” offers attendees an inter-generational, cross-cultural, gender-inclusive conversation focused on women’s rights, civic engagement, career opportunities, and wealth. Now in its fourth year, the forum explores women’s history and the advancement of ...

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    10. Springfield Artist John Moore Wins ADDP’s 2020 Legislative Calendar Cover Contest

      John Moore, a Springfield artist, was recently recognized at the Massachusetts State House as the winner of the Assoc. of Developmental Disabilities Providers’ (ADDP) 2020 Legislative Calendar cover contest. Moore is a member of Pyramid, a day habilitation program at Viability in Springfield.  He was among 31 artists — all of whom have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including autism or brain injuries — who submitted their artwork for entry into the contest. The ADDP calendar is an annual project that features compelling stories from its member provider agencies and legislators’ birthdays. It is distributed to both the House of Representatives and ...

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    11. Florence Bank Tops $1.2 Million in Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program

      Florence Bank Tops $1.2 Million in Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program

      When parents believe their child is headed down the wrong path, they often panic. That’s why it’s essential to have organizations like the CARE Coalition of West Springfield. As a nonprofit focused on the prevention of youth substance abuse, staff there can answer questions, provide recommendations, and tell parents where to get help. For the first time this year, the CARE Coalition will receive a $1,232 grant from Florence Bank through its Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program during the 18th annual event, to be held Tuesday, March 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garden ...

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    12. Bay Path Earns ‘A’ Grade for Early Reading Courses

      Bay Path Earns ‘A’ Grade for Early Reading Courses

      The National Council on Teacher Quality released its scores for the 2020 Teacher Prep Review, ranking Bay Path University’s Early Reading course content in undergraduate, traditional, elementary-education programs with an ‘A’ designation. Reading ability is a key predictor of future educational gains and life success, and more than one-third of American children are not able to read by the fourth grade, with black and Hispanic children being disproportionately affected. Successful reading instruction is essential to achieving educational equity, yet only seven programs in Massachusetts received an ‘A’ ranking.

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    13. 40 Under Forty Pulls in More Than 200 Nominations

      40 Under Forty Pulls in More Than 200 Nominations

      The nomination period for the 40 Under Forty class of 2020 has closed, and now a panel of judges has a challenging task ahead. That’s because BusinessWest received a record haul of more than 200 unique nominations this year — an indication that, in its 14th year, the 40 Under Forty honor remains a coveted mark of distinction for this region’s young individuals who have made a mark both professionally and through community involvement.

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    14. United Paper Box Co. crafts packaging for everything from games to perfume

      United Paper Box Co. crafts packaging for everything from games to perfume

      From pie rings to typewriter paper and greeting-card boxes to software packaging to high-end apparel boxes and marketing items for major entertainment labels, the products manufactured by United Paper Box Co. keep pace with changing times and business needs. Founded in 1937, United Paper Box is a family owned and operated rigid setup box manufacturer.

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    15. Core Facilities at UMass-Amherst takes giant step for research

      Core Facilities at UMass-Amherst takes giant step for research

      Walking through the corridors of the University of Massachusetts Institute for Applied Life Sciences is like a journey through time travel. The present blends into the future. This ship’s captain is proud of not only what the institute’s ultra-modern systems can offer business or government services, but about the ongoing discovery by potential partners that it’s there.

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    16. Bank of America Entrusts More Than $22 Million to Community Foundation

      Bank of America Entrusts More Than $22 Million to Community Foundation

      After collaborating with the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) for 29 years, the Bank of America in May transferred three trusts totaling more than $22 million to the Valley-wide grant funder. The move brings CFWM’s total earned assets from roughly $153 million to $175 million and bolsters its role as an enduring philanthropic leader in the Pioneer Valley. “That the Bank of America has enough faith in us and what we can do, and in our ability to effectively administer funds, acknowledges that we are truly a leader of philanthropy in the Pioneer Valley,” said Elizabeth Sillin, trustee ...

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    17. Eversource Earns Award for Using Smart Technology to Reduce Peak Energy Usage

      Eversource Earns Award for Using Smart Technology to Reduce Peak Energy Usage

      An Eversource program that pays customers to use less electricity during high-demand periods has received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Residential Program Design & Implementation by the Assoc. of Energy Services Professionals. The award recognizes the company’s ConnectedSolutions demand-response program, which leverages customer-owned devices, such as wireless thermostats, battery storage, and electric-vehicle chargers, to reduce electric use during peak periods, when the cost and greenhouse-gas emissions of electricity in New England are at their highest.

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    18. New Green Technology from UMass Amherst Generates Electricity ‘Out of Thin Air’ | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      New Green Technology from UMass Amherst Generates Electricity ‘Out of Thin Air’ | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine.

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    19. ‘The Ball That Changed a Town’: Golf Channel airs documentary on Chicopee Callaway factory

      ‘The Ball That Changed a Town’: Golf Channel airs documentary on Chicopee Callaway factory

      Golf Channel viewers are familiar with Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls — or, they’re at least familiar with the 30 or more PGA pros like Phil Mickelson who play their rounds with the ball. Now those viewers have a chance get familiar with Callaway Golf Ball Operations Inc. and its Chicopee plant where longtime employees make the Chrome Soft ball and other products in the Supersoft line.

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    20. Holyoke’s Loophole Brewing starts collaboration with Irish beer maker, leading to a ‘gateway’ for European breweries looking at U.S. market

      Holyoke’s Loophole Brewing starts collaboration with Irish beer maker, leading to a ‘gateway’ for European breweries looking at U.S. market

      A craft brewery based in Holyoke is hoping to be the gateway for European brewers into the United States. Loophole Brewery took the first step in accomplishing that goal Tuesday with its announcement of a collaboration with Baronscourt Brewing Company out of Ireland. “I think it’s going to be a great start,” Jeff Goulet of Loophole Brewing said. “I foresee this really turning into a long-term thing for us and Baronscourt and for us and other breweries.”

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    21. Springfield BID buys former Skyplex building at Stearns Square, borrows to renovate for an unnamed tenant

      Springfield BID buys former Skyplex building at Stearns Square, borrows to renovate for an unnamed tenant

      The Springfield Business Improvement District obtained more than $1.68 million in loans and grants from MassDevelopment last month to renovate the interior of the former Skyplex entertainment complex at 8-12 Stearns Square for an as-yet unnamed tenant. The BID also bought the 105-year-old building from MassDevelopment for the nominal fee of $100, also according to documents on file with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds.

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