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    1. CareerPoint, other One-Stop Career Centers serve record number of Massachusetts job seekers in FY2012-2013

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      CareerPoint, other One-Stop Career Centers serve record number of Massachusetts job seekers in FY2012-2013

      These figures, compiled in a report from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, were released by the Massachusetts Workforce Professional Association. CareerPoint worked with 675 businesses last year, assisting them with fulfilling their workforce needs, including job postings and referrals, prescreening candidates, job fairs, labor market information and incumbent worker trainings. The One Stop Career Centers worked with almost 12,000 businesses last year, and 70 percent of these businesses were return customers.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   CareerPoint

    2. MassMutual legal diversity clerkship program graduates impressive set of law students

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      MassMutual legal diversity clerkship program graduates impressive set of law students

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2013 1L Diversity Clerkship program. This summer, four outstanding first year law students participated in the program which is designed to offer summer clerks the unique opportunity to experience the “in-house” practice of law at a Fortune 100 company. The program combines challenging assignments from various practice areas with networking and other events both within and outside of the company.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    3. Hampden Bank reports $3 million in net income for 2nd quarter 2013

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      Hampden Bank reports $3 million in net income for 2nd quarter 2013

      Hampden Bancorp, parent company of Hampden Bank, reported this week $3 million in net income for the quarter ending June 30, the same amount recorded in the same time period a year before.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Hampden Bank

    4. Springfield Housing Authority wins $1.8 million in US Housing and Urban Development funds for capital projects

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      Springfield Housing Authority wins $1.8 million in US Housing and Urban Development funds for capital projects

      The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $50 million last week to public housing authorities across the state for renovations, repairs and other capital needs, including $1.8 million allocated to the Springfield Housing Authority.  The funds were provided to 78 housing authorities statewide, including five in the Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties area.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Holyoke

    5. Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield offered for sale by the city for redevelopment

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      Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield offered for sale by the city for redevelopment

      he Emerald City Cafe and two upstairs floors are being offered for sale on Bridge Street, lauded by local officials as offering a golden opportunity for developers.  The building wing at 270 Bridge St. is part of the historic Trinity Block in the downtown, listed the past three decades on the National Register of Historic Places.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. More using career centers to find work

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      More using career centers to find work

      A new report has found that there are a record number of job seekers here in Massachusetts. Career centers across the state are reporting a 16% increase in traffic over last year.  Kevin Lynn with Futureworks Career Center in Springfield told 22News between them and Careerpoint in Holyoke, they're serving 30 thousand people.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Kevin E. Lynn

    7. Hampden Bank cuts streamline executive suite, cost $300K

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      Hampden Bancorp Inc. said cutting two senior executives cost the bank more than $300,000, and pulled fourth quarter profits down even as per-share earnings reached record levels. Springfield-based Hampden Bank is one of two western Massachusetts banks under investor pressure to sell this year.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Hampden Bank

    8. Stephen Jendrysik: Origins of Western New England University School of Pharmacy dates to Holyoke drug store in 1927 | masslive.com

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      Stephen Jendrysik: Origins of Western New England University School of Pharmacy dates to Holyoke drug store in 1927 | masslive.com

      The Hampden College of Pharmacy in 1973 moved back to Holyoke to the former Holyoke Community College science building at 321 Pine St. Four years later, the school merged with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, establishing an adjunct campus at what was then Western New England College in Springfield.  In 2011, Western New England University opened its new college of pharmacy.

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    9. New Western Massachusetts breweries Tree House, Brewmaster Jack drawing recognition | masslive.com

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      New Western Massachusetts breweries Tree House, Brewmaster Jack drawing recognition | masslive.com

      Two of the 10 notable 'new-ish' New England breweries recently cited by Boston.com are situated within the 413 area code.  Brimfield's Tree House Brewing Company and Brewmaster Jack, which launched in Northampton and is now produced by Paper City in Holyoke, represent Western Massachusetts on the list.

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    10. New Holiday Inn Express construction in full swing on State Street in Springfield after years of delay and hurdles

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      New Holiday Inn Express construction in full swing on State Street in Springfield after years of delay and hurdles

      The Rev. Timothy Baymon, president of Epiphany Development Corp., said construction of the 98-room hotel, with a project cost of more than $10 million, is moving well and will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Visitors and Convention Bureau, said she is encouraged that the project is moving forward, having known there were delays in recent years. There are also plans for a new hotel Hampton Inn and Suites hotel on East Columbus Avenue, ready for groundbreaking this month.  “We welcome the development,” Wydra said. “Clearly, developers are seeing opportunities within the community.”

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   West Springfield   Palmer

    11. Gulfstream Aerospace awards scholarships to Alyssa Cousineau, Kayla Mayko and Amy Wardner

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      Gulfstream Aerospace awards scholarships to Alyssa Cousineau, Kayla Mayko and Amy Wardner

      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 17 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at special events at each company site.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College   Springfield

    12. Business lobbyists to petition for new software tax's repeal - Boston Business Journal

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      According to people familiar with the effort, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and the Mass High Tech Council intend to file a formal petition to repeal tomorrow. The filing was to be timed in coordination with a planned news story in the Boston Globe detailing the legislative push.

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    13. Massachusetts business confidence moves into optimistic territory in latest survey

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      Massachusetts business confidence moves into optimistic territory in latest survey

      Business confidence rose in July, crossing into optimistic territory after a dull June, according to a new survey by Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
      Business confidence rose 3.6 points in July to 52.5 points on a 100-point scale where 50 is considered neutral, according to a news release from Associated Industries, a statewide business group. Survey results were released Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    14. Caring Health Center CEO Tania Barber ascended from part-time receptionist to president

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      Caring Health Center CEO Tania Barber ascended from part-time receptionist to president

      "It's a humbling experience because as I look back, I never thought I'd be the president and CEO," Barber said, as she recalled a lifetime of diverse work experiences ranging from a leadership role in a weatherization company to working on the floor of various factories.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Springfield downtown property managers poised to offer prime space to University of Massachusetts satellite center

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      Springfield downtown property managers poised to offer prime space to University of Massachusetts satellite center

      The university’s programs in Springfield, in addition to the Court Square ventures, include a program in the Springfield public schools for teacher preparation, a small business development center in the Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park, and a partnership with Baystate Health in the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute research operation in the North End.  The university is a $3 billion enterprise, including more than a $1 billion enterprise in Amherst. That is a “major economic and social engine sitting in our midst,” Thomas said.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment

    16. Students learn skills in Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School summer enrichment program

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      Students learn skills in Pathfinder Vocational Technical High School summer enrichment program

      For the past 19 years, Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School has offered a summer enrichment program, where children ages 9 to 13 (students entering grades 4 through 8) get a chance to learn on a smaller scale about programs the school offers, while enjoying themselves in the process.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield

    17. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. partners with Allconnect for customer service

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      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. partners with Allconnect for customer service

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. is partnering with the Atlanta-based company Allconnect, launching the Allconnect Move Advisor Service program.
      The goal is to give customers a simple, convenient place to go when they’re signing up for multiple services at a new address. At the same time, Allconnect provides the opportunity to find the best deals by comparing services and prices.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    18. Northeast Utilities earnings double after merger | masslive.com

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      Northeast Utilities earnings double after merger | masslive.com

      Northeast Utilities’ second-quarter and year-to-date earnings more than doubled the numbers from 2012, the utility said this week.  NU merged with Boston-based electric and gas utility NStar in April 2012.  NU earned $171 million, or 54 cents per share, in the second quarter, up from $44.3 million, or 15 cents per share, in the same period of 2012. The 2012 results included about $91.5 million, or 30 cents per share, of after-tax charges related to the merger.

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    19. UMass requests proposals for Springfield satellite center

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      UMass requests proposals for Springfield satellite center

      The University of Massachusetts is taking yet another stride toward a greater presence in Springfield by requesting proposals for potential classroom and office space to establish a satellite center here. UMass is looking for 25,000 square feet of space that it would use for classrooms, faculty offices and other uses, with the option of doubling the amount of space at a later date, UMass spokeswoman Ann Scales said.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College

    20. State Sen. Michael Knapik, R-Westfield, stepping down to take new position with Westfield State University

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      State Sen. Michael Knapik, R-Westfield, stepping down to take new position with Westfield State University

      State Sen Michael R. Knapik, R-Westfield, is stepping down after more than 20 years of service to take a new position with Westfield State University. Knapik, a 10-term Republican senator and member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, is resigning to become executive director of university advancement. The position will require him to work closely with university President Evan S. Dobelle and the Westfield State Foundation Inc., the nonprofit organization that raises money and manages charitable gifts for the university.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Dr. Evan S. Dobelle

    21. Sen. Knapik resigning to work at WSU

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      Sen. Knapik resigning to work at WSU

      Knapik will take on the role as the school's new Executive Director of University Advancement. In this position he'll assist WSU President Evan S. Dobelle and the Westfield State Foundation, Inc. board in advancing the university in its' mission. He'll also be working closely with friends, community leaders, employees, donors, and students from various and diverse backgrounds.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Chicopee   Holyoke

    22. Viewpoint: Massachusetts celebrates 5 years of clean energy initiatives

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      Viewpoint: Massachusetts celebrates 5 years of clean energy initiatives

      Massachusetts now invests more in energy efficiency than any other state in the nation. Last year, clean energy jobs grew by 11.2 percent. Massachusetts now invests more in energy efficiency than any other state in the nation, earning the commonwealth the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s No. 1 ranking two years running. Cities and towns across the commonwealth have risen to the clean energy challenge – 110 of them met five criteria to earn the Green Communities Designation. This local revolution has been felt from Cape Cod to the Berkshires and right here in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton   Westfield

    23. New American International College degree in public health looks to create workforce dedicated to better preventative care, both locally and nationally

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      New American International College degree in public health looks to create workforce dedicated to better preventative care, both locally and nationally

      Cesarina Thompson, dean of American International College’s School of Health Sciences, hopes that the institute’s new Bachelor of Science degree in public health will help address area medical issues. “The plan is to have a much bigger focus on preventative health, health promotion, disease prevention kind of activities,” Thompson said, “and that’s what public health professionals typically focus on.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    24. Developer set to begin construction of Hampton Inn and Suites in Springfield's South End

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      Developer set to begin construction of Hampton Inn and Suites in Springfield's South End

      A developer, following a five-year delay, is preparing to start construction of a new, 87-room Hampton Inn and Suites on East Columbus Avenue in the South End.  A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled on August 14, at 10 a.m., with the six-story hotel set to be built on the former Balise Hyundai property on East Columbus, along Interstate 91, between Norwood and Gardner streets.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Mohegan Sun   West Springfield

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