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    1. Transition Team

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 12 2012)

      Transition Team

      Aiken said the CTEP program would never have happened “if the broader partnership of the Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Mass. were not in existence.” That group is comprised of three groups: In health care, the players are Baystate Health, Berkshire Healthcare Systems, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Genesis Healthcare/Heritage Hall, Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke Medical Center, Jewish Geriatric Services, Noble Hospital, Holyoke VNA & Hospice Lifecare, Sisters of Providence Health System, Mass Senior Care Assoc., Home Care Alliance of Mass., Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    2. Soltas Energy unveils 1,500 panel solar power system on roof of Concrete Block Insulating Systems in West Brookfield

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 12 2012)

      Soltas Energy unveils 1,500 panel solar power system on roof of Concrete Block Insulating Systems in West Brookfield

      Soltas Energy, which is headquartered in New York City, installed 1,500 solar panels on the roof of Nickerson’s factory this winter. In total those panels are capable of generating 373 kilowatts of power, enough to supply 80 percent of the factory’s needs. That’s enough power for about 200 average suburban homes, said Richard A. Chase, a project manager for Soltas based at the company’s Lawrence offices.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    3. Mason Square group plans weekend health and wellness fair for Springfield residents

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2012)

      The Mason Square Health Task Force will hold The H.E.L.P. Expo on Saturday, April 14, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Dunbar Y Family and Community Center, 33 Oak St, with events that include free workshops, exercise sessions and dozens of health and wellness exhibitors on site. The theme for the expo is "health, education, lifestyle and prevention."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Connecticut and Westfield river environmental projects scheduled

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2012)

      Connecticut and Westfield river environmental projects scheduled

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission needs volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring at eight locations along the Connecticut River from mid-May through mid-October.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Westfield

    5. Unions push for state income tax hike

      Explore TheStreet (Apr 11 2012)

      “It’s all about getting more money into our communities to fund what we view as essential public services,” said Jim Durkin, spokesman for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 93, a union that has endorsed the campaign.

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    6. AIM-Member Manufacturer Uses ISO Certification to Win New Business

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Apr 11 2012)

      AIM-Member Manufacturer Uses ISO Certification to Win New Business

      For AIM member Universal Plastics, a family-run job shop with a 45-year history in Holyoke, the opportunity for growth came from a new aerospace customer. But when the customer notified Universal that it would require ISO certification from all its suppliers, the issue grabbed the attention of company president Joe Peters.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    7. Brazil's president visits Boston, Cambridge

      Explore GazetteNET (Apr 10 2012)

      Brazil's president visits Boston, Cambridge

      During his trade mission, Patrick announced an agreement intended to forge closer links between agricultural researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a two-hour drive west of Boston, and their Brazilian counterparts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    8. Holyoke Dean Tech Futures Advisory Committee gets turnaround tips from Harvard University's William Symonds

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 10 2012)

      Holyoke Dean Tech Futures Advisory Committee gets turnaround tips from Harvard University's William Symonds

      William C. Symonds of Harvard University said Dean Technical High School can go from a state watch list to greatness by making key commitments.  One commitment to help the city’s vocational school is to form partnerships with local business people to stay informed about what companies need from employees, Symonds, director of the Pathways to Prosperity Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education, said Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    9. Massachusetts Gaming Commission launches plan to establish casinos

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 10 2012)

      Massachusetts Gaming Commission launches plan to establish casinos

      The five-member, independent commission, which will license and regulate casinos, convened for the first time in a ballroom at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and met for almost four hours. In addition to selecting a law firm and consultants, the commission also named a chief of staff, approved a lease for office space in downtown Boston, adopted a mission statement and set rules for procuring its own goods and services.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Palmer

    10. Schools of Thought

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 10 2012)

      Schools of Thought

      Kumble Subbaswamy says he has a “comfort level” with that institution known as the state university flagship campus, and his résumé shows why: he’s spent most of his career in that environment.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    11. Getting Down to Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 10 2012)

      Getting Down to Business

      One such initiative, called 1Berkshire, is just a few weeks away for its official launch. The newly branded “one-stop shop,” as Supranowicz called it, will be comprised of the BCC, the Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau, the Berkshire Economic Development Corp., and the Berkshire Creative Economy Council.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   1Berkshire

    12. Massachusetts education board has 'significant concern' about Collaborative for Educational Services' progress at Holyoke's Dean Technical High School

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2012)

      Massachusetts education board has 'significant concern' about Collaborative for Educational Services' progress at Holyoke's Dean Technical High School

      The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has “significant concern” about the pace of progress at Dean Technical High School, an official said

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke   The Republican

    13. UMass researchers solve gecko superpower mystery, invent 'Geckskin'

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2012)

      UMass researchers solve gecko superpower mystery, invent 'Geckskin'

      Now, researchers at University of Massachusetts in Amherst have unlocked that mystery. And that has led to the invention of “Geckskin,” a fabric-like device with amazing holding power they hope will have significant commercial appeal.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    14. Massachusetts lawmakers juggle concerns over MBTA fare hikes, regional equity

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2012)

      Massachusetts lawmakers juggle concerns over MBTA fare hikes, regional equity

      When Rep. Michael Finn, D-West Springfield, raised concerns that the Springfield regional transit authority is also looking at raising fares and cutting service without momentum for a state bailout, Davey said he has directed his staff to try to find $500,000 to $700,000 in one-time funds that could be used in Springfield to offset cuts.

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      Mentions:   Massport   West Springfield   Springfield

    15. Gaming Commission sets timetable, first meeting

      Explore SouthCoastToday.com (Apr 9 2012)

      In addition to Crosby, who is on leave from his position as dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston, the commission includes Gayle Cameron, retired New Jersey State Police Lieutenant Colonel; retired judge James F. McHugh; Bruce Stebbins, former business development administrator for the city of Springfield; and Enrique Zuniga, former executive director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust.

       

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    16. MassDevelopment celebrates completion of renovation of former courthouse at 1550 Main St.

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2012)

      MassDevelopment celebrates completion of renovation of former courthouse at 1550 Main St.

      Local, state and federal officials and various tenants gathered in the foyer, and praised the restoration of the downtown Springfield building. The property was purchased by MassDevelopment in 2009 for $2.5 million, and the agency invested approximately $3.6 million in renovations.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassDevelopment   Baystate Health

    17. Qteros biofuels start-up closes Chicopee facility

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 8 2012)

      Qteros biofuels start-up closes Chicopee facility

      Qteros, a once promising biofuels company that had its origins in research done at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has closed its Chicopee fermentation facility, part of an apparent retrenchment.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    18. Westfield District Court gets new 5-year lease, as state officials announce it will remain open

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 6 2012)

      Westfield District Court gets new 5-year lease, as state officials announce it will remain open

      The court building opened in 2002. Westfield District Court previously operated out of the former Westfield Normal School building on Washington Street. That building is now owned by University Housing LLC, a Peter Pan Bus Lines company. Opal Real Estate Group of Springfield, also a Peter A. Picknelly company, is spending $5 million to rehabilitate the building and create market-rate housing in hopes of attracting Westfield State University students.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Holyoke

    19. Reuse of old mills in Chicopee, Easthampton examined by state, local officials

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 6 2012)

      Reuse of old mills in Chicopee, Easthampton examined by state, local officials

      Massachusetts Economic Development Director Gregory Bialecki, State Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette gathered with senior citizens and others to watch the beginning of the demolition of the former Facemate factory complex. Once completed, a new senior center will be built in its place on the West Main Street site.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   Holyoke

    20. West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger calls for better communication on $6.5 million Route 20 railroad overpass project

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 5 2012)

      West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger calls for better communication on $6.5 million Route 20 railroad overpass project

       Mayor Gregory C. Neffinger issued a call to the state Department of Transportation and CSX Corp. for better communication among the three with regard to a $6.5 million railroad overpass project on Route 20.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    21. 26 Springfield teachers win Pioneer Valley Awards for Excellence in Education

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 5 2012)

      26 Springfield teachers win Pioneer Valley Awards for Excellence in Education

      The award – sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, the Davis Foundation, the MassMutual Financial Group, Southworth Paper Company of Agawam and the YMCA of Greater Springfield – recognizes excellence in teaching, with winners determined by their fellow educators.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Westover concerns put proposed Chicopee sports complex on hold

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 5 2012)

      Westover concerns put proposed Chicopee sports complex on hold

      The zones allow recreational uses and have a formula of not allowing more than 25 people an acre. With the complex spread over 40 acres, that would allow 1,000 people at a time, more people than would use the facility, Murphy said.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Chicopee   The Republican

    23. Chicopee's Diecast Connections Grows Business Backed By MassDevelopment Growth ...

      Explore citybizlist Boston (Apr 5 2012)

      Founded in 2004, DieCast Connections provides engineering services and support, casting, secondary finishing, machining, component assembly, injection molding, and powder coat painting services. Industries served include automotive, electronics, industrial equipment, and utilities. DieCast produces unique molds for each product for each customer. The company, which employs 20 people, expects to add six jobs as a result of the project.

       

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Chicopee

    24. Dartmouth College names medical school after Dr. Seuss and wife: Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 4 2012)

      Dartmouth College names medical school after Dr. Seuss and wife: Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine

      Dartmouth College announced Wednesday that its medical school will be known from now on as the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine.  Theodor Seuss Geisel was Dr. Seuss’ real name. He was born in Springfield in 1904 and died in California in 1991.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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