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    1. Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College gives 2nd chance for high school diploma

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      Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College gives 2nd chance for high school diploma

      Jones is director of the Gateway to College program on the Springfield Technical Community College campus. The program will open its doors to its first academic class this fall. Jones is passionate about education, learning and giving students the skills they need in order to succeed in life. For students struggling with their education, the Gateway to College program is the perfect opportunity for them to finish what they started and successfully move towards their college and career goals, according to Jones.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    2. MassMutual, Just The Beginning Foundation offer Springfield Summer Legal Institute for teens

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      MassMutual, Just The Beginning Foundation offer Springfield Summer Legal Institute for teens

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Just The Beginning Foundation are teaming up to offer a new free summer program called the Springfield Summer Legal Institute for city high school students July 8 through 12. The program aims to provide students with a week full of hands-on experience exploring the legal system and what it takes to become a top-notch lawyer.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Western New England University   Springfield

    3. Engaging Concept | BusinessWest

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      Engaging Concept | BusinessWest

      Kathy Dube says that talk of creating a women’s leadership council within the United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) has been ongoing for some time now.
      There was never any doubt about the benefits to creating such an organization, both within the community and for the women taking part, she explained, noting that there are now 130 such councils operating across the country in partnership with United Way chapters. And they have been effective in reaching out to women leaders in the community to engage and involve (the two words you see most often with respect to such groups ...

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    4. Disston toolmaking company of Deerfield ships jobs to China, to move remaining operations to Chicopee

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      Disston toolmaking company of Deerfield ships jobs to China, to move remaining operations to Chicopee

      Toolmaker The Disston Co. will move its U.S. operations and its 50 remaining employees from Deerfield and into the former Buxton Co.warehouse and distribution center on Plainfield Street before July.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    5. Manufacturing booms, but jobs unfilled

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      Manufacturing booms, but jobs unfilled

      Manufacturing is still the 5th largest employer in the state. A recent MIT report found U.S. manufacturing is not dominated by large companies but instead the future lies in these smaller firms.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Timothy P Murray

    6. New building opens at Worcester’s Gateway Park

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      New building opens at Worcester’s Gateway Park

      O’Connell Development Group dedicated its $32 million building at Gateway Park in Worcester, Mass., home to emerging companies, educational programs, and research laboratories.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   TD Bank   Holyoke

    7. Berkshire Bank announces an increase in first-quarter earnings | masslive

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      Berkshire Bank announces an increase in first-quarter earnings | masslive

      Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., parent company of Berkshire Bank, reported first quarter core earnings of 54 cents -- a 20 percent increase over 54 cents per share in the first quarter of 2012.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    8. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Westfield's Genevieve Swiss plant to highlight jobs and workforce training

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      Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray to tour Westfield's Genevieve Swiss plant to highlight jobs and workforce training

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray is scheduled to make stops in Western Massachusetts on Thursday to highlight manufacturing and technology initiatives in this region. His first stop is at 10:45 a.m. at Genevieve Swiss Industries, where he'll emphasize jobs and workforce training at the precision manufacturing company at 6 Old Stage Road. Nearly two years ago, officials of the high-precision tools and accessories firm near Barnes Regional Airport announced they were going to begin manufacturing parts for sophisticated metal turning and milling machines, rather than merely sell such components.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican   Timothy P Murray

    9. Springfield Technical Community College art students' works featured in Carberry Gallery show

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      Springfield Technical Community College art students' works featured in Carberry Gallery show

      The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, located on the Springfield Technical Community College campus, will showcase the artwork of students during the annual exhibition which runs through May 4. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and a special three-dimensional installation, all created by students throughout the semester.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    10. MGM a hot topic at "Mayors' Forum"

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      MGM a hot topic at "Mayors' Forum"

      Chamber President Jeffrey Ciuffreda spoke with 22News about the very recent MGM agreement, and the opportunity it presents for businesses. “They've committed to working with small businesses through the chamber to see how many of our members might be able to provide those goods and services. It's got a huge ripple effect

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Holyoke

    11. In a Class by Itself | BusinessWest

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      In a Class by Itself | BusinessWest

      John Williamson says Northampton has a magnetic quality that draws a broad spectrum of people to its businesses, restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment venues. And that quality has allowed commercial real estate not only to weather the economic downturn, but register unprecedented growth over the past two years.
      “It’s so far and away from other markets, there really is no comparison,” said the president of Williamson Commercial Properties LLC in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   John S. Williamson

    12. Springfield casino host community agreement: MGM pledges $25 million in annual tax and other payments to city

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      Springfield casino host community agreement: MGM pledges $25 million in annual tax and other payments to city

      MGM Resorts International has pledged to pay the city more than $25 million per year in property tax payments, community impact payments, community development grants, Riverfront Park improvements and "surrounding community payment savings", according to a summary of the host community agreement approved by Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   West Springfield   Palmer

    13. Picknelly-run OPAL Real Estate Group buys Clarke Schools property in Northampton for $4.8 million

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      Picknelly-run OPAL Real Estate Group buys Clarke Schools property in Northampton for $4.8 million

      OPAL is owned by Peter A. Picknelly, the chief executive officer of Peter Pan Bus Lines and a partner in an effort to build a casino in Springfield. OPAL has bought, managed and developed property in Springfield, Holyoke and Westfield. Picknelly has promised to be faithful to the historical and architectural integrity of the Clarke School buildings in his project. Last month, OPAL was approved for state and federal tax credits following a strict vetting process.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Holyoke

    14. Power grid ready for summer demand

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Apr 29 2013)

      Power grid ready for summer demand

      Holyoke-based  ISO New England said Monday that under normal conditions of about 90 degrees, demand pushed up by air conditioners could peak at 26,690 megawatts of electricity. In an extended heat wave of about 95 degrees, demand could rise to 28,985 megawatts. One megawatt powers about 1,000 homes.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    15. New England grid set for summer electricity use

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      New England grid set for summer electricity use

      HOLYOKE, Mass. -- New England's power grid operator says it's ready to meet summer demand for electricity.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    16. Luxe Burger Bar project on Springfield riverfront moves forward

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      Luxe Burger Bar project on Springfield riverfront moves forward

      The renovations should be completed by late July, and there could be a “soft” opening of the Luxe Burger Bar restaurant in August followed by a full opening sometime after Labor Day, Pellegrino said. The site on Hall of Fame Avenue abuts Interstate 91 and the Connecticut River.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    17. Auto Custom Leathers - Common Capital Inc.

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      Auto Custom Leathers - Common Capital Inc.

      At the start, Jerry had a list of 250 trade customers, mainly small auto trim and customization shops and auto dealers. From that core group, he has now grown his customer base to 500 mainly through word of mouth and by providing a high quality product. Auto Custom Leathers manufactures replacement vinyl and leather interiors which their customers install in shops mainly throughout the U.S. and Canada but they have shipped their products as far as Japan, Germany and other parts of Europe.

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      Mentions:   Common Capital   Ludlow Mills

    18. Peter Pan Bus Lines' Robert Schwarz becomes Washington Beltway lobbyist for bus companies

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      Peter Pan Bus Lines' Robert Schwarz becomes Washington Beltway lobbyist for bus companies

      Robert J. Schwarz, executive vice president of Peter Pan Bus Lines and a fixture in the civic and business life of the city, has moved to Washington and taken on a new job as a lobbyist for the bus industry.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    19. UMass Amherst launches 'UMass Rising,' a $300 million fund-raising campaign

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      UMass Amherst launches 'UMass Rising,' a $300 million fund-raising campaign

      More than $183 million - over 60 percent of the goal - has already been raised. That includes $13 million for athletics facilities. The campaign, in its "quiet phase," officially started Jan. 1, 2010, and will conclude June 30, 2016.

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    20. UMass Amherst's 30th chancellor, Kumble Subbaswamy, inaugurated; said it's "an honor beyond words"

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      UMass Amherst's 30th chancellor, Kumble Subbaswamy, inaugurated; said it's "an honor beyond words"

      “When we interviewed Subbaswamy we knew we had found the right person. He displayed a genuine warmth and concern for others that makes it easier for any person to fulfill their bright ambitions. I am proud to say that everything we have seen since Swamy arrived reinforces our original instinct that he was the right choice at the right time to move our flagship forward. His commitment to western Massachusetts is a testimony to his understanding of the university’s importance to ensuring opportunity and a brighter future for thousands of young people while also generating jobs in economic prospects ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    21. Governor Deval Patrick & AMP it UP!

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      Governor Deval Patrick & AMP it UP!

      Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, MA is offering a popular high tech training program for students interested in a career in manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer

    22. UMass-Amherst Undergraduate Research Conference: 7 intriguing research projects

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      UMass-Amherst Undergraduate Research Conference: 7 intriguing research projects

      Over 830 students from Massachusetts colleges and universities are giving presentations on a range of topics.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University

    23. Union Station project in Springfield gets $467400 contribution from

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      Union Station project in Springfield gets $467400 contribution from

      With the latest grant, MassDevelopment has now provided nearly $2.1 million in funding for environmental work at Union Station and the abutting former Hotel Charles property, and the parking garage site. In January, MassDevelopment announced a $650,0000 grant, also through its brownfield redevelopment fund, for environmental assessment and mitigation at Union Station, as part of its commitment in funds.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment

    24. Charlie Pompea, owner of Springfield Falcons, pumped for playoffs

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      Charlie Pompea, owner of Springfield Falcons, pumped for playoffs

      Charlie Pompea, the majority owner of the Springfield Falcons’ American Hockey League franchise, arrived in town Thursday, eager for some playoff hockey.  “I haven’t seen a playoff game since I watched the New Haven Blades when I was in college (at the University of New Haven). Am I excited to be here? You betcha,” he said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield Falcons

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