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    1. Construction on first phase of Westfield's Columbia Greenway railtrail project set to begin

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 12 2012)

      Construction on first phase of Westfield's Columbia Greenway railtrail project set to begin At least a dozen members of the Friends of the Columbia Greenway were in attendance before the Conservation Commission when project managers from Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. of Worcester presented plans for the initial phase of trail construction. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican   Daniel M. Knapik

    2. EDC to Host Industry Sector Series

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 12 2012)

        The EDC will host “New Market Opportunities for Photonics and Fiber Optics Companies” on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 4:00 at the Springfield Technology Park. This will be the first in a series of presentations to be scheduled over the next several months focused on opportunities for manufacturing clusters we have identified as having growth potential for the region. Here is a link to the invitation, including RSVP information -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/photonics2012/ The series was spawned by the “Economic Development and Business Attraction Planning” report completed by CWS Consulting Group -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/cwsreport/ -- with the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    3. Thing5 LLC moves to downtown Springfield with plans to hire up to 500 workers

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 12 2012)

      Thing5 LLC moves to downtown Springfield with plans to hire up to 500 workers Thing5 LLC, a telecommunications company that provides call center services in the hospitality field, has opened a new, expanded location at the One Financial Plaza building in downtown Springfield and plans to create up to 500 jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Concerns about agricultural land expressed at Palmer Town Council meeting

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 11 2012)

      Town Planner Linda G. Leduc suggested to the Town Council at its Monday meeting that a subcommittee composed of the Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Assessors be created to look at requests to remove land from Chapter 61A status as soon as they are made. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Amherst   The Republican

    5. Early literacy station engages young patrons at East Longmeadow Public Library

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 11 2012)

      Early literacy station engages young patrons at East Longmeadow Public Library A new literacy station for children at the East Longmeadow Public Library gives them the opportunity to explore reading on an interactive level. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican   Westfield Bank

    6. Hampden Country Club sold at auction to Connecticut businessman Jerry Antonacci | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 11 2012)

      A Connecticut businessman bought Hampden Country Club Tuesday at auction for $1.4 million, promising to keep it operating as a golf course. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   TD Bank   Springfield   Greenfield

    7. Studies reveal Gen-Y's huge entrepreneurial potential

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 11 2012)

      The other big implication is that economy policies and resources should be geared to supporting this young generation’s entrepreneurial aspirations, instead of trying to keep alive giant corporations that have been the biggest source of job losses – not job creation – for well over a decade now, as shown in the Kauffman Foundation’s landmark study, “The Importance of Startups in Job Creation and Job Destruction.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    8. Holyoke hearing on $16 million Big Y plan draws people concerned about traffic, noise and trash

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2012)

      Most officials have heralded the project because of the estimated 250 jobs and $520,000 to $590,000 a year in property taxes the developer has said it would generate. About 30 people, in addition to more than a dozen city officials and consultants with the developer, attended the Planning Board hearing at City Hall. O’Connell Development pitched its plan for a 110,000-square-foot project at Homestead Avenue and Lower Westfield Road during the site-plan review hearing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    9. Springfield South End housing improvements get $300,000 HUD planning grant

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2012)

      Springfield South End housing improvements get $300,000 HUD planning grant The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $300,000 “Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant” to Springfield that will target housing improvements in the South End as part of a neighborhood transformation effort. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    10. Friendly's emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing more stores

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      Friendly's emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing more stores Friendly Ice Cream Corp. emerged from bankruptcy protection Monday after its corporate owners repurchased the iconic brand for $122.6 million, and in the process closed more than 100 locations and wiped away $297 million in debt. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    11. Westfield State University wins accolades in U.S. News & World Report ranking of online education programs

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2012)

      Westfield State University boasts the best faculty credentials and training among schools offering online education programs, according to a new set of rankings issued by U.S. News & News Report. The university also received accolades in the categories of student services and technology, where it ranked #16, and teaching practices and student engagement, where it ranked #42. The lists represent U.S. News & News Report's first ever edition of online education program rankings (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   The Republican

    12. Springfield seeks millions in state reimbursements for proposed repairs to 9 schools

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 9 2012)

      At a meeting Monday night, the City Council voted to authorize Superintendent of Schools Alan J. Ingram to submit “statements of interest” for the state’s school repair reimbursement program. The state offers 80 percent reimbursement of such projects if deemed eligible and if approved by the authority. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    13. MAAC basketball features three big showdown games this week

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 9 2012)

      MAAC basketball features three big showdown games this week These six teams and the rest of the MAAC can be seen in Springfield when they battle it out for the MAAC basketball championships March 1-5 at the MassMutual Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    14. European Business Prospects

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 8 2012)

        For the last few years, I have represented the EDC and the region on business development trips to Europe, typically with the support and participation of Northeast Utilities/Western Mass Electric Co and as part of delegations representing the Commonwealth and New England’s Knowledge Corridor©. My most recent visit was during November 2011. The headlines about the sovereign debt crisis and related banking sector issues gave me pause that this visit might not be productive. But the reality was exactly the opposite, as I met with more total, as well as higher quality, prospects than any other year.   Part ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Knowledge Corridor   Allan W. Blair

    15. Viewpoint: Access to college is the key to success for poor families, communities

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      Viewpoint: Access to college is the key to success for poor families, communities There is no better way to turn around a family, a block or a city than by helping its children onto the fast track of higher education. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Liberty Mutual

    16. Pratt & Whitney loses out on $7 billion deal when Saudis pick GE for Boeing F-15 fighters

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 7 2012)

      Pratt & Whitney loses out on $7 billion deal when Saudis pick GE for Boeing F-15 fighters The $29.4 billion overall F-15 deal is part of a $60 billion sale to the Saudis tentatively announced in late 2010, which includes the purchase of Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft’s Black Hawk and Boeing’s Apache helicopters. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   The Republican

    17. Editorial: JetBlue helps Bradley International Airport expand southern reach

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 7 2012)

      Editorial: JetBlue helps Bradley International Airport expand southern reach Coming off a year when passenger travel at the Windsor Locks airport saw a 5 percent increase, 2011, JetBlue’s expansion augers well for 2012. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   The Republican

    18. Kathyrn Grandonico, 31, elected youngest president of Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 7 2012)

      Kathyrn Grandonico, 31, elected youngest president of Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Grandonico, in a statement, said that she wants Amherst and surrounding communities to continue to grow and succeed, observing that the restaurants, retail stores, recreational activities, cultural events and agricultural resources give people reasons to live in and visit the region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst College   Amherst

    19. Plastics News - Diversity in its product lineup keeps Pittsfield Plastics growing

      Explore Plastics News (Jan 6 2012)

      Plastics News - Diversity in its product lineup keeps Pittsfield Plastics growing The company has 96 employees working in the 80,000-square-foot facility, which usually operates 24 hours a day, five days a week, and when needed, seven days a week. It has added 11 new and used presses in the past year, bringing it up to 37, with clamping forces of 100-750 tons. It also has three extrusion lines, with the newest being a Welex model. (Read Full Article)

    20. Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 pct., hiring surges

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 6 2012)

      Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 pct., hiring surges Manufacturing added 23,000 jobs, as did the health care industry. Transportation and warehousing added 50,000 jobs. Retailers added 28,000 jobs. Even the beleaguered construction industry added 17,000 workers. (Read Full Article)

    21. Bradley Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico service begins on JetBlue

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      Bradley Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico service begins on JetBlue JetBlue Airways on Thursday started its new daily nonstop daily service from Bradley International Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as Bradley looks back on a year that saw passenger travel rise about 5 percent from 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    22. Belchertown school superintendent Judith Houle plans talk on Lake Wallace Ecology Project at Land Trust annual meeting

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 5 2012)

      Belchertown school superintendent Judith Houle plans talk on Lake Wallace Ecology Project at Land Trust annual meeting Lake Wallace is a living laboratory at the former State School campus on Route 202. In 2009, the Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corp. transferred the land to the School Department, which has used it to teach kids about ecosystems and biodiversity. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Holyoke Community College plans to purchase Grynn & Barrett building for health services programs

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 4 2012)

      Holyoke Community College plans to purchase Grynn & Barrett building for health services programs Holyoke Community College has a $7 million plan to expand its campus by buying the headquarters of a well-known photography business and converting it into a health science building. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

    24. Springfield wins $2.1 million in federal tornado aid

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 4 2012)

      Springfield wins $2.1 million in federal tornado aid The funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover part of the estimated $7 million leasing costs for two large, prefab buildings set up at Brookings following the June 1 tornadoes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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