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    1. Comcast Donates $50000 to Western Massachusetts Tornado Relief Efforts

      Explore PR Newswire (Jun 22 2011)

      "We are strongly committed to the communities we serve in Western Massachusetts and to our customers and employees who are in need," said Mary McLaughlin, a Western Massachusetts resident and Senior Vice President of Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes Western Massachusetts. "Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this tragedy and we are hopeful our contribution will help those hit the hardest with their personal needs and will also support the restoration efforts taking place across the Greater Springfield area." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Comcast   MassMutual Center

    2. Ludlow selectmen continue hearing on proposed smart growth zoning districts

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Ludlow selectmen continue hearing on proposed smart growth zoning districts They are the Ludlow Mills, an adjacent Riverside area just over the Ludlow-Indian Orchard bridge, an area off East Street referred to as downtown and the intersection of Holyoke and West streets known as Scott’s Corner. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican   Ludlow Mills

    3. Amid tragedy and destruction from tornado, officials speak of long-term plans for rebuilding Western Massachusetts communities

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Amid tragedy and destruction from tornado, officials speak of long-term plans for rebuilding Western Massachusetts communities Before a crowd of more than 250 people at Center Court at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a series of speakers, including Gov. Deval L. Patrick, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, and Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, emphasized a need to look to long-term goals while dealing with the immediate problem of cleanup from the storm (Read Full Article)

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

    4. Despite higher profile in Boston, Rep. Stephen Kulik's roots remain in district

      Explore GazetteNET (Jun 21 2011)

      Despite higher profile in Boston, Rep. Stephen Kulik's roots remain in district Since he was appointed vice chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this year, state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, has seen his inbox flooded with emails. "The number of emails, it's overwhelming in many ways," Kulik said over a Friday lunch at Jerry's Place, a South Deerfield eatery. Kulik checks and responds to emails himself, rather than delegating the task to a member of his staff. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    5. The World and Our Region Are Talking Airports

      Explore Windsor, CT Patch (Jun 21 2011)

      There have been a handful of local events recently that continue the conversation about Bradley, its impact on the regional economy, and logistics in general; The Connecticut Legislature, Coalition of New England for Trade (CONECT), The Connecticut International Trade Association (CITA), and a combined event held by New England’s Knowledge Corridor, The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts & Associated Industries of Massachusetts have all focused on the critical part transportation infrastructure plays in growing an economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Knowledge Corridor

    6. Springfield's Caring Health Center expansion still on track despite tornado damage

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Springfield's Caring Health Center expansion still on track despite tornado damage Despite suffering more than $500,000 in tornado damage, the Caring Health Center is pushing ahead with its $18.7 million expansion on Main Street, with construction set to begin in August, Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced Tuesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    7. New England Patriots owner pledges $100,000 match to aid Massachusetts tornado victims

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      New England Patriots owner pledges $100,000 match to aid Massachusetts tornado victims The fund drive was officially launched with a pledge of up to $100,000 in matching funds from the family of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, through the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Comcast to Fill Over 100 New Call Center Jobs in CT

      Explore PR Newswire (Jun 21 2011)

      Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined Comcast officials at the company's state-of-the-art call center in Enfield today to announce that the company is hiring 100 full-time customer service representatives through the end of this year at the facility, bringing its Connecticut workforce to nearly 1,600. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Dannel Malloy

    9. Friendly's co-founder S. Prestley Blake pens book

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Friendly's co-founder S. Prestley Blake pens book Friendly Ice Cream Corp. is now a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts with system-wide sales of $700 million and distribution through more than 6,500 retail locations. There are more than 500 Friendly’s restaurants. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    10. Convention and tour groups visiting Greater Springfield help out with tornado relief

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      They aren’t the only convention and tourism-related group or business to help with tornado relief – horse shows, the New England Genealogists, the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have all helped, said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    11. Gov. Deval Patrick, Housing Secretary Gregory Bialecki will host tornado recovery forum in Springfield Tuesday

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Gov. Deval Patrick, Housing Secretary Gregory Bialecki will host tornado recovery forum in Springfield Tuesday Gov. Deval Patrick and State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki will host a forum in Springfield Tuesday, focusing on steps toward recovery in the region after the devastation of the June 1 tornadoes. The forum will be held at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield at 3 p.m. We'll be providing live coverage here on MassLive.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    12. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Profiles in Business Grinspoon, founder and CEO of West Springfield-based Aspen Square Management, would use these same words again later when asked about his thoughts on another area in which he’s known internationally — philanthropy — and how he’s chosen the directions for the more than $100 million he and his wife, Diane Troderman, have given to date. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Bay Path College

    13. Blown Away

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Blown Away At 4:45 on the afternoon of June 1, Joan Kagan was standing in the middle of Main Street in Springfield’s South End, talking with BusinessWest and staring up at what used to be the administration building for Square One, which she serves as president and CEO. Just a few moments earlier, and seemingly within no time at all after receiving word that a tornado was supposedly 10 minutes away, she was shepherding staff and children into the basement of the facility at 959 Main, where they essentially rode out the storm, with no real injuries to report. (Read Full Article)

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

    14. Closing the Digital Divide

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Closing the Digital Divide It’s called Massachusetts 123, or M123 for short, the project to bring high-speed broadband to every corner of the Commonwealth, including historically underserved Western Mass. The scale of the initiative is immense, and the challenges are numerous, but there will be clear and immediate rewards from bringing the entire state into the 21st century. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    15. Shedding Light on the Subject

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Shedding Light on the Subject Ron French calls it “an elegant solution to an horrific problem.” He’s talking about solar energy, and specifically referencing the benefits that a homeowner can expect to recoup, both financially and on a higher plane, from a switch to clean and green power. French is the President of the Wilton, Conn.-based Alteris Renewables, a company that is steadily harnessing the Northeast market’s demands for solar and wind-powered electricity (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Springfield Museums help tell Friendly story

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 20 2011)

      Springfield Museums help tell Friendly story “Here are two young men in the depths of the depression They can’t get a job so they borrow a little money from their parents and start a business,” McLain said. “Now the company has more than 500 restaurants. It’s a great American story.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Springfield   The Republican

    17. West Springfield company has hearing aid innovation

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      West Springfield company has hearing aid innovation What’s uncommon is that Caldarola is an independent hearing aid fitter who spent five years in the labs at Baystate Hearing Aids in West Springfield and Palmer, the business he owns with one-time Cathedral High School classmate Jeffrey G. Halls, tinkering on a new design. They’ve contracted with a Florida company to manufacture the devices, which they fit and sell. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   The Republican

    18. After Midnight, Easthampton's newest art gallery, opens in Eastworks

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      After Midnight, Easthampton's newest art gallery, opens in Eastworks The last time Barrett lived in the region, Eastworks did not exist. “The arts scene has just exploded here,” she said. “We have family and friends in the area and they’d been trying to convince us to come back.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   Easthampton

    19. Bradley International Airport's board of directors disbanded in favor of Connecticut Airport Authority

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      Bradley International Airport's board of directors disbanded in favor of Connecticut Airport Authority Bradley International Airport’s board of directors held its final meeting on Thursday, following the passage of a law creating a quasi-public Connecticut Airport Authority, which will run Bradley and five other airports free of state Department of Transportation oversight. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    20. PeoplesBank pledges $200,000 to tornado relief for Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      PeoplesBank pledges $200,000 to tornado relief for Western Massachusetts The bank is committing $50,000 to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, $25,000 to Square One and $25,000 to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for its newly-formed Tornado Relief Fund for Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    21. FEMA recovery centers open Saturday in Springfield, West Side to aid tornado victims

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2011)

      FEMA recovery centers open Saturday in Springfield, West Side to aid tornado victims The Springfield center is located in Building 104 of the STCC Technology Park at One Federal Street. More important for people going to the center than their residence is that they first register with FEMA. Registering will get a person “into the system,” which will allow case workers to open a file and keep track of each person’s particular needs, he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   MassMutual Center   Palmer

    22. Where tornado-ravaged Western Massachusetts businesses can get help

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2011)

      Where tornado-ravaged Western Massachusetts businesses can get help As the Small Business Administration slide show points out, federal help might include low-interest business loans of up to $2 million to cover both repair of physical damage and to help a business overcome disaster-related economic injury. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    23. FEMA readys nine disaster assistance centers to help Western Massachusetts residents impacted by tornado to get back on track

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2011)

      FEMA readys nine disaster assistance centers to help Western Massachusetts residents impacted by tornado to get back on track Federal officials plan to open nine disaster assistance centers as soon as Saturday in communities impacted by the June 1 tornadoes to help residents and business owners who suffered losses get on the path to restoration and recovery. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    24. Cynthia Anzalotti stepping down as president of CityStage, Symphony Hall

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2011)

      Cynthia Anzalotti stepping down as president of CityStage, Symphony Hall Cynthia J. Anzalotti, who has overseen CityStage and Symphony Hall for 12 years, will leave that post by summer’s end. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

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