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    1. Gov. Deval Patrick's tax policy shift protects Bay State innovation | masslive.com

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      Gov. Deval Patrick's tax policy shift protects Bay State innovation | masslive.com

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick has wisely changed his thinking about the wisdom of a new tax on the software-services industry, calling it a “serious blot” on the state’s reputation as a hub for innovation.  Patrick, who now backs repeal of the tax, had originally proposed the computer software levy back in January as a means to raise some $161 million to help pay for desperately needed improvements to the commonwealth’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    2. Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

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      Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

      Big Y Foods Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co. are joining forces to develop their own convenience store brand featuring fuel called 'Big Y Express' with the first store to open sometime this fall in Lee, off exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.  The partnership marks the latest alliance between the two longtime Springfield-based businesses, and represents Big Y's first foray into the vehicle fueling market, following grocery competitors such as Stop & Shop and large warehouse clubs like Costco.

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    3. Interstate Towing opens new facility

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      Interstate Towing opens new facility

      Interstate Towing invited the public to see their new secure facilities facilities and expanded dispatch center at Westover Road in Chicopee Thursday night.
      Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette helped Interstate President Jeremy Procon cut the ribbon on the new secure facility at 1660 Westover Road.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    4. Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo support repeal of new Massachusetts tech tax | masslive

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      Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo support repeal of new Massachusetts tech tax | masslive

      Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today agreed to support a repeal of the new sales tax on software and computer services, saying the effects of the tax are more sweeping than initially believed.  The reversal by the state's two top legislators comes after a huge outcry from business and technology leaders. The technology industry mobilized in opposition to the tax hike after it took effect on July 31 and flooded legislators with e-mails detailing the possible damage to the economy unless the tax was abolished.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Robert DeLeo   Springfield

    5. New Developments in Massachusetts Tax Policy

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 12 2013)

      New Developments in Massachusetts Tax Policy

      Join AIM, McGladrey and KLR (Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd.) for a fast-paced, one-hour Webinar on developments in Massachusetts tax laws. Catch up on key policy discussions within the Massachusetts Legislature and ongoing administrative developments with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    6. Big Y Foods, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to form new brand of convenience store | masslive

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      Big Y Foods, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to form new brand of convenience store | masslive

      Big Y Foods, Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co., Inc., have announced a partnership to develop their own brand of convenience stores with fuel under the name Big Y Express. The first facility will open in this fall in Lee at Exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods

    7. West Springfield 'no' vote on Hard Rock narrows Western Massachusetts casino field | masslive.com

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      West Springfield 'no' vote on Hard Rock narrows Western Massachusetts casino field | masslive.com

      The $1 million Hard Rock International spent to sell its plan to build an $800 million casino on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition failed to sway West Springfield voters who rejected the plan during Tuesday’s referendum. Apparently no amount of sweet talking – not ice cream socials, the promise of increased city revenues or donations to local charities – could convince residents that a casino was in the city’s best interests.

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    8. Daniel Warwick: Springfield schools mark positive moves

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      Daniel Warwick: Springfield schools mark positive moves

      The Springfield Promise of equity and proficiency for all of our students is a goal that I believe we are closer to reaching than most people realize. This was the message I shared with approximately 4,000 members of the Springfield Public Schools faculty and staff during a convocation ceremony that occurred the Friday before the first day of school. I was pleased to have the opportunity to highlight for our educators the results of their dedication and hard work.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Advantages of diversity, inclusion touted at conference sponsored by Baystate Health

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      Advantages of diversity, inclusion touted at conference sponsored by Baystate Health

      More than 360 people attended a daylong Diversity and Inclusion Conference Tuesday at the MassMutual Center, sponsored by Baystate Health. Attendees came from northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts as well as the eastern part of the state, Kimberly Williams, an organizer of the event, said.  Partners and underwriters for the event included Big Y, Health New England, United Way of Pioneer Valley, YMCA of Greater Springfield and Freedom Credit Union, among others.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    10. Massachusetts legislators urged to expand financial support of aging urban centers in gateway cities

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      Massachusetts legislators urged to expand financial support of aging urban centers in gateway cities

      The Gateway Cities are: Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Westfield, Pittsfield, Attleboro, Barnstable, Lawrence, Quincy, Brockton, Leominster, Revere, Chelsea, Lowell, Salem, Lynn, Everett, Malden, Taunton, Fall River, Methuen, Fitchburg, New Bedford, Worcester, Haverhill and Peabody.  The hearing was led by state Senator Gale D. Candaras, D-Wilbraham, and Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee, co-chairs of the Legislature’s joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Western New England University   Springfield

    11. Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 10 2013)

      Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists  Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

      Farmers, foresters, researchers, Biochar producers, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists will convene in Amherst, Mass. on October 13-16, 2013 to learn more about Biochar and share the latest research and application techniques with their peers. The 2013 USBI North American Biochar Symposium, titled “Harvesting Hope: The Science and Synergies of Biochar,” will take place on the UMass Amherst campus and include farm tours and a “carbon negative” banquet of delicious foods grown with the help of Biochar.  The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Biochar initiative (USBI).

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. Western Massachusetts colleges ranked in latest U.S. News & World Report ratings poll

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      Western Massachusetts colleges ranked in latest U.S. News & World Report ratings poll

      The number of colleges and universities used in the ranking system vary by category.  U.S. News compiles the rankings to help families concerned with “finding the best academic value for their money.” And it offers myriad information about the particular school including information about tuition and student enrollment.

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      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Smith College

    13. Generation Next | BusinessWest

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      Generation Next | BusinessWest

      Schewe, an author and professor of Marketing at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, has been studying generational differences for more than 20 years. His most recent book — Defining Markets, Defining Moments: America’s 7 Generational Cohorts, Their Shared Experiences, and Why America Should Care — distills much of that research and applies it to the marketplace.
      He says the Millennials — the second-largest generation in American history, behind the Baby Boomers — have arrived in the workforce with the baggage of a reputation for being lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and restless, perceptions that are, in many cases, exaggerated at best.

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    14. Mercy Medical Center celebrates 20 years of hospitalist program | masslive.com

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      Mercy Medical Center celebrates 20 years of hospitalist program | masslive.com

      Back in 1993, Mercy Medical Center was at the forefront of what has become a trend in hospital medicine --- hiring physicians to be 'hospitalists,' or in-house doctors whose main focus is providing primary care to patients. Mercy’s Internal Medicine Service (MIMS) is celebrating 20 years of its hospitalist program, which has grown from a staff of one to about 20, and was one of the first such programs in the country to provide 24/7 care. Dr. Jon Holbrook was the founder and first medical director of Mercy’s program.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health

    15. Stick Time Sports opens in Agawam, offers training for hockey, field hockey and lacrosse | masslive.com

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      Stick Time Sports opens in Agawam, offers training for hockey, field hockey and lacrosse | masslive.com

      Stick Time Sports Inc. has opened its training facility in Agawam, giving Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut athletes an opportunity for on- and off-season training and skill development for ice hockey, field hockey and lacrosse.
      The complex is located at 153 Springfield St. in Agawam.  'Our goal at STS is to provide a safe, friendly, and affordable practice space for athletes of all ages who want professional training and instruction,' Sean Provost, president and director of hockey, said in a news release.

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    16. Pioneer Valley hospitals find success with in-house physicians focused on patient's primary care

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      Pioneer Valley hospitals find success with in-house physicians focused on patient's primary care

      There are common themes among the area hospitalist programs, including that all of them provide 24/7 care 365 days a year to patients, and are designed to communicate with the primary care physician throughout the process and in preparation for discharge.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    17. Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges yes vote on West Springfield Hard Rock casino | masslive

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      Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges yes vote on West Springfield Hard Rock casino | masslive

      The Economic Development Council, a regional organization that looks at economic issues and fosters business growth, also promised a review of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority proposal in Palmer. A vote in Palmer is set for Nov. 5.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    18. New England Studios film facility set to open in Devens | masslive.com

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      New England Studios film facility set to open in Devens | masslive.com

      The impact will be felt well beyond Devens. This state-subsidized industry has spent more than $1 billion here since the Legislature sweetened its film tax credit program in mid-2007. Spending peaked in 2008, with $481 million of production work eligible for the state’s 25-percent tax credit. That fell to $72 million in 2010, when state officials scared off feature film producers by weighing a cap on the credits. Spending bounced back to $176 million in 2011. (The salaries of high-wage earners, largely out-of-state talent, represented nearly one-third of that.) The state Department of Revenue hasn’t released 2012 numbers ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    19. Springfield College awarded state grant to train Springfield Public Schools teachers in mathematics, special education

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      Springfield College awarded state grant to train Springfield Public Schools teachers in mathematics, special education

      Springfield College was awarded an $867,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to fund a strategic partnership with Springfield Public Schools to increase the number of teachers who are fully prepared and dedicated to meeting the challenges faced in high-need Level 3 and 4 SPS schools.

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    20. Smokestack repairs at Ames Privilege in Chicopee part of $12.3 million expansion

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      Smokestack repairs at Ames Privilege in Chicopee part of $12.3 million expansion

      The smokestack at the Ames Privilege apartments in Chicopee is part of a complex that made arms for the Union Army in the Civil War and towers 125 feet above downtown Chicopee Center.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    21. Baystate Health buys 3400 Main St., Springfield, building

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      Baystate Health buys 3400 Main St., Springfield, building

      Baystate had been renting the property, said spokeswoman Amy Swisher. It is at the corner of Main Street and Wasson Avenue, and formerly housed the Baystate Comprehensive Breast Center, now called the Baystate Breast & Wellness Center, which relocated to 100 Wasson Ave.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. National Grid Massachusetts: Energy efficiency savings totaled almost $1 billion in past year

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      National Grid Massachusetts: Energy efficiency savings totaled almost $1 billion in past year

      Overall, these energy efficiency investments are expected to produce nearly $1 billion of benefits across the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, energy cost savings, water savings, reduced operating and maintenance expenses and fossil fuel savings, according to National Grid.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Cornerstone pays $111M for Financial District tower

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      Cornerstone pays $111M for Financial District tower

      Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, a subsidiary of MassMutual Financial Group, has purchased 99 Summer St. in Boston’s Financial District for $110.8 million.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual

    24. Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 6 2013)

      Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts

      The first is the
      visit of “Systematic”, the Parisian IT cluster composed of several hundred
      companies, one of the premier clusters in France. Systematic organizes a
      mission to Massachusetts every year. This year’s visit is focused on Big Data,
      but the cluster encompasses many areas of IT, including Health IT where we have
      already established connections to the Springfield Health IT sector.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Michael Graney

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