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    1. MassDevelopment issues $45 million in low-interest, tax-exempt financing to Baystate Medical Center expansion project

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 15 2011)

      MassDevelopment issues $45 million in low-interest, tax-exempt financing to Baystate Medical Center expansion project MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, has issued $45 million in low-interest, tax-exempt financing for Baystate Medical Center’s ongoing, $296 million “Hospital of the Future” project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Baystate Health   Springfield

    2. Mercy Medical Center in Springfield completes $1.3 million renovation of emergency department

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Mercy Medical Center in Springfield completes $1.3 million renovation of emergency department The project, unveiled Monday by Sisters of Providence Health System, increases the number of emergency beds to 42 from 29, provides a secure behavioral health unit, and allows for bedside registration and other steps to speed up care for patients. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Sisters of Providence Health System

    3. Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., tells Holyoke audience about small business struggles, offers assistance

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., tells Holyoke audience about small business struggles, offers assistance The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomed Koch to its annual meeting at the Delaney House. The Boston Beer Company boss discussed the Brewing the American Dream micro-loan program designed to help small businesses grow. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    4. Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles unveils new program allowing AAA members to conduct business at West Springfield office

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles unveils new program allowing AAA members to conduct business at West Springfield office Instead of waiting in the famously long lines at local state Registry of Motor Vehicles offices, AAA members needing some services can now come to the motor club’s headquarters here for what is hoped will be a much speedier visit. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Former Springfield school administration building sale finalized; market rate housing project proceeds

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Former Springfield school administration building sale finalized; market rate housing project proceeds The vacant, century-old building at 195 State St., was sold to CSM North, based in New Haven, Conn., and Acton, for $1, as approved by Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City Council in July. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    6. Springfield, Bernardston and Williamsburg receive $1.5 million in state grants for economic development

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Springfield, Bernardston and Williamsburg receive $1.5 million in state grants for economic development The state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development awarded two grants totaling $674,993 to Bernardston; a $420,000 grant for Williamsburg; and $420,000 for Springfield under the state’s MassWorks infrastructure program. The grants were announced by the state agency and the office of Gov. Deval L. Patrick. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Brian M. Connors

    7. Holyoke to benefit from $250,000 grant for middle school science students thanks to computing center

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Holyoke to benefit from $250,000 grant for middle school science students thanks to computing center The pending presence of a high performance computing center downtown has led to a $250,000 grant that will help middle-school science students, officials said. Having the $168 million technology hub under construction helped get the grant from the National Science Foundation, officials said last week. Two middle school classes here and two in Springfield will work with college professors in using online interactive textbooks that offer simulations of things like changing weather patterns to help students learn, officials said. Rick Adrion, a computer science professor at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, and Christopher Hill, a geoscientist at the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Western Massachusetts business etc.: EcoBuilding Bargains (formerly The ReStore) to open, Dave's opens Stafford Springs pet store, and more

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Western Massachusetts business etc.: EcoBuilding Bargains (formerly The ReStore) to open, Dave's opens Stafford Springs pet store, and more This makes it it the largest operation of its type in New England with more than 20,000 square feet of showroom space featuring used and surplus cabinets, doors, windows, lighting and plumbing along with a large outside yard for lumber and other building materials. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   The Republican

    9. Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund gets a new name

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund gets a new name The Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund has been able to loan $1.1 million to small businesses across the four counties of Western Massachusetts in 2011. Those loans were able to leverage $2.4 million in funding from other sources. Its offices are in the Open Square Complex in Holyoke. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Common Capital   Springfield   Holyoke

    10. Mass. Life Sciences Center opens applications for fall loans

      Explore masshightech.com (Nov 14 2011)

      Mass. Life Sciences Center opens applications for fall loans The fall round of the Accelerator Loan Program from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is taking applications for the loans to early stage life sciences companies that could be worth up to $750,000 each (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Life Sciences Center

    11. U.S. Postal Service wants to cut jobs at Indian Orchard sorting center

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 11 2011)

      U.S. Postal Service wants to cut jobs at Indian Orchard sorting center The Postal Service’s plan would eliminate 160 union jobs and nine supervisor jobs from the Indian Orchard complexes that now employ about 1,200, according to unions representing many of those workers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    12. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 11 2011)

      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses PVTA Administrator Mary L. MacInnes said the spacious new buses will make it easier for riders with disabilities or older riders to get on and off the bus. The new fleet will also include an Intelligent Transportation System, which automatically announces stops and displays time information. The buses have cameras, automatic passenger counters and more, she said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    13. UMass project 'Population 7' breathes new life into dead downtown Springfield spaces

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 11 2011)

      UMass project 'Population 7' breathes new life into dead downtown Springfield spaces A new art installation courtesy of the UMass Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning and a slew of other university and city entities is paying homage to the past while drawing attention to a neglected part of the downtown landscape.. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Holyoke clean energy innovation workshop

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 10 2011)

      Holyoke clean energy workshop,held on Nov 9/10, gathered engineers,entrepreneurs,policy makers,researchers,and educators to discuss  and identify test bed opportunities in Holyoke, and look for collaborations and connections for federal funding partnerships, investment,entrepreneurial activity and research in clean energy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    15. Western Massachusetts food programs receive grants from Project Bread to fight hunger

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      Western Massachusetts food programs receive grants from Project Bread to fight hunger Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, has awarded $190,800 in grants to Western Massachusetts emergency food programs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Amherst

    16. 12 Massachusetts agricultural groups win $450,000 federal grant to promote locally grown produce

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      12 Massachusetts agricultural groups win $450,000 federal grant to promote locally grown produce The grant for Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, also known as CISA, is one of 12 U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling $450,000 made to a dozen agriculture promotion groups around the state. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources announced the funding recently. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Greenfield

    17. Chicopee Chamber of Commerce to hold roundtable series beginning Nov. 10

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      Chicopee Chamber of Commerce to hold roundtable series beginning Nov. 10 These roundtables will focus around key events and changes impacting businesses and help business owners assess the growth readiness of their leadership teams, according to chambe director Gail A. Sherman. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican   Chicopee Chamber of Commerce

    18. College-seniors' job expo Wed. in Enfield

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 9 2011)

      More than 40 employers will be at the Holiday Inn Enfield-Springfield Wednesday for a free half-day annual College Career Expo targeting graduating college seniors. Cigna Corp., Fastenal Company, Hebrew Health Care, Pratt & Whitney, and TicketNetwork will be among employers at the expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hotel at 1 Bright Meadow Blvd. The eighth-annual event is co-sponsored by the Hartford/Springfield Economic Partnership, Connecticut Department of Labor, Connecticut Light &Power and local colleges and universities. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership

    19. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals According to a list provided by the administration, the gateway cities in Massachusetts are Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield and Worcester. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    20. Cyalume Technologies and Nammo Talley, Inc. Announce Collaborative Relationship

      Explore GlobeNewswire (Nov 9 2011)

      Derek Dunaway, Cyalume president and CEO, stated, "The ability to work with Nammo Talley, a unit of an established international defense company, confirms my confidence in Cyalume's past achievements and growth prospects. We are pleased to collaborate by contributing our non-toxic, non-incendiary and non-dud producing payload to Nammo Talley's superior products." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Springfield schools launch second year of five-year grant program aimed at improving student achievement

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      The School Department has launched the second year of a five-year, $1.25 million grant program designed to improve student achievement, with local education officials praising the spirit of collaboration and an effort deemed key to the program’s success – involving parents. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Westfield Gas and Electric Deparmtent installing new automated meter reading equipment

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      Westfield Gas and Electric Deparmtent installing new automated meter reading equipment Westfield Gas and Electric Department plans to spend about $3.2 million on new electric meters that officials claim will save customers an estimated $17 million. The new meter system, which will allow for remote or automated reading of usage by customers, will be financed with $1.6 million from a previous bond utility and $1.6 million in new bonding approved by the City Council last week. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    23. UMass celebrates 50 years of computing technology

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      UMass celebrates 50 years of computing technology UMass has come a long way from IBM machines with 64 kilobytes of memory. The university boasts a completely wireless campus this year, as well as plans to engage in high-tech research with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Boston University and Northeastern University at an $80 million supercomputing facility currently being built in downtown Holyoke. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    24. West Springfield unit included in ITT defense spinoff

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      West Springfield unit included in ITT defense spinoff The ITT Power Solutions factory in West Springfield is now part of ITT Exelis now that conglomerate ITT has split itself into three separate corporations (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

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