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    1. Confusion reigns as IT industry struggles to decipher sales tax - Boston Business Journal

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      Confusion reigns as IT industry struggles to decipher sales tax - Boston Business Journal

      To some extent, this imbroglio reflects the tech industry’s reduced clout on Beacon Hill. A decade ago, a group like the Massachusetts Software Council would have been busy at the State House protesting this tax. But that group has long since been subsumed into the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, more of a networking group than a lobbying one. Fitzgerald points out that that two of the three former groups that now make up the MTLC had lobbyists on staff. Today, there are none.

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    2. Springfield's Smith & Wesson makes presence known in gun control debate

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      Springfield's Smith & Wesson makes presence known in gun control debate

      Smith & Wesson wants its voice, and the voices of its 1,500 employees, heard as the state Legislature considers new gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.  Smith & Wesson is committed to safety, James Debney, president and CEO, said Thursday in an interview. But he suggests making school buildings safer, improving the background check process for handgun purchasers and including more mental health information in the application. Smith & Wesson also wants to make the process of getting a Massachusetts license to carry a weapon consistent statewide and not dependent on individual police departments.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    3. TommyCar dealership building continues at old Kollmorgen site in Northampton; environmental tests clear project

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      TommyCar dealership building continues at old Kollmorgen site in Northampton; environmental tests clear project

      TommyCar Automotive Group bought the five-acre lot last year for $1.8 million, demolished the Kollmorgen building and is constructing Volkswagen and Hyundai dealerships there. The state Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the site last week after workers reported smelling fumes at an excavation site. O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, an environmental company from Springfield, was brought in to take soil samples.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    4. MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city

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      MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city

      Enter Graney, the general manager of the MassMutual Center from 1986 to 1994, when it was known as the Springfield Civic Center. Graney was at the helm of the city's flagship venue when booking acts like Aerosmith, KISS, Pearl Jam or Nirvana were a matter of building relationships with the various personalities, agents and promoters in the industry.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   MassMutual Center   West Springfield

    5. The Mass. economy hit a big roadblock in the second quarter

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      The slowdown in the state’s economy was evident in the lack of job growth in recent months. Payroll employment grew at an annualized rate of 3 percent in the first three months of the year, but it actually fell by a slight 0.1 percent in the April-June period. The unemployed portion of the state’s labor force rose from 6.4 percent in March to 7 percent in June.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    6. Springfield receives proposals to buy and redevelop the closed Sumner Avenue and Oakland Street fire stations

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      Springfield receives proposals to buy and redevelop the closed Sumner Avenue and Oakland Street fire stations

      The city received proposals on Wednesday for the redevelopment of two closed fire stations, including a local businessman who is seeking to convert the Oakland Street station into a banquet facility, and a West Haven, Conn., man seeking to restore the Sumner Avenue station as his home and workshop.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    7. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
      grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
      Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.

      The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
      three research centers:

      • Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
        developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
        through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
        continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
        data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
        test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
      • Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    8. Report from the Paris Air Show

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      Report from the Paris Air Show

      The EDC made a conscious decision to prioritize our region’s
      aerospace cluster during 2013. Western Massachusetts is a key link along the
      aerospace supply chain that follows I-91 from Connecticut through Massachusetts
      and Vermont and continues north to Montreal. We call the Hartford CT –
      Springfield MA section of that corridor New England’s Knowledge Corridor©, but
      the entire corridor is legitimately Aerospace Corridor.

      One of our tactics was to organize a presence for
      Massachusetts companies at the Paris Air Show. The EDC organized meetings with
      global OEM’s and B2B opportunities with international aerospace clusters for
      the three Western ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    9. Update on Shared Service Center Initiative

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      Update on Shared Service Center Initiative

      The EDC hosted a roundtable discussion in June featuring
      Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki. We
      invited several New York site selectors as well as other state and regional economic
      development officials to join us for an engaging conversation about shared
      service center opportunities in our region for companies in the financial and
      professional services and IT sectors. We had hosted a similar roundtable in Boston
      in March. Secretary Bialecki has set an ambitious goal to speak to 50 companies
      who might be interested in opening a facility about the advantages of western
      Massachusetts during 2013. Based ...

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Gregory P. Bialecki   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    10. Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

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      Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

      TommyCar Auto Group, which also owns car dealerships in Hadley and Greenfield, bought the five-acre parcel last year for $1.8 million. It is moving its Volkswagen dealership to the site from around the corner on Damon Road and adding a new Hyundai dealership on the property. Both the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the site last week to investigate a report that several workers smelled fumes coming from an excavation site and that the fumes made one of them ill. The Northampton Fire Department has ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    11. Awash in Innovation | BusinessWest

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      Awash in Innovation | BusinessWest

      “Every new idea that comes out gets evaluated, and if it’s feasible, we jump on it,” Rob continued, adding that Belmont is a green company and has recycled 23.5 million gallons of water over the past five years, recovered thousands of BTUs of energy, recycled thousands of hangers and garments each year, and uses environmentally friendly detergents and chemicals.

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    12. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center grants available | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center grants available | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the quasi-public agency tasked with implementing the state’s 10-year, $1-billion Life Sciences Initiative, is accepting applications for the 2013 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program.  All applications are due by noon on Oct. 24 and can be submitted online via the agency's website, masslifesciences.com.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    13. Westfield urban development and proposed riverfront project move forward

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      Westfield urban development and proposed riverfront project move forward

      Jeff Daley, city advancement officer, said Tuesday the state Department of Housing and Community Development gave a formal stamp of approval last week on the construction of a $10 million downtown parking garage and $6 million, 1,800-square-foot transportation center.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Westfield

    14. MassDevelopment wants $2 million in state funds released to begin cleanup at former Belchertown State School

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      MassDevelopment wants $2 million in state funds released to begin cleanup at former Belchertown State School

      With MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development authority, now in charge of the expensive pollution cleanup required at the former Belchertown State School, pressure is building on Gov. Deval Patrick's administration to start releasing the $10 million the Legislature allocated as bonds in 2008 to do that job. The agency is requesting $2 million of it this year to begin the long-awaited remediation. State legislators, including Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham, are lobbying for the money’s release. The Patrick administration says the request is under consideration.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Northampton

    15. Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning visits Westover in Chicopee, talks furloughs and sequestration

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      Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning visits Westover in Chicopee, talks furloughs and sequestration

      In a visit to Westover Air Reserve Base last week, acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning admired the base and spoke and asked questions about the impact federal budget cuts have had on local military.  “That’s a lot of iron on the ramp,” Fanning said during his July 25 visit to Westover, seeing a row of 10 C-5s on the East Ramp.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    16. Craig Melin to resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

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      Craig Melin to resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

      After 25 years of service, Craig Melin will resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, hospital trustees announced Monday. Matthew M. Pitoniak, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooley Dickinson, said the Board of Trustees was pleased that Melin will stay on for six months to complete initiatives that have been critical to the transformation of Cooley Dickinson in the face of changes in the health care environment.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    17. Springfield tackles $2.7 million street improvement program with state Chapter 90 funds

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      Springfield tackles $2.7 million street improvement program with state Chapter 90 funds

      The city, aided by $2 million in state funds, will reconstruct four main roads in Springfield and pave over 15 more under its 2013 street improvement program.  Palmer Paving of Palmer was recently hired by the city for approximately $2.7 million, to perform the road reconstruction and paving work. The bulk of the funds, approximately $2 million, is from state Chapter 90 funding, with another $400,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money, and $300,000 in city funds, officials said.

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

    18. EDC Workforce Group Interacts with Springfield Superintendent of Schools

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      EDC Workforce Group Interacts with Springfield Superintendent of Schools

      The Workforce Group had many questions for Dan, particularly
      about the schools’ interaction with the business community. Many members offered
      support and Dan’s team shared this list of ways that business people could help
      our kids – http://www.westernmassedc.com/springfieldpublicschools/

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Michael Graney

    19. Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare in Springfield

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      Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare in Springfield

      Fallon Community Health Plan recently opened a new senior care facility, Summit ElderCare, in the North Medical District at 101 Wason Ave. Fallon said it is the first to bring what it calls a nationally-recognized model of care to the Western Massachusetts region. Summit ElderCare is a community-based alternative to nursing home care for older adults who want to avoid moving into a nursing home.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. Mass. Taxes Going Up on Computer, Software Services - Western Massachusetts Breaking News and First Warning Weather with WGGB.com ABC 40

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      Mass. Taxes Going Up on Computer, Software Services - Western Massachusetts Breaking News and First Warning Weather with WGGB.com ABC 40

      Jeffrey Ciuffreda, the President of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, is concerned.  “This would make us the highest rate and the broadest in the nation,” says Ciuffreda.  Originally, business leaders thought the tax would raise about $160 million, but it reaches much deeper than that.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Jeff Ciuffreda   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    21. Western Massachusetts job training programs get a boost; Community Works provides apprenticeships for building trades | masslive

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      Western Massachusetts job training programs get a boost; Community Works provides apprenticeships for building trades | masslive

      Aziza Holloway-Abdegeo used to sell buildings; now she builds them.  The economy put a damper on Holloway-Abdegeo's career selling real estate. But, a pre-apprenticeship training program called Community Works helped get her foot in the door as a union apprentice carpenter.  As an apprentice she's helped build the $114-million Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy and work on the $43.4 million renovation and expansion of Forest Park Middle School.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    22. Massachusetts rises to 'Dazzling Dozen' state rankings for solar output | masslive

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      Massachusetts rises to 'Dazzling Dozen' state rankings for solar output | masslive

      Massachusetts ranked 10th in the nation last year, just behind Vermont, in its per capita solar energy output, and seventh in the total wattage of solar energy output, according to a report by Environment Massachusetts.  In 2012, the Bay State’s per capita solar output was 30 watts, far below the top-ranking state, Arizona, which had a solar output of 167 watts per person.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    23. Massachusetts launches creative economy network to engage artists, authors, video game companies, musicians and architects | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts launches creative economy network to engage artists, authors, video game companies, musicians and architects | masslive.com

      The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development announced it is accepting applications for organizations to be a part of the newly established Creative Economy Network.  The network is a regional effort to that will accelerate the economic growth of the commonwealth’s creative industries across the state.

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    24. Western New England University professor Michael Rust honored for biomedical engineering teaching

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      Western New England University professor Michael Rust honored for biomedical engineering teaching

      Michael Rust, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Western New England University, was recently awarded the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. The award recognizes excellence in biomedical engineering educators in their first five years of teaching.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

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