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    1. Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe of Hampden to adorn Google's new corporate headquarters in Cambridge

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 27 2011)

      Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe of Hampden to adorn Google's new corporate headquarters in Cambridge Google, the Internet powerhouse, has selected the Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe, of Hampden, to adorn their new corporate headquarters in Cambridge. Google has ordered 10 "Painted Loungers" from Trebbe’s company, Trebbe Modern. The dramatic seating, handmade in the Pioneer Valley, was selected to add color and interest to the public spaces of their office suites. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    2. UnityFirst and National Center for Information and Communications Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College to co-host innovation, leadership series

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 27 2011)

      UnityFirst and National Center for Information and Communications Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College to co-host innovation, leadership series UnityFirst.com and the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies, or ICT, at Springfield Technical Community College will partner to present a live Internet broadcast on Dec. 1 featuring speakers on technology and innovation as well as a keynote on leadership by New York Times best-selling author and speaker Stedman Graham. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Gordon Snyder

    3. Sunday Republican wins Newspaper of the Year Award

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 26 2011)

      The Sunday Republican was recently named the recipient of a Newspaper of the Year Award by the New England Newspaper & Press Association. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    4. Holyoke computing center contractors to teach project details to vocational students

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 25 2011)

      Holyoke computing center contractors to teach project details to vocational students Vocational students will learn about the $168 million high performance computing center from the contractors building it. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Northampton

    5. Kerry, Brown want trademark office in Massachusetts

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 25 2011)

      U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown want one of three satellite patent and trademark offices required by a new law placed in Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry

    6. Companies feted by MassEcon

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 25 2011)

      Several Massachusetts companies were recognized for their contributions to the local economy at the MassEcon (Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development) 8th annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award luncheon Tuesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

    7. ACCESS Springfield Promise helps students and their families prepare for college

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2011)

      ACCESS Springfield Promise helps students and their families prepare for college The ACCESS program is a statewide nonprofit agency based in Boston that spread its efforts into Springfield last year, helping students secure over $12.6 million in financial aide for college, according to local director Lorenzo Gaines. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Holyoke schools focus on family literacy

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2011)

      Holyoke schools focus on family literacy The Holyoke School Committee adopted a new strategic plan with its number-one goal to increase third-grade reading proficiency to 85 percent by 2014. If this can be done and sustained, the future for our city’s students will be much brighter. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    9. Amherst seeking $900,000 in block grant money for 9 projects

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2011)

      Funding for the emergency shelter, purchasing property for affordable housing and modernizing the roof and heating system at Amherst Community Childcare Center are among the projects that town officials hope will receive block grant funding next year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Greenfield

    10. Council of Churches of Greater Springfield partners with United Way for 'Faith Warming Campaign'

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 22 2011)

      United Way of Pioneer Valley will enhance the effort because, rather than working directly with needy individuals and families, it has access to a huge network of local agencies, businesses and people who do that. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Westfield

    11. Pioneer Valley unemployment rate falls slightly; real estate market worsens

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 22 2011)

      “At the moment we seem to be in a very nice, but a very modest uptic in the economy,” said Robert A. Nakosteen, a professor of economics and statistics at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    12. BELL receives $600K from Target

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 22 2011)

      The initiative, which will support programming in Boston, Springfield and in five other states, is designed to help students strengthen their literacy skills in BELL after-school and summer programs, based in urban areas nationwide, according to a news release from BELL. The money will help BELL hire and train certified teachers, college student tutors, and others to lead the Early Readers program in participating public schools. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. MassHousing awards $300,000 for "sober housing"

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 22 2011)

      MassHousing has awarded $300,000 to bolster housing for people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse in Brockton, Lowell, Springfield and Worcester. The grants will come from a MassHousing subsidiary called the Center for Community Recovery Innovations Inc., which has awarded nearly $6 million in grants for more than 1,400 units of substance-free housing in more than 30 communities. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Kerry sponsors bill to speed up medical device approvals

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 22 2011)

      Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has co-sponsored a bill designed to streamline the U.S. Food and Drug Administration process of approval for medical devices. Medical device executives in the state, and around the country, have complained about what they say is an arbitrary, prolonged and unpredictable process. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry

    15. Center of Attention

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 22 2011)

      Center of Attention The concept initially came together nearly a decade ago. It was a unique and ambitious plan — to combine a transportation center with adult basic education programs and a childcare facility — but it made sense on many levels. So much so, that the Holyoke Transportation Center was able to withstand myriad challenges, many of them capable of scuttling the initiative. The end result is what one of the private-equity investors calls “a one-stop shop to improve your life.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    16. Stable Condition

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 22 2011)

      Stable Condition In many respects, the phrase ‘jobless recovery’ still applies to the landscape in Western Mass. But one key sector where that term doesn’t fit, or at least to the same degree, is health care. Indeed, shortages exist in many specialities, and hiring remains steady across the field. This situation presents opportunities for job seekers and career changers, but many positions require degress and completion of challenging programs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College

    17. Going Great Guns

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 22 2011)

      Going Great Guns Steve Troy calls his venture, “the biggest company no one’s heard of.” And that’s largely due to his hard work to fly under the radar screen as he’s nurtured Troy Industries, a government contractor that designs, manufactures, and markets advanced small arms components and other products, into a diverse, cutting-edge company that will soon have 100 employees. But remaining anonymous is becoming increasingly difficult as this unique success story adds new and intriguing chapters. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    18. West Springfield awards Fontaine Brothers Inc. $70 million contract to build new high school

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 21 2011)

      West Springfield awards Fontaine Brothers Inc. $70 million contract to build new high school Mayor Edward J. Gibsonhailed the awarding of the contract as a milestone in the project, which is expected to cost a total of $107,109,319. The Massachusetts School Building Authority is expected to reimburse the city $68,808,290, leaving taxpayers to pick up the remaining $38,301,029. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    19. State education officials release 5-point improvement plan for Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Westfield schools

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 21 2011)

      State education officials release 5-point improvement plan for Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Westfield schools Test data shows the state continues to be the academic leader nationwide, but the 24 so-called mid-sized Gateway cities, which include Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee and Westfield in Western Massachusetts, are still having difficulty ensuring all children achieve. Those who are poor, have learning disabilities, are racial minorities and do not speak English well continue to score lower, said S. Paul Reville, the state secretary of education. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    20. Village Hill project in Northampton gathers steam

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 21 2011)

      Village Hill project in Northampton gathers steam Last week, city and state officials gathered at the former Northampton State Hospital campus for a ceremony marking the completion of 11 energy-efficient Craftsman and Victorian homes, all of which have been sold and are already occupied. The success of that phase has led to an agreement between Wright Builders and MassDevelopment, which owns the property, to build six additional single-family homes in a new section of Village Hill. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Massachusetts Development Finance Agency   Amherst

    21. WGBY documentary on past and future of Springfield's historic State Street corridor given premiere at Springfield Museum of History

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 21 2011)

      WGBY documentary on past and future of Springfield's historic State Street corridor given premiere at Springfield Museum of History The 55-minute documentary, titled “The State Street Corridor Project: The Road to Renewal,” produced by WGBY Channel 57, was given an advance screening Friday night to an audience of about 50 people at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. . (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Springfield

    22. Springfield Boys & Girls Club Festival of Trees to open Friday to the public

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 20 2011)

      Springfield Boys & Girls Club Festival of Trees to open Friday to the public Buoniconti, the executive administrative assistant in marketing for Hasbro Inc., of East Longmeadow, was one of many invited to the kick-off either because they donated a decorated tree or otherwise volunteered. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Steel frame taking shape for Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 20 2011)

      Steel frame taking shape for Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke When completed in late 2012, the center will feature numerous computers with the high-speed, high-capacity computing ability to process oceans of data. Applications could be biomedical research, geologic modeling or industry. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke   The Republican

    24. Bright Nights holiday lighting display ready for Wednesday opening at Forest Park for 17th season

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 18 2011)

      Bright Nights holiday lighting display ready for Wednesday opening at Forest Park for 17th season The three-mile display opens for its 17th season on Wednesday, at 5 p.m., and continues through Jan. 2. Initially the display is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, until Dec. 4, and then every night starting Dec. 7, through Jan. 2. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   The Republican

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