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    1. Holyoke research center gets $50,000 grant

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 14 2012)

      The New England Adolescent Research Institute is using a recently received $50,000 foundation grant to spread the word about how its brain studies can help special education students learn.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    2. W.F. Young Inc. donates art to Baystate Health's MassMutual Wing

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      W.F. Young Inc. donates art to Baystate Health's MassMutual Wing

       W. F. Young Inc. of East Longmeadow and the Young family have donated nine original pieces of art to be enjoyed by both patients and staff at Baystate Health’s MassMutual Wing, which opened in early March.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Baystate Health   The Republican

    3. Executive Profile: Massachusetts Department of Revenue chief Amy Pitter wants business input on tax issues

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      Executive Profile: Massachusetts Department of Revenue chief Amy Pitter wants business input on tax issues

      The state’s chief tax collector wants business executives and owners to know she’s keeping an eye on them.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    4. The Republican and Masslive.com announce media partnership with CBS3

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 13 2012)

      The Republican and Masslive.com announce media partnership with CBS3

      The Republican and MassLive.com will this week launch a media partnership with CBS3. The goal of the partnership is to provide Western Massachusetts a richer, more comprehensive picture of local news, weather and up-to-the minute information.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Proposed Pioneer Valley Energy center plant in Westfield secures environmental permits

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      Proposed Pioneer Valley Energy center plant in Westfield secures environmental permits

      Pioneer Valley Energy Center has completed its federal and state environmental permitting and will now focus on finance construction of its a proposed $400 million gas-fired electric generating plant.  The final air quality permit needed for the project, originally proposed in late 2007, was received Thursday from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, project manager Matthew A. Palmer said.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Holyoke   Westfield

    6. Westfield being eyed by casino developers for possible facility former ...

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 13 2012)

      Jeffrey R. Daley, city advancement officer, said the 200-acre property in question - between Barnes Regional Airport and East Mountain Road - has attracted the interest of three to four casino developers, who have reached out to the landowner. Only one of them, however, has met with city officials and "talked about what they envision doing there if they pursue the site," Daley said. He declined to name them.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Holyoke

    7. Bill to improve aging MA infrastructure

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Apr 13 2012)

      The bill would allow $1.5 billion dollars to be used to repair state roads and bridges with another $200 million to be funneled down to cities and towns for local repair projects. Projects like the Davitt Memorial Bridge in Chicopee.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Chicopee

    8. Heriberto Flores, Rev. Talbert Swan among those appointed to 13-member Springfield school superintendent search committee

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 12 2012)

      Heriberto Flores, Rev. Talbert Swan among those appointed to 13-member Springfield school superintendent search committee

      By unanimous vote, the School Committee selected a 13- member volunteer panel to screen and interview candidates before recommending 3 to 5 finalists to the school board by May 23. The committee hopes to hire a new superintendent by the middle of June.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   New England Farm Workers Council

    9. Western Massachusetts students attend Youth Conference to Prevent Underage Drinking at Greenfield Community College

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      Western Massachusetts students attend Youth Conference to Prevent Underage Drinking at Greenfield Community College

      That’s why he was one of 150 high school students from a dozen schools who attended Thursday’s Youth Conference to Prevent Underage Drinking at Greenfield Community College.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield   The Republican

    10. Yellow Stonehouse Farm is Westfield's first Community Supported Agriculture program

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      Yellow Stonehouse Farm is Westfield's first Community Supported Agriculture program

      Yellow Stonehouse Farm is opening its 55 acres of gardens to the public under the Community Supported Agriculture program, the first of its kind in the city.  The farm, located on Root Road, will provide fresh vegetables and flowers to shareholders who purchase shares in the gardens by April 15.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    11. Prescription for Success

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 12 2012)

      Prescription for Success

      For that reason, Western New England University will launch a new major in Pharmaceutical Business this fall. The multidisciplinary track integrates elements from the school’s pharmacy, health care, and business programs, preparing business students for careers in the growth industry of pharmaceuticals.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University

    12. Transition Team

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 12 2012)

      Transition Team

      Aiken said the CTEP program would never have happened “if the broader partnership of the Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Mass. were not in existence.” That group is comprised of three groups: In health care, the players are Baystate Health, Berkshire Healthcare Systems, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Genesis Healthcare/Heritage Hall, Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke Medical Center, Jewish Geriatric Services, Noble Hospital, Holyoke VNA & Hospice Lifecare, Sisters of Providence Health System, Mass Senior Care Assoc., Home Care Alliance of Mass., Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    13. Soltas Energy unveils 1,500 panel solar power system on roof of Concrete Block Insulating Systems in West Brookfield

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      Soltas Energy unveils 1,500 panel solar power system on roof of Concrete Block Insulating Systems in West Brookfield

      Soltas Energy, which is headquartered in New York City, installed 1,500 solar panels on the roof of Nickerson’s factory this winter. In total those panels are capable of generating 373 kilowatts of power, enough to supply 80 percent of the factory’s needs. That’s enough power for about 200 average suburban homes, said Richard A. Chase, a project manager for Soltas based at the company’s Lawrence offices.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    14. Mason Square group plans weekend health and wellness fair for Springfield residents

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2012)

      The Mason Square Health Task Force will hold The H.E.L.P. Expo on Saturday, April 14, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Dunbar Y Family and Community Center, 33 Oak St, with events that include free workshops, exercise sessions and dozens of health and wellness exhibitors on site. The theme for the expo is "health, education, lifestyle and prevention."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    15. Connecticut and Westfield river environmental projects scheduled

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      Connecticut and Westfield river environmental projects scheduled

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission needs volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring at eight locations along the Connecticut River from mid-May through mid-October.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Westfield

    16. Unions push for state income tax hike

      Explore TheStreet (Apr 11 2012)

      “It’s all about getting more money into our communities to fund what we view as essential public services,” said Jim Durkin, spokesman for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 93, a union that has endorsed the campaign.

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    17. AIM-Member Manufacturer Uses ISO Certification to Win New Business

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      AIM-Member Manufacturer Uses ISO Certification to Win New Business

      For AIM member Universal Plastics, a family-run job shop with a 45-year history in Holyoke, the opportunity for growth came from a new aerospace customer. But when the customer notified Universal that it would require ISO certification from all its suppliers, the issue grabbed the attention of company president Joe Peters.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    18. Brazil's president visits Boston, Cambridge

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      Brazil's president visits Boston, Cambridge

      During his trade mission, Patrick announced an agreement intended to forge closer links between agricultural researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a two-hour drive west of Boston, and their Brazilian counterparts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. Holyoke Dean Tech Futures Advisory Committee gets turnaround tips from Harvard University's William Symonds

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      Holyoke Dean Tech Futures Advisory Committee gets turnaround tips from Harvard University's William Symonds

      William C. Symonds of Harvard University said Dean Technical High School can go from a state watch list to greatness by making key commitments.  One commitment to help the city’s vocational school is to form partnerships with local business people to stay informed about what companies need from employees, Symonds, director of the Pathways to Prosperity Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education, said Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    20. Massachusetts Gaming Commission launches plan to establish casinos

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 10 2012)

      Massachusetts Gaming Commission launches plan to establish casinos

      The five-member, independent commission, which will license and regulate casinos, convened for the first time in a ballroom at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and met for almost four hours. In addition to selecting a law firm and consultants, the commission also named a chief of staff, approved a lease for office space in downtown Boston, adopted a mission statement and set rules for procuring its own goods and services.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Palmer

    21. Schools of Thought

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 10 2012)

      Schools of Thought

      Kumble Subbaswamy says he has a “comfort level” with that institution known as the state university flagship campus, and his résumé shows why: he’s spent most of his career in that environment.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    22. Getting Down to Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 10 2012)

      Getting Down to Business

      One such initiative, called 1Berkshire, is just a few weeks away for its official launch. The newly branded “one-stop shop,” as Supranowicz called it, will be comprised of the BCC, the Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau, the Berkshire Economic Development Corp., and the Berkshire Creative Economy Council.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   1Berkshire

    23. Massachusetts education board has 'significant concern' about Collaborative for Educational Services' progress at Holyoke's Dean Technical High School

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2012)

      Massachusetts education board has 'significant concern' about Collaborative for Educational Services' progress at Holyoke's Dean Technical High School

      The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has “significant concern” about the pace of progress at Dean Technical High School, an official said

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke   The Republican

    24. UMass researchers solve gecko superpower mystery, invent 'Geckskin'

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      UMass researchers solve gecko superpower mystery, invent 'Geckskin'

      Now, researchers at University of Massachusetts in Amherst have unlocked that mystery. And that has led to the invention of “Geckskin,” a fabric-like device with amazing holding power they hope will have significant commercial appeal.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

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